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PsycHOPathy IPA | MadTree Brewing

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PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA
BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
696 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#5,348
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
696
pDev:
9.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
196
Trade:
3
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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDaniel502
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Broughtondr
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CapEO
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of themayorkoch
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Photo of Eammon1920
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peabody
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bucketofheads
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
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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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottspencer
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of akopczyk
4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeLev
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 696 ratings
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