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PsycHOPathy IPA | MadTree Brewing

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PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States | website

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:
84
Ratings:
632
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
27.41%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
172
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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 632
Photo of brewtalthrone
2.57/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I purchased a six-pack from a local beer retailer in the Dayton, Ohio area (about an hour drive from the brewery, though that doesn't preclude the possibility of getting an old/defective batch). Drank from a clean pint glass. Slippery mouthfeel. About halfway through, the distinct odor of dirty feet/socks. Diacetyl ? Isovaleric acid ? Brett ? A wild yeast / bacterial infection ? As a proud Buckeye, I wanted to like this beer. It's readily available in my area, and coupled with the generally favorable reviews that Madtree & its brews receive, I will give it another shot and, hopefully, will be able to update my rating, if warranted.

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Photo of GregBlatz
2.9/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Cincy beers are taking off. Mad Tree Psychopathy is one that gets a lot of talk in the area as ipa's are so popular.

This beer is pretty good on its own.

A very straw like color with a pure white head. It is clear that they want the hops to be the focus. A bit of haziness.

Mny beer was canned on 10/22 and enjoyed on 11/15 so freshness should not be an issue.

The smell is aggressive hops that are particularly grassy. I can smell the malt sweetness which is unexpected for such a pale beer.

The best way to describe the taste is aggressive hop grassiness.

I prefer my ipa to have more pine, citrus flavors.

I suspect this is dryhopped aggressively with pellet hops. I get these grassy hazy characteristics with my homebrews if I dry hop with a loose bag and use pellets.

Pretty good ipa on its own but it simply cannot compare to Rhinegeist Truth(a Cincy ipa that is one of the best ipa's in the country IMHO).

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Photo of parkerdigital
2.93/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I found this to be a very average IPA. I love the hop but this one didn't live up to the hype. As I write this, I'm sitting at the brewery, 6 feet from the tap. It is just an average beer. What a bummer. Their Galaxy High Imperial IPA is much more in line with what I expected. It's a very good beer. Psychopathy is just average.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinkeable but it couldn't impress me. Just wasnt't hitting the right notes.
Maybe I'll give it another try at some point, will update if I feel different.

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Photo of Radome
3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Fox & Hound, Beavercreek, OH. Underwhelmed with the beer in all areas. Weak foam, weak aroma and average flavors that didn't "pop" for me. Nothing wrong with this IPA but it was nothing special.

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Photo of Beejay
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Much thanks to my friends Richard and Alanna for grabbing me this brew.

A: Pale yellow straw in color, with good clarity and a nice amount of white rocky head on top.

S: Pine and grapefruit peel with small notes of orange peel as well. There may even be a hint of lemon balm in there. Nice super clean hoppy smell, not a lot as far as caramel sweetness. Smells nice.

T: Clean bitterness with grapefruit being the predominant flavor. Some pine and light citrus. Not a lot as far as a malt profile goes.

M: Fairly light body, in fact a little too light. There is a nice dryness to it, but leaves the mouth wanting a bit of gravity. There is a slight oily feel from the hops and certainly an assertive bitterness.

O: The alcohol is in there somewhere, but it isn't too obvious. For me the flavor is a little one note, it's hoppy, and that's about it. It's bordering on a little watery for me, and the lack of malt flavor makes it seem like a one trick pony.

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Photo of LAp
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, had half in the can, half in a glass. Pours a clear straw color. A definite hop nose on this beer, somewhere more in the piney world than the citrus, but there's an almost lager-y element here. The taste was reasonably dry hop up front (somewhere between wet and dry with the hops), but there was a certain off-flavor on the finish - almost like a cheap adjunct lager. Mouthfeel is medium-thin. I went into this beer with high hopes, and will certainly have to try another and revise my review with a little more detail, but at first blush, I'm unimpressed.

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Photo of portia99
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into an Idle Hands tulip. No date on can.

A - Pours a neutral amber color with excellent clarity. A firm pour into the center of the glass yields a thick finger of frothy white head with very good staying power. Sheets of lacing left all over the sides of the glass. Good looking beer.

S - A bit buttery, very earthy, malty sweetness, caramel malt, a bit grassy...not what I was expecting. Hops are very muted overall.

T - Buttery, caramelly malt base. Clean bitter hops at a medium intensity and lingering thru the finish. A bit metallic too. Touches of pine are there, but really lacking in hop presence.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Hoppy bitterness in the middle lingering thru the finish.

O - Not sure how old this can is...I'm guessing it is not the freshest can around. Probably not giving this beer a fair shake. Would like to try again to see what a fresh can is all about...this one just has a dull IPA flavor that is lacking in hop character and not that impressive.

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Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
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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Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can to snifter. Look is medium gold and slightly hazy. Smell is piney hops, some peppery spice. Taste is bitter piney hops, light flowery notes and come citrus. Malt is well balanced but the fish is a bit dry. Overall I didn't really like this one on first try, but I enjoyed my second can a bit more. Still nothing outstanding tho. I prefer my IPAs more citrus hop forward and bright, and this was more old school

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Photo of puck1225
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a pint glass. A yellow cloudy appearance with a flowery smell. Nice thick head but weak lacing. Clean taste, but a bit soapy. Not too bitter. Not bad.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can shared by Curran last night, thanks man.

