Madness IPA - The Wild Beer Co.
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United Kingdom (England)
3.96/5 rDev +3.9%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2013. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York (they should consider making this their signature beer). The label describes it as a UK version of a West Coast IPA, containing a ton of hops for maximum impact. The screen printed bottle is cool, though I reckon they owe a hat tip to Stone....
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy amber hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of intense hop notes: grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, melon, white grape, mild pine and tropical fruits. This is underpinned by a backbone of sweet caramel malt and earthy yeast. Hopulicious!
Tastes of fruity hops with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, peel, lime, pine resin, melon, mild tropical fruit, caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Highly attenuated and intensely juicy. A strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is dry, smooth, spicy and tingly, with good body. Some carbonation but could be more effervescent. Very astringent, with an aftertaste of intensely bitter aromatic hops, mild yeast and a hint of malt.
Impressive and delicious - a hophead's delight. A tsunami of fruity hops in the aroma and flavour; the malt comes through but definitely plays second fiddle. Decent body but increased carbonation would give it more texture. A solid effort - this young brewery clearly knows what it's doing. If you love hops then don't pass up an opportunity to try this.
04-20-2013 23:36:52 | More by jazzyjeff13
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
Cloudy goldenrod with athletic lumpy parchment froth that's steady.
Tangerine, pineapple and papaya nose - fresh.
Apricot biscuit with agro lemon oil hops, a mineral tang, then melon and lots of clean pine.
Spearmint and lime sorbet finish and powdery bitter linger.
Light with just a hint of medium, oily, frothy.
Wow - I let this one hang around but it doesn't seem to have slowed down at all. Not much to get in the way of a gracefully delivered rabbit punch of west coast hops. Just enough malt to balance, fizz lifts the hops, nice viscosity - technically accomplished all around. Truly a DIPA in the mould of Hop Wallop, in spite of the low end ABV.
Wild continue to intrigue.
11-01-2013 11:21:59 | More by StJamesGate
4.35/5 rDev +14.2%
330ml bottle at The Local Pub.
Apperance: Amber-golden colour with a dense white foam that sticked around at about 1 finger, like forever! Had to leave for a little something, came back at the pub about 40 minutes later, foam was still there waving at me!!
Smell: Aroma was intense and insane, with pine, orange, some notes of peach, pineapple. I could just smell it for hours, never wanted it to end!! the bottle still has that smell, and it's already been a day!
Taste: Taste was the same as smell, insanely refreshing pine notes, with a lot of grass in the aftertaste, which got stuck to my taste buds. I was literally drinking very small sips so that I could drink it for hours.
Mouthfeel: Body was light to medium with lively carbonation.
Overal: An extremely drinkable IPA I wish i could drink again right now!!!
09-21-2013 20:20:36 | More by Tsekouratos
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
Pint on-tap at Drygate Brewery, Glasgow, Scotland (£3.90):
Cloudy amber to orange with a foamy surafce lacing & some on the sides. A lot of sediment was floating in the middle of the pint & it looked quite thick, almost like bits of hops. Very unusual.
Fresh & hoppy with lots of tropical fruits & floral notes initially. A good helping of pine with some background fruits feature too & the beer was lively on the nose.
Taste matched aroma well with some hops, followed by some nice pine & tropical fruits plus some floral flavours too. I could detect some peach & apricot around the middle & overall the taste was excellent.
Smooth with a medium body complimented by some faint hints of alcohol & a fresh taste that takes a solid, bitter feel from the hops. Carbonation is lively & the beer is refreshingly easy to drink.
A very nice American style IPA that went down very well indeed. It was heavy on the hops but all the better for it and the fact that it didn't get off to a great start with the abundance of sediment sitting in the glass was a minor issue once I smelt and tasted the beer. An excellent beer and one that I'll be on the lookout for again, with any luck I'll pick a bottle up sometime soon.
07-10-2014 10:07:37 | More by flyingpig
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a snifter glass.
Pours a hazy golden amber colour with a white head. Decent lacing.
Smells quite hoppy - piney, citrusy
Tastes very hoppy, same as the smell, with some sweet caramel malt tucked away in the background.
Overall quite a decent attempt at this style.
03-11-2013 20:19:25 | More by CwrwAmByth
United Kingdom (England)
3.99/5 rDev +4.7%
Purchased from the BeerRitz online beer shop; bottle-conditioned in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB May 2014, served mildly chilled in Gulden Draak’s short-stemmed tulip-shaped sniffer.
Appearance: pours a translucent, dark-orangey amber in colour, coming with fine and constant carbonation in support of a thick off-white frothy head with extremely good retention.
Smell: upfront, the nose is interestingly estery, suggesting floral perfume, overripe green melons and pears, but soon the richly aromatic hoppiness chimes in to add a bit more sweet pineapple-ish and citric fruitiness against a intensely sweet cane-sugary malt background.
Taste: rather harsh, tannic, mildly fruity acidic and bitter-yeasty on the otherwise interestingly light flavour upfront, it’s almost immediately turning super-bitter without much of a middle-taste acting as a bridge. Some flavour elements are scattered, as of bitter grapefruits, citrus peels, overripe pears, sweet pale malts, etc., edged by a subtle sweetness as of root herbs. The 3D raw power of chewy bitterness deepens and consolidates in no time, leaving lots and lots and lots and lots… of tannin to work up the both ends of the tongue...
Mouthfeel & Overall: smooth and refreshing at the same time, medium-plus bodied and never tasting heavy, this super-charged hop-bomb IPA has a comparatively restrained hop flavour to offer and even more random feel of maltiness; altogether the flavour is totally dominated by the bitterness, which I find a bit… unbalanced. OR, maybe a balance was never meant to be a desired result in this beer? If that’s the case, I guess I’d rest my case… and just enjoy it!
06-04-2013 21:42:53 | More by wl0307
Madness IPA from The Wild Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.