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Hop Happy India Pale Ale - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Hop Happy India Pale AleHop Happy India Pale Ale

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78
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127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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 -0.9%

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.

07-13-2012 01:46:46 | More by Buebie
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westcott

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2013 13:26:37 | More by westcott
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

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07-31-2012 13:55:57 | More by bpfrush
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-19-2014 04:04:55 | More by Ashinpaugh
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kendrahayes

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-23-2013 20:48:43 | More by kendrahayes
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mtparty37

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-09-2012 20:27:40 | More by mtparty37
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Snow81

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-30-2014 01:20:42 | More by Cooper
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eliz108

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

10-08-2013 01:27:26 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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morimech

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -6.8%

Dark amber color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma was a let down with its timid hop aroma. Mild herbal and pine notes. Sweet caramel from the malt as well.

The flavor was equally disappointing. Definitely IPA levels of bitterness, but the hop flavor is very weak. Herbal and mint notes from the hops. Slightly sweet malt flavor. Nothing poor about the flavor, just not one of the better IPA flavor.

Enjoyable texture to the beer. Creamy feel that is unusual for most pale ales. The addition of oats is noticeable and appreciated.

The hops made a disappointed appearance in this beer. Would be a good beer if they could get more out of the hops besides bitterness.

06-01-2014 18:33:13 | More by morimech
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AbsoluterZero

Wisconsin

2.78/5  rDev -17.8%

Appearance: The beer pours strawberry blonde with a solid stripe of tin looking white head. You can clearly see the carbonation.

Smell: This one's only got a very faint smell to it. When you get your nose close enough to be in danger of dunking, you can finally sniff out a whiff or two of hops.

Taste: A pretty bog standard and one dimensional IPA, to be perfectly honest. There's a very light taste of orange peel and spice to it, but the prominent flavor is the hops...which isn't horribly strong.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a decent gravity to it, but the carbonation is a little bit higher than I tend to like in IPAs (that last bit is all personal preference, mind you). My problem here is that there is very little hop resin that sticks to the inside of your mouth. I like that. I miss it.

Overall: I wanted to like this beer...I really did...and although this beer certainly isn't bad, it's not terribly good. There's nothing particularly noteworthy about it. MKEBC, if you're reading this: more hops, please.

01-25-2012 02:24:02 | More by AbsoluterZero
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California

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Wisconsin

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Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

Another beer courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has a bit of hops, some malts. Taste is bitter and hoppy up front, some pine, a bit of malts at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall nothing special, but not bad, your standard, run of the mill IPA.

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Wisconsin

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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +22.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a MKE tulip.
7.5% ABV

A - Faintly hazy, this golden amber beer has a good level of carbonation feeding the excellent, frothy ivory head, which leaves thick rings of lace coating the glass for a picture-perfect IPA!

S - In keeping with classic midwest-style IPAs, there is a predominant hop nose, but immediately apparent is balance. Light citrus cascades down to earthy tones with resin following. Caramel and toasted, earthy amber malts follow leaving this brew smelling pretty simple, but it works.

T - The balance, once again, takes front and center. Plenty of malt backing allows some caramel and toasted amber malt flavor to penetrate the overarching hop profile of English earthy tones; dried leaves, pine resin, and grass clippings with some American-style citrus drops lingering on the finish.

M - Medium-bodied, smooth, and pretty soft from the addition of oats, balance remains key here; a good helping of hops through the boil lets this IPA finish with considerable lingering bitterness but the malt base and style boundry-pushing alcohol even it out with some sweetness.

O - Summed up in one word? Balanced. Hop Happy has plenty of English and American hops that add character and bitterness while smooth maltiness finishes out. Enjoy this IPA with pizza dipped in hot sauce or sprinkled with crushed red pepper for a complimentary zing of spice, elevated by the hops.

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Illinois

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Hop Happy India Pale Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.