Hopburst IPA | Madhouse Brewing Company

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Hopburst IPAHopburst IPA

Brewed by:
Madhouse Brewing Company
Iowa, United States

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

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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 31
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was bursting with hops in my nonic pint.

Appearance- This beer's foam has a nice dense look to it, but fades once the first drink is had. I like the big ring of lace orange-white lace that is left behind on the glass. An amber-golden glow comes from the glass, the carbonation columns are plentiful and fast moving.

Smell- This nose is pretty good! The citrus comes across as mandarin oranges, and even a bit like marmalade! I thought that there would be more resin, but this nose is a little more sweet than malty.

Taste- There is a big change on the palate. The beer gets a little more herbal and slightly bitter. It is like a combo of resin and tea-like qualities. I also pick up a little booze heat in the finish that is a touch inappropriate. There is a little bit of the marmalade, but it is so buried. Huge potential, but it does not pull it out.

Mouth feel- The feel is fine for the style. It is a solid medium that straddles the line between slick and creamy.

Overall- This IPA starts out very nice but falls off a little on the palate. I wish more of that sweet orange came through. I would come back to this IPA more if that were the case.

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

Pours a rich copper body beneath the dense, foamy tan head which is quite slow to dissolve leaving a persistent head.

Earthy and spicy hop notes float from the glass. There is also some bread presence and nutty sweetness.

The flavor is also spicy hops with a sweet malty backbone. The spicy hops really kick in as it warms.

The body is rather chewy for an IPA with medium carbonation and a spicy finish.

Not necessarily the pungent hop kick I'm used to seeing but this is tasty. Impressive head retention and visually appealing to boot.

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