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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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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-01-2013 22:01:03 | More by zeff80
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emerge077

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like this was first released in May 2011, so it's possibly 2 months old at this point. 22 oz. bomber from the cooler at John's Grocery.

Poured into a tulip glass, a thin layer of foam forms then quickly ebbs away to the edges. Color is a deeply saturated copper orange with bright clarity and rising carb trails visible. Some drippy lacing eventually forms and clings to the glass.

Sweet caramel and candied orange in the aroma, not overwhelming, fairly mild and pleasant.

Malty flavors of multigrain bread and caramel, spicy hops lend orange peel and a medium bitterness. Aftertaste has an earthy, resiny hop flavor. Very light caramel malt sweetness appears before the bitter hops do their thing, lasting well into the dry aftertaste. Medium bodied, somewhat mild carbonation. Overall pretty tasty, wish I could have tried a fresher bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 01:19:16 | More by emerge077
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2013 17:10:04 | More by LXIXME
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ZAP

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a deep copper color with a nice white head..

S-Citrus and tropical fruits on the nose along with a caramel like maltiness...some floral notes as well....

T-Some nice citrus hop juiciness evident right off the bat....oranges, tangerines....then a bit of tropical fruitiness as well (mangoes, papaya)...good malt balance with more of a toffee impression on the taste...

M-it all comes together nicely and surprisingly the lasting impression is a spicy hop hit....body is medium full....carbonation is good

O-Glad I bought this....never heard of this brewery before but this is a above average fruit forward IPA...not a lot of sharp bitterness which is fine by me...

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 05:16:02 | More by ZAP
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz brown bomber into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Received as a gift from little sis Tami.

A: Medium-amber with 1-2 finger fluffy light beige head with decent retention and random lace formations all around the glass.

S: Orange citrus and floral hops with an earthy undercurrent. Malts are light crystal with nice bready roundness.

T: The flavor is vibrant with pineapple and orange with floral tinges and the same herbal/earthy notes. There is a light-medium caramel sweetness that I wish was a little less prominent. There are toast and bread notes these as well. Solid balanced IPA flavor.

M: The feel is a little slick and oily with medium-body. It has low carbonation overall.

O: A nice beer that could benefit from a little more aggressive dry-hopping and decrease in the crystal malts. All in all though, this was a pretty enjoyable IPA and very pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 03:50:21 | More by argock
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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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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-05-2012 03:06:15 | More by zonker17
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Caramel, amber body.

Smell: The nose is great, lots of grapefruit. It's citrus-y and the dryhopping is done really well it seems like. The scent is my favorite part though, great nose.

Taste: Fantastically smooth . The hop bitterness comes around in the middle of the drink but the finish has a big caramel sweetness that is really welcome after the bitter middle part of the drink.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and hoppy. Really sticks to your teeth. And despite such a malty body it is a very light feeling beer which is nice.

Overall: There are so many IPAs available but many are missing out on a good hop selection. This is a well made beer, especially for Iowa.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 04:03:35 | More by Herky21
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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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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep copper color with an average sized, creamy, smooth, white head. Disappears pretty fast, but it leaves a nice creamy layer of lace.

S - Enjoyable nose. Lots of citrus and a good amount of tropical fruit as well. Grapefruit and melon pretty strong. In the back there is a herbal, floral, tea like hop aroma. Very nice.

T - The taste unfortunately does not live up to the aromatics. Nowhere near the amount of tropical fruit and only a touch of grapefruit/citrus. More pine, strong floral/herbal and bitter hop flavors. A bit of a malty finish. A bit of a spicy kick on the finish as well. It gets better as it warms.

M - Medium body with a nice amount of carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

D - Pretty easy to drink and pretty balanced. The hop flavor doesn't quite pop out as much as I'd like, and it doesn't make me want more but it does drink nicely.

Notes: Not bad but the flavor falls off a little in regards to the hop flavors. Much better than the first IPA Madhouse did, but that isn't saying much. Worth a try and it was an enjoyable experience, but I probably won't be getting this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 22:52:13 | More by FreshHawk
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bsp77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Somewhat dark amber with foamy cream colored head and light lacing tendrils.

Smell: Pungent orange, toasted and caramel malts, some spiciness. Aroma is both sweet & dry, and fairly typical for an IPA, but done well.

Taste: Taste is as expected as well, but also done well, with semi-sweet orange and toasted caramel malts upfront, followed by lingering spiciness and bitterness with highlights of grapefruit and pine.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is somewhat smooth and creamy with a dry finish.

Overall: Great example of an IPA that nails the style, but does not do anything out of the ordinary to truly stand out. Basically, it is delicious but not unique.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 22:25:16 | More by bsp77
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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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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +27.9%

08-10-2012 04:55:20 | More by Localdrinklax
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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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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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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-07-2013 23:07:08 | More by Eric908
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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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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-14-2013 05:11:32 | More by Cramerican
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-22-2011 21:22:16 | More by pirmannt1
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sprucetip

Alaska

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-07-2012 03:42:06 | More by sprucetip
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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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Hopburst IPA from Madhouse Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.