Hopburst IPA | Madhouse Brewing Company

Hopburst IPAHopburst IPA
BA SCORE
76.1%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 109 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:
#12,693
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
109
Liked:
83
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
13.51%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 31
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
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 -3.9%

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
For a lack of better options, I settled with pouring this one into a wine glass and was greeted by an incredibly clear, deep amber body that hosts to light trails of carbonation and provides a solid foundation for a considerable, off-white head. Respectable retention and nice lacing.

Aroma:
There is a lot going on here and unfortunately, to the point that it all sort of blends together. Every note that you may love about your favorite IPA is detectable; pine, floral, citrus and tropical fruit, and earthy spicing all crowd around a malty caramel backbone. It's a very pleasant aroma, don't get me wrong, BUT.. it' would be better if there wasn't so much going on.

Taste:
Bitterness is crisp but smooth, and is ever present from beginning to end. Pine and grass hops are dominant but play well with notes of tropical fruit. It's crisp and clean. Plenty of doughiness and and caramel to soften the bitterness. Sweet finish with a hint of booze.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth and easy to drink. Well balanced for the style. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

Overall:
A solid IPA and the first I truly enjoyed back when introduced this one 4-5 years ago. It has been awhile since consuming this one and I think my memory of this one is better than the glass that sits in front of me. However, this is well worth picking up and an easy introduction to the style.

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Hopburst IPA from Madhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76.1% out of 100 with 109 ratings
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