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Hopback IPA - Madison Brewing Co.

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Hopback IPA
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Madison Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: GarthDanielson on 09-06-2013

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by recoveringmormon:
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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a- golden orange with a relatively quickly diminishing frothy head and moderate lacing

s- earthy and sweet, less like a traditional ipa

t- grapefruit nose gives way to earthy, almost mushroomy malt backbone

m- thin, little carbonation

o- with so many IPAs that taste identical, this one is definitely worth a try. Very tasty and unique, will definitely drink again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of FloppyTopper
4/5  rDev -0.7%

A solid west coast style american IPA. Hands down the best beer they brew. Not northern VT quality, but a Southern VT go-to.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is an amber-copper coloring, with a frothy, film, off-white head that remains thin. Nose of wet, resiny hops, with grapefruit and mango in the backbone. Flavors of wet, peppery hops on the forward tongue, with a bold, tangy sweet caramel backbone. Very tasty and balanced, with a peppery and dry build as you drink. Decent lacing left along the glass. Light bodied. Pepper and pine linger on a slick, clean finish. Tasty and very crushable, this beer could get dangerous!

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Hopback IPA from Madison Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.