Hopdinger | O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
301
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
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6
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34
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No dating that I can see, so I'm not sure how old this is.
Really nice and fresh hop aroma with fruitiness of both sweet light fruit and some citrus. Faint malt background.
Quite clear, darker amber with browns, reds and orange. Tannish head with good height and decent stamina.
Flavor not quite as bold and interesting as the aroma. Little heavier grain quality and not as much of the freshness and lightness of hops as in the aroma. Bittering is soft, but grows with warmth - not yet too much. There is a shot of sticky resinous - of which I am not a fan. However, a little positive pine works fine and that is in there too.
Carbonation on the higher end, but not to excess. Quite soft and moderate feel.
A little unrefined and not quite clean enough in the flavors. Love the aroma, it's top notch. But the flavors are more messy - they blend a little better as warms.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Surly pint glass. I picked this one up on my recent trip to the Motherland.

Pours a dark rusty amber with barely a sheet of lace on top. The nose is a little musty with notes of wood, green veggies, and malt. This fades out to a sweet syrup like aroma that is quite pleasant though. There's a good amount of bubbles bolstering this beer. Good creamy smooth finish, but a tad drying.

The hops in this beer aren't all that juicy and flavorful, though they do impart a good amount of bitterness. Biscuity malt with a lack of residual sweetness. This is a dry, bitter beer, that is decent, but not all that refreshing. I probably wouldn't reach for this one again, as there are scores of better options of this style out there.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a pilsner glass, the beer is amber, with chillhaze. It has a strong head, initially, which recedes to a thin white foam the clings to the side of the glass.

Piney hops are the dominant component of the aroma and flavor profile. While it leans towards hop bitterness, it is not unbalanced as there is a slight sweetness that it plays against.

The beer is slightly dextrinous in the mouth.

This reminds me a bit of Bells Two Hearted, maybe not quite as agressive, but that is not too shabby.

UPDATE: 8/4/13
Maybe a little too much sweetness, and some diacetyl detected. Hop flavor leans a little towards dankness.

Update: 4/4/14
This beer now seems like a diacetyl bomb to me. The fact that I have five bottle in my fridge is a huge disappointment.

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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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