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Hop Freak - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 148
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 38.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hendrick24 on 02-14-2014

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 148
Reviews by nickapalooza86:
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4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange with a monster head that is sticking around, which is nice for a beer at 8.7

Smell is a blast of citrus, orange, herbal hop, grapefruit, pine, toffee and caramel

Taste is orange, pine needle, caramel, herbal hop, bittering resin type flavor, some flavor I can not pinpoint it could be tea but I doubt it. some tangerine, a definite grapefruit bitterness in the finish which is balanced by a nice bready/caramel sweetness

Mouthfeel is big on this one, sweet a little boozy and even a little oily but with a nice drying finish.

Frankly I do not understand the 82 on this one, I know this is not most peoples favorite WI brewery but ill be damned if they didn't nail this one. Sure they didn't reinvent the wheel but this a DIPA that I think if were poured blind would fair a bit better.

Also I have a hard time believing the Tea adds anything here, I would really love to try this without it frankly.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of equinox1
3.36/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Torey
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of pat61
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
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 -3.6%

Photo of Ashinpaugh
2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of B_G
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tuckersmth
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of Snow81
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Geomendes
1.72/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of djschnabel
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BigDiesel
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of falconxman
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Burgman08
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of akward
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Louski
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
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%

Photo of kevkize
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of f1nke
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
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%

Photo of jaydoc
3.15/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sudchugger
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
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 19 ratings.