Mad Anthony IPA
Mad Anthony Brewing Company

Mad Anthony IPAMad Anthony IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,204
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #37,680
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 13.66%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
119
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Mad Anthony Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
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Year-round
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Mad Anthony IPAMad Anthony IPA
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Photo of Kegatron
3.01/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly clear copper (there are some light suspended floaties within the body) with a finger of slightly dirty looking off-white head. This stays rather rich, leaving back some frothy swathes of lace behind. I'm just not getting a whole lot at first out of the aroma, having to really get my nose down good in the glass. Notes of floral hops, earthy dankness, and overripe ripe, with some sticky malt across the back of the nose. Not really impressive overall.

The taste has a lot of tangy sweetness to it from bread, caramel, and tropical fruit, but it seems to hang more on the outskirts of the profile. The hop profile itself tastes of pithy citrus peel, earth, and spice, putting a gritty tingle of bitterness through the middle of the profile. The finish lingers with a dirty dryness that sticks a bit harshly in the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy sharpness to the carbonation and a touch of slickness which helps keep the body on the easier side. The ABV is thankfully nicely kept in check here. This is probably my favorite part of the beer.

Overly sweet in some spots and then overly bitter and gritty in others, this IPA just never really got it's act together. Luckily the body helped keep this in the game somewhat but there are much better IPAs out there.

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Photo of Bubba83
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kegatron for this bottle.

Poured at 45 degrees into a McMenamins Edgefield tumbler. A really nice copper orange hue, with lots of bubbly action, and a nice 1 inch eggshell colored head with great retention and great lacing as well.

I smell a nice flowery bouquet, with some slight citrusy lemon component and a decent amount of earthy spice. Underneath is some caramel and butterscotch, maybe a bit of paper.

There's a good deal of bitterness here, but the hoppy tones are struggling to come through vibrantly enough. Counter balancing the rather raw bitterness is a decent tasting caramel backbone, but it does have some slight butterscotchy cardboard notes that are detracting from the rest of it, and finishes up with some earth.

Mouthfeel is nice, rather creamy for an IPA, but feels pretty good and I like the viscosity and head.

Drinkability was up and down for me at different points. The first few sips seemed really drinkable, but then the butterscotchy/cardboard notes kind of took off as the beer warmed and it became less drinkable. Still, not a bad beer by any means, but perhaps a bit average.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from raznug, courtesy of the Under 100 III BIF so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of fruity citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste is well-balanced and starts with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a good hops bitterness comes in although it's on the weaker side for the style. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid beer that is worth drinking for a whole evening.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to Lucas from local BIF 3 for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Extended pour yields a monstrous 3 finger fluffy off white head with nice retention though a bit rought around the edges. Here's where it gets weird... beer is a clear orange at the bottom but cloudy at the top. In addition, as I hold this up to the light, ominous orange swirls can be seen travelling up and down the brew. I'm not sure what to make of that. Cascading lacing is a nice touch though this doesn't stick around for the most part.

S: Heck of a nose on this one. Citrus, grapefruit, resiny hops, piney. Cane sugar sweetness and grassy. Very fresh and lively.

T: Big, powerful astringent and resiny hops upfront give me a swift kick in the mouth. Intensity can only get lower from here, which it does. Flavors turn off as if with the flick of a switch though. Hops fade quickly to be replaced by a slightly sour citrus character. Malt presence is barely felt. Astringeny returns at the finish but is too over the top for me. Leaves an intense hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Light to medium bodied, highly coarse and moderatly carbonated. Watery and bubbly in the mouth with one of the messiest finishes I've come across to date. Leaves an astringent hop taste in the mouth that just doesn't seem to fade.

D: This is your average run of the mill IPA with a great, big, distinguishing nose, but a comparatively poor feel. Flavor is on par but for me, I just can't get over the aftertaste. Way over the top and way too much. I'm glad to have tried it but I'll likely pass the next time around.

