Hop Whoopin - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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4.4/5 rDev +12.2%
On tap at captain mikes on my first adventure to wisconsin
A-hazy yellow with a nice white frothy head that sticks around for awhile
S-great citrus smell. Leaves my mouth watering
T-follows the nose with the citrus. Very sticky as well.
m- medium body and smooth with a nice lingering hop bitterness
o-nice little find. Very solid ipa I would go back for seconds
08-09-2011 00:12:40 | More by brew3crew
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
Served from nitro tap in an american pint glass
Beautiful hazy yellow color that was especially creamy looking from the nitro character.
I haven't tried the regular version of this (not nitro) so I can't compare tastes but I loved the smooth hoppy flavor of this beer.
Had a slightly floral smell to it and a wonderful mouthfeel.
05-20-2014 02:50:55 | More by Bretttt
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
Poured In: English pint glass
Had on tap at the Malt House
Appearance: The pour was an amber and bronze color with two fingers of creamy head. Splashes of lace cover the side of the glass above the bend of the pint glass. The beer is slightly hazy.
Smell: This is going to be a wonderful IPA. Dank, herbal hops including grass and pine playing alongside orange peel, grapefruit and mango. There's very little malt sitting in the nose, which I am quite okay with.
Taste: A bit of malt shows up on the palate, but it isn't loaded with sweet caramel malt like many of its sisters in the category. It has some slightly sweet pale malt resting in the background, but the hops push it out of the way every time. More earthy hops shine through along with more citrus hops including grapefruit and mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, and the carbonation was a bit too high in my opinion.
Drinkability: I had two pints, and my palate some destroyed afterward. Luckily, I didn't want anything else to drink, so I was quite fine with the results. I asked the bartender if this was coming in bottles, and from the sounds of it it's keg only. They really need to put this inside bottles.
12-20-2010 01:29:05 | More by Ek0nomik
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
Pours out a semi-hazy golden color with a two finger frothy whipped foam head that recedes to a half finger cap in about a minute, which does stick around for quite some time, as does the rings of curtain-y lacing. Smells and tastes of raw blasts of nigh-overwhelming hop power. We have onion, garlic, grapefruit peel and pith, pine tree sap with slivers of bark in it, orange and lemon peel, burnt honey, tropical fruit medley, and a caramel malt holding all of these things together structurally. Body and carbonation levels are both medium.
This hop bomb is a bit closer to the sweeter and balanced side of things than most other hop bombs I've tasted, for whatever that opinion may be worth.
03-18-2012 06:27:54 | More by WastingFreetime
4.3/5 rDev +9.7%
12 oz. bottle, purchased locally in a 4-pack ($9.99). Bottled on February 22nd, 26 days ago. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A: Cloudy, amber, with 1-1/4" fluffy head that settles quickly and leaves a consistent sheet of lacing; steady effervescence.
S: Strong, fresh hops detected as soon as the bottle cap is removed; very close to experience of smelling whole hop cones; piney, grapefruit, fruit.
T: Very fresh pine resin, bright citrus and peach, apricot, followed by quite intense bitterness that levels and blends with the other flavors; no alcohol detected.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation; rich and smooth feel; dry finish; heat is well masked.
O: This was tasted beside a 3 mo. old bottle of O'so Lupulin Maximus, which tasted sweet and "mature" in contrast to Hop Whoopin'. This is a very good, fresh, hop-intense IPA that tastes bigger than the 7% ABV led me to expect. O'so is clearly unafraid of pushing boundaries.
03-19-2012 02:01:03 | More by bierbrauer
4.28/5 rDev +9.2%
Bottled 19 March 2012. Not too bad, though I wish I'd gotten to it a bit sooner.
Pours a pale golden yellow, quite clear, with 1.5 fingers of dense, spongy, very white head. Excellent retention, and loads of lacing. Only the faintest hint of visible carbonation.
This smells freaking delicious. Hops galore, with loads of citrus (oranges, yum), tropical fruits, and a touch of pine. Smells like one of those crazy orange-pineapple-whatever juice mixes. Wow.
Taste comes through almost as well, though, as expected, the aromatic hops aren't quite as prominent. Malts are faint and only in the background. Bitterness is about where I'd like it, which is probably below where most people would like it, but there's enough that you won't forget you're drinking an IPA. The onion flavor definitely comes on in the latter part of that bitterness. Finish is sometimes lastingly bitter, sometimes quick and evaporative. Tasty stuff.
Mouthfeel is fine, a little light on the carbonation, but not bad. Body seems kinda light for an ale this strong.
As with many IPAs, the smell here is what does it for me. Such fantastic hop aromatics, with all kinds of fruits dancing their way up my nose. Taste isn't as impressive, but holds up just fine. One of my new favorite local IPAs.
05-06-2012 03:54:05 | More by zeledonia
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
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
DirectionalDowns weekend continues. The school year melts into summer and the knot in my back somehow loosens and transforms itself into a long well needed vacation.
Growler into a glass pours a soapy ladden medium clear orange. Pinpoint tiny bubbles march upward from the center. Clunky coverage seems to predicate a slightly dated tap.
Hops are up my alley. Fruit bowl white tangerine, peach, pineapple, and light bitters. From my understanding of when this growler may have originated, this still shows brightly, though I'm left to wonder what could have been.
Fleshy nectarine skins, pine, and dank woody greens. Faint bitters and tropical fruit ride throughout. Left wondering where this stood upon release, but still really liking what sits in front of me.
Mouthfeel is a lowly carbonated hop juice deliverer. Fresh, I can imagine this as being a real treat. As is, it's just really good.
06-12-2011 00:21:52 | More by BarrytheBear
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
I'm told the only spot you'll be able to enjoy this brew is at the brewery in their taproom. Hopefully that changes because this is a brew everyone should be able to sample... even if you can't make it to P-lover.
A - Red body with a thick, frothy off-white head. It leaves a very nice lacing as it recedes.
S - The aroma of hops are prevalent. They consist of citrusy grapefruit.
T - The flavors match the scent. Tons of citrusy grapefruit hops. This is a great tasting IPA. Loaded with hops but well balanced against the malt to create and allow the hops to shine rather than overwhelm.
M - It feels as a good India Pale Ale should... thick, sticky and even slightly chewy.
~ This is a very good beer and I hope the folks at O'so continue to brew it. If they don't, now is the time to head on over to get your Whoopin'!
09-26-2010 15:13:37 | More by cdkrenz
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
Oh my. Hop Whoopin indeed! Massive hop aroma. Tropical fruit salad; tangerines, pineapple, mango and green onion, yes green onion. Yikes! In terms of impressive hop aroma, this IPA stands with the best of them, the bouquet fills the room. Tastes like hops as well. Imagine that. Strange dank hop flavour. Not unpleasant. Pricks the tongue like pineapple juice, green onion there as well. Malt? Sure, I guess. Dry and bitter. Perfect mouth feel and appearance. Sure, this beer has that onion/garlic/chive thing going on. If I had to guess, I'd say Summit hops are used extensively. That being said, I've experienced similar flavours and aromas from Amarillo, Citra and Columbus hops as well. It seems to mellow as the glass drains. Really hoppy, world class in that regard. Strange, unique, not typical. Works for me.
04-16-2012 03:11:00 | More by mjryan
Hop Whoopin from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
88 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.