Hop Freak - Milwaukee Brewing Company
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by guityler83:
3.69/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: Can to teku, the beer produced a bright white 2+ finger head comprised of fine bubbles. Great retention, the foam sustained for a good minute and change before slowly falling into the murky, hazy copper liquid. When the foam fell it left behind staggered cotton looking lacing. No sediment or hop particles.
S: Restrained hop aroma. Mild grapefruit, citrus and pine aromas with an underlying earthy-ness I associate with english hops. No ethanol or off aromas detected. Biscuity, cracker like malt nose peaks through, but more tame then the hops.
T: A burst of citrus hop bitterness, similar grapefruity aroma. As it develops on the taste buds the pine comes through followed by a large malt backbone ripe with bread crust, toast, crackers and biscuit flavors (fairly complex for an IPA!). Trucking along, the earthy hop vibe comes through at the end along with a slightly sweet finish. Balance is on the hops but.. interestingly in the middle, not by much.
M: A moderate bodied beer with carbonation being on the verge of being to much at fridge temperatures. Slight mouth drying astringency from all of the hop oils left on the pallet.
O: A Mid-West IPA with tons of malt flavor. I would have liked to seen this beer burst my face with aroma and dial back the maltyness (since it is an IIPA), but style aside it is a solid beer and probably one of the best MKE Brewing beers I've had. Keep 'em comin' boys!
Serving type: can
02-14-2014 02:26:38 | More by guityler83
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3.88/5 rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Aroma is citrus, spices and light pine/mint. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus dank/mildly resiny hops, spices, a hint of fruit/candy/sugar, medium body, malts and a mix of bitter/tangy and very slight heat in the finish. Not overly bitter and balanced pretty well.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 00:01:38 | More by jzlyo
Hop Freak from Milwaukee Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.