PsycHOPathy
MadTree Brewing

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,339
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,941
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 9.85%
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
780
From:
MadTree Brewing
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  44
Gots
  224
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: The subtle malt backbone combats the bitterness and intensity of floral, grassy and citrus hop flavors. However, taste is perception. What's your slant?
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Photo of kimcgolf
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours to a slightly hazy golden yellow with nice white head and lacing. Nose is medium strength hoppy floral with citrus notes and even a hint of caramel. Mouthful is medium full with good aftertaste.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2019-09-10 in Antioch, TN from a 12oz canned on 2019-06-26

A - Somewhat hazy gold with short head and good lace.

S - Pine, citrus, light caramel. On the mild side.

T - Pine, orange flesh and zest, lightly toasted bread and a bit of caramel. Earthy spice and pleasantly bitter. Old school IPA.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Creamy then lightly prickly.

O - An old school, West Coast IPA. Works for me.

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Tucquan from Pennsylvania, Sep 10, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nothing remarkable, but a nice clean crisp IPA. Not a haze bomb NE, but not a real piney west coast style either. Finishes nice and crisp...very easy drinking for nearly 7%.

Wouldn't seek out, but would definitely purchase if it was the freshest IPA on the shelf.

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Photo of Buck89
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very hazy yellow-golden color with a thick and resilient off white head. Big globs of foam clung to the glass. The aroma was moderate in intensity and mainly floral, with faint citrus and bready notes in the background. The first sip brought grapefruit path and a rush of sharp bitterness that reminded me that this is an "old school" IPA. Bright floral and grassy flavors rounded out a bit with the citrus notes. Medium bodied. Quite good.

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Buck89 from Tennessee, Jul 07, 2019
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light chill hazed golden with hints of orange. Small white bar pour head lots of lace.

Aroma grassy, fruity citrus and bitter pine, in light malt base. Normal old fashion IPA.

Taste is fruity citrus, grasses and good dose of pine resin. Crisp and bitter that lingers with resin on the tounge.

Mouhfeel is medium with medium level of carbonation.

Overall sure is tasting good today, but then again I needed a beer. Nice to see a regular IPA as hazy ones are so prevelant today.

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mntlover from Tennessee, May 20, 2019
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 8/29/18; into a pub glass.
Appearance- gold with a sprinkling of unfiltered goodness and tight streams of bubbles; head is a towering white fluffy cloud that leaves a plethora of sticky lacing along the glass!
Smell - pineapple and pine tree car air freshener!
Taste - grapefruit, pine needles and mandarin orange peel provide a hop dominant bitter flavor profile!
Feel - a slightly tame hop bomb that takes command of the palate and demands your attention!
Overall- this is an old school west coast IPA out of Cincy with no nonsense, in your face hops!

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Photo of BigGold
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. can, bottom stamped (apparently) “CANNED 05/29/2018 . . . BRIGHT,” into solo cup. This beer will be therapeutic only if you are seriously jonesing . . . for hops.

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BigGold from Mississippi, Jun 27, 2018
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz canned 4/24/18 poured into a hotel glass at fridge temp 6.9% ABV. The beer pours a touch hazy with off white head. The head recedes to film and leaves some lacing. The aroma is sweet orange. The taste is similar with orange fruit and a slight tartness. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, well carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, very good. This is a unique take on an IPA and worth the time to sample. Possibly the most orange forward IPA I've had that isn't fruited.

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jkblr from Indiana, Jun 08, 2018
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a hazy orange color. There is a modest white head that leaves some lace.
Aroma is mostly pine, with a little citrus.
Taste follows. Pine and grapefruit, with some grapefruit peel.
Medium-bodied.
An innocuous IPA.

