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Mad Hopper - Chaos Mountain Brewing

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 42
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 42
Reviews by slusk:
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3.87/5  rDev n/a
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. (1,253 characters)

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Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev n/a
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. (464 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of ChadA83
3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Kegatron
3.32/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Inyoureyes85
4.4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong taste up front and after (31 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of VeganUndead
3.79/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.34/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Wrinker712
3.84/5  rDev n/a

Photo of markjarema11
3.94/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of gopens44
3.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

So this one was particularly surprising to me the longer I drank it. First off, it pours wonderfully and looks great in both initial head, head retention and lacing. Nose drops off a bit as it's a muddled pine/biscuit thing which comes about in the taste as well but it is indeed a nicely bitter beer with good intentions despite fighting through the back end biscuit and touch or tart/sour. The best thing about this beer is the nearly inexplicable silkiness of it. Seriously, it's like velvet. Never had a mouth feel experience from an IPA anywhere near what this one was. (574 characters)

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3.63/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Mattyb79
3.21/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mgcleveland
3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.18/5  rDev n/a
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. (559 characters)

Photo of ZachKelly
3.55/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of twonder23
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Mad Hopper from Chaos Mountain Brewing
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