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%
 
 
Wants:
1
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Act25
3.39/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I have no quarrels with this odd beer, but the reviews are all over the map. If any thing it's too fruity and sweet.

Poured on tap at Hyatt Regency Chicago.

A - Pours opaque apricot amber, looks like a hefeweizen. not much head or lacing.

S - Sweet peach prominent, followed by tropical fruits, apricot, banana, creamy caramels, floral hops, and sticky fruit cake.

T - Mostly sweet peach flesh and peach rind, with grassy and floral hops that balance.In the finish the hops get bitter, toward grapefruit pith and rye toast.

F - Medium, finish is dry and chalky.

Odd beer - an English meets Belgian banana style. I'd pass but I did not mind it. A bit alcoholic.

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Photo of lanciloti
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.48/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of aussiebeer
3.94/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of vette2006c5r
1.64/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Hopothesis IPA pours a copper color with a nice large lacing head. There is a weak grainy aroma, with corn notes. The taste is big with adjunct flavors, very stale grain, corn like flavors. Flavors are stronger (which is a bad thing), nice body though. Overall it tastes like a stronger Budweiser, lots of adjunct like flavors.

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Photo of apf
3.4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nszuch8
3.82/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KSchmidty
3.47/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juzh12
3.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of RyanJohnCrain
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: carmel bronze ish.
S: not much aroma at all
T: Not much Hops and normal IPA flavors are not in this beer
F:Waterdowned
O: I have had it at the bar a few times and just now at home and have never been impressed, Wish I could taste the hops and pine, citrus, floral flavors, you would expect from an IPA.

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Photo of jwenzel019
3.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brauseboof
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of EliRix
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of kplooki
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Beer Pours a cloudy orange color with a somewhat sticky head.

Hops are piney and beer is on the sweet side.

Finish is a little bitter and harsh.

Overall nothing special, the beer lacks depth and complexity. Hops are very 1 dimensional.

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Photo of ClarenceClawmons
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Dovers
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of DaneBramage
3/5  rDev -3.5%

You know how most IPA reviews here say "hints of....."? This has no hints of anything. Mild hoppy taste, no citrus taste, no real flavor. Could be better with a few small improvements, but right now it's a stretch to call this an IPA.

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Photo of d5001986
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -3.5%

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