PsycHOPathy IPA - MadTree Brewing

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PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA

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88
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Reviews: 55
Hads: 512
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 35
Gots: 116 | FT: 5
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Brew33 on 04-09-2013

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Photo of brewtalthrone
2.57/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I purchased a six-pack from a local beer retailer in the Dayton, Ohio area (about an hour drive from the brewery, though that doesn't preclude the possibility of getting an old/defective batch). Drank from a clean pint glass. Slippery mouthfeel. About halfway through, the distinct odor of dirty feet/socks. Diacetyl ? Isovaleric acid ? Brett ? A wild yeast / bacterial infection ? As a proud Buckeye, I wanted to like this beer. It's readily available in my area, and coupled with the generally favorable reviews that Madtree & its brews receive, I will give it another shot and, hopefully, will be able to update my rating, if warranted. (639 characters)

Photo of parkerdigital
2.93/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I found this to be a very average IPA. I love the hop but this one didn't live up to the hype. As I write this, I'm sitting at the brewery, 6 feet from the tap. It is just an average beer. What a bummer. Their Galaxy High Imperial IPA is much more in line with what I expected. It's a very good beer. Psychopathy is just average. (329 characters)

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinkeable but it couldn't impress me. Just wasnt't hitting the right notes.
Maybe I'll give it another try at some point, will update if I feel different. (155 characters)

Photo of Beejay
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Much thanks to my friends Richard and Alanna for grabbing me this brew.

A: Pale yellow straw in color, with good clarity and a nice amount of white rocky head on top.

S: Pine and grapefruit peel with small notes of orange peel as well. There may even be a hint of lemon balm in there. Nice super clean hoppy smell, not a lot as far as caramel sweetness. Smells nice.

T: Clean bitterness with grapefruit being the predominant flavor. Some pine and light citrus. Not a lot as far as a malt profile goes.

M: Fairly light body, in fact a little too light. There is a nice dryness to it, but leaves the mouth wanting a bit of gravity. There is a slight oily feel from the hops and certainly an assertive bitterness.

O: The alcohol is in there somewhere, but it isn't too obvious. For me the flavor is a little one note, it's hoppy, and that's about it. It's bordering on a little watery for me, and the lack of malt flavor makes it seem like a one trick pony. (962 characters)

Photo of portia99
3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into an Idle Hands tulip. No date on can.

A - Pours a neutral amber color with excellent clarity. A firm pour into the center of the glass yields a thick finger of frothy white head with very good staying power. Sheets of lacing left all over the sides of the glass. Good looking beer.

S - A bit buttery, very earthy, malty sweetness, caramel malt, a bit grassy...not what I was expecting. Hops are very muted overall.

T - Buttery, caramelly malt base. Clean bitter hops at a medium intensity and lingering thru the finish. A bit metallic too. Touches of pine are there, but really lacking in hop presence.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Hoppy bitterness in the middle lingering thru the finish.

O - Not sure how old this can is...I'm guessing it is not the freshest can around. Probably not giving this beer a fair shake. Would like to try again to see what a fresh can is all about...this one just has a dull IPA flavor that is lacking in hop character and not that impressive. (1,006 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high frothy off white head that took a long time to die down, but never completely faded away.
S: Light to moderate amounts of citrusy and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste shares some similarities to the smell, starting off with initial flavors of light citrusy hops and finishing with slightly stronger flavors of grassy hops that linger into the finish. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The grassy hops in this beer make it unique compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: can (744 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can shared by Curran last night, thanks man.

Pours a dirty earthy orange, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells fairly citrusy, with some lemon zest and pine leading the way.

This tastes fairly good, but it's got a fairly watery middle, that leaves the flavors falling a bit flat. There's something missing. The notes of pine, citrus, grass, and a bit of caramel malt do taste good, they just don't pop like I know they should.

The body on this one is light, with a crisp but slightly watery mouthfeel, as mentioned above. There is a moderate amount of carbonation.

This falls just a bit short, some tweaks and it would be excellent. (659 characters)

Photo of mattcrill
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Moderate grassy and citrus hop notes up front. Light caramel notes and clean fermentation character as the beer warms.

