PsycHOPathy IPA | MadTree Brewing

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PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA
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PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States

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

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Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
2.61/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rawwie
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcorn
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJB1966
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alex_Hams
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 3 month old can (a little older than I'd like) poured a little at a time into a Belgian-style tasting glass.

This beer pours very pale... Almost golden. It's slightly hazy with about a finger of tight, white bubbles. This one is leaving some fairly thick lacing in my glass.

The nose starts very sweet with notes of passion fruit, overripe grapefruit, and stone fruit that is followed up by dank, slightly oniony hop notes. A tremendously hop forward beer.

The flavors follow the nose almost exactly. It bursts with juicy overripe citrus and stone fruit and then evolved into a sort of oniony, dank hop flavor. The finish is about as dry as I've had. This is definitely an archetypal west coast IPA.

Toured the brewery last week and these guys are great. They make really great beer with a lot of passion. I can see why this is their flagship and as popular as it is.

Had it on tap at the brewery but forgot to log tasting notes. All I know was I had 3 of them and loved them. If you're in Cincy, make sure you swing by Mad Tree!

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Photo of kentuckyboy
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What can i say? Madtree produces some of my favorite brew. Their Thundersnow (spiced Scottish ale) is one of my favorite seasonal beers and their Rubous Cacao (raspberry porter) is absolutely phenomenal! These guys are truly diverse in their craft and I have yet to be disappointed by any of their beer.

Onto the review:

poured from can to pint glass and served cold.

Appearance - Very transparent yellow with the slightest orange hue when held to light. By looks alone you might even mistake it for a corona! Solid one finger and slightly off-white head that retains exceptionally well with surprisingly heavy lacing. A very clean looking brew.

Scent - Floral and sweet with subtle citrus hops notes. Not nearly as hoppy as you'd expect from an IPA, though! A very attractive scent to this beer!

Taste - The taste is primarily of floral hops with a smooth wheat backbone, and a clean grassy and slightly peppery aftertaste. A very well balanced brew, indeed! Mouthfeel is light, despite its high carbonation levels. Crisp and smooth finish. A VERY refreshing IPA, if you ask me!

Overall - This beer is quite possibly most most interesting, exquisite, and refreshing brew to ever righteously hold the title IPA. This beer was an experience. They dont call this psycHOPathy for nothin!

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Photo of rydev24
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaltofOH
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1-7-2016. DFH Tulip.

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold with 1 finger white head. Active, visible small-bubble carbonation. Fair retention, keeps a little skim with a white ring around the edge and islands of bubbles in the middle.

Aroma: Familiar lemon-lime hoppiness, some resin, then a floral/tropical character; perhaps mango. There is a floral malty quality to this that smells, not kidding here, like a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky.

Taste: Immediately dry, bitter, clean arrival. Light, super crisp malt across the middle, then a strong, but not overpowering hop bitterness finish. This is less bitter than expected. I'd put it around 50 IBUs. Not sweet in the least, with lots of citrus, then pine hop resin and lingering light bitterness. The hop bitterness really shows up on the tongue after the swallow, not before. Very strange.

Mouthfeel: Heavier side of light; active, but not overpowering carbonation. Pretty damned clean, if I do say so myself.

Overall: This is a super crisp and refreshing West Coast style IPA. Reminds me of (gasp!) Sam Adams Rebel. But this has a less fragrant nose than Rebel and WAY more bitterness on the end. An excellent light/summer IPA, similar to, but less bitter than Mystic Mama, more bitter than Rebel, less tropical than White Rajah. Definitely six-pack worthy.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaphog
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Savioritis
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

MadTree Brewing - PsycHOPathy IPA. 6.9% ABV. 12oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on 12/14/15.

Look: Settles a hazy, vibrant yellow with a huge three finger white head from aggressive pour. After a long while, it ends up as a thick cap.

Smell: Light hops, backed by an earthy grass aroma, along with some citrus fruits and slight malt.

Feel: Very light body, smooth and creamy, with some minor carbonation to liven it up.

Taste: Dank hop and grass seem to be the most prominent, backed by citrus fruits. Mild bitterness throughout, but near the end, some malt shows up to balance.

Overall: A little more bitter than I like, but balanced pretty well between hops and malt. Feels pretty sessionable, even for the ABV.

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

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ian_B91
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

This one is a translucent medium yellow through with I can see but distinguish nothing due to the heavy haze. It still has a brightness to it, though, and a light continuous bubbling activity from the bottom of the glass. The head forms and remains a solid finger for several minutes, taking time to fade to a thick layer of foam and dropping very solid patching as it does.
The aroma brings out citrus and floral bitterness with a leaf / grass note to it. There's some grapefruit zest and a bit of herb in there as well. Malts just make their presence known but are a bit hard to pin down, seeming a touch sweet but held down by bitterness.
There's good bitterness, balance, and complexity to this beer all around. Hops bite with pith up front as well as leaf and pine, the herbal note just coming out underneath. Only at the very end is a touch of candy sweetness just evident on the tongue. Malts again give way to hops but show a bit of cracker. The finish lingers with the pith and leaf one might expect.
Moderately carbonated, this beer holds a solid crispness in a medium body the whole way through while remaining pretty smooth. It runs semi-dry from beginning to end.

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Photo of jtirpak22
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 707 ratings