PsycHOPathy IPA | MadTree Brewing

PsycHOPathy IPAPsycHOPathy IPA
BA SCORE
3.94/5
690 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:
#5,414
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
690
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
192
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 690 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.86/5  rDev -2%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ian_B91
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brenden
3.94/5  rDev 0%
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 -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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 RAlmeida77
3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 StoutSnob40
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmeinz
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Triklino
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drifter1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barflybastard
3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of remy28
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dvmel
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ridgeisgod
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mleahy180
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy light yellow with a huge, frothy, bright white head. There is fantastic retention and huge hanging sheets of lacing. Smell is subtle floral, grassiness and citrus. Taste is the same with a good deal of bitterness balanced by a sweet maltiness. Feel is very light, but drinkable. Overall a very solid beer.

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Photo of PeterOSU
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 690 ratings
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