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Hopothesis IPA - Hopothesis Beer Company

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Hopothesis IPAHopothesis IPA

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BA SCORE
76
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94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 21.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopothesis Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Hopothesis IPA is the first of many cerebral drinking experiences. Our India Pale Ale is specifically formulated to be balanced, flavorful, and approachable. It can be easily paired with a variety of food and you can drink more than one and still feel quite lucid. Enjoy.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-03-2012)
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ffshore545

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-04-2014 01:51:42 | More by ffshore545
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DanteCervezas

Wisconsin

1.89/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No hoppy flavor. No hoppy aroma. Definitely not an IPA. Has more of a lager flavor, but even that would be generous for this nebulous waste of beer making supplies. Website says HQ is Chicago, IL but bottle says brewed/bottled in Monroe, WI. Minhas? Berghoff? Blame who you want, other than yourself for buying this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 04:35:11 | More by DanteCervezas
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cd34

Illinois

4/5  rDev +21.2%

05-27-2014 03:19:07 | More by cd34
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-26-2014 13:16:02 | More by scxcrunner
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-18-2014 15:25:23 | More by Kubrickx
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drbenderdo

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

05-10-2014 01:47:14 | More by drbenderdo
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robotiks

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

04-24-2014 02:38:47 | More by robotiks
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-18-2014 01:08:33 | More by frosted33
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Scott231

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

04-09-2014 00:15:23 | More by Scott231
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Wiscodrinker

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

03-30-2014 02:01:13 | More by Wiscodrinker
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.15/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Definitely the best thing about this beer is its appearance. Nothing else, except the ABV reflects anything close to a traditional or even recognizable IPA. Almost no hops in the nose, very little in the taste, body is not bad except there's some missing characteristics that the hops give to the mouth feel. And of course the finish sums all of this up. I can hardly imagine how a more forgettable beer could be made.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 02:28:53 | More by drpimento
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MarshMan71

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

03-24-2014 20:59:00 | More by MarshMan71
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-16-2014 23:59:59 | More by jschott75
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WiscoTerr

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

03-09-2014 04:02:36 | More by WiscoTerr
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aliciamsu

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

03-08-2014 01:07:42 | More by aliciamsu
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

03-07-2014 23:55:22 | More by muddyh2oblues
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pathead

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -39.4%

03-03-2014 00:26:10 | More by pathead
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CWhite

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

02-24-2014 03:08:11 | More by CWhite
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SunnysideLilStore

Illinois

5/5  rDev +51.5%

01-24-2014 16:00:49 | More by SunnysideLilStore
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

01-15-2014 03:26:30 | More by Kevin79
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mynie

Indiana

2.55/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at a fancy hotel bar. The bartender said it was better than GI's Green Line, so my guess is she gets a cut out of each pint she sells.

Tastes like a decent homebrew IPA. Medium-alpha hops of no clear origin, lightly thick syrup malt, and a wee little hint of extract medicinalness. Not very good for a commercially sold beer. It actually tastes little bit like something from Minhas or Cold Springs--has the same nodes of poison--but thankfully the hops are okay and are strong enough to blot most of that out.

I could finish it, but I certainly would not recommend--especially in a city that has literally 10 excellent house IPAs at its disposal.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2014 19:41:20 | More by mynie
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T_Hass

California

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

01-01-2014 21:28:36 | More by T_Hass
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

4/5  rDev +21.2%

01-01-2014 05:42:21 | More by Le_HopHead
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

2.33/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This pours a clear golden color with a slight foamy head with a slightly bitter aroma. The taste is smooth and has a very sour/bitter tone. There is a flavor that tastes like old sour water that distracts from the overall taste. This could definitely use some work and improvements.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 03:13:28 | More by Lemke10
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean, crisp, and golden. Excellent carbonation and lacing.

Smell: Raisins and licorice. Maple syrup in the finish. A tad sweet for an IPA.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely malty. Sweet caramel (even some chocolate). Some more raisins. Again, a tad sweet for the style. Clean, moderate mouthfeel.

Overall: Not a great example of the style, but a good beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:56:40 | More by tjsdomer2
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Hopothesis IPA from Hopothesis Beer Company
76 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.