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lordofthewiens from New Mexico, Jun 04, 2018
Photo of Emersonio
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

POUR: On draft into nonic pint. APPEARANCE: Clear golden amber in color. Distinct white head with moderate glass lacing. Upon swirl, head builds nicely, then settles to a nice and even white film. Still brew with minimal effervescence. AROMA: Light hoppy and floral aroma. Somewhat delicate. Grassy with slight hints of citrus. The floral and grassy hop dominate the nose. TASTE: Light and delicate. Follows the nose. Floral, herbal, and grassy. AFTERTASTE: Somewhat of a dry and crackery finish. Floral elements recede and reveal more of the malt. Somewhat bitter on the backend but nothing too serious. NOTES: Well crated and a good looker. Taste doesn't disappoint with a delicate offering of flowery hops upfront and a crackery malt backbone. RATING/REVIEW: Very good/ 4 out of 5.

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Emersonio from District of Columbia, May 13, 2018
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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured into a pint glass via draft at the brewery

color is a nice sunshine yellow with white foam

smell is orange and lemon with a bit of grassiness thrown in

taste follows the nose

carbonation is medium as is the mouthfeel

probably would have rated this if my palette wasn't so wrecked after drinking a bunch of beers at the brewery

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Jlabs from New York, May 11, 2018
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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall clear glass. Has a hazy pale golden color, heavy carbonation, and a very thick foamy tan head.

Smells heavily of resin, pine, and other fruity notes. Kiwi, grapefruit, tangerine, faint lemon peel, pineapple juice, floral hops, cracker malt, and peaches.

Upfront, grassy hops, juicy citrus, and cracker malt. Lime, pineapple, peaches, orange, melon, kiwi, mango, tangerine, and pine. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Altogether very floral and fruity.

Feels very smooth in the mouth.

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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky, Apr 30, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint pale bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of stone fruit/peach, floral, citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/lime zest, and grassy hops over the top of light aromas of bready + grainy malts with a hint of grainy sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready + grainy malts with a hint of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of stone fruit/peach, floral, citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/lime zest, and grassy hops which impart a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially.

O: Drinks pretty easily with well hidden alcohol and lighter than average IPA mouthfeel. Enjoyable with a pleasant albeit more old school hop profile.

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dbrauneis from North Carolina, Apr 29, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint of this at a pub in Louisville. Pours light copper yellow with light lacing that fades quickly. Nose is very light grassy aroma. Taste is nice combination of light crackery malt and trooocal ripe fruit and grassy hops. This is a nice drinkable IPA. Nothing special, but good.

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omahawk from Nebraska, Apr 07, 2018
Photo of SomethingClever
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into pint glass canned on 3/15.

A: bright gold yellow body with good clarity a little hazy from the cold. Head was a tiny bubbled white thing that settles fairly fast.

S: Lots of sweet resin, and some grapefruit, and a little tangerine.

T: bright resin intermingles with some pineapple and tangerine. Nice clean light crackery malts on the end.

M: good carbonation medium bodied great clean finish almost a little dry.

O: This beer is way too easy to drink I could see me going to the end of a six pack of this in one session. It’s clean medium bodied packed with flavor but not too much that you need a break.

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Photo of jprestonian
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light mouthfeel, with a very nice floral hop aroma, and a distinctly lemony hop note. Nice and refreshing, would make a nice summer session ale if not for the 6.9% ABV.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden. The head is lightly golden as well. Nose is heavy with citrus. The taste is citrus and bitter goodness. After taste carries in fir quite a while. Good solid ipa.

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Korbynlehr from Kentucky, Jan 13, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 8/9/2017. Bit of a gusher can. Pours very hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy/piney hops and bready malt flavors; with solid strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/piney hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.9%. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/piney hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very classic tasting Midwest style IPA. Dank and vibrant Centennial, Chinook, Cascade hops; nice bready malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering.

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superspak from Michigan, Dec 09, 2017
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-reviewed 10-21-17

Original ratings: 3.75 3.75 4.0 4.0 3.75

Bigger, rockier head. More intense tropical fruit and citrus aroma.

