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Hopburst IPA - Madhouse Brewing Company

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Hopburst IPAHopburst IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Madhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hopbursting is a relatively new brewing technique in which the vast majority of hops are added to the kettle late in the boil in order to achieve enhanced extraction of hop components (i.e. Hopbursting gives you tons of hop flavor and aroma!) Our Hopburst IPA has a substantial malt base, balanced with huge additions of our unique hop blend. This creates an incredibly flavorful beer, with smooth bitterness and hoppy goodness.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: DesMoinesMike on 05-13-2011)
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-13-2014 14:46:02 | More by OregonGrown7
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jadenmiller

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-17-2014 13:22:21 | More by jadenmiller
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jimillies

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-17-2014 00:08:14 | More by jimillies
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skubas86

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-04-2014 17:35:41 | More by skubas86
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Beestin

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-03-2014 20:53:49 | More by Beestin
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huskermike12

Iowa

2/5  rDev -48.8%

05-02-2014 23:59:02 | More by huskermike12
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-20-2014 15:48:40 | More by Yellolab2010
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-15-2014 14:37:48 | More by jklecko2
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
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.

Aroma:
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.

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth and easy to drink. Well balanced for the style. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

Overall:
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 21:48:34 | More by alphagnome
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BRClemons

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-09-2014 00:19:56 | More by BRClemons
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-18-2014 04:36:48 | More by hopley
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 01:08:00 | More by budgood1
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-09-2013 02:05:51 | More by bcsbeer
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Berg77

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-30-2013 20:55:27 | More by Berg77
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schoon

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-22-2013 04:08:12 | More by schoon
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zowie

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-16-2013 03:17:52 | More by zowie
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TheChrisK

Nebraska

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 03:02:21 | More by TheChrisK
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

11-09-2013 01:43:52 | More by jzlyo
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-06-2013 19:50:23 | More by Madfish85
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arnold931

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-22-2013 04:14:39 | More by arnold931
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-15-2013 21:39:32 | More by Chucker17
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TonyJ815

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

10-03-2013 13:48:56 | More by TonyJ815
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Walletsworth

North Dakota

3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber color. One finger of head with good lacing. Has more of a citrus smell with a slight whiff of hops. Tastes more hoppy. Not as much citrus in the taste that I smelled but I think the citrus taste is good.

Overall it is a very good beer and I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 01:05:13 | More by Walletsworth
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hoosier222002

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-25-2013 23:45:51 | More by hoosier222002
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Averwo

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-03-2013 23:21:19 | More by Averwo
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Hopburst IPA from Madhouse Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.