Hop Whoopin | O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2010

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Reviews:
58
Ratings:
275
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
26.22%
 
 
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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 275
Photo of Keyportnick
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- pours a golden color with a slight haze. Half a finger white head that dissipates quickly.

S- Big resiney earth tones, fruits of pineapple and grapefruit.

T- strong orange rind, grapefruit and lemon grass

M- the carbonation is a bit strong I feel for an American ipa. Finish is clean with an assertive but soothing bitterness as expected for 95 ibus. Leaves you wanting more

O- Well done big and intense ipa. If you love over the top hops and drink ability hop whoopin is a solid choice.

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Photo of joeseppy
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dense head with sticky lacing. Kinda a murky cider appearance.

Aromas of resinous pine, grapefruit rind and weed . No fruity esters or malt sweetness to speak of.

Taste is orangey bitter and earthy. Bitterness grows on the palate and backdrops light caramel malts. Finish is vegetal, bitter and dry. No juicy fruits, but plenty-o-weed.

Somewhat oily mouthfeel and light carbonation. I'd like to dry out the lacing, scrape it off the glass and see how it smokes.

I was expecting more from reading the reviews. This is a straight forward hoppy beer-no frills. Weediest IPA I've had. It is very smooth and palatable. No problem finishing the sixer. Bitter lovers-this ones for you to give a shot. I'm glad I did. It's not just a good time, but a Whoopin time.

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

Appearance: Pours a light caramel brown with orangish hues…sort of a hazy middle, it’s color is dense and mildly transparent…a pinky finger of off white head forms and remains…head does thin a bit, but livens up with a couple of swirls…this is a good lookin’ brew…(4/5)

Smell: Tons of fresh citrus hops aroma, with orange, mango and pineapple bursting right away…I could smell all that citrus as I was pouring it…sweetish caramel malts balance things out a bit, but this is an inviting citrus hop bomb…there is a touch of piney resin as well…very lively and fresh…(4/5)

Taste: Yum! Whole cone, citrus hops flavor up front…very fresh and flavorful…orange, tangerine, pineapple and mango all apparent…malts are sweet, caramel and lightly pale…flavor isn’t explosive, rather subtle and clean…there isn’t too much hops bite or bitterness, though both are present...it’s just a simple, easy drinking flavor that stands out without being overly complicated…much like the nose, there’s a touch of piney resin showing late and becomes more apparent the more I drink…very well balanced…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Light body with medium carbonation…brew fluffs up bringing orange/tangerine bitterness to the palate…very fresh, light, crisp and clean…finishes with light citrus bitterness, but it’s very soft and has more flavor than bitterness bite…(4/5)

Overall: This is a solid brew, consider it a hopped up pale ale…the flavor is very fresh and well balanced…there is a noticeable lack of bitterness and bite for all the hops, which is nice and makes this a more sessioinable brew than a typical IPA is…it comes in 4-packs and carries a slightly heavy price tag, but it’s worth it for a true beer aficionado or hop head…I’ve only had two O’so Brewing Company’s brews, both hops heavy and both very tasty…if you see this come around or in a friend’s fridge, I recommend grabbing some for yourself…a very good brew, perfect for watching your Maize and Blue whoop up on Syracuse…(4/5)

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Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold, creamy white head of suds. Some nice lacing.

Really has a fresh/wet hop scent to it. Grassy with some honey/biscuit malt.

Holy sour cream and chive! This is the first time that I have actually gotten the mythical onion flavor out of a beer. I've heard of it before, but now am actually tasting it. It's different, but not off-putting. Grassy at first, them transitioning to onion with some tropical notes and a moderate bitterness. Light malt backbone.

Has a crisp and clean feel. Light-medium body.

The onion really is different, but it really isn't too bad here. This overall beer is a nice crisp easy drinking IPA. Has some fresh/wet hop components to it. An enjoyable IPA.

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

I poured it into my favorite glass and settled my nose on the rim for a good two minutes of inhalation; fresh summer fruit salad flooded my mind, too much melon (it's the one fruit I wish wasn't added to every damn fruit salad). It's like diced strawberries and grapefruit wedges got all mushy wading in the melon juice. A wisps of cotton candy wafting through... the State Fair.

On the tongue mostly grapefruit, tangerine and marshmallow, but I also get a well-hidden skunk; sun-stroked hoppiness. Lots of bitter kind of overwhelms me at first, but as I drink, and it warms, a truer essence appears.

