Mmmhops | Mustang Brewing Company

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Mustang Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ygtbsm94 on 10-24-2013

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Reviews by zeff80:
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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Photo of Chico1985
2.93/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Yep, here it is, ladies and gentlemen, a beer from, and I quote: "the guys that invented mmmbop". I will judge this beer just like one that wasn't though, I swear.

A - 12oz poured to vintage Grimace glass. Color is a straight-up translucent reddish amber, off-white head. A mostly full cap and thick remain at the end, a few lace spots left.

S - Scent, not a very pleasant one. It is more or less straight malt, and not in a good way. Just kinda faintly getting mineral, grains, a touch of metal? The slightest bit of buttered bread and citrus fruit back there.

T - Taste thankfully is an improvement. Dominant herbal hop and a bit of citrus, but certainly not hop-centric overall. Big red malts and caramel, definitely reminiscent of an ESB to me. Bit of toast on the finish. Pretty muted on the whole but not unpleasant.

M - The highlight, pretty smooth, light body for the ABV, carbonation a bit on the high side, Honestly hard to believe this is 7.5%. Would probably guess this is barely above 5%.

O - Well definitely confused as a pale ale, not all bad but pretty bland. Really quite a misleading name as the most prevalent thing going on here is malt, which is not particularly impressive either. Seems very obviously a marketing-first kind of beer with indifference towards the actual product inside.

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Photo of 22Blue
2.53/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is artificial citrus and malt. Just didn't find anything exciting here.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeagleton
2.79/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

If you don't like the flavor of IPAs but want to drink them anyways, this is the beer for you. Super malty--hits the mouth like a bottle of soy sauce. I tried it a few times and it's OK.But if I can only drink Oklahoma beers, I'll stick with my Prairie and my Coop f5 and my Marshall.

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Photo of mylesj
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Cheebacheebs
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of jtladner
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle to a plastic cup at a AA baseball game. Amber color with a fingernail head that slowly recedes and doesn't leave lacing (due to the plastic up). Odd nose of metal and bitter hops. Taste is a surprisingly malty body with a twinge of bitterness and an earthy finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation with a slight note of booze as it warms. It actually hides the ABV decently.
I primarily got the beer since I don't really see any of Hanson's beers normally. It's name is gimmicky and cringe-worthy, but effectively grabs attention. It was drinkable but under-hopped for an APA. It's fine for a non-macro ball park beer, but I'm probably not getting it again.
Update: The only rating that changed is look and smell so here is the updated look/smell section: On tap and poured into a pint glass. Pours light copper with a short head that leaves two inches of lacing at the top of the glass. Metallic and sweet malt nose with no trace of hops.

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Photo of KensWorld
2.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of sunofneurot
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewAskew
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.75. Damning with faint praise? Not necessarily. The Hanson brothers have brewed what they like and Mustang Brewing did a fine job delivering an easy drinking and accessible ale. People are rating this beer poorly because the name promises "hops" but the beer is really more balanced and malt heavy (which is also out of vogue). Lighten up, its just a name. Also this beer ignores the trend toward highly attenuated and PNW citrus and pine hop oriented IBU warheads. Earthy, spicy hops played in balance with strong malt flavors, ample residual sweetness and ale yeast that contributes some detectable flavor. What a concept. This beer is a bit of a throwback to the 1990's interpretation of ESB and Pale Ales. (Before the Hansons were of legal age to purchase or manufacture. Hmmm.) Now, on to the review.

Pours out to a permanent and mildly lacy buff head and hazy orange copper color. Aroma is malt dominant with caramel and toasty malt, some slight fruity esters from an assertive and very British ale yeast and spicy/earthy hop undertones. Flavor delivers on the malt aroma with a sweet malt front, pecan-like middle and a fruity and bittersweet subtle hop finish. Mouthfeel is big for the style with a sugary fullness and alcoholic warmth from the 7%ish abv. Overall a malty, tasty, very un-trendy pale ale in my opinion, more of a traditional ESB on the high end of the gravity scale.

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Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of sneth019
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of mobrockman
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of threephase
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Had it at the Disney Food and Wine Festival.... With a name like Mmmmhops you would think it would have a bit more than a hop character to it. Tastes more like an Amber than a Pale; notes of toffee, caramel.... A bit on the sweet side...
Mediocre (at best) band.... Mediocre beer

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Photo of dangelop
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of iheartmyTHO
2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I really bought this beer for the novelty aspect. But I've had much better Pale Ales - Dales Pale Ale comes to mind. Not that it's a bad beer, but it just wasn't what I was expecting for something with the word Hops in the name. The presence of hop flavors is low. The malt however is high, and I'm just a fan of malty beers.

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Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of bloodflowsred
4.3/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MShloss
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of czillmer
4.04/5  rDev +23.5%

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Mmmhops from Mustang Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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