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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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77
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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: logansboat15 on 11-27-2011

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ralerwen
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of morimech
3.16/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of Fluffmeister
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of nickapalooza86
4/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

Photo of SkinniePost
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of PickwickHopz
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JeffSK
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of nheinzie57
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Cooper
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of Snow81
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of tyleeis
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Trapipa
3.91/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised at this IPA. Bought one 16 ounce can in a mix six pack. Very tasty, great value. I'm too good at describing but if I needed to take some beer somewhere that bottles weren't allowed - the swimming pool or a NASCAR race - this is what I'd want. Bring it to PA!!

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of NicholasOfMKE
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of Paxman1965
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BoJengs
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Willi_BW
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of mfl620ks
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of DCdevyl78
2/5  rDev -40.7%

Hop Happy India Pale Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.