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Photo of billab914
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Sam Adams pint glass. Poured a murky orange/amber color with a big foamy white head. The head faded but left some very good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is a little light for an IPA. It does have some milder citrus and pine to it with a hint of caramel malt coming through. The taste has more of a resiny pine flavor coming through then anything else. It has a moderate bitter finish to it with a little malt coming through as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it has some decent hop flavors and is a fairly easy drinking beer. It's a average IPA compared to most but not a bad beer overall.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle obtained via Local BIF from alleykatking. Thanks for the opportunity. <Jeremy2002 = bad trader>

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a minimal 1/4" light beige head above the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. What head there is quickly recedes to the rim, with legs and average lacing. Aroma is slight, only wisps of fruity hops. Taste starts malty, goes moderately citrusy in the middle, and closes with a slight earthy hops note and a bit of chalkiness. Mouthfeel is soft over tongue, relatively smooth, with pretty good drinkability. It seems on the right track, but just not quite coming together.

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Photo of tr4nc3d
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taken from notes

Pours a light hazy golden color with some copper like hues. Two inch slightly off white head. Great head retention with slight lacing clinging to the sides of my glass.

Smell is on the citrus side with some grapefruit, tangerines, some pine notes, and caramel malts.

Taste is citrus like which mainly consisted of grapefruit, lemon, and some tangerine. Caramel like malts coming through in the end to give a good balance.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Good drinkable IPA and something I would buy again if it was available in my area. Definitely recommended to try.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle. I've had this beer many times so I figure I might as well review it now.

A- Pours a semi-hazy burnt orange/copper color. One finger light tan head that dies down fast. Light spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Bigger citrus (orange and pineapple) upfront in the aroma. Nothing to knock you out like west coast beers but you know it's there. Some light bready sweet malts make up the backbone. Some light simcoe hops in there as well. Nice smelling beer without being too over the top.

T- Taste is a little more citrusy hops forward than the nose would suggest. This brings out a sweetness that blends with the malts in this beer. Some light bitterness on the back end of this beer along with a off flavor I can't put my finger on. Also, there is some slight metal tinge to this.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Citrus hops left on the palate and in the aftertaste. Light coasting of hop resin leaving the tongue slightly slick. Light off flavor in the aftertaste.

D- This is a good sessionable IPA but I would take something else if offered. Would like to see this IPA beefed up a little. Very BMC friendly beer that could be used as a stepping stone.

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Photo of mwa423
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Even an aggressive pour gives me no head. The color is a clouded reddish gold. If this had any head whatsoever it would probably be a 3, but not a single bit of head.

S - The aroma is of pine and citrus hops but also strong malty flavor, but not in a normal malty way. It is almost closer to coffee, but I am having a hard time finding the exact comparison.

T - For the first time ever, this is a beer that tastes *exactly* like the smell. At first are some pine and citrus hops but it quickly goes to a rich malty flavor with no hops. It's almost as if the beer became a completely different beer in my mouth.

M/D - Mouthfeel is great, except for a giant lack of carbonation. I think this would have the potential to be a fantastic beer if it had the right levels of carbonation. Drinkability, this is a bit rough in the mouth with its aggressive flavors and thick (uncarbonated) nature.

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Photo of craytonic
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden yellow/amber, much carbonation, decent head, no lacing

Smell: Malt, light c-hops (?), grapefruit, hint of pineapple, lemon and orange

Taste: Light malt and hops, pine, grapefruit, hint of pineapple, lemon and orange.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body

Drinkability: Good. Just a bit above average IPA. Would be great to have locally, but nothing to seek out. High ABV.

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Photo of TheViolator666
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Not bad at all, looks like your standard IPA. Golden, slightly hazy body with very nice two-finger foamy white head. Leaves medium lacing.

S: Smells of citrusy hops and a faint hint of malt.

T: Taste is a little weak, especially compared to the typical American IPA of today. Hops are there, but very subtle, more like a pale ale. It doesn't taste bad, don't get me wrong, but a bit more hops would make this thing great. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste, finishes very clean and soft. Hint of malt in the back.

M/D: Body is medium, right amount carbonation, no alcohol presence makes this one highly drinkable.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Hazed amber/golden orange color with an off white creamy head that reduces to a thin film with plenty of sticky lacing. Fairly strong citric nose, though fairly one dimensional. Thin watery body and finish with strong carbonation that tries to save the body, but doesn't really succeed. Flavor has a malt and caramel backbone with a slightly sweet, citric hop presence, but little bitterness or alcohol presence. Very easy drinking and flavorful, but not a great IPA.

