PsycHOPathy IPA - MadTree Brewing

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PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA

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Reviews: 54
Hads: 510
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 35
Gots: 116 | FT: 4
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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 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 minterro
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got as part of a beer trade with pkthebuckeye. Can into a pint glass

A&S: I could smell this one the second I opened the can. Lots of tropical and citrus aromas in the smell. Hints of some earthy tones. Very pretty looking beer, hazy light orange with lots of carbonation liveliness. Head is white and has pretty great retention along with leaving a far bit of specked lacing on the glass.

T&M: Upfront is full of citrus hops. A wee bit of maltyness for balance (but primary a hop forward style ipa). Mildly bitter in the finish, doesn't hang around excessively on the palate. On the higher side of medium for body and crisp, but not shape carbonation.

Overall: Great beer, would recommend. One of, if not my favorite of the trade. (736 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 bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear dark gold color with some orange tints and about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like floral and citrusy (orange peel, grapefruit) hops, and some bready malt. It tastes like floral/herbal hops, citrusy (grapefruit, mango, citrus peel) hops, and some caramel and bready malt. There's also a nice bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good IPA, I wouldn't mind picking this up again. Worth trying for sure! (630 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 BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can from Peter. THANKS DUDE! Pours light copper orange, mostly clear and ever so slightly hazy, with a half finger white head. Aroma of bitter piney orange rinds, flowery notes, with sweet caramel in the back. Flavor is bright bitter orange peel with a rather present caramel malt backbone for a single IPA. Sweet orange peel finish that lingers with dry pine bitterness. Resinous, with medium carbonation. A nice brew all in all. (430 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 stewart124
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with nice white head into my dogfish head IPA glass.

Nose is piney and boasts white grapefruit.

Crisp bite of carbonation and hops followed by bready and grassy characters. Nice background bitterness with a slightly bigger hop notes in the finish. Goes over very well and it is so easy to drink.

Love this beer. Madtree does it very well and the can keep so easily. Vets fresh and very drinkable. (412 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous thick frothy crown sets up high above a blurry gold and orange.

The nose holds bright citrus notes, mostly pink grapefruit, lemon rind, orange and possibly mango. The herbal, floral hops are resiny pine and rose petal like aromas.

The flavor is spot on the nose with the citrus and herbal hops in full mix.

The feel is very full and satisfying, maybe a touch oily and slick, but very smooth. The bitterness and astringency normal encountered in the style is tempered nicely.

This is a solid beer, a solid IPA and a deeply satisfying drink. (552 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I do enjoy a beer with a witty name, hopefully the beer can back it up, and yay canned craft beer! No date on the can, but should be fresh. Just received in a trade thanks to crapturds (reddit).

Pours a nice big creamy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice soapy lacing, a hazy apricot orange slight golden huge beer.

Nose brings a nice hop aroma, though a bit lighter than I expected as far as strength goes. It brings a nice floral note, with some citrus, a little stone fruit, mild grassy notes, mild pith like and even a bit resinous, also a nice tangerine as it warms, all that with a hint of a sweet candy malt base.

taste comes on with a big hop base, and what seems like malts but comes through bone dry. Hops are the main attraction again, with more citrus and a little resin, mild grapefruit pith with a bit more tangerine, a hint of a stone fruit note, mild grassy slightly herbal hops that also hint at a touch of mint in the background. There is a mild reddish toasty malt presence in there, but no sweetness as it seems almost overly attenuated, the balance is long gone. The hops turn a bit spicy and chewy on the back end, and especially on the super dry finish, as the hops really linger with bitterness it gets a little astringent and tongue nagging bitter, which is not necessarily a bad thing if you love super hoppy bitter beers.

Mouth is med bod, lots of nice fluffy carbonation, very dry.

Overall quite nice, enjoyable tasty hops, with enough body to back it up despite the lack of sweetness or much of a malt profile. That being said, perhaps a bit over-attenuated as it lacks any sort of balance and the rampant hops just destroy your palate. Still a pretty nice beer. (1,703 characters)

Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - tannish golden color with a good white head and good lacing.
Smell - piny slight citrus
Taste - easy going slight hop with a good pony taste with slight citrus and a good malt backbone.
Feel - light body with medium carbonation
Overall - pretty good easy going ipa. (272 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a teku glass

A - It pours a brilliant amber color and is crystal clear. It is topped with two inches of off-white head.

S - The smell has some faint citrus and tropical fruit aromas. I even get a little juniper, but the smells are not strong. The aromas are good, but weak.

