Hopburst IPA - Madhouse Brewing Company
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Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
For a lack of better options, I settled with pouring this one into a wine glass and was greeted by an incredibly clear, deep amber body that hosts to light trails of carbonation and provides a solid foundation for a considerable, off-white head. Respectable retention and nice lacing.
There is a lot going on here and unfortunately, to the point that it all sort of blends together. Every note that you may love about your favorite IPA is detectable; pine, floral, citrus and tropical fruit, and earthy spicing all crowd around a malty caramel backbone. It's a very pleasant aroma, don't get me wrong, BUT.. it' would be better if there wasn't so much going on.
Bitterness is crisp but smooth, and is ever present from beginning to end. Pine and grass hops are dominant but play well with notes of tropical fruit. It's crisp and clean. Plenty of doughiness and and caramel to soften the bitterness. Sweet finish with a hint of booze.
Smooth and easy to drink. Well balanced for the style. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated.
A solid IPA and the first I truly enjoyed back when introduced this one 4-5 years ago. It has been awhile since consuming this one and I think my memory of this one is better than the glass that sits in front of me. However, this is well worth picking up and an easy introduction to the style.
03-23-2014 21:48:34 | More by alphagnome
4.26/5 rDev +9.5%
22 oz. bomber.
pours out a muddied bronze colour with a tan tinged white head...frothy, sticky and leaving some sticky lace. tropical hop aroma...mango, banana, papaya with a good dose of sweet maltiness. the taste profile backs up what already has been detected in the nose...a sweet malt base providing the backdrop for a burst of hoppy goodness. the hops a bit more oily, herbal and piney than were detected in the smell deppartment, but also plenty of juicy hop flavours that run the gamut of tropical fruit flavours. plenty of residual bitterness to balance out the malt sweetness. tastes really good. full bodied with a slick yet luscious mouthfeel. drinkability is nice.
overall this really hits home with all the right stuff for an IPA. this definitley is on the bigger, bolder and brasher side for an IPA, but most hop heads wouldn't want it any other way. definitley recommended.
12-16-2013 01:08:00 | More by budgood1
4.08/5 rDev +4.9%
A: Poured into a pint glass. Cloudy and deep amber color with a magnificent head that never seems to go away but leaves lacing behind all the way down.
S: Stong notes of hops and tropical fruits. I could actually smell it from the release while opening the bottle.
T: Extremely strong hops taste with a side of pineapple, grapefruit and orange peels.
M: Still impressed by the stamina of the thick foamy head. Medium-light body with a slightly dry but smooth finish.
O: This is probably the best American IPA I've had or maybe a close second. I wish I had bought two. Highly recommended!
11-10-2013 03:02:21 | More by TheChrisK
Hopburst IPA from Madhouse Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.