This beer is the kid who, unruly & defiant, runs away from his folks at the fair. He cashes in all of his tickets on fruit-flavored jawbreakers, gums, deep-fried this & thats, cotton candy & unlimited ride on the Whizzer. Hours pass, faces warp and freedom turns into loneliness. With the help of some volunteers and his tail between his legs, he finds his worried parents who are relieved that he is safe. He buries his crying face into his mother's bare leg as the sun sets. All three walked back through the overfilled parking to their car when dad looks at mom, messes the little knuckle-head's hair and smiles.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a cloudy orange/amber pour with a finger of head and bits of sediment floating around. smells of pine, grapefruit, caramel. a sweet honet-like flavor up front with lots of sweet citrus hop flavor. some hints of grass and a very bitter grapefruit finish.

medium body with a good amount of carbonation, creamy on the lips. overall a solid ipa, but doesn't even compare to lupulin maximus!

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Photo of barnzy78
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy peach colored ale topped with a creamy off-white head
S - fruity aroma with plenty of toasted grain and bready malt; milder citrus and pine
T - actually sweet and malty up front with caramel, bread, and toasted grain; bitter pine and grapefruit follow and completely punish the palate with bitterness
M - medium-full body, resinous and drying, while the pine lingers on. Alcohol is a bit warming but not overly hot
O - nice, unique IPA. Definitely gives the palate a whoopin' with the hops, but there are nice flavors with a solid and present malt backbone here.

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Photo of Ri0
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into teku.

A - Dark rust orange with a solid 1.5 finger white head that leaves almost no ring behind. Some lacing on the glass.

S - This is borderline IIPA. Nice dank, floral pungent hops. Hints of citrus and big pine. This really showcases the dank hops and hides the malt.

T - Hit up front with bitter and dank hops. I'm not a fan of garlic onion flavor and don't really notice it as others have commented. I get more floral, earthy, and bitter hops with some pine and citrus mixed in. The malt is definitely there, but still hides behind the big hop profile. This could really pass as a IIPA.

M - Sticky and resinous with nice body and decent carbonation. Lingering bitterness on the finish.

O - Nice effort Oso. I enjoy the flavor of this dank IPA and usually stay away from these. Best to drink this one fresh. Too bad there is no date on the bottle.

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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Excellent IPA. Big IBU yet the mouth feel was what I would call tangy, very drinkable stuff well crafted. A generous amount of lasting head, not foaming up but ready set to drink. A little cloudy golden. Mango, grapefruit, resiny. Bottle from 20 West Wine and Spirits.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip?

A- pours a light golden with a 2 finger white head. Some blotches and amoeba lacing remains.

S- light caramel, big bitter grapefruit and citrus and pine.

T- sweet pale malts, citrus, big bitter grapefruit and orange going on here with some pine bitterness at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Light feel with slight slickness.

O- nice ipa. Definitely citrus and hop bitterness forward but has just enough malt balance.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thin head with a crisp bite. Floral aroma with a bit of resin. Needs refinement and balance but strong beer overall.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Cooper's Tavern. Served in a mason jar 10/26/2014.

A- Clear orange-copper body, half finger white head, no retention time, nice lacing. It's a bit hard to see in the mason jar, but it looks solid. [3.75]

S- Resinous pine and grapefruit hops, a hint of sweet caramel malt. A bit of grassiness. [3.75]

F- Caramel, pine, grapefruit, herbal flavours, resinous. Not complicated but it certainly meets any definition of a solid IPA. Good balance of malt and hops. [4]

M- Medium bodied, a bit too bitter for my tastes on the finish but nicely carbonated and soft on the palate. [3.5]

O- Solid local IPA, nice bitterness and hop aromas abound in this beer. Would definitely recommend trying. [3.75]

Final score: 3.84

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Photo of emribecky
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
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 MaximalC
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw color with a good inch of coarse, rocky suds--fantastic head. The aroma smells of grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruit (guava?), and suggestions of bready malt.

The taste is, unsurprisingly, hop forward, but not over the top. The bitterness is resinous, peppery, and only slightly citric. Biscuity malt affords some balance, while vague hints of tropical fruit add a touch of nuance. Medium body and carbonation afford a creamy mouthfeel that complements the taste nicely.

Overall, this is a solid IPA that comes off pretty balanced for what it is. The bitterness is complex enough to be interesting, and the beautiful presentation certainly doesn’t hurt.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Teku glass from a 12 oz bottle on November 21, 2015. Brewed with Summit hops. Look is amber gold, thin head and little lacing. Smell is citrus. Taste is tangerine and grapefruit. Feel is medium in body.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into CBS snifter. Served slightly chilled.

A) An excellent looking amber, with a very slight haze. There was a finger of head, which had good retention. Plenty of sticky lacing, could be seen clinging to the snifter.

S) Whoa... The aroma here put a hop whoopin on my nostrils. This was quite pungent. Heavy pine, citrus zest, bits of orange and lemon, mild sweetness. A little green onion.

