Hop Whoopin | 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 IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
292
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Brucebeernut
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus hops, tropical fruit, orange citrus and light stone fruit; more fruity than hoppy. Flavor is lightly caramel malt, piney and citrus hops, light tropical fruit, lemon, orange and grapefruit citrus; finishes with resinous piney and citrus hops with a little light estery stone fruit note in the background. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A quite hop forward IPA, as clearly advertised on the label. A good malt body with only a slight flavor character supports the hops well. Hops are mostly alpha oil bitter, with little herbal flavor, but light fruit flavors in the background, which are pleasant and frankly carry this IPA, which might be a bit overly alpha bitter otherwise. Leads me to want to try some other beers from this brewery new to the northwest.

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Photo of dmmichaud
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dharmelink
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, golden yellow color with light white head.
Soapy, citrus hops. Wheat, bready malts, light grapefruit and resin. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a decent beer but not very hoppy; wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerCannuck
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma has some generic grains, even some yeast, with the hops more in the background. Taste starts with a weird powdered sugar or dextrose, not bad but kind of unexpected. Continues with intense hoppy bitterness, quite green and abrasive hop matter. Medium body and carbonation. Quite harsh IPA, could use more aroma hops.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear pale yellow colour, transparent, like a pils..
First smell is similar to a pils beer, but then the hoppy, flowery aromas can be felt.
Tastes bitter (it's not rated with 95 IBU's for nothing) first, the the high hops content with grapefruit notes comes in front.
It feels like a creamy white whine.
Dry aftertaste, like after a really dry wine.
A balanced and very well made beer!

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Photo of emribecky
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma - Grapefruit, and lots of it. Very fresh and citrusy. Otherwise, very clean.

Appearance - Honey Gold. Hazy, but i dumped the sediment (whoops) imo, very light for a hop heavy IPA but fine. Pours to a nice soft white head, which lingers all the way through.

Taste - Honey, big time. Mellow sweetness, but a lot of it. Balances the Hop bite nicely. Hops are bitter, flavorful but only a bit. Mostly hop bite, not a ton of flavor per se. Typical of a commercial IPA.

Mouthfeel - very nice. Carbonation is smooth and silky without being over carbed and 'filling'. Beer is pleasantly moderate in thickness, rich but clean.

Overall - Very nice. Hop bitterness is pronounced. Heavy on aroma and bettering, missing a touch on flavoring hops. Sweet honey throughout without being cloyingly sweet. Very very nice for an IPA.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

not a bad ipa, but its a little excessive on the ibus, and ends up being so bitter that its hard to drink very much of, even though i believe it to be quite well made. i have had similar experiences with other beers from these guys too, not sure why. hazy pale color, very little grain character to this in general, but with a tall and frothy head on it with nice retention. it smells and tastes like hops all the way, but somewhat more bitterness than flavor here, light pine sap and dense greens in it, almost healthful in a way, heavy chlorophyll type of deal, photosynthetic, intense. a cool fresh grassy note is there from the hops in the middle that sort of marks the climax, but alcohol and carbonation quickly carry it away. i was sure when i was drinking this that it was much stronger than 7% abv, it tastes like about 9, and has that sort of sweet oily thing that the bigger ipa types often do. overall a decent beer but the balance is off for me, and im not sure i could get through more than one bottle for the bitterness. these guys are up and down for me in the several i have had from them now...

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Photo of ehmdubya
4.74/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wgkutz
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weldchecker
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dtanner00
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown longneck poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is copper with a slight chill haze. It has a smallish white head.

I like the aroma of citrus and pine. It is prominent and inviting.

The taste is bitter with resins and citrus. It is unbalanced but you kind of expect that when you read the label. There is a bit of caramel malt but the hops run wild on this one. There is also some earthy in the aftertaste which I can’t put my finger on. That is a bit of a distraction. There is some heat from the alcohol that comes off a bit solvent like.

The mouth is oily and a bit coating.

I’m not sure how old this one is as O’so doesn’t date their bottles. I would like to try this again to see if the characteristics I don’t like could possibly be due to age instead of construction.

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Hop Whoopin from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
3.88 out of 5 based on 292 ratings.
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