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Hopburst IPA | Madhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
110 Ratings
Hopburst IPAHopburst IPA
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
Ranking:
#13,471
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
110
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like this was first released in May 2011, so it's possibly 2 months old at this point. 22 oz. bomber from the cooler at John's Grocery.

Poured into a tulip glass, a thin layer of foam forms then quickly ebbs away to the edges. Color is a deeply saturated copper orange with bright clarity and rising carb trails visible. Some drippy lacing eventually forms and clings to the glass.

Sweet caramel and candied orange in the aroma, not overwhelming, fairly mild and pleasant.

Malty flavors of multigrain bread and caramel, spicy hops lend orange peel and a medium bitterness. Aftertaste has an earthy, resiny hop flavor. Very light caramel malt sweetness appears before the bitter hops do their thing, lasting well into the dry aftertaste. Medium bodied, somewhat mild carbonation. Overall pretty tasty, wish I could have tried a fresher bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a deep copper color with a nice white head..

S-Citrus and tropical fruits on the nose along with a caramel like maltiness...some floral notes as well....

T-Some nice citrus hop juiciness evident right off the bat....oranges, tangerines....then a bit of tropical fruitiness as well (mangoes, papaya)...good malt balance with more of a toffee impression on the taste...

M-it all comes together nicely and surprisingly the lasting impression is a spicy hop hit....body is medium full....carbonation is good

O-Glad I bought this....never heard of this brewery before but this is a above average fruit forward IPA...not a lot of sharp bitterness which is fine by me...

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Photo of cjgiant
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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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Photo of argock
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz brown bomber into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Received as a gift from little sis Tami.

A: Medium-amber with 1-2 finger fluffy light beige head with decent retention and random lace formations all around the glass.

S: Orange citrus and floral hops with an earthy undercurrent. Malts are light crystal with nice bready roundness.

T: The flavor is vibrant with pineapple and orange with floral tinges and the same herbal/earthy notes. There is a light-medium caramel sweetness that I wish was a little less prominent. There are toast and bread notes these as well. Solid balanced IPA flavor.

M: The feel is a little slick and oily with medium-body. It has low carbonation overall.

O: A nice beer that could benefit from a little more aggressive dry-hopping and decrease in the crystal malts. All in all though, this was a pretty enjoyable IPA and very pleasant surprise.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Herky21
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Caramel, amber body.

Smell: The nose is great, lots of grapefruit. It's citrus-y and the dryhopping is done really well it seems like. The scent is my favorite part though, great nose.

Taste: Fantastically smooth . The hop bitterness comes around in the middle of the drink but the finish has a big caramel sweetness that is really welcome after the bitter middle part of the drink.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and hoppy. Really sticks to your teeth. And despite such a malty body it is a very light feeling beer which is nice.

Overall: There are so many IPAs available but many are missing out on a good hop selection. This is a well made beer, especially for Iowa.

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Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Somewhat dark amber with foamy cream colored head and light lacing tendrils.

Smell: Pungent orange, toasted and caramel malts, some spiciness. Aroma is both sweet & dry, and fairly typical for an IPA, but done well.

Taste: Taste is as expected as well, but also done well, with semi-sweet orange and toasted caramel malts upfront, followed by lingering spiciness and bitterness with highlights of grapefruit and pine.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is somewhat smooth and creamy with a dry finish.

Overall: Great example of an IPA that nails the style, but does not do anything out of the ordinary to truly stand out. Basically, it is delicious but not unique.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep copper color with an average sized, creamy, smooth, white head. Disappears pretty fast, but it leaves a nice creamy layer of lace.

S - Enjoyable nose. Lots of citrus and a good amount of tropical fruit as well. Grapefruit and melon pretty strong. In the back there is a herbal, floral, tea like hop aroma. Very nice.

T - The taste unfortunately does not live up to the aromatics. Nowhere near the amount of tropical fruit and only a touch of grapefruit/citrus. More pine, strong floral/herbal and bitter hop flavors. A bit of a malty finish. A bit of a spicy kick on the finish as well. It gets better as it warms.

M - Medium body with a nice amount of carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

D - Pretty easy to drink and pretty balanced. The hop flavor doesn't quite pop out as much as I'd like, and it doesn't make me want more but it does drink nicely.

Notes: Not bad but the flavor falls off a little in regards to the hop flavors. Much better than the first IPA Madhouse did, but that isn't saying much. Worth a try and it was an enjoyable experience, but I probably won't be getting this again.

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Hopburst IPA from Madhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 110 ratings
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