PsycHOPathy IPA - MadTree Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev -1%
Cincinnati has always been a town to celebrate its brewing history. But with surprisingly poor beer culture, that history has largely circulated around the industrial lagers and without regard to the quality of craft beer... until now. And it looks like MadTree Brewing Company will be a part of the new movement, that is if they can continue to make beers like their flagship IPA!
PsycHOPathy pours a honey-gold color and shows absolute bright clarity as the beer settles and the foam separates. Capped with a frothy white hat, the beer retains stubbornly and clings the the glass with broken lacy rings. While much clearer than I expect dry-hopped beers to be and a tinge lighter in color than the norm- the beer's filtered character creates a charming appearance but isn't necessary.
Bright and zesty aromas are led by citrusy American hops, distinguishable grapefruit and orange peels, mild chivy herbs, and soft tropical esters all seem to be of fresh field-sliced sweetness because of the supple caramel and honey-sweet floral scent that brings this whole bouquet to life.
Early sweetness is supple and savory and arrives to greet the early palate just before the hops grow to take command of the taste. Starting fruity with oranges and apricots, a slight jammy taste resides. But deeper into the taste, its the turn to grapefruit-type that brings about the bitterness of citrus oils, pith and zest until the beer nose dives into a resinous pine bitterness to finish.
Medium bodied, the beer's early carbonation and residual sweetness lingers slightly before trailing quickly to favor hop dryness, grain sharpness, and alcohol warmth. Though quite dry, the beer doesn't deliver on the premiere dry texture a hop glory that I so wanted in this IPA.
MadTree's IPA will certainly quench the thirst of the most discriminating Hop Head. It's a refreshing and clean hop-dominant ale, but it needs a little more aggression in the "bitter" and "dry" departments to become truly irresistible.
04-11-2013 16:57:16 | More by BEERchitect
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