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Hopothesis IPA - Hopothesis Beer Company

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 20.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hopothesis IPA from Hopothesis Beer Company
77 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.