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Hop Happy India Pale Ale - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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 Jparker37:
Photo of Jparker37
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A - Hazy amber, with little off-white head the lacks any retention or lacing.

S - Dank wet smelling hops. Very pungent and in your face. Comes across mainly as grapefruity. Has a delicate alcoholic tinge to it, even a kiss of sweet malt.

T - No sign of malt early on when hop bitterness quickly ambushes with the bitterness being perceived on the sides of the tongue. Not the most refreshing hop flavors but impactful and ever present.

M - Has a dry medium body with light carbonation. Has a clinging hop finish that refrains from being crisp.

O - I enjoyed the dense smell of this beer but there was little character to the hops and malt in its flavor

Jparker37, Apr 12, 2012
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hop Happy India Pale Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.