T - The taste starts out with weak citrus and barely perceptible tropical fruit. As I consume the taste grows with each subsequent drink. A pine finish become apparent. I was disappointed at first but this beer is growing on me the more I drink it.

M - Moderate to thin.

O - This is one of the easiest drinking IPA's that I have had. I could drink this all day. The flavor is subtle enough to not overwhelm the palate after a couple beers. But that being said, it is not an IPA that a single serving would satisfy my craving for hops. The taste makes it great for having a few, but lacking in enough flavor for cravings. (927 characters)

Photo of tripsforjoe
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything I've ever wanted in an IPA. Balanced, but lets the hops do the talking with not too much malt. No added sweetness, but still so incredibly fruity. Scarily easy to drink. Cannot be beaten fresh from the brewery out of the can. Outstanding! (249 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 ddedhed
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can into a Spiegelau glass.

A- The beer is a nice golden color with an orange tint. It may be the clearest, most tranquil beer I have ever seen. Nice thick frothy head, which leaves some slight lacing.

S- Tropical fruit, mango, grassy, slight herbal.

T- Smooth sweet maltiness that transitions into that tropical mango fruit, followed by the grassy bitterness, then a nice herbal/flowery finish. Somewhat crisp.

M- Thin body with medium carbonation.

O- I had this on tap at the brewery, but thought it was just ok. After reading more hype about it, I decided to buy a six pack of cans. I am glad I gave it a second try. The can I had was great. The thin body and crispness added with the clean hops make it a very refreshing IPA. I will definitely be picking up more of this. (798 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 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 dar482
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out in a light clear yellow color with a hint of orange in there. It pours out with a 2-3 finger rocky head with some sticking on the glass.

The aroma is killer. Tons of big sweet tropical and citrus fruit. You get mango, pineapple, and just tons and tons of sweet sweet tangerine, peach, orange. There’s a bit of sweet caramel malt in the back too, but it’s mostly that big fruity aroma.

The flavor hits your tongue first some bitterness, then there’s tons of roundy fruity flavors. You get that citrus and mango and tropical. Then the beer hits you hard with that really strong dry, grapefruit pith bitterness. It’s quite strong, but refreshing as well. That truly is the highlight of the beer. It pops up on you and is so refreshing.

There’s a good balance with this beer because of the bready malt in the middle, but it’s not overly sweet and balances quite well with the hops, while still being a hugely hop bomb.

Unfortunately there’s no date on this beautiful lime green can, but it sure tasted fresh.

This was a pleasantly amazing surprise for an extra from a beer trade. Wow, this stuff is killer. For context, I would say this pushes towards more than clean hop, but sweet malty IPA. This is definitely less sweet and more of that strong longing bitterness than 60 Minute. I would actually say it’s just a better made version of that beer. (1,387 characters)

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
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)

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 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)

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 GPHarris
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a snifter that left a thin ring and sheet throughout. the body was a bright orange-amber color.
s - citrusy and grassy hops.
t - citrus, grassy and floral hops with some honey sweetness to balance it out. this reminds me a little of hopslam, jr.
m - bubbly and crisp but a little too thin.
o - very drinkable and solid ipa. i would have like more carbonation but overall really good. loved the aroma and taste. (460 characters)

Photo of schwemjw
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: First off i want to say the design on this can is awesome! poured a light copper. a good amount of carbonation is coming up from the bottom on this. it left a two finger bright white head with large bubbles that held on well.

S: first thing that catches me a sweet tropical fruit note. pineapple, fresh orange juice and a touch of grapefruit. there is a floral note on the end.

T: Very earthy and floral. Herbal. a little onion in there as well with a nice dry bitter finish. But there is a nice caramel sweet malt backbone. and the more i drink the more the citrus shines! orange zest, a squeeze a lemon and a dry grapefruit. an herbal pine in there as well! some acid on the finish makes your mouth crave more. balanced nicely.

M: its pretty light on the palate. medium carbonation. the bitterness is sticking around on the middle of my tongue which is excellent.

O: This is a great brew! its refreshing but bursting with flavor. The aroma is much more tropical fruit forward than the flavor but its has alot of citrus and earthy, herbal, resin in the flavor. this is a great session ipa and i could probably drink a case of them! 91 (1,145 characters)

Photo of patpbr
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a pint glass without much head retetion and a light to golden color.
S - hops, citrus and pine
T - Hop centric, citrus and grapefruit with a piney flavor. This is bitter but balanced out with the malts.
M - Medium body, high carbonation.
O - Its really nice that this is brewed in my neighborhood. (316 characters)

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PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.