This can (left in a cool garage for a couple of weeks) just presented more appealing look and smell this time around. All in all, a pretty awesome IPA.
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A respectable golden hued body beer sporting a frothy, sticky, white head. Nice aroma combination of light malts and pine and citrus-forward hops. Bitter, citric, bread crust-like flavor; white pepper. Medium-heavy body; velvety; semi-dry finish.

A well-balanced, decently complex IPA. It brings on some nice hop tones; bitter and spicy. The feel is a bit slicker than many IPAs yet very welcome. A fine offering and well-worth seeking out...

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beergoot from Colorado, Oct 06, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught in a sports bar in Cincinnati. 16 oz. pour in a pint glass. It pours a medium amber color with a nice layer of milk-white head and lots of lacing with good retention. The smell is subdued and primarily malty with mild pine, grapefruit, grass, and hops. This is a decidedly malt-forward IPA with brown bread and caramel. There is also notes of grapefruit but the hops play only a supporting role. This ale is fairly creamy with pleasing carbonation and it's 6.9% ABV gives it substance without distracting from the other attributes. Overall, PsycHOPathy is an excellent example of a southern style, malt-forward IPA. It's a nice change of pace from over-the-top West Coast and NE versions.

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MacMalt from New Jersey, Sep 23, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 8/9/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy glowing golden with a big chunky eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are floral and citrus forward. Bread and crackers are there along with some malts. The flavors are pretty bold. More floral notes leading the way followed by more citrus. Lots of grapefruit along with some melon. Fresh grass and pine in the mix. Mild resinous characteristics. Nice hop flavors and hop bitterness. Malts are there, but don't dominate. It finishes juicy and dry at the same time. Alcohol goes unnoticed for the most part. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice IPA. It's bold and refreshing. The craftsmanship is on point. This is my first time having something from MadTree, and I can say it's a solid first impression.

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BB1313 from Ohio, Sep 03, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

PsycHOPathy IPA | MadTree Brewing. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this brew's got a two finger thick off-white head, webbed lacing, and medium golden amber body.

I smell a cracker malt foundation with big, juicy pine and grapefruit hops.

Tastes pleasantly bitter and juicy throughout with an appropriate bite at the end.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll choose to give PsycHOPathy IPA | MadTree Brewing a 4.25

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

PsycHOPathy IPA brewed by MadTree Brewing, with an ABV of 6.90% This American IPA pours a nice golden amber color with a thick white head. Lots of nice lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, earthly grains and malts. Between the look and the smell of this IPA it is really inviting. This American IPA has the look and smell of most American IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors and a nice hop bite. This is one nice strong but Smooth IPA. The earthy grains and malts are nice and smooth and really complete this brew. The body of this brew is a nice Heavy medium. I really like how smooth this brew goes down, it is really hard to pick up on the 6.90% ABV in this brew. It is just that smooth. There is alot going on in PsycHOPathy IPA. This American IPA has a super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. If you are not a fan of Hoppy brews, this is not the brew for you. The mouth feel of PsycHOPathy IPA is Bold, Hoppy, Rich , Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving PsycHOPathy IPA a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the chance to. If you are in the mood for some good hops look this one up. MadTree Brewing, did a real nice job with this American IPA.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale gold with medium head and lots of sticky lace. Nose is somewhat dank with floral and grassy notes as well. Taste is light on malt backbone and is overall light for a 6.9% IPA. Lemongrass and that same grassy floral note dominate. Light mouthfeel. Overall, it is a tasty IPA if you are looking for this specific profile, but might not satisfy some with its small malt backbone and not-so-juicy flavor.

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Photo of bnes09
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous beer. Light, lemon- orange with slight haze. Billowing head leaves a plateau then mound of foam over the liquid. Tons of soap suds on the glass. Bright and fresh citrus and grass aroma. Flavor follows with a strong lemon and pine sol quality. Even and balanced bread and honey malt. Slightly buttery. Medium body. Creamy texture. Slightly under carbonated. Excellent brew.

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bnes09 from Illinois, Jan 06, 2017
PsycHOPathy from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 780 ratings