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Hopburst IPA - Madhouse Brewing Company

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Hopburst IPAHopburst IPA

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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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huskermike12

Iowa

2/5  rDev -48.8%

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

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

06-02-2012 05:35:20 | More by Ejayz
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pooogy

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

06-09-2013 23:59:42 | More by pooogy
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-23-2012 21:37:48 | More by KAF
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EROCK75

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

05-17-2013 16:55:25 | More by EROCK75
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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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quaybr

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes: had on tap at Crescent Moon Ale House, 12/29.

Body is a crystal clear copper. No head, just a light foam ring around the top.

Aroma is of citrus and floral hops.

Caramel malts a little too much, outweighs the flavoring and bitter hops. A relatively clean finish begins to leave an oily residue as the brew warms up.

Part of the unpleasant taste is probably a product of undercarbonation.

I didn't particularly enjoy this beer. If this were an english IPA I would have reviewed it a little differently.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2012 17:08:47 | More by quaybr
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JL1

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-09-2013 17:30:59 | More by JL1
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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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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-13-2012 03:12:03 | More by oldvines
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-08-2013 04:08:32 | More by tommyguz
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper hue with a small but steady head and great lacing

S: Subtle citrus and grapefruit aromas on top of a sweet bready base--subtle but pleasant

T: Sweet malt quality followed by the citrus tropical fruits; fairly bready underneath and balanced though a touch too sweet; not really the "hopburst" I was hoping for

F: Thin up front and then the oily sticky hop residue helps thicken the body

O: A decent, little IPA but nothing overwhelming and like I said a touch thin and not quite what I was hoping for

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 22:05:31 | More by dbossman
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was bursting with hops in my nonic pint.

Appearance- This beer's foam has a nice dense look to it, but fades once the first drink is had. I like the big ring of lace orange-white lace that is left behind on the glass. An amber-golden glow comes from the glass, the carbonation columns are plentiful and fast moving.

Smell- This nose is pretty good! The citrus comes across as mandarin oranges, and even a bit like marmalade! I thought that there would be more resin, but this nose is a little more sweet than malty.

Taste- There is a big change on the palate. The beer gets a little more herbal and slightly bitter. It is like a combo of resin and tea-like qualities. I also pick up a little booze heat in the finish that is a touch inappropriate. There is a little bit of the marmalade, but it is so buried. Huge potential, but it does not pull it out.

Mouth feel- The feel is fine for the style. It is a solid medium that straddles the line between slick and creamy.

Overall- This IPA starts out very nice but falls off a little on the palate. I wish more of that sweet orange came through. I would come back to this IPA more if that were the case.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 21:46:19 | More by Pintofbrown
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katan

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint

A - Pours deep copper in color. Very clear, seems to be well filtered. Light off white head formation, just a little bit of lacing.

S - A more malty IPA - lots of nuttiness, bits of caramel, and just a little citrus hops.

T - Starts off sweet, malty, thinking of a sweet chocolate and caramel. Melds into some citrus hopping and a fair amount of bitterness in the mid-stream. Balanced and smooth. Finishes with a clean amber like flavor of of caramel.

M - Moderate body, light carbonation. Comes off pretty heavy. Alcohol warmth is restrained. A bit sugary and clingy.

O/D - More of a pale ale than an IPA, but I don't mind this beer. This probably brings back Madhouse a little bit for me. A little filling from its hefty nature. Overall tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 18:37:01 | More by katan
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours an orangish/amber color with a nice two finger head. Decent lacing. It certainly looks the the part

S- Wow, orange juice and flowers. Hopbusting indeed.

T/M Strange, not bitter to me..really at. Really citrusy and slightly sweet, maybe a touch metalic...like those little cans of orange juice I had as a kid. Not unpleasant, but not really what I was expecting. Mouthfeel, a little sticky and resiny, but nothing unexpected from an IPA or Pale Ale.

Overall- A solid IPA. If anyting, it might be a little sweet for my standards, but if someone told me that they loved this beer, I would understand why. For me, the highlight of this beer was the nose.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 02:13:41 | More by bismarksays
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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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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-20-2014 15:48:40 | More by Yellolab2010
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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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Berg77

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-30-2013 20:55:27 | More by Berg77
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iowacraft01

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-14-2012 03:01:47 | More by iowacraft01
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-01-2013 22:01:03 | More by zeff80
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bill_rue


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2012 18:21:23 | More by bill_rue
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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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Hopburst IPA from Madhouse Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.