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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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BA SCORE
80
good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 193
Avg: 3.45
pDev: 38.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: logansboat15 on 11-27-2011

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4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased in a six-pack of 12 oz. bottles at Woodman's in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. I was attracted by the new retro-designed packaging recently adopted by Milwaukee Brewing Company.


I am not sure if this is the same recipe as Milwaukee Brewing's old IPA brand, but this incarnation tastes better than the earlier version that I recall.


When poured into a tulip glass this IPA produces a massive foamy head and the beer itself appears a deep, clear amber color.


Straight from the fridge it smells rather malty and bread-like with surprisingly little citrus or sharpness of an American IPA than I expected. With a rise in the beer's temperature a floral, citrus note comes through, meeting my expectations of the style.


The taste is fresh, sharp and hoppy, with a spicy, dry finish. This beer is a refreshing, delicious, and worthy of putting into my rotation of "go-to" beers to bring to holiday parties and summer cook-outs. As this brew warms toward room temperature it takes on a nicely balanced flavor profile of malt-versus hops.


The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and would be a prime candidate to introduce the uninitiated to the world of American India Pale Ales.


Hop Happy is a very agreeable beer at an affordable price. Try some tonight.

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Hop Happy India Pale Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.