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PsycHOPathy IPA | MadTree Brewing

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PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The subtle malt backbone combats the bitterness and intensity of floral, grassy and citrus hop flavors. However, taste is perception. What's your slant?

Added by Brew33 on 04-09-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
655
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
27.55%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
179
For Trade:
2
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Reviews by BEERchitect:
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cincinnati has always been a town to celebrate its brewing history. But with surprisingly poor beer culture, that history has largely circulated around the industrial lagers and without regard to the quality of craft beer... until now. And it looks like MadTree Brewing Company will be a part of the new movement, that is if they can continue to make beers like their flagship IPA!

PsycHOPathy pours a honey-gold color and shows absolute bright clarity as the beer settles and the foam separates. Capped with a frothy white hat, the beer retains stubbornly and clings the the glass with broken lacy rings. While much clearer than I expect dry-hopped beers to be and a tinge lighter in color than the norm- the beer's filtered character creates a charming appearance but isn't necessary.

Bright and zesty aromas are led by citrusy American hops, distinguishable grapefruit and orange peels, mild chivy herbs, and soft tropical esters all seem to be of fresh field-sliced sweetness because of the supple caramel and honey-sweet floral scent that brings this whole bouquet to life.

Early sweetness is supple and savory and arrives to greet the early palate just before the hops grow to take command of the taste. Starting fruity with oranges and apricots, a slight jammy taste resides. But deeper into the taste, its the turn to grapefruit-type that brings about the bitterness of citrus oils, pith and zest until the beer nose dives into a resinous pine bitterness to finish.

Medium bodied, the beer's early carbonation and residual sweetness lingers slightly before trailing quickly to favor hop dryness, grain sharpness, and alcohol warmth. Though quite dry, the beer doesn't deliver on the premiere dry texture a hop glory that I so wanted in this IPA.

MadTree's IPA will certainly quench the thirst of the most discriminating Hop Head. It's a refreshing and clean hop-dominant ale, but it needs a little more aggression in the "bitter" and "dry" departments to become truly irresistible.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BrewRaider
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better midwest IPAs that I have had that is not brewed in Minnesota. Wish I could have paired it with a bowl of Skyline chili.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a can glass, canned 12/29/15

A- pours a clear deep golden color with a two-finger creamy and foamy white head that has good retention, sticking around long after the pour

S- up front has a bit of a vegetal & herbaceous aroma; leafy greens & cooking herbs. Beyond that, aromas of grass, floral hop, citrus & subtle toasted malt

T- juicy, slightly tangy citrus fruit up front with an emphasis on grapefruit peel, followed by vegetal notes that follow the nose, piney, floral and grassy hops kick in near the finish, with dry linger of more grass and toasted malt

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthful and a dry crisp finish

O- easy drinking ipa with a nice mix of hop flavors

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.18/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcorn
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of cnagle28
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really solid ipa. Delicious floral and tropical hop flavors sustained and held nicely together by the malt backbone. Decent aroma upon opening of can as well.

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Photo of Dinkel
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jminch
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can, dated July 2015, into a snifter.

A: Clear but limited clarity in the gold-amber body. Moderate size but short lived head leaves spotty lacing on the glass.

Aroma - very fruity, with plenty of citrus, mainly orange. Suggests more tartness than sweetness. Good complexity.

Feel: Medium body and near medium carbonation. Crisp and dry.

Flavor: Some sweet malt; enough to leave this IPA with relatively low bitterness for style. The hoppy characteristics still dominate, with tropical fruit, herbal and evergreen notes.

Overall: Low bitterness but plenty of hops for an IPA.

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1/5  rDev -74.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
3.92 out of 5 based on 655 ratings.
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