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Rounding Third | MadTree Brewing

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3.89/5
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122 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States
madtreebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed to celebrate the start of our favorite pastime. Rounding Third has a slight caramel semisweet malt backbone balanced by a strong hop profile. Dry hopped with Falconers Flight and Simcoe that will have your pallet rounding third and heading for home.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,219
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
122
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of BEERchitect
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Partly embedded in American red ale, and partly in that of IPA, MadTree's kickoff to the baseball season will have the tastebuds singing, "Take me out to the tap room..."

Served up as a medium amber ale with the depths of chestnut showing through the center, Rounding Third greets the rim of the glass with an off white, rich lather. Fruity with citrus and a hint of stone fruit, the hop impact on the nose outshines much of the caramelized and toasted malt complexities. Its taste however, focuses on malt sweetness as a taste of caramel, toast and nuttiness is redolent with cracker jacks ballpark snacks.

Then as the ale washes the middle palate, the focus once again begins to favor the hops. With the malt influence relaxing, its the Falconer's Flight hops that bring a mango, lemon and pink grapefruit flavor while the Simcoe ensures a grapefruit and grassy tandem in taste. Those grassy flavors extend into an embittered late palate of pine, hemp and citrus rinds.

Medium bodied but providing a crisp, malty dry finish, the spring seasonal is balanced with creamy malt character without hindering its drinkability. More bitter than sweet, the beer is easy enough on the palate for mindless quaffability but is also varied enough to enjoy for the pure culinary art of the drink.

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Photo of Buck89
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. A moderately hazy amber color in the glass with a thick and long-lasting off-white head. Great rocky foam in the glass mid-drink. Muted pine with faint caramel on the nose. The pine was there through and through on the palate with old school bitterness. As expected, caramel, burnt toffee, and amber malty flavors were there and they paired nicely with the piney, earthy hop profile. Medium bodied. Overall a very nice and tasty beer.

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1mrbeer
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duppenkamp
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OldPoop1958
3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cwd
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trdtercel92
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
3.13/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Caneed 3-13-18, drank 6-28-18, drainpoured 6-28-18.

Hopefully this fucker just falls off fast because what I tasted today was more like a stale dopplebock.

I'll promise to buy this again if I see it within a month maybe a month and a half as this is surely not anything near what the brewer intended.

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Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Crimson-RV
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 12 oz can poured with a 2 finger head and an aroma of citrus and pine with a lemon and orange smell. taste followed smell with some caramel malt and a surprising boozy appearance for a 6.5 abv medium dry finish with light carbonation and thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a nonic glass. Canned on 03-13-2018. Batch stamp: "11:51:41 GOOOOAAAL"

Appearance: Translucent medium copper-amber. Light tan persistent foam across the top with lots of persistent lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Pine and orange citrus.

Taste: Bitter with pine and citrus notes, balanced with a good toasted malt backbone. Bitter finish with some spicy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Easily drinkable and I think this would be a good hoppy beer to have at a baseball game. A solid AIPA.

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Photo of Beejay
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A murky brown color with a medium amount of light tan head.

S: Big pine and resin, with some pretty heady caramel notes.

T: Taste follows suit, with pine and resin flavors dominant, some earthy tones, and caramel in the finish, with a decent bitter linger.

M: Medium in body with medium high carbonation.

O: Overall, not bad.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a six pack of this from the local Meijer. The beer poured a hazy amber with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel and malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with citrus peel presence mixed with malt. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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Photo of jak
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crewfan1952
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Delta6014
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eammon1920
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BB1313
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 3/6/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours amber with solid clarity; fluffy off-white head that falls slowly leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice blend of citrus and tropical fruits. Caramel and malts are there. Everything is balanced. The flavors follow the nose. Grapefruit pineapple and orange is there. Some pine and fresh grass. Caramel is there. Solid malt backbone along with a solid bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice "Red IPA". Nice hop aromas and flavors. The caramel and malts do their thing. It's enjoyable and fun. Well done.

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Rounding Third from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 122 ratings