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Hop Happy | Milwaukee Ale House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Milwaukee Ale House
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by samie85 on 04-11-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
33
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
60.97%
 
 
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Reviews by samie85:
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2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark orange color with two fingers of white head.

Smells of sweet caramel with spicy pine and grapefruit.

Follows the nose with juicy grapefruit and bitter pine with some caramel malt backing.

The mouthfeel is a little weird on this one... it's almost watery, which is strange considering the ABV; has low carbonation.

The mouthfeel was a little too much of a distraction to get by on this one.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Hop Happy is a robust APA. The beer pours a clear copper with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is kind of "chalky"...like being near a blackboard after erasing it. The taste has a twang of "chalkiness" but there is definitely a caramel typ malt presence that is balancing a bitter hop that carries slight citrus and hint of pine. The mouthfeel is a full body with decent carbonation. Overall it is ok....probably would not buy another six of it.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.84/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of JamesMN
3.12/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

No date or random numbers on the can giving any notion as to the age on this thing.

Appearance: Much darker than expected with deep crimson tones and almost completely opaque. Sizable two finger head of off-white froth.

Aroma: Some cracker crumbs and hints of orange/grapefruit hops. Not very aromatic.

Taste: Let's talk about the malt first. There's a lot of it. Enough to make this more like an imperial amber ale. The malt imparts flavors of biscuit and candy apple coating. The hops are able to balance a lot of that sweetness but, unfortunately, don't have much character of their own apart from earthy bitterness (possibly the most mundane hop flavor these days). There is an occasional fleeting ripe grapefruit flavor that is quite nice. The can states that the ABV is 7.5%, which is definitely believable but I feel like the amount of flavor for that moderate alcohol content is not as robust as it could be. However the beer never tastes watery, which definitely helps its case. The finish is smooth and the aftertaste reveals some earthy bitterness that slowly fades.

Mouthfeel: Around medium in body or perhaps slightly above that. The carbonation gives a fluffy feel to the beer that makes it difficult to tell at times. Very easy drinking and smooth.

Final Thoughts: Overall as a beer, this one was okay. As an IPA, it was not unpleasant but honestly didn't have enough personality to stand out in a line up of the hundreds of other earthy/malty IPAs on the market. Would I drink it again? Probably not but I will be checking out the breweries other offerings in due time.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.24/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of aussiebeer
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of ta_hagen
2.24/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Was expecting a real IPA, not even close.

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3.88/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cervezango
3.83/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

green candy apple,caramel, orange sweet bread. pretty good , very seasonable.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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