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PsycHOPathy IPA - MadTree Brewing

Not Rated.
PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

68 Reviews
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Reviews: 68
Hads: 555
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 28.79%
Wants: 40
Gots: 138 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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Reviews: 68 | Hads: 555
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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!

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Photo of phiberoptik
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Real nice, drinkable beer. Pours a light gold with a thick head that lasts. Aroma of orange, grapefruit and pine. Tastes more like a hoppy APA - clean, refreshing with a moderate bitterness at the end. Very enjoyable IPA; you can drink three cans without feeling overwhelmed by a sticky, cloying aftertaste.

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Photo of Justin_Neff
3.96/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of brewtalthrone
2.57/5  rDev -35.1%
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.

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Photo of fitrock2112
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
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!

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Photo of GregBlatz
2.9/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Cincy beers are taking off. Mad Tree Psychopathy is one that gets a lot of talk in the area as ipa's are so popular.

This beer is pretty good on its own.

A very straw like color with a pure white head. It is clear that they want the hops to be the focus. A bit of haziness.

Mny beer was canned on 10/22 and enjoyed on 11/15 so freshness should not be an issue.

The smell is aggressive hops that are particularly grassy. I can smell the malt sweetness which is unexpected for such a pale beer.

The best way to describe the taste is aggressive hop grassiness.

I prefer my ipa to have more pine, citrus flavors.

I suspect this is dryhopped aggressively with pellet hops. I get these grassy hazy characteristics with my homebrews if I dry hop with a loose bag and use pellets.

Pretty good ipa on its own but it simply cannot compare to Rhinegeist Truth(a Cincy ipa that is one of the best ipa's in the country IMHO).

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Photo of Seejae
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale/clear orange with a mostly floral aroma. There is a crispness to this IPA that sets apart from others. The sting of the hops is immediate and pulls itself to the back of the tongue. Has a feel that is almost light and session-esque. I really enjoyed this beer. Some complexity, but pretty straight forward as the floral and grassy notes dominate, but the citrus does fight it's way through. Must say that Mad Tree is killing it down in Cincy.

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Photo of Roby923
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastey IPA that is completely dependable to fill the hop void. Nothing extraordinary in terms of hop punch. Bottom of can "07/15/2015 hopsta la vista baby". Cool touch. Canned from TJs Columbus.

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Photo of bborche
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just a solid ipa all around for madtree. This is one of go to beers. The hops are nice and is great and citrusy. This and white rajah are a couple of the better ones out there along with rhinegeist

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Photo of jimdalton
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy golden straw that pours a small head with little retention. Very minor lacing.
Smell: Citrus (orange mainly) hops with subtle grass and malt notes.
Taste: Citrus hops (orange, grapefruit) and pine hops supported by a subtle malt backbone. Flavor finishes with a nice caramel.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Overall very smooth
Overall: This IPA is quite flavorful and very complex. It takes the expected hop characteristics of an IPA and adds a good chunk of complexity with the subtle malt. Highly recommended.

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Photo of goldenbooter
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Darker in color. More flavor going forward with the hops hitting the back end.
Smells great. A solid beer that I would put up against most in the country.

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Photo of UKBeerman
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
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...

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Photo of Beer_Loving_Brandon
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Jmalpha1
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap and was amazed. Tastes fresh and crisp, very clean and pleasant. It's an easy-drinking IPA. The second time I had it out of a can and was a little disappointed but hey an IPA in a can isn't perfect. I would try to pour it into a glass next time. One of my favorites.

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Photo of LikesLocalBrews
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%

A hazy, golden copper, topped with a lingering frothy head and good lacing. Faint aromas of grapefruit, lemon, and orange with floral hops are resiny pine. The understated malt backbone softens the Cascade, Chinook, and Centennial hops. An easy drinking American IPA with a clever name. (6.9% ABV)

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Photo of tripsforjoe
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
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!

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Photo of parkerdigital
2.93/5  rDev -26%
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.

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PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.