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Mad Hopper - Chaos Mountain Brewing

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chaos Mountain Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ygtbsm94 on 04-30-2014

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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by slusk:
Photo of slusk
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear copper with a 2 finger white head that fades to a thin coating. Good lacing.

S: Nice bright hop aroma of spicy citrus and melon. a bit woody. A fair amount of malt comes through.

T: You get a quick burst of a mid-sweet caramel malt that is quickly overtaken by the hop flavor. Nice grapefruit and a wee bit of oak I think. Fair bit of bready malt with a semi dry finish. The bittering charge lingers on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium light, creamy body with low carbonation. A slight bit of astringency in the finish.

O: I like this beer quite a lot. It has a nice bright hop aroma with a decent supporting malt backbone. The bittering charge is a bit strong but perfectly acceptable for the style and balances well with the flavor and aroma additions. There is a flavor component at work in this brew that is reminiscent of a very mild coffee with cream, perhaps an oak component as well. I suspect a Belgian yeast strain is at work here. All in all its a very nice beer that works well and shines in it's complexity. This brew is in fact an IPA and appears to have been labeled as an APA on BA. Trust me... One taste will confirm that it is indeed an IPA and a fine example of the style. It's one I will buy again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Excellent label.

Despite a fairly vigorous pour, only a small head was raised but it endured well and left decent patterned lacing. Clear, medium amber body.

Aroma: fruity with hints of hay, honey, biscuits and herbs.

Flavor: citrus notes, as claimed, but what is striking is the high level grassy flavors. Some bready character from the malts shows through the hops.

Feel: thin-medium body with average (IPA) carbonation.

Photo of Inyoureyes85
4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong taste up front and after

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, light, copper coloring with a filmy, sparse, off-white head. Nose of tangy sweet caramel, floral highlights, and medicinal notes, with a sugary character throughout, as well. Weird. Flavors are tangy sweet, with a rough, bitter, and resinous hops undercurrent. Off-balanced a bit. The body is light, and slightly dry, with an astringent, bitter aftertaste. The finish is slick and quick. This misses the mark in a time where there are numerous fantastic IPAs available just about anywhere you go.

Photo of brentk56
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color and lacks a head, but that may just have been the bartender's pour as the beer created some foam when the pint glass was swirled

Smell: Caramel and bread tones underneath, with assertive bitterness dominating

Taste: The caramel and bread tones in the malt reflect the impact of the Vienna malt and while this is a beer with a serious and unorthodox malt bill, the bitterness is assertive and harsh; no pine or citrus or earthy bitter tones - just pure, unadulterated bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A kitchen sink of a beer with three malts and six hops; I was surprised that the IBU count was only 54 as it tasted far more bitter than that

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Mad Hopper from Chaos Mountain Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.