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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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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
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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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

KingBiscuit, Dec 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.56/5  rDev +6%

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.

jwc215, Dec 06, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

tone77, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

crowsnest, Dec 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

majorbase2, Nov 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

thinwhiteduke, Oct 24, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev +11%

Pours a dark copper color with a white soapy head that laces the glass.
Aroma of malts, hops, and alcohol. In the taste, citrus and pine, with a strawberry like fruityness from the ale yeast. Citrus, malt, fruity yeast, mild alcohol and bitterness.
Medium bodied well carbonated brew. Overall, this is a good drinkable IPA with some English ale properties.

Stinkypuss, Oct 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

MarcusHalberstram, Oct 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Hopstout, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

PatrickKlopfenstein, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Shluffy, Oct 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.5%

Beerlover, Sep 24, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +14.3%

Yep, they are putting it in the CAN now and The CANQuest (TM) was delighted to score some at Riley's Wines of the World druing the annual visit to Madison, WI for the Great Taste of the Midwest!

From the CAN: "That's local flavor."; "Brewed with three different kinds of hops, this IPA is balanced by the oats added to the mash. The oats not only add an unexpected sweetness, but also a heavier mouthfeel."; "How to Drink Craft Beer From a CAN[:] Find Glass[;] Pour Beer[;] Cheers![;] Share: #LUVMKECRAFT".

The Crack was nice and loud and the inverted Glug netted me two fingers of puffy, rocky, tawny head with great retention as the humidity continues to climb over the course of the day. Color was a coppery deep-amber with NE-quality clarity (SRM = 17). Nose was pine, but cut with a caramel-like sweetness. Mouthfeel was full and creamy and the hops were present but cut by a pleasant sweetness. Sticky lacing began to form with each draught that I took from the glass. It surely hid its ABV well, and I was really putting it away until I realized just how big it actually was. Finish was semi-dry with the oats living up to their billing.

woodychandler, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Lewdd, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Localdrinklax, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

SaxmanRick, Aug 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Daffron24, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

westcott, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

kendrahayes, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Dirtinabottle, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

BigSlick, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

chris1919, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

zeff80, Jun 28, 2013
Hop Happy India Pale Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.