Hopburst IPA | Madhouse Brewing Company

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107 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Madhouse Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
madhousebeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hopbursting is a relatively new brewing technique in which the vast majority of hops are added to the kettle late in the boil in order to achieve enhanced extraction of hop components (i.e. Hopbursting gives you tons of hop flavor and aroma!) Our Hopburst IPA has a substantial malt base, balanced with huge additions of our unique hop blend. This creates an incredibly flavorful beer, with smooth bitterness and hoppy goodness.

55 IBU

Added by DesMoinesMike on 05-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SamuelR
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMac59
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, copper color with more than one-finger off-white head, excellent retention, eventually settled to a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles that persisted throughout, higher than average carbonation, significant lacing.

SMELL: caramel and bread with some pine and grapefruit, flowery.

TASTE: true to it's name, initially sweet caramel then there is a burst of fruity, grapefruit and pineapple citrus hops and some pine notes as well, the 7.2% ABV is well disguised.

PALATE: somewhat creamy, medium body.

OVERALL: this is a really good beer but I can only have one because it is so sweet and fruity, the tropical citrus IPA's seem to be all the rage right now, this is a good choice for anyone who likes the style.

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Photo of ScrewBud
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - a little foggy light Amber
S - grassy, hoppy
T - malt at first then some hops but not as much as I wanted
F - pretty refreshing
O - ok but with a name like Hopburst, I was really looking for a hop bomb...

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle:
Nice copper-gold clear beer, with significant white head. Head lasts well and provides some lacing.
Nose is pretty generic grassy to pithy bitterness over a lightly bread-grain smell.
Taste is similar to the nose, but with a slight note of citrus as well. Definitely on the bitter side, grassy to pithy, but a little thicker in feel than I like my IPAs.
I think this is quite an okay IPA, but the malt is present enough to make it lean a little towards a hoppy APA. The bitter dryness grows with each sip, though.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdcrouser
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbrandt22
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting beer. wish I could find it more places

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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of CLaBarre
3/5  rDev -23.9%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.28/5  rDev -16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Hopburst IPA from Madhouse Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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