Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

PsycHOPathy IPA - MadTree Brewing

Not Rated.
PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

74 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 74
Hads: 581
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 28.43%
Wants: 40
Gots: 148 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brew33 on 04-09-2013

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 74 | Hads: 581
Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a Goose Island tulip. The beer is simply beautiful in the glass. It's crystal clear, deep gold in color, and sports a majestic frothy white head that retains itself very well and leaves behind some nice lacing. Nice dank hop aromas abound on the nose. Grapefruit, lemon, pine trees, and a hint of orange rind rise from the glass.

The beer has a medium body and a nicely balanced flavor. It is a tad sweet up front in a toast and marmalade kind of way. There are enough hops to remind you it's an IPA, but not nearly enough to make the beer rancidly bitter. The hop flavor is more of a floral, resiny, piney bitterness and less of a citrusy bitterness. As I prefer citrus, this is a pity. Still, the balance is so well dialed-in that I find myself thoroughly enjoying the flavor. It doesn't bombard you. It just sort of glides across the palate and leaves a nice lingering dank hoppy flavor on the finish (with your palate still more or less intact).

Overall, an extremely well-crafted IPA, though I wish it had more of a citrus character. It's important to note that this is not some hop-bomb-science-experiment or ridiculous ``extreme beer'' concoction. This is an exceptionally well-balanced American IPA; the kind that will still be popular when extreme beers have run their course. It's not intended for macho hopheads who dismiss anything that doesn't rip the taste buds off their tongue.

 1,418 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of BrewRaider
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better midwest IPAs that I have had that is not brewed in Minnesota. Wish I could have paired it with a bowl of Skyline chili.

138 characters

Photo of SanFranJake
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Grinz12
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cincysig
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of maltmanjones
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of cnagle28
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really solid ipa. Delicious floral and tropical hop flavors sustained and held nicely together by the malt backbone. Decent aroma upon opening of can as well.

 168 characters

Photo of Dinkel
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jminch
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can, dated July 2015, into a snifter.

A: Clear but limited clarity in the gold-amber body. Moderate size but short lived head leaves spotty lacing on the glass.

Aroma - very fruity, with plenty of citrus, mainly orange. Suggests more tartness than sweetness. Good complexity.

Feel: Medium body and near medium carbonation. Crisp and dry.

Flavor: Some sweet malt; enough to leave this IPA with relatively low bitterness for style. The hoppy characteristics still dominate, with tropical fruit, herbal and evergreen notes.

Overall: Low bitterness but plenty of hops for an IPA.

 593 characters

Photo of Rosethoj
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of deuce9259
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Adkins1203
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of richkrull
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Iparedman
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.