Pours a dirty earthy orange, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells fairly citrusy, with some lemon zest and pine leading the way.

This tastes fairly good, but it's got a fairly watery middle, that leaves the flavors falling a bit flat. There's something missing. The notes of pine, citrus, grass, and a bit of caramel malt do taste good, they just don't pop like I know they should.

The body on this one is light, with a crisp but slightly watery mouthfeel, as mentioned above. There is a moderate amount of carbonation.

This falls just a bit short, some tweaks and it would be excellent.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can to a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Mildly hazed light orange color. Two finger of pillowy off-white head. Retention is very good and tons of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Grassy first, floral next, with lemon and orange citrus rounding it off. Malts are overall pretty clean with some doughiness and a bit of yeasty breadiness poking through. Mild caramel sweetness to round it off.

3.75 T: Mild bitterness. A touch sugary. Lemon, mango, and orange citrus lead the way this time. Floral and grassiness are there, but take a back seat. Again it's clean overall with a light yeast and doughiness. Light caramel.

3.5 M: Medium body. A bit chewy. Good moderate carbonation and supremely smooth.

3.75 D: Pleasantly tasty and easily drinkable.

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Photo of mattcrill
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Moderate grassy and citrus hop notes up front. Light caramel notes and clean fermentation character as the beer warms.

Appearance: Hazy amber pour with a low white head. Tight bubbles fade to sticky lacing. Head retention is fair. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Firm earthy hop bitterness up front. Mild grassy and lemon hop flavors. A bready backbone which provides a counterpoint. The balance is easily to the firm earthy hop bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste lingers and is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Slightly oily. No astringency or creaminess noted. No alcohol heat detected.

Overall impression: A bitter American IPA. Seems to blend into the "sea of sameness" for a lot of IPA's on the market these days. Not terrible but nothing to set it apart from the pack either. Too many other good examples out there for me to seek out again.

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Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy and a little pale yellow in color with a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that gradually died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and lots of lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of stone fruit are present in the nose along with notes of grassy hops and kaffir limes.
T: The taste has flavors of stone fruit and grassy hops along with notes of limes and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA seems to be a little lighter in body compared to other beers in this style, but this lets the hop aromas and flavors shine through without making this overly bitter. It is very drinkable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a solid, enjoyable IPA. Nothing really stood out either positively or negatively, for what it's worth. A good option when out in a bar, but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
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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Photo of schoolboy
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm not having a good beer day. I'm trying a bunch of obscure to me brews from down state. None have been outstanding. All have been bummers. This one is better than most, but that's not sa saying Much.

It's pretty enough in the glass. Light yellow. Nice fizz.

The aroma is a nice dry bitterness.

The taste is not quite as bad as theone dimensional dry hoppyales. But it's close.

It's avery satisfying drink. If you like this style you should fry this. I will all our other Madtree brews!

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
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 fitrock2112
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured PsycHOPathy IPA into a pint glass.

A - Pours a clear dark golden with a finger of white head.

S - On first sniff getting some grapefruit, pine, slight amount of citrus.

T - Nice, getting hops, with grapefruit. It has some bitterness mid palate. Finally, on the after taste getting more pine and bitterness.

M - Medium all the way, mouthfeel and carbonation.

O - It feels like a everyday IPA. Not too heavy or too thin. Recommended! Cheers!

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks @WesMantooth! Rec'd in NBS BIF #1

Good couple fingers of head, held for a spell then tapered off into a lite beautiful layer.
Citrusy lemon zest meets grapefruit, a bit piney meets grassy. Some bready malt comes through nicely.
Taste starts with citrus, goes to grassy and then bready malt that takes a backseat to an earthy bitterness. Crisp yet slightly resiny on the finish.
Overall, quite good. I will seek this out again.

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Photo of dorianmarley
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is yellow amber with hints of orange and green, a thick white head that fades, and nice lacing.

Nose is fragrant with mandarin orange, ginger, biscuit.

Taste is sharp up front with hop bite, fades into caramel and lemon Italian soda, hints of honey and vanilla in the back.

Mouthfeel has plenty of carbonation, refreshing.

Overall, more refreshing and earthy than many IPAs.

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Photo of mothman
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

White head. With a little bit of lace. Color is an orange hued gold.

Flavor profile: A little bit of tropical flavors. Mangoes and pineapple. A fair amount of floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and some stickiness. Hop resiny. Medium bodied.

Overall, a solid ipa. Really easy to drink this one as it isn't overly bitter. This one has a nice amount of flavor.

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Photo of UKBeerman
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks good, Smells GREAT....taste was pretty good but something in it was a little off. I enjoyed it but I kept tasting a little hop like soapiness..... I had mine on tap....I guess there was a chance that came from the glass. Still it was enjoyable. Not a session beer...

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Photo of Roby923
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastey IPA that is completely dependable to fill the hop void. Nothing extraordinary in terms of hop punch. Bottom of can "07/15/2015 hopsta la vista baby". Cool touch. Canned from TJs Columbus.

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