Musk Of The Minotaur IPA | Hoof Hearted Brewing

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Musk Of The Minotaur IPAMusk Of The Minotaur IPA
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Brewed by:
Hoof Hearted Brewing
Ohio, United States
hoofheartedbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beesy on 03-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
249
Reviews:
51
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.64%
 
 
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59
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Ratings: 249 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of jsidonis7
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cjrube3
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dabears34
4.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of modern
4.98/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

For me this is the quintessential IPA. The variant of Musk of the Minotaur I am writing about was brewed with experimental hop #05256 and is amazing. It smells extremely inviting and follows up that smell with a delicious citrus and maybe bit of a peach taste. This IPA that is wonderfully carbonated, easy to drink and leaves you wanting more. I have had other variants of Musk of the Minotaur and it is always wonderful. The flavor profile changes with each variant but the beer is always amazing. Hoof Hearted is doing great things with IPAs.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

VERY hazy and thick when poured. There wasn't a head to speak of. The nose is like a freshly picked citrus fruit, with equal parts hops. The taste is the same, like a thick orange juice with hops. This is a super New England style IPA.

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Photo of rmacq
4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Beautifully hazy in the glass with fine lacing. Strong nose with grapefruit and other tropical fruits. Subtle malt with a good bitter finish. Dank. I think I may have replaced White Rajah in my rotation.

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Photo of FogDishHead
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of invertalon
4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This a beautifully made IPA… Much more comparable to something such as Heady Topper than most IPA’s brewed in and around Ohio. Had it on tap at the brewery as well as a day old can the following evening.

The pour appearance is cloudy, pale yellow hue. Aroma is very tropical with dominant with mango/guava, citrus and pineapple. Mouthfeel is very nice, with just enough carbonation to perk it up. Not a bitter hop bomb, but more on the delicate side with just enough IBU in there to balance the tropical flavor profile. No booziness by any means, hardly detectable if at all. Overall, a refreshing take on the standard IPA. Easily a new favorite.

An extremely well made beer. I have not had Blabe or South of Eleven (yet) but I will be down there ASAP when they have it available again. The hour and a half drive is well worth it for beer this good.

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Photo of johnriley445
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

I was lucky enough to drink this waaaay back in 2011 when it was first released at a small bar in columbus. Maybe it was the atmosphere, but at the time I thought that this was the nectar of the gods. In retrospect, I think I was right.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of BaronRVH
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JArt
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy, cloudy, pale yellow. Decent head with really nice lacing. Smells of juicy citrus goodness. Taste matches smell. Juicy citrus with the perfect amount of bitterness. Overall a fantastic offering from Hoof Hearted that is reminiscent of and rivals the super IPAs coming out of NE. Another amazing Ohio brewery that I can't wait to try more of!

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Photo of OGFGabv
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can I watched come off the canning line, just doesn't get any fresher. Pours a hazy, murky golden yellow. Immediately as it hit the glass, an enormous amount of citrus, fruity aromatic notes. Nice white head with beautiful sticky lacing. Smells of juicy citrus goodness. Taste matches smell spot on. It's straight up fruity goodness matched perfectly with just the right amount of bitterness. Overall this beer is outstanding. I can't wait to see what these guys have up their sleeves.

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Photo of jminch
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Goat23
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ohiovania
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Editing to reflect 12.04.16 can release.

Absolutely insane. A bitey crisp orange mango juice bomb. mouthfeel is great. aroma is lacking in comparison to taste but is insane compared to other ipa's.

Old:
looks unfiltered.

Smells like pineapple, strawberry, lemon, and oranges. Incredible.

Taste isn't as dimensional as the nose but still is crushingly refreshing and assertively hoppy. Almost like drinking orange juice.

Mouthfeel is spot on. All together its a great IPA.

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Photo of merock1402
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenSparks34
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to ENovak for sending me this beer. Drank out of a Teku.

Look: light straw golden color with medium minus haze and a half a finger of rocky head.

Aroma: Big mango when I cracked the can but in the glass the greener flavors really come out. very herbal with lots of green onion in there as well. Maybe a little spruce. Also, some citrus pith.

Taste: Much juicer than the nose would suggest. Definitely some mangos and grapefruit but finishes with green onion on the back end. Can hardly detect any bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium to medium minus creaminess but it doesn't feel anything like a 7.2% beer. Super crushable.

Overall(Style Points): At 7.2% I would say this beer pushes the boundaries of single IPA . Nice and well balanced, definitely celebrates the greener qualities of IPA but without the resinous aftertaste that plagues so many west coast IPAs. 90.75 Points.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChupoChupo
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think these guys might be emerging as Ohio's next awesome brewery. From what I can tell from the couple beers I've had from them, they seem to be chasing the same kind of flavors and aromas that you find with a lot of the trendsetters in the craft beer kingdom. This one is no exception with flavors and aromas that are tropical as it gets. Real easy to kick back too.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eball33
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Musk Of The Minotaur IPA from Hoof Hearted Brewing
4.19 out of 5 based on 249 ratings.
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