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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
The Hopothesis IPA is the first of many cerebral drinking experiences. Our India Pale Ale is specifically formulated to be balanced, flavorful, and approachable. It can be easily paired with a variety of food and you can drink more than one and still feel quite lucid. Enjoy. Centennial & Cascade Hops 2-Row & Vienna Malts

novels' rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Carbonation is the most apparent tasting note in this bland IPA- the packaging is the strongest feature. The bottle design is simple and cool, but the beer doesnít live up to the neat logos.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JeffStone (10) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2015
A strong example of the false belief that lots of hops is always better. Not all hops are created equal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ahuth (72) - - AUG 31, 2015
Bottled. Cloudy brown. Nice thick head.. Has a nutty malty taste. After a couple drinks grassy piney pops out. Below average IPA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (2328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of citrus hops, caramel, & some floral; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, hops, and citrus (notably orange); No real bitterness; Overall, kinda of weird - ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (899) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
IPA 不思議な香Ӛ 悪くはないけ&

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
markducommun (490) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Clear golden-orange with a light white head. Bubblegum, very sweet nose. Hint of grapefruit and citrus. Touch of resin. Bitter initially, heavy malt sweetness in the middle and a dry bitter, medium long finish. Relatively clean palate, medium to light body, not a ton of carbonation. Fine, unremarkable IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TattooJack (325) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
If this is the future of cerebral drinking experiences maybe my policy of drinking and not thinking has been correct all along. Iím seriously doubting the claim of "years of research" that is on the bottle, or maybe instead of research you could use trial and error. Iím going to finish the six cause its 7.1% and that I paid 10 bucks for it, but Iím not going to like it. This may inspire to be more cerebral in my selection in beers I donít know, from now on if I see anything related to science on the label Iíll use kinesia to walk on by.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosco (262) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours cloudy apricot/orange with minimal head and a relentless carbonation release. Tastes sweet almost spicy, flavored. Never had an "IPA" quote like this before. Ot a big fan. $9.99/multi six pack at Binnyís Beverage Depot, Elmwood Park, IL

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
Right. This is an IPA. The 6-packís cardboard carrier claims that "the outcome is a refreshing, flavorful, and thought-provoking drinking experience." Okay. Whatís thought-provoking is, what is this all about? It looks just fine, golden bodied with a tall creamy head and thick lacing. The aroma isnít too bad, if mild, some citrus, some floral, an underlying sweetness. The flavor, though, is lacking substance beyond a pale malty sweetness; merely a suggestion of hops appears. There is a very mild bitterness to the finish (55 IBUs?), but that fades quickly. The sturdy alcohol content (7.1% ABV) remains well hidden, but if youíre looking for an IPA, keep looking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (4955) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange, medium creamy white head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Aroma is caramel, grain, pine. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, honey, shrubs, lots of pine, bitter lingering metallic finish. Medium body. Meh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle @ home. Thanks to Andy as part of Secret Krampus. Hazed dark orange pour with a white head. Smells sour, briney, and of green apples. Big time celery, lemon juice, and paper. What the h? Flavor is gross. Tons of green apple, celery, and olive skins. Brine, lemon juice, and tons of caramel malt. This is crap.

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