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Hopothesis IPA - Hopothesis Beer Company

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Hopothesis IPAHopothesis IPA

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 20.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Scott231
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Scott231, Apr 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Wiscodrinker, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of drpimento
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.

drpimento, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of MarshMan71
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

MarshMan71, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jschott75, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of WiscoTerr
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

WiscoTerr, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of aliciamsu
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

aliciamsu, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of muddyh2oblues
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

muddyh2oblues, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of pathead
2/5  rDev -39.4%

pathead, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of CWhite
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

CWhite, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of SunnysideLilStore
5/5  rDev +51.5%

SunnysideLilStore, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Kevin79
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Kevin79, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of mynie
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.

mynie, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of T_Hass
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

T_Hass, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Le_HopHead
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Le_HopHead, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Lemke10
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.

Lemke10, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
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.

tjsdomer2, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Willi_BW
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Willi_BW, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Lionhawk
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Lionhawk, Nov 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

milwaukee512, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Daniellobo, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

GreyGhost4, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

sjones5045, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
3.79/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an english pint. Pours a clear golden with a big, dense, white head that dissipates slowly into a cap. A lot of visible carbonation and a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma is butterscotch and toffee up front, with peach, apple, mango, and bubblegum in the background. The best way to describe the tongue is that there is layers of sweet fruit and butterscotch all down the tongue, but it finishes somewhat bitter, and that lingers around long after everything else. I feel like I can drink a few of these, but it's too big and syrupy to call it sessionable.

Overall: I have spoken to the brewers about this beer, and they call it an english IPA, but I think a better label would be an english strong ale. I think the name should be changed from IPA to something else. If you only drink IPAs, then don't buy this. If you drink other beer styles, then this is a good choice.

offthelevel_bytheplumb, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jrohrbacher, Oct 09, 2013
Hopothesis IPA from Hopothesis Beer Company
76 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.