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Hop Whoopin - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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88
very good

188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2010)
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -9.9%

Pours a HUGE, dense, resiny head that clings vigorously to life (and the side of my glass). Big notes of citrus and a little pine in the background. Slightly hazy, golden color. Starts extremely bitter with a punch of pine sap (and a touch of caramel in the background). Builds in bitterness...and then just VANISHES. Smooth, biscuity malt comes through, but then the hops come back in for the finish! The finish is wonderful. A nice, pleasant pine on top of smooth malt.

This one is interesting. It starts off INTENSE and almost unpleasant, but then just converts into a smooth, wonderful finish.
What a wild ride!

03-14-2013 00:44:30 | More by TheSSG
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

03-13-2013 20:36:17 | More by wmobley
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dav2080

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

03-10-2013 20:54:07 | More by dav2080
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falconxman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-08-2013 03:54:53 | More by falconxman
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gb660

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

03-03-2013 04:44:17 | More by gb660
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andant

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-02-2013 13:13:06 | More by andant
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-22-2013 00:47:47 | More by richkrull
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Davihaw

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

02-17-2013 03:46:21 | More by Davihaw
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jeffhenders0n

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-16-2013 15:59:55 | More by jeffhenders0n
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -13.3%

Pours a hazy golden.

Floral hops the main scent.

Caramel malt and muddled floral hops. I am not being whooped.

Mouthfeel a bit flat.

Maybe this bottle is a bit old, passable but not really feeling this one. Pretty one dimensional and lacking that extra bite.

02-13-2013 02:30:31 | More by Strix
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brn9000

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

02-11-2013 01:37:41 | More by brn9000
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%

Pretty cool 12oz bottle sent from an awesome BA and poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A: Hazy dark gold; medium lacing on the glass.

S: Pungent, dank orange and herbal hops (a lot of hoppy beers I've had lately seem to follow this profile - Simcoe and Citra seem to dominate). Similar to these other beers, there is a piney/tropical frutibowl thing going on with the hops here as well. Smells like its pretty fresh. No malt presence really.

T: Same flavor profile - pretty floral and juicy as well. Dank citrus, hints of pine...faint suggestion of toasted malt as well.

MF: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Moderate dryness, and the bitterness isn't too high.

O: Solid drinker, feels more like its trying to be a DIPA so its even more impressively a single IPA, or a less alcoholic DIPA depending on which was you look at it. Tasty stuff.

02-04-2013 15:42:13 | More by Scotchboy
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%

Dense head with sticky lacing. Kinda a murky cider appearance.

Aromas of resinous pine, grapefruit rind and weed . No fruity esters or malt sweetness to speak of.

Taste is orangey bitter and earthy. Bitterness grows on the palate and backdrops light caramel malts. Finish is vegetal, bitter and dry. No juicy fruits, but plenty-o-weed.

Somewhat oily mouthfeel and light carbonation. I'd like to dry out the lacing, scrape it off the glass and see how it smokes.

I was expecting more from reading the reviews. This is a straight forward hoppy beer-no frills. Weediest IPA I've had. It is very smooth and palatable. No problem finishing the sixer. Bitter lovers-this ones for you to give a shot. I'm glad I did. It's not just a good time, but a Whoopin time.

01-30-2013 02:07:00 | More by joeseppy
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

12oz bottle poured softly into an Imperial pint glass.

A - Nice medium sized white head. The foam is comprised of mostly tight small bubbles. Good clarity on a golden brew. Plenty of lacing.

S - Fresh hop aroma. Grapefruit is there but also a lot of pine to it. Faint little bit of base malt.

T - This beer is jam packed full of hops beginning to end leading me to believe they used a lot of "hop bursting". Flavor is bright and citrusy. No real sign of malt anywhere. For 95 IBUs, this beer doesn't taste overly bitter. Hop finish is pleasant and moderately lasting.

M - Medium to medium-full bodied, medium carbonation, dry.

O - This beer was quite impressive. I really enjoyed how much flavor the hops produced not so much bitterness. Aroma was good and mouthfeel was right on par.

01-30-2013 01:10:50 | More by Jparker37
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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

01-28-2013 01:53:31 | More by Rmatuszak2
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-28-2013 00:32:31 | More by Soneast
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durlta

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-12-2013 01:40:13 | More by durlta
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -9.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a cervoise glass

Pours a medium, fairly clear golden color capped with a two finger clean, white head. Average retention, with some light lacing. Piney hops upfront with some citrus accents. Pine and bitter citrus rind immediately, fairly dry through the midpalate. Finishes dry and fairly bitter. Slick and light bodied, crisp carbonation. A dry, piney IPA. Crisp and refreshing.

01-08-2013 04:53:03 | More by chanokokoro
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- pours a golden color with a slight haze. Half a finger white head that dissipates quickly.

S- Big resiney earth tones, fruits of pineapple and grapefruit.

T- strong orange rind, grapefruit and lemon grass

M- the carbonation is a bit strong I feel for an American ipa. Finish is clean with an assertive but soothing bitterness as expected for 95 ibus. Leaves you wanting more

O- Well done big and intense ipa. If you love over the top hops and drink ability hop whoopin is a solid choice.

01-03-2013 01:16:19 | More by Keyportnick
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-01-2013 05:22:18 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours a hazy copper-orange color. There is a bright white head of one finger which slowly bubbles away.

S: I would classify this as a West Coast style IPA. The aroma is very citrus forward, which is reinforced by a medley of tropical fruit scents. Some pine and an interesting herbal/grass follow. There is a certain malt sweetness as well, with light caramel rounding out the aroma.

T: The flavor is lacking compared to the aroma. The citrus and tropical fruits are nearly non-existent. The grass/pine/herb flavor persists and is moderately enjoyable in its own right. Based on the aroma I had expected a sweeter beer, but the malt is mild here and contributes little. Overall, the flavor is focus squarely on the moderately bitter hops. The finish is lingering and is a combination of these hops with a touch of alcohol.

M: Medium-light body. Carbonation is relatively low so it can come across as watery. A slight oiliness as well.

O: Mediocre. I had expected more from the aroma, but the flavor was a real let down.

12-30-2012 01:07:24 | More by WankelEngine
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RTrain12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-29-2012 15:29:29 | More by RTrain12
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

12-28-2012 23:02:16 | More by mdaschaf
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -13.8%

Hazey, brass and copper color mix. Ok head, and the foam recedes to a small island or two for the rest of the twelve ounces.There's a few small pockets of tiny bubbles.

Oily, toasted orange peels and pine needles. Can't smell much of the malts. Smells hop dominated for sure.

Strong hop flavor of pine, sticky orange and toasted grapefruit. Can make out some melba toast cracker flavors from the malt. This is a hop forward brew, no doubt. Plate is a little resiny, with a hoppy twang on the finish.

12-24-2012 14:06:24 | More by scruffwhor
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MIA4IPA

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

12-18-2012 23:31:07 | More by MIA4IPA
Hop Whoopin from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
88 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.