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Hop Whoopin - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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BA SCORE
88
very good

205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of WastingFreetime
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WastingFreetime, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Bretttt
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Bretttt, May 20, 2014
Photo of brew3crew
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

brew3crew, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of emerge077
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Three drafts at Bomb Shelter in Milwaukee... wow, this is great stuff. Now if only O'So would bottle it. Hop Whoopin' comes across like the IPA version of Lupulin Maximus DIPA, coming out next week for it's annual release.

Hazy saturated orange pour, very creamy texture to the foam. It fluffed up in a convex dome above the surface of the glass. As it was sipped, concentric rings of lace formed. The head never faded, very impressive.

Intense tropical and citrus aroma, mango, melon, orange, resiny and catty. Very dank and resinous, a true hop bomb. I found myself just sitting there inhaling it, even when not taking a sip.

A rush of bitter hop oil, raw orange peel, pure lupulin essence. Dry in the finish, but almost sweet in the middle from the concentrated citrus, and to a lesser extent the malt in the background. Light bodied, low to medium carbonation. Pure hop juice delivery vehicle. Amazing stuff that hopefully gets bottled one day.

emerge077, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of JerUrbans
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy pale yellow color, with white head that dissipates rapidly. When you put your nose down in the glass it literally slaps your face with its big citrus flavor. Lemon, lime, and grapefruit combined with a thick piney aroma. Taste is phenomenal. Absolutely one of the best IPAs I have ever had! Taste resembles the smell of balsam fir trees, and reminds me of... no,... not Christmas,... but shearing Christmas trees as a teenager. Mouthfeel is a lot like the nose over the top, slap you up, I AM an IPA. You will pucker up on this beer.

Overall, I would absolutely seek this beer out, because until you find something else like it, you won't find anything else like it.

JerUrbans, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

richkrull, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Tuckersmth
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Tuckersmth, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Otis77
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Otis77, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of amart80
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

amart80, May 04, 2012
Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Reddogelite
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Reddogelite, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Leiting
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Leiting, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

redfox405, May 19, 2014
Photo of smurfbeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

smurfbeer, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

fuzzcherry, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of Mervjahn
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Mervjahn, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of CummingsK21
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

CummingsK21, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of parejkoj
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Can't ask for a better looking IPA. Bright amber with a little haze from yeast sediment. Medium white head that lingers.

Smell: Lots of citrus aromas, most notably grapefruit. Also some sweetness from the malt. Really clean. The aromas meld really well. Almost verging on fruity.

Taste: Tastes much like it smells. Up front citrus with tangerine and grapefruit. Bitterness coats the mouth throughout with a little bitterness toward the back of the mouth. A little different than other IPAs in that respect. A little piney and resiny as well.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and without any noticeable abrasive or astringent notes. Surprisingly easy to drink for a malty IPA.

Overall: Very tasty in my opinion. As a single malt and single hop beer (S.M.A.S.H.), I'm impressed by the balance they were able to attain. But it works really well with the hops they used (Summit apparently) as it's not overwhelmed by citrus. I'd say it rivals some of the West Coast IPAs that everyone loves (I'd say it could easily go toe to toe with anything Lagunitas does). Highly recommended!

parejkoj, May 24, 2013
Photo of hopass
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am dismayed I am worried about the hopheads at the advocate: brothers, I drunk Pliny and I indulged in the Slam and the Trouble and the Mama and Furious and every thing and every drink that the Floyds have to offer and then more and so on and so on.

I should, in fact, join the AH, for it is not the "A," but the "H" that I can't shake.

There is NOTHING like the fresh Whoopin, nothing.

I felt offended when I opened my very first 1st bottle,indeed; to be precise my unbearably sensitive olfaction seemed assaulted for no reason. I put the bottle aside, I can tell you when and where exactly I did so.

Then, 3 days later I returned to another one, I did. I tasted her on a sandy beach and tasted heaven, I tasted again the 1st time I put my tongue you know where. I don't mean to be be flippant or stupid or provocative - no, it was a Proust moment, I tasted my first fair and ever so loving beaver again; so happy to just know that I can remember.

It ain't onion idiots, it is youth and beauty and hymen and dreams of what was and could be...

Taste it again, smell it again.

hopass, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Icarus70
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Icarus70, Jul 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Beerislivingproof, Jul 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

JDbullodg, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of gb660
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

gb660, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Kevin79
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Kevin79, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of kyledg
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

kyledg, Mar 24, 2012
Hop Whoopin from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
88 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.