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PsycHOPathy IPA | MadTree Brewing

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PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The subtle malt backbone combats the bitterness and intensity of floral, grassy and citrus hop flavors. However, taste is perception. What's your slant?

Added by Brew33 on 04-09-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
626
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
27.41%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
171
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 626
Photo of portia99
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of Beejay
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

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Photo of rangerred
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger, thick white head.

The hops in this really smack you in the face with lemon/lime and tropical citrus notes. There is really a lot of grass that comes through as well. Just the slightest bit of vanilla too.

Creamy lemon and lime in the flavor followed by some juicy tropical fruit; closely follows the aroma. Very crisp bitterness wit enough malt to keep the hops from being overwhelming. Everything cleans up very nicely towards the finish with some light bread and just the tiniest bit of sweetness.

Overall, a very good IPA from a smallish regional brewery. Impressive from a young brewery and really deserves to be better known.

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Photo of denver10
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with a nice white head. Aroma offers citrus juice and its rind, florals, pine, and some baked bread. Flavor follows suit and dangerously sessionable. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, further proof that Ohio knows how to brew a great IPA. I couldn't stop drinking this one during my trip in Cincinnati and had to bring a sixer back home with me. Great stuff, I wish I had access to this one all the time. Would be a staple in my fridge for sure.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of Ri0
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of gopens44
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A little hazy, honey colored and a finger thick head that quickly settled into a thin layer and spotty lacing.

Nose starts out smelling just like a brewery. That may sound sillt, but I mean that rich grainy, thick smell you get when you go into the vessel room or whatever it's called. After that, not much else.

Taste is an immediate rush of pine hop bitter and sweet candy like maltifun.

Starts out thick, stays full bodied and finishes dry.

This one is pretty tasty to be sure.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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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.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Clear yellow-gold, with slight casting and big white head that fades in time. Huge lacing as you drink. Nice.

S - Pine and resin are core, with a nice punch of lemon citrus and grapefruit pith. Floral and some herbal notes, too.

T - Powerfully bitter, but with a solid fruitiness in the form of orange and lemon. Cracker malt. Bitter close that trails.

M - Brisk carbonation, crunchy, with a bitterness in the close that builds.

O - Strong IPA, with bright and sinewy hop notes. The bitterness in the close is a bit much, but overall it is still an enjoyable beer, just one I do not follow with another IPA for fear of blowing my palate.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: strAw yellow. Minimal opaque head

S: citrus. Floral. Hops. Lemon pe

T: more floral notes. Bitter resin. Some citrus fruit zest. Not much malt.

F: light. Crisp. Bitter on the palate.

O: quite good. Easy to drink. Good flavor

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Photo of mattcrill
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color. Hoppy aroma, citrusy and crisp, but not as intense as you may expect. The flavor is aa clean, hoppy combination of grassy and citrus rind (mostly lemon) notes. Carbonation is nice. Definitely worth trying if you think its something you're interested in.

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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.

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Photo of Radome
3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Fox & Hound, Beavercreek, OH. Underwhelmed with the beer in all areas. Weak foam, weak aroma and average flavors that didn't "pop" for me. Nothing wrong with this IPA but it was nothing special.

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Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can to snifter. Look is medium gold and slightly hazy. Smell is piney hops, some peppery spice. Taste is bitter piney hops, light flowery notes and come citrus. Malt is well balanced but the fish is a bit dry. Overall I didn't really like this one on first try, but I enjoyed my second can a bit more. Still nothing outstanding tho. I prefer my IPAs more citrus hop forward and bright, and this was more old school

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Photo of GPHarris
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours clean light golden, finger white head fades to a lasting thin layer, plenty lace. Dank weedy aroma and taste, mild citrus notes. Dry grassy finish. Tastes way lighter than the abv, almost like a session IPA. Medium soft mouthfeel. Overall good weedy IPA.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy light yellow with a huge, frothy, bright white head. There is fantastic retention and huge hanging sheets of lacing. Smell is subtle floral, grassiness and citrus. Taste is the same with a good deal of bitterness balanced by a sweet maltiness. Feel is very light, but drinkable. Overall a very solid beer.

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Photo of stewart124
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a light haze. Has an aroma of dank resin hops. Flavor is pretty light compared to the aroma. Has mild pine flavors and the aftertaste fades off quickly. Overall solid IPA but could have a better finish and mouthfeel.

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Photo of minterro
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of ddedhed
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of BrewUSA
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

MadTree PsycHOPathy

Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 89/100

Summery: I really enjoyed this. Very creamy and smooth as hell! It's not available in my area, if it were I would buy it regularly at the price point. Good stuff~

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Photo of patpbr
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.