Hopothesis IPA | Hopothesis Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hopothesis Beer Company
Illinois, United States
hopothesis.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Hopothesis IPA is the first of many cerebral drinking experiences. Our India Pale Ale is specifically formulated to be balanced, flavorful, and approachable. It can be easily paired with a variety of food and you can drink more than one and still feel quite lucid. Enjoy.

55 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 08-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
21.22%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of geeves
2.11/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

It almost tastes like it is more malty with a hint of hops, color is good and had a good head but thats about all. I was expecting more crisp taste that goes with an IPA

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Photo of ZEB89
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DocWaters
3.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am not an IPA drinker because I typically favor things on the far Malt end of the spectrum. This beer however is incredibly tolerable for my palate. That being said, it makes sense given the multiple reviews pushing this away from being a true IPA. If it were labeled differently, such as an amber ale, I believe this would be perceived more accurately. It is on the lighter side with grassy/floral notes and a bit of raisin/sweet fruit finish. Overall its not a bad beer but I would stay away if you are looking for a true hopped up IPA.

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Photo of BellsFan
2.64/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MickeyHops
3.52/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfillius
3.43/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.43/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange with a 1+ finger head that lingers
S: Mostly light malts, a bit of floral/fruity notes and the lightest citrus/pine with a deep inhalation
T: Malts start to finish, a bit floral, a touch of bitterness/earthy notes but little I'd typically associate with an IPA
M: Medium-bodied, mostly malts
O: No flaws but it tastes much more like an amber or pale ale than an IPA given it's malt-forward and rather lacking on hops

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoosier222002
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gobuccos
3.71/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparky176
3.59/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OompaMentor
2.6/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured in a pint glass with finger head. Little to no hint of hops, fruits for an IPA. Medium feel on the palate with moderate bitterness. Feels watery compared to other IPAs. Below par -

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Photo of Stezz420
3.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveJeremy
4.04/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shreead
3.43/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of toolbrew
2.45/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Undated bottle poured into 10oz beer glass. Some foam and residual head. Sweet bready aroma and taste with mild hop finish. Older style "C" hopped IPA. Would not revisit.

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Photo of dalesubaitis
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakea
3.29/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Criske
3.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
2.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very old school tasting IPA. Had very little complexity to it, quite frankly it was very boring. Taste was sweet, a bit on the malty side and a bit too bitter. Would pass if I saw it again and suggest that you do the same.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.16/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of mbmiche
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metalsnota
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hopothesis IPA from Hopothesis Beer Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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