PsycHOPathy IPA | MadTree Brewing

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667 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
667
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
185
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 667 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of edhizdeid
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of brother_rebus
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SweetChicken
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Photo of csustar001
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MastaShonuf
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a Goose Island tulip. The beer is simply beautiful in the glass. It's crystal clear, deep gold in color, and sports a majestic frothy white head that retains itself very well and leaves behind some nice lacing. Nice dank hop aromas abound on the nose. Grapefruit, lemon, pine trees, and a hint of orange rind rise from the glass.

The beer has a medium body and a nicely balanced flavor. It is a tad sweet up front in a toast and marmalade kind of way. There are enough hops to remind you it's an IPA, but not nearly enough to make the beer rancidly bitter. The hop flavor is more of a floral, resiny, piney bitterness and less of a citrusy bitterness. As I prefer citrus, this is a pity. Still, the balance is so well dialed-in that I find myself thoroughly enjoying the flavor. It doesn't bombard you. It just sort of glides across the palate and leaves a nice lingering dank hoppy flavor on the finish (with your palate still more or less intact).

Overall, an extremely well-crafted IPA, though I wish it had more of a citrus character. It's important to note that this is not some hop-bomb-science-experiment or ridiculous ``extreme beer'' concoction. This is an exceptionally well-balanced American IPA; the kind that will still be popular when extreme beers have run their course. It's not intended for macho hopheads who dismiss anything that doesn't rip the taste buds off their tongue.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Brian29
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | 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 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 Bonis
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

PsycHOPathy IPA from MadTree Brewing
3.94 out of 5 based on 667 ratings.
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