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:
295
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
48
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Satan70
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of dunlap926
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of cmgray03
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of chanokokoro
3.53/5  rDev -9%
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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Photo of vermilcj
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
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 -8.8%
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 WankelEngine
3.57/5  rDev -8%
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 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 Austin32
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
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 x37x
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
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 dtanner00
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shy5
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | 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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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 coopsta12p
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
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 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 beitz67
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

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 jaydoc
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Hopheadjeffery
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
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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Hop Whoopin from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
3.88 out of 5 based on 295 ratings.
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