PsycHOPathy IPA - MadTree Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev -1%
poured 12oz can into snifter.
A - Hay dark orange with a decent 1.5 finger white head. Nice retention that drops into a collar and good amounts of spotty lacing.
S - Intense, dank, grassy, herbal hops give this its big aroma. I also notice some citrus and sweet caramel.
T - Bitter citrus up front with the grassy and herbal notes. It mellows out into the caramel malts and finishes with a nice bitter grapefruit.
M - Lighter body with a sticky feel. Carbonation well with in range for an IPA.
O - Another very good IPA from Ohio. They must think they are on the west coast, because I have had many good IPAs from the state. Well done.
04-09-2014 16:08:31 | More by Ri0
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
3.96/5 rDev -1.5%
Poured from a can into an IU mason jar.
A: Pours a light orange, translucent body. Produces a big and fluffy, pillow-like white head with good retention and decent lacing.
S: Some spicy black pepper, Mango, Pineapple, and grapefruit sweetness backed by a good hop presence.
T: Bitter upfront bite, followed with a very nice hop character, ends with juicy orange and grapefruit.
M: Medium body, Medium-high carbonation, sticky, buttery.
O: Glad to see a good, seshy IPA grace the shelves from Cincy - gotta love that it's from a can too. Nice citrus character and good hoppiness. Excited to see what else MadTree does.
04-21-2013 19:26:33 | More by Justin_Neff
3.96/5 rDev -1.5%
Pours a brilliant golden light copper color with a frothy one inch ivory head that leaves thick lacing as it dissipates.
Slightly sweet, grainy malt, resin, dank cannabis, and underpinnings of citrus form the initial aroma. Onion and pine surface late, adding complexity.
Flavor reveals more citrus dominance, becoming moderately bitter mid palate, and finishing fairly dry. Grapefruit, lime, and resin hit early in the profile, with grassy, earthy notes carrying into the finish. Notes of mango are slight. The malt backbone is extremely subtle and slightly grainy.
Body is moderate, carbonation a tad high, along with moderate astringency and slight alcohol warmth.
Good levels of hop flavoring and bitterness, but wish the malt were less grainy. More specialty malt would help. Hop citrus character could stand a touch more complexity.
04-19-2013 23:19:00 | More by barczar
3.94/5 rDev -2%
12oz can poured into wine glass.
Appearance-pours a golden orange with a thin off white head which disappears quickly. Nice bits of lacing dancing around the glass. 3.75
Aroma-right off the bat I'm getting a wild flower musk then orange creeps in. Almost a white wine aroma. 3.75
Taste-creamy orange apricot, grapefruit, hints of honey. Very sweet, there is very little bitterness to be found. Nice to see an IPA that doesn't pack the hops in just because the status quo says you have to. Nice even taste. 4
Feel-great feel, lighter side of medium body, ABV sits well, very drinkable, good for a session. 4.5
Overall-support local brews! This is a lighter IPA then you usually see these days. Could also be a good intro into this category for a newbie. Die hard hopheads might not find a lot in this one, but I feel it's overall evenness and thirst quenching ability make it a great summer beer. 3.75
07-22-2013 02:10:26 | More by screamking
3.89/5 rDev -3.2%
Love that a new exciting brewery is has made its place in the growing Cincinnati craft beer scene. Happy to finally try it.
Pours a surprisingly golden, clear yellow with just a touch of copper. Much lighter and golden than most IPAs, but not off putting. Soapy white head that quickly filled up my snifter. Its reduced but hanging around for a while.
Nice fruity, resiny, dank hops in the nose. Maybe some lemongrass in there too. Sweet caramel whiffs as well.
The flavor is lighter than I expected but very very refreshing. sweet up front, with a mild bittering on the tongue. Grapefruit rind, lemon, just overall subtle citrus flavors with pithy bitterness.
Light, airy, slightly thin, easy drinking, Great IPA for a hot day.
I like this. This is an IPA for people who like Pale Ales and dont like big, malty IPAs. It drinks really really easy and leaves a nice bitterness behind. A must try if you have access to it.
06-23-2013 01:40:17 | More by phiberoptik
3.88/5 rDev -3.5%
Appearance: Arrives crystal clear amber with a modest cap that fades without leaving much lace
Smell: Floral, with hints of pith and grass
Taste: All about the hops from the start, with floral and tropical flavors in the forefront - orange, apricot and a hint of mango; grassy and pithy elements arrive later, providing a rather bitter finish
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I would characterize this as a Summer IPA, with a light mouthfeel and a dry finish; nice, though I would prefer some bolder hop flavors
08-14-2013 22:01:28 | More by brentk56
3.84/5 rDev -4.5%
*12 oz can*
I was on vacation and found this little sixer that was dated 6-25-14. So I bought it! Time to describe this brew. First this comes at you like looking like an easier to find Pliny. Very pretty to look at! Deep golden honey almost on the brink of copper tone. Pleasant whit tight bubbly head. The fumes from this is pretty standard for an IPA. Huge floral hops with underlying citric notes of grapefruit zest and a little bit of pineapple. Grains are there and are dominant while this brew warms. The flavor is as the nose describes. Citric and floral/grass with a kiss of resinous hops. The malts are there resembling toasted grains and biscuits. Semi-dry finish with a bitter snap of hop resins that coat the tongue. The body on this beer Medium-light, par carbonation to help the flavors pop.
Overall: I'm glad I made this purchase. This is an above par hoppy brew. It's slightly off balanced, which is a good thing IMO. That way all the hop oils still stay within the beer. Yet it's also not hop water. This brew is crisp and clean. I have no problem killing a few after cutting the grass, yadayadayada... This brew is Worthy!
07-05-2014 18:32:14 | More by Shroud0fdoom
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.78/5 rDev -6%
White head. With a little bit of lace. Color is an orange hued gold.
Flavor profile: A little bit of tropical flavors. Mangoes and pineapple. A fair amount of floral hops.
Mouthfeel: Bitter and some stickiness. Hop resiny. Medium bodied.
Overall, a solid ipa. Really easy to drink this one as it isn't overly bitter. This one has a nice amount of flavor.
05-26-2014 03:10:53 | More by mothman
3.76/5 rDev -6.5%
Poured PsycHOPathy IPA into a pint glass.
A - Pours a clear dark golden with a finger of white head.
S - On first sniff getting some grapefruit, pine, slight amount of citrus.
T - Nice, getting hops, with grapefruit. It has some bitterness mid palate. Finally, on the after taste getting more pine and bitterness.
M - Medium all the way, mouthfeel and carbonation.
O - It feels like a everyday IPA. Not too heavy or too thin. Recommended! Cheers!
03-28-2014 21:23:14 | More by fitrock2112
PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.