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Hop Happy India Pale Ale - Milwaukee Brewing Company

Hop Happy India Pale AleHop Happy India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.53%


Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: logansboat15 on 11-27-2011)
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Reviews by Buebie:
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Buebie

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured hard from the bottle to the glass. 2 inches of tan head, falling back quickly to leave a thin film and minimal lacing.
Copper mahogany in color.
Aroma is like the little engine that could, but never quite does. I think I can I think I can....
Mild sweat bready malt and some background hops that present with fruity pebbles and hemp.
Taste is a little better, starting out sweat and malty, a well balanced flavor. Becoming a bit more bitter and finishing with a crisp bittering hop profile. Hemp, leafy hop resin. Kind of a mixture of cascade and centennial.
Feel is slick with a little thicker creaminess and carbo prick.

Overall the flavor was the high point on this guy and all else seemed to lack for me.
A decent offering into the ipa category as flavors were pretty damn good.
This is a much improved brew over their other offerings IMO for hop forwardness into flavor.
Good summer brew on a hot day and a nicely placed alcohol punch.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 01:46:46 | More by Buebie
More User Reviews:
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-16-2014 19:28:13 | More by PickwickHopz
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JeffSK

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-14-2014 18:23:46 | More by JeffSK
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-08-2014 02:58:26 | More by MN_Beerticker
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-05-2014 04:52:36 | More by nheinzie57
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-30-2014 01:20:42 | More by Cooper
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Milwaukee Brewing Hop Happy IPA, brewed and bottled by Milwaukee Brewing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Not a drop of gobbledygook anywhere on the paper label. No real information, either, other than the legal necessities. Maybe on the 6-pack holder? Nope, nothing but QR codes. A different kind of gobbledygook, an unreadable kind.

Murky amber hued appearance, slim white head.

Aroma: pithy and pungent, plump with pine and citrus, lemon and grapefruit galore. Not my favorite IPA aromatics, but not bad. We'll see.

Taste: Bright hop flavor greets the tongue immediately, backed up with sufficient malt. Bright, and juicy. Medium-bodied, lean and drinkable. Perfectly serviceable. Average and adequate. I can drink it and not feel a thing, nothing to think about, nothing to worry about.

It's okay. That's all. Sigh.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 23:56:15 | More by feloniousmonk
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Snow81

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-29-2014 19:25:29 | More by Snow81
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-21-2014 23:53:57 | More by DaveMiller
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -11.8%

03-21-2014 00:03:28 | More by tyleeis
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Trapipa

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised at this IPA. Bought one 16 ounce can in a mix six pack. Very tasty, great value. I'm too good at describing but if I needed to take some beer somewhere that bottles weren't allowed - the swimming pool or a NASCAR race - this is what I'd want. Bring it to PA!!

Serving type: can

03-04-2014 00:53:09 | More by Trapipa
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2014 14:22:02 | More by DerekQXQX
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-21-2014 16:22:31 | More by Hendrick24
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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

02-17-2014 03:50:16 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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Paxman1965

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-15-2014 04:26:47 | More by Paxman1965
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BuckettOfBeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-09-2014 16:32:37 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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BoJengs

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-06-2014 14:10:05 | More by BoJengs
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Willi_BW

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

02-02-2014 23:47:57 | More by Willi_BW
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-30-2014 01:21:14 | More by mfl620ks
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

2/5  rDev -41.2%

01-29-2014 02:34:03 | More by DCdevyl78
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-25-2014 00:33:19 | More by ssimpson89
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-17-2014 17:37:33 | More by richkrull
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

12-20-2013 00:47:46 | More by KingBiscuit
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-09-2013 05:48:18 | More by XmnwildX12
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep copper with a thin, lasting off-white head. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell of citrus, some resinous pine and caramel.

The taste is citrus wrapped in caramel candy. Juicy sweetness turns to a mild bitter bite in the finish.

Starts off a bit fizzy, but the fizz soon settles to become somewhat chewy and quite smooth.

A more "balanced" IPA with a strong caramel backbone. Malt and very well-hidden alcohol make this deceptively easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 19:12:39 | More by jwc215
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Hop Happy India Pale Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.