Hop Freak | Milwaukee Brewing Company

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20 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
152
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
37.95%
 
 
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3
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Hendrick24 on 02-14-2014

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 152
Reviews by jwc215:
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3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazed amber with a fluffy off-white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is herbal/floral/tea-like with citrus notes and caramel.

The taste is herbal and citric. The tea flavor waters down the citric hop presence. The Rishi tea mixes in to make it unique, but too medicinal/herbal. It has a bittersweet tea and caramel finish.

It is medium-bodied. Pretty smooth with alcohol relatively well-hidden.

Not as hoppy as the name implies. The addition of tea is unique, but not really my "cup of tea". Certainly worth trying, though, for a "different" DIPA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of equinox1
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Torey
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of pat61
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours brilliant amber under a clingy 2” off-white persistent foam collar with a very fine bead.
S: Melon, citrus, mint, light floral.
T: Starts with creamy melon lightly sweetened by malt and then a big grapefruit rind bitterness emerges tempered by a light pineapple sweetness, finishing with a lingering fruit bitterness blended with a slight tea-like tannic bitter. Mild herbal astringency on the finish.
F: Creamy, medium body, medium low carbonation.
O: An easy to drink DIPA with a complex bitterness.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Ashinpaugh
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of B_G
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tuckersmth
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Snow81
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Geomendes
1.72/5  rDev -55.9%

Photo of djschnabel
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BigDiesel
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of falconxman
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Burgman08
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of akward
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Louski
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Water St. Brewpub. Poured a slightly dark Amber color with solid head. Great piney hop notes on the nose with clean hop flavors and finish throughout. Slightly malty but the hop character shines. Nice on the tongue too. Overall, a solid double that I would drink again.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of kevkize
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of f1nke
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a pint glass, no date on can.

Sweet, piney, citrus smell.
Hoppy, earthy, citrus flavor. Light tea overtones.
Light carbonation, clean finish.

Enjoyable brew, will purchase again.

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Photo of Wiscodrinker
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sudchugger
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Freak from Milwaukee Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.