Bad Hare Traditional IPA | Rhinelander Brewing Company

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Bad Hare Traditional IPABad Hare Traditional IPA

Brewed by:
Rhinelander Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by joemcgrath27 on 08-12-2012

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Baldranch
2.06/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of biboergosum
2.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

650ml bottle - I'm more than certain that this is just a duplicate of another Minhas-brewed attempt at an IPA, but I'm tired of having my educated complaints go unheeded, so here we go, ladies and germs!

This beer pours a murky, dark bronzed amber colour, with a fistful of rising puffy, foamy, and eventually rocky (credit where credit is due) off-white head, which leaves some equally splendid webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of gag-inducing boozy herbals, kind of like one's first gin experience, before an unsteady bready caramel malt sweetness arises, amongst just a soupcon of that inexplicable Minhas house otherness, rather musty pine and citrus hops, clammy yeast, and further unwarranted alcohol notes. The taste is like a real IPA, in all its hoppy, malty, and mildly boozy goodness, dosed with cough medicine, the exact kind that made you more than a bit uneasy as a child - I just can't get over how unpleasant first and subsequent glugs of this (and many, many, many other) beers from this, um, 'family' of offerings seem to be. Aaah.

The bubbles are fairly frothy, and a bit fizzy at times, the body a so-so medium weight, and slickly smooth, in the worst way you can imagine - think used car dealers or real estate agents. It finishes sweet, the seemingly tampered with caramel malt not doing us any favours in focusing its attention on that creepy, lingering, erp, perfumed hoppiness.

Gah, once and forever, man! Ok, so you've figured out how to market an IPA, even made it look pretty fine. Now, get your immense shit together and fix the rest of it - from aroma, to taste (that's a big one, I know!), to an overall non barf-inducing state. And here I am, actually being critically supportive and 'nice' - what have I become?

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Photo of MLFrank
3.75/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of feelin_iffy
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
2.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another Bad Hare bomber from Minhas, was not impressed by their DIPA so i'm hoping for the best
A - hazy rusty orange, two fingers of off white head retained respectably and left significant random lacing
S - some herbal and pepper hops, caramel, but there is a big whiff of adjunct and a hint of chlorine
T - much like then nose but it is basically dominated by the adjunct and chemical like taste, the best way to describe the dominant flavour is that of a bad cheap can of beer, which has traditionally been the focus of this brewery
M - medium body, low carbonation, finishes with a faint hop bitter
O - I can appreciate a brewer wanting to break new ground, but I get the feeling these guys are just trying to cash in on the recent craft beer explosion, this is not good, Minhas needs to stick to stay in their wheelhouse of brewing cheap that is good for camping or white trash

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Bad Hare Traditional IPA from Rhinelander Brewing Company
2.52 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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