T) Indeed, the hop whoopin continues. Any of the mild sweetness found on the nose is pretty much gone with the flavor. Quite bitter, like chewing up pine needles and hop cones. The green onion is more prominent in the flavor. My taste buds would have liked this beer to have a little bit of a malt whoopin too.

M) A nice medium body, moderately carbonated. This has a little zip. The finish and aftertaste are mostly grass and pine. The quality of the mouthfeel allows for a pleasurable drinking experience, despite the intensity of the hops.

O) I've been waiting to try this one out, and was plenty happy to find out it was being bottled. In the end, I would have preferred a little more malt sweetness to round this out. I'm guessing that was never the intention of this beer, and the plan was to whoop your ass with hops. Well, mission accomplished. If you love hops, I strongly recommend this beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
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 coopsta12p
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap with a take home growler. Poured into my favorite chalice glass.

A - Light Bronze/Amber color. Quite beautiful when held up to the light. Has a light to average carbonation for this style. Retains a very thin skimmy layer of head with very light lacing down the glass.

S - Sweet malts with a herbal aroma tainted with a hint of orange peel. Very fresh to the nose.

T - The hops immediately ignited on my taste buds. No delay in the bitterness but the subtly present citrus flavors balance this beer well.

M - Has a heavy feel due to the high levels of hops. I thought the carbonation was perfect. The palate was definitely cashed after drinking two glasses.

O - Very tasy beer that leaves the palate tingling with bouncy hops. Represents an IPA very well. Does lack any interesting or unique flavoring upfront but the balancing act of sweet and bitter was right up my alley. Would definitely purchase again and recommend a try to anyone.

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Photo of Redrover
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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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Photo of x37x
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy blend of some combination of amber, orange, and gold. The smell is mostly pine with a faint hint of something floral and citrusy. I get a smooth, very full mouthfeel along with a huge bite of intense piney bitterness. The pine carries into the aftertaste. Bitter and piney are the two words to describe this beer, and you will love it or hate it depending on how you feel about those two words.

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Photo of Austin32
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pleasantly surprised by this one. Hazy bright yellow color, almost of slightly diluted orange juice. Wonderful juicy citrus smell. Name says everything you need to expect, hoppy and fresh with the hops bitterness, though strong still let the fruity citrus notes through.

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Photo of WankelEngine
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours a hazy copper-orange color. There is a bright white head of one finger which slowly bubbles away.

S: I would classify this as a West Coast style IPA. The aroma is very citrus forward, which is reinforced by a medley of tropical fruit scents. Some pine and an interesting herbal/grass follow. There is a certain malt sweetness as well, with light caramel rounding out the aroma.

T: The flavor is lacking compared to the aroma. The citrus and tropical fruits are nearly non-existent. The grass/pine/herb flavor persists and is moderately enjoyable in its own right. Based on the aroma I had expected a sweeter beer, but the malt is mild here and contributes little. Overall, the flavor is focus squarely on the moderately bitter hops. The finish is lingering and is a combination of these hops with a touch of alcohol.

M: Medium-light body. Carbonation is relatively low so it can come across as watery. A slight oiliness as well.

O: Mediocre. I had expected more from the aroma, but the flavor was a real let down.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a whisky snifter.

A- Pours a rich gold nearly orange. Very light lacing for te head. Hazy with decent light penetration
S- Very sweet fruity and citrusy with a nice bready finish. Strong notes of orange grapefruit and light mango.

T- Start of sweet for just a quick second before moving into a strong bitterness. The bitterness has strong grassy and slight pine and citrusy notes. Leaves a strong earthy grassy bitterness for an aftertaste.

M- Low carbonation medium/light bodied.

O- A very hoppy ale. Strong in hop taste but not necessarily in the best way. While it is defiantly good and definitely has quit a unique hop profile to it, It is just to strong for me. Glad I grabbed this in a make your own six pack because I probably would only be able to drink just one.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a HUGE, dense, resiny head that clings vigorously to life (and the side of my glass). Big notes of citrus and a little pine in the background. Slightly hazy, golden color. Starts extremely bitter with a punch of pine sap (and a touch of caramel in the background). Builds in bitterness...and then just VANISHES. Smooth, biscuity malt comes through, but then the hops come back in for the finish! The finish is wonderful. A nice, pleasant pine on top of smooth malt.

This one is interesting. It starts off INTENSE and almost unpleasant, but then just converts into a smooth, wonderful finish.
What a wild ride!

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Photo of chanokokoro
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a cervoise glass

Pours a medium, fairly clear golden color capped with a two finger clean, white head. Average retention, with some light lacing. Piney hops upfront with some citrus accents. Pine and bitter citrus rind immediately, fairly dry through the midpalate. Finishes dry and fairly bitter. Slick and light bodied, crisp carbonation. A dry, piney IPA. Crisp and refreshing.

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