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Hop Happy India Pale Ale - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Ashinpaugh, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

ffshore545, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

astronautjones, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Canada_Dan, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Tanger112, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
3/5  rDev -10.7%

On draft at Milwaukee Ale House.

The beer is dark copper with a quarter inch of off-white head. The aroma offers resinous hops, pine, earth. Hop flavor followed by subtle notes of mint and herbal tea. An odd assortment. Not entirely off-putting, but certainly unusual. Some bready notes as well, finishing with a semi-sweet bitterness. Interesting. One and done for me.

Huhzubendah, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

jzlyo, Jun 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

ralerwen, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of morimech
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

morimech, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Fluffmeister, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

beersdmf17, May 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BDeibs, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky amber color, clearly unfiltered, half finger of off white head

Smell is a dose of pine and earthy hop notes, a little citrus flows through, caramel, toffee, a nice plum like smell with a decent bread backing

Taste is bitter pine, a little grapefruit, bread, biscuit malt, caramel sweetness, some orange, herbal and earthy hops shine through in the bittering finish

Mouthfeel is medium, average carbonation with a nice dry finish

Good stuff, not great, but a nice beer none the less. Give it a shot.

nickapalooza86, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

PickwickHopz, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

JeffSK, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

MN_Beerticker, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

nheinzie57, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Cooper, Mar 30, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

feloniousmonk, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Snow81, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

DaveMiller, Mar 21, 2014
Hop Happy India Pale Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.