Appearance: Hazy amber pour with a low white head. Tight bubbles fade to sticky lacing. Head retention is fair. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Firm earthy hop bitterness up front. Mild grassy and lemon hop flavors. A bready backbone which provides a counterpoint. The balance is easily to the firm earthy hop bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste lingers and is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Slightly oily. No astringency or creaminess noted. No alcohol heat detected.

Overall impression: A bitter American IPA. Seems to blend into the "sea of sameness" for a lot of IPA's on the market these days. Not terrible but nothing to set it apart from the pack either. Too many other good examples out there for me to seek out again. (929 characters)

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a solid, enjoyable IPA. Nothing really stood out either positively or negatively, for what it's worth. A good option when out in a bar, but not worth seeking out. (173 characters)

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
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 fitrock2112
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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! (452 characters)

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks @WesMantooth! Rec'd in NBS BIF #1

Good couple fingers of head, held for a spell then tapered off into a lite beautiful layer.
Citrusy lemon zest meets grapefruit, a bit piney meets grassy. Some bready malt comes through nicely.
Taste starts with citrus, goes to grassy and then bready malt that takes a backseat to an earthy bitterness. Crisp yet slightly resiny on the finish.
Overall, quite good. I will seek this out again. (434 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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. (358 characters)

Photo of UKBeerman
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks good, Smells GREAT....taste was pretty good but something in it was a little off. I enjoyed it but I kept tasting a little hop like soapiness..... I had mine on tap....I guess there was a chance that came from the glass. Still it was enjoyable. Not a session beer... (276 characters)

Photo of WesMantooth
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. About 3 weeks old. Paid $10 for a 6 pack

A - Mostly clear. A golden, hazy, morning pee color (sorry). Fairly frothy head with moderate lacing.

S - Definitely some citrus. I would say grapefruit. Floral hops, and a sweet malt.

T - Bitter hops up front. Floral and very grassy. I imagine kind of what my yard might taste like in a blender (not entirely bad). Followed by a sweet bready taste. Bitter again on the back side with a grapefruit punch.

F - Pretty thin body. A bit watery. Maybe. Average carbonation. Slick oily finish.

O- A bit disappointed by this highly regarded IPA. Not super balanced. A lot of high and low points. A solid palate wrecker. Maybe I have had too many of Ohio's IPAs that taste like doubles/imperials... Not a bad beer at all, very good, but this may likely be my only purchase with White Rajah all around. (856 characters)

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

*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! (1,144 characters)

Photo of Beer_Loving_Brandon
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am partial to IPAs, so I have to be extra careful to not rate them unjustly higher relative to other styles.

I drank it straight out of the can, so I cannot really offer a rating on the beer itself, just the can. Which is cool by me. The smell is almost masked. Very low-key for an IPA. Usually they are floral; this one not so much.

Tastes great. Has a hint of nuttiness. Not incredibly bitter. Can't really taste the alcohol. Has a bit of bite at the end that tends to linger - reminiscent of their Gnarly Brown.

Feels light in the mouth. Not Coors Light light, but lighter than many others at this ABV.

Overall, I liked the beer and since I am from Ohio I tend to like it even more. (691 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 (550 characters)

Photo of phiberoptik
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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. (927 characters)

Photo of screamking
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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 (906 characters)

Photo of Justin_Neff
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (622 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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. (842 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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. (1,994 characters)

Photo of Ri0
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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. (641 characters)

Photo of macrosmatic
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Had at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati for the game with the Cardinals. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a plastic cup (unfortunately, the only available option).

A: Nice gold with a bit of haze apparent. One finger worth of white head, and some good active carbonation visible.

S: Pine resin and citrus hops, very light biscuit malt and just a touch of grassiness.

T: Big citrus (grapefruit and lemon rind) and pine hops. A nice bready malt, but one that completely loses the flavor battle against the strong hoppiness for a (single) IPA. Light bitterness lasts into the hang.

M: Light body, a rather bubbly mouthfeel for an IPA, and low alcohol presence.

O: I was trying real hard to be realistic about this one, as it was the right beer at the right time at a beautiful night to watch a ballgame. But it was quite good. Never had anything else from this brewery, but they've got me interested. It's a level down from the elite of the class, but certainly a solid beer. Recommended. (1,013 characters)

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PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
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