Hop Madness Double IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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3.99/5
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253 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Quitness.

Beware, drinker! Hop hysteria could happen to you! Especially after indulging in our dry-hopped Double IPA's shockingly intense tropical aromas and hair-raising bitterness.

80 IBU

Added by jampics2 on 10-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,498
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
253
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
42
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of ScottishMacD
2.51/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brian29
2.54/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sooch222
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of atr2605
3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a clear copper color with an off white head with good retention and some lacing
S-a bit muddled and muted, some pine, malt, blueberry
T-pine, citrus, solid malt background
M- medium bodied with average carbonation
O- a little lackluster. I'm a big fan of great lakes but this one fell short for me

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Photo of justintcoons
3.04/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint.

Appearance
Golden amber. Short white head. Good clarity.

Nose
Dank, catty, weed, peach, passion fruit, earthy, leafy, and apple juicy.

Taste
Earthy, woodsy, and damp grass. Dank, weed, catty, and resinous. Candy sugar maltiness with additions of apple juice.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, silky, oily, semi-dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
Resinous overall with a strange apple juice flavor that I don't really care for. The abv is hidden well.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.21/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 9.99 (including tax)/4 pack of 12 oz bottles ($ 0.208/oz) from Wegman’s, Erie, PA.
Label dated BB 04/16/18, stored at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
Body – Light amber, clear, some effervescence.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.3 cm, aggressive pour), off white, low density froth, good retention, slowly diminishing to an irregular four to six mm ring fed by effervescence, a rocky partial layer covering over half the surface, and some scattered lacing as the head retracts.
Lacing – Partial bands of tiny bubbles sprinkled with large bubbles in a pattern suggestive of intelligence.
Pour – Yellow, clear.
Aroma – 3.75 – Some citrus juice, poured and enjoyed while sitting under a conifer beside a field of flowers.
Flavor – 3 - Begins lightly bitter over a malty backbone. No isolatable hop flavors, just some malt overlaid by a chalky bitterness. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and summation – 3 - It’s hard to believe that this is 100 IBUs – it seems no more bitter than the average IPA or above-average APA. I’m hoping this is a relic caused by Wegman’s storage conditions – room temperature, under fluorescent lights for god knows how long. I don’t think it’s my taste buds – they’ve been mostly exposed to stouts, RISs, and doubles for the last week or so. But to continue, this beer looks good in the glass and smells even better. The palate is unremarkable. Guess I’ll stop by my local distributor and see if he’s got any better examples.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ellbert
3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a beautiful amber burnt orange. A white sticky head that stays on the glass makes the beer look inviting.

Smell is sweet caramel with rounded out hops.

Taste is good, however disappointing. To me it does not live up to the standards of flavor that Great Lakes normally has. This is good for an IPA, but the taste is somewhat flat on the back end. You get the hops on the back of the tongue, but the malt misses the mark to round it out.

Feel is a bit thin.

Overall a good beer, but disappointing for a Double IPA at 9%. I would spend my money on Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA instead.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass best by date of 7/10/17 so I am guessing a 4/10 bottling date

A: Amber orange body with great clarity small creamy looking white that settles to barely a film.

S: Sweet melon like cantaloupe a little honey a little herbal and some grass.

T: Lots of sweet cantaloupe almost like eating an overripe cantaloupe a little light citrus in the finish.

M: Medium bodied wth a slight bit of cling on the tongue.

O: This beer is just too sweet. It muddles what might otherwise be a great beer, but the beers fruit flavored are so undistinguished. This beer is every bit as unremarkable as they have made Chillwave.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.41/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great looking pour from a fresh 12oz bottle. It's a slightly cloudy burnt orange gold with a massive, thick off white head with great retention and some lacing.

It smells sweet and malty. Like honey and caramel malts. A bit of fruit rind. Not much else to report.

It tastes a little better, but not by much. Very malty and sweet with honey, grapefruit rind, and a lot of bitterness on the back end. Not really any distinguishing flavors. Just sweet, then bitter.

Even though my score is significantly lower than average, I feel like it is generous. Not undrinkable, but I had no desire to finish it either.

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Photo of DeaconWhite82
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks really good. Nice color and lacing. Very little aroma for a IPA. Taste is ok, pine and hoppy with a bitter finish. Too malty

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Photo of Coho11
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BB1313
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 7/11/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a brunt golden with solid clarity; small fluffy off-white head that falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are floral along with some citrus. Sweet grapefruit is there along with some orange and lemon. Malts are there. Subtle hints of caramel. The flavors are bittersweet, but probably more on the bitter side. Lots of grapefruit along with some lemon. Subtle hints of orange. Pine is there. It's slightly earthy. Solid malt backbone, but still has a sharp bitterness. Mild resin and warmth in the finish, but it's still ultimately clean. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slightly thin, but still has a nice fluffy body to it. It's slightly slick. Pretty smooth stuff.

This is a solid DIPA. It's not flashy or anything crazy, but it's nice and enjoyable. No gimmicks, just straight forward. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Tony210
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of classixIII
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of fullmoonbeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of meanmutt
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Larueminati
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wedge
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Please enjoy by: 07/10/17

Hazy orange with an attractive layer of sticky, soapy bubbles on top. Smell hints at DMS before moving on to pine resin, lemon citrus, and rotting fruit. Green resinous hop bitterness over a sweet, bready malt base. Flowery citrus, spicy pine, peach, and grain. Slick, chewy body finishing somewhat dry. A little heavy and clunky feeling for my tastes.

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Hop Madness Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 253 ratings