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
Ranking:
#7,951
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
312
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
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 jaydoc
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
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 spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that only died down a bit and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit pith are present in the nose
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of grapefruit pith along with a moderate to high amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is quite hoppy and bitter. If you like grapefruit pith, then you will probably like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of emerge077
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Three drafts at Bomb Shelter in Milwaukee... wow, this is great stuff. Now if only O'So would bottle it. Hop Whoopin' comes across like the IPA version of Lupulin Maximus DIPA, coming out next week for it's annual release.

Hazy saturated orange pour, very creamy texture to the foam. It fluffed up in a convex dome above the surface of the glass. As it was sipped, concentric rings of lace formed. The head never faded, very impressive.

Intense tropical and citrus aroma, mango, melon, orange, resiny and catty. Very dank and resinous, a true hop bomb. I found myself just sitting there inhaling it, even when not taking a sip.

A rush of bitter hop oil, raw orange peel, pure lupulin essence. Dry in the finish, but almost sweet in the middle from the concentrated citrus, and to a lesser extent the malt in the background. Light bodied, low to medium carbonation. Pure hop juice delivery vehicle. Amazing stuff that hopefully gets bottled one day.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
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 smithj4
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mdfb79
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
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 jgunther71
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
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 Duff27
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
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 redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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 fredmugs
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Donkster46
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Whoopin from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 312 ratings
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