Hopdinger | O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
49 IBU

Added by DaPeculierDane on 06-06-2008

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Photo of KFBR392
3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Beautifully present head which peaked at about two fingers and retailed at about a half a finger. Golden slightly peach color to this brew. Very active carbonation throughout. Heavy lacing left on the glass with each drink.

Smell: Unexpected banana/yeast aroma on the front of this brew. A little bit of malt but that odd front aroma keeps coming back. The hops are felt in a crispy dry aroma.

Taste: Follows the aroma pretty closely. There are some unique flavors going on here for an APA. Yeast and some leafy greens on the front. Buttery taste rides from the body and sticks around on the palette after drinking. Different overall.

Mouthfeel: Bright and active. Active carbonation shows itself quite a bite.

Overall: Glad I gave some local Wisconsin products a shot. This one was okay, certainly a unique representation of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Hopdinger is ok...I was hoping for something similar to 2Bros Bitter End, but ended up a bit more bitter than BE. Thebeer poured a nice clear copper with finger thick head that is lacing nicely. The smell is floral and slightly bitter....tones of citrus and pine. The taste is essentially bitter from start to finish. There is a slight malty sweetness in the center. Not a lot of pine or citrus but definitely present. The mouthfeel is medium body with big carbonation. Overall it is ok.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of MickeyBeer
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a nice clear orange color with about a finger of white head.

S- The floral smell of the hops is present but is not particularly aromatic.

T- Slightly bitter and hoppy but did not quite have the hop bite that I was hoping for. I had hoped a beer named "hopdinger" would be a little bit more complex and bitter.

M- Mouthfeel was medium-light for the style. Crisp with a medium-light carbonation.

O- I love IPAs and APAs but this beer did not quite deliver what I had hoped for. It was not bad and I would drink it again, but I will not seek it out.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of guityler83
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a tulip, I got 2 fingers of bright white foam with spoty lacing. Crystal clear light orange with copper around the edges.

S: not sure.. my nose is stuffed

T: Piney and bitter at first, toasty and bready backbone. I think the beer I have might be slightly older.. i get an oxidized charecteristic from the resiny hops.

M: High carbonation, almost like its was bottle conditioned, slightly dry, bitterness gives a lingering astringency.

O: Beer was ok, but I would like to taste a fresh example.. maybe I'll update this when i do.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

I know a Spelunky jag normally means some sort of cheap, crappy beer, but this was in the fridge and I wasn't gonna argue. It pours a clear brass-amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises general pine, mild grapefruit peel, and a distinct caramel backbone. The taste brings in more of the same, with a focus on the pine sap. Sadly, though, everything comes through muddled and bland, with little-to-no real hop presence beyond the vague sense of pine that pervades like the soreness of a stubbed toe. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this is an okay IPA at best, but one that, to me, lacks any real character. It's kinda bland, very boring, and doesn't lend itself very well to repeat drinks.

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Hopdinger from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
3.5 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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