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Photo of kegger22
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear amber with a moderate head that quickly faded to a collar. The aroma was citrus. The taste was mild citrus, a slight pine aftertaste, but rather a pedestrian effort. Feel is light bodied with light carbonation. The drinkability is average. Overall, pretty boring. I am close to Fort Wayne, so I'll have to give it another try fresh and on tap.

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Photo of taylorhamrick
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a very deep copper color, a little hazy, but still very nice in terms of color. The head that forms goes up to over an inch, I'd guess, then kind of fades back to about a cm, where it stays for quite a while, leaving bits of sticky lacing all around. By the end of the drink, the head has subsided quite a bit, but it's still around. The nose is very pungent, deep, and resinous. It kind of lacks the zippy citrus-tinged smells you normally expect from the average IPA, and I actually think I might like that a bit better. There's still the same floral zestiness, but the resinous smell really are impressive. There's also a nice crackeriness to it, a bit toasty, bready. The only problem is that the smells I'm enjoying are not strong enough to really impress me. I have to dig deep into the beer to find them, otherwise I'm just presented with a nice graininess. The taste really shines it up though. Right off, I get a wonderful combination of cakey, not sweet, but dense and bready and dry maltiness paired up with a nice, almost spicy, floral resinous hoppiness, and it never stops. You also get some nice woody, leafy notes, and a bit of lime, but not the fresh, zesty, bitter peel bit, just some nice lime juice mixed in and balanced out with a nice kick of sweetness. But the dryness prevails overall, really allowing me to taste the nice hop profile and malt profile in this beer. I will admit, that this may not impress a lot of people, it doesn't have the light, overpowering citrus of some of the more beloved IPAs, but it has everything that I really like. The body is good, maybe a bit on the thin side of medium, and the carbonation is just a bit annoying. Better than average, but not quite as good as it could be for sure. The carbonation just rushes along too quickly, almost stinging, and taking a bit away from the finish of this beer. But overall, this is very drinkable. A beer that I would certainly buy (I don't remember the price exactly, but I don't think it was too much) again if it was around. Not a knock your socks off type beer, but one that I could really see myself drinking over and over again.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Nice fresh citrusy and piney hop notes (Simcoe?). Clean fermentation character. All wonderful citrusy American hop aroma. Some background candided grapefruit aromatics as the beer warms.

Appearance: Cloudy orange amber pour with a low white head that retains well.

Flavor: Prickly, piney hop flavors up front. Low background base bready malt flavors that provide a nice accent to all the piney, pithy hop flavors. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Slightly oily with no alcohol heat.

Overall impression: A very serviceable, hoppy IPA. Wish I had access to this b/c it would be in my regular rotation. Probably a soft spot for me since this is brewed in my birth town but empirically, it's a good IPA. Recommended.

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Photo of RockerD
4.39/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very hazy with decent head retention. Dark gold / burnt orange looking. Very hazy can barely see through it.

Heavy citrus scents- orange, lemon, corriander and pepper. A little bread dough in the background.

This is a wonderfully hoppy IPA! Great flavor! Lots of bittering hop. Has flavors of orange, pepper, black licorice, (slightly soapy... but that happens in IPA's) and lemon.

If you like a beer that bites your pallete then you'll really dig this beer in the mouth. It really grabs everything in the pie-hole and works it's way down. Love the feeling.

You could easily drink 4 of these beers and will not get sick of it. It's not a session... but if you got a long evening ahead of you I highly encourage it!!!

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Photo of BDLbrewster
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Thanx Spaulding... Pours a hazy, syrupy looking golden orange color. Nice firm head with decent retention. Lacing like a mo fo, Smells of pure citrus with a mild malt background. Firm grapefruit front with a nice subtle hoppy finish. Grapefruit, this beer tastes like grapefruit. Well rounded and a little sweet for an IPA, but a killer offering in my opinion.
Good ups

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Photo of Tucquan
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this in Warsaw, Indianna

The beer was brought to the table with a 2 finger, tan-white head in a 16 oz glass. The color is dark amber.

There's not a lot of smell except light citrus.

The malt taste is slightly sweet and it is balanced with the cascade hops that imparts a citrus taste with the bitterness.

I enjoyed the beer but didn't think it was anything extraordinary.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to raznug for this one!

A- Body is a very cloudy, translucent rusty amber hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy white head that eventually fades to about 1/2 finger and retains well from there. Some lacing left behind in the glass.

S-This has a nice, bright, hoppy nose. Citrus (grapefruit) hops come through the most with some earthy hops also. Citrus is really the dominant scent but maybe a hint of sweet malt can be picked up underneath.

T-The flavor upfront is a mix of citrus hop flavors and bitterness, deep in the background is a pale malt sweetness. Some earthy hop flavor comes through for the finish, which is very clean. All that is left to linger is a hint of citrus flavor and a very minimal residual hop bitterness. Overall flavor is more subtle than most IPAs.

M-Low to medium carbonation and smooth body. The hop oils are there but subdued.

D- The lighter character of this one makes is very tasty and drinkable. This is a pretty good IPA. I've been impressed with these first 2 offerings from Mad Anthony.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first of a massive horde of beers compliments of tburkhart for the Secret Santa.

Pours a foggy orange hued brown. Nice creme head. Nose is quite citric. Flavor is the same with pungent salty hops. Almost seems to be a touch of apples on there as well. Feel has a silky smooth kind of carbonation. Liquid is well bodied. This is a nice IPA. Hearty and robust, I think this would be interesting in a cask version.

12 ounces of beer down, 286 to go!

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.57/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to the kind BA who sent me this bottle, I love me a good IPA and this was a very, very good IPA. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 11/26/2008.

Excellent pour here with a rich, and lightly hazed amber color coming through right away. Nice carbonation visible throughout the glass. A small head of light white creeping up the sides of the glass, reaching a height of around two inches and settling down to a pillow covering the entire glass.

The aroma was heavenly. Rich citrus hops, grapefruit and pungent orange leading the show. Light biscuit malt in the backround was secondary to this huge hop explosion. This carried over in the taste exceptionally. Rich notes of grapefruit tearing apart the tongue, earth shattering hops hear only slightly mellowed as it warmed and started to show off a nice touch of light malts mid palate before drying back out with a long winded and biting bitternes toward the finish. Smooth, even carbonation was just wonderful and the drinkability was off the chart for me.

Overall one of the best IPA's I have had in a very long time. I need to get some more of this as it was as solid as they come!

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Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to tburkhart for this brew.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus foamy off-white head, with lots of nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some nice hops notes, slight citrus. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, hoppy, with some citrus, there is also a soury note to this brew, that turns me off. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty IPA. My first from this brewery, thanks Tim.

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Photo of JamesS
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice orange/copper color with decent head and a (very little) bit of lacing, along with some slight carbonation. Good scent, not just citrus, but specifically orange, with good floral undertones. Nice taste, but a bit odd, almost like they were trying to mix American hops (citrus and tart) with English hops (slight beef jerky taste), but instead of merging they compete; still, there is some nice bitterness in the aftertaste and it's just a hop competition, not a war. It goes down just a little rough, but not bad.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear orange with an amber blush. The white was light and faded quickly.

Hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine. Similar in a way to a Bell's Two Hearted.

The taste has a sharp citrus hop kick upfront, while finishing with a nice malty balance.

Light bodied and mildly carbonated.

I liked this IPA from Mad Anthony. It was well balanced and very easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pissing off Tony? Pours a closer to orange color than amber. Mostly cloudy with a decent pour giving a large but bubbly head. Not surprising limited retention and lacing.

The nose is balanced well, with a more citrus & piney hints with the hops. A nice backing from a light caramel and toasted malt aroma. Some lighter yeasty notes on the backend as well, but overall good.

The taste is similar with a more balanced flavor. A good balance of bitterness and finishing, if not stronger in finishing. There is a mix between citrus, grapefruit and more of an earthy finish. Some oily flavors as well. The malt is limited relative to the smell. Some generic malt flavors, with a more bready flavor. Some residual sweetness that gives a un-finished flavor. This is somewhat enhanced with yeasty after bite.

The body is mid and leaves a somewhat unattenuated feel. Some oily and chewy textures in the finish. Overall a good IPA but could use more hops.

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Mad Anthony IPA from Mad Anthony Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 119 ratings