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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tomquinn (1) - - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
The best IPA on the market today. Very well balanced, just a delight to drink!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951 (461) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Had it at the Chicago Craft Beer Festival 6/22/13. Clear amber hue with light lacing and head and a hop bitter taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2548) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a finger of thick yet frothy white head. Aroma is mostly citrus with loads of grapefruit and tropical fruits. Slight caramel aroma. Medium bitter and lightly sweet. Loads of tropical fruits like pineapple with a good bit of grapefruit and citrus. A good dose of caramel too. Light bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Very soft carbonation but a decently long finish. Overall, pretty darn good. I would be happy to drink this again!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2821) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Debut tapping at The Beer Bistro. How cool is it that we beer geeks often have a new beer with its brewmaster at the same table telling us about it! Ike Orcutt of Hopothesis filled me in while I was scribbling about this new brewerís flagship. Itís got an amber gold body that shows off its use of Vienna malts, under a firm one-finger head. Ike said it was intended to be more of an English style IPA, with a bigger malt backbone playing equal parts to the hops and I agree. Still, I canít but notice a definite use of Pacific hops in this glass. Some of that impression comes from this beer being very fresh. But it does have a welcome, malty, hearty mouthfeel for an IPA. Orcutt says their plan is to "gypsy brew" until they can get their own brewing space in the city, probably next year. And just like that, our town has ANOTHER beer-maker!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5726) - Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks jmborggren). Looks good; a murky burnt-orange with resinous off-white lacing. Smells and tastes semi-sweet and hoppy with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Debut Tap @ The Beer Bistro on IPA Day and served in tulip sporting the company logo: Amber hued with a fading frothy head but very good lace. The aroma has dusty yeast esters, grassy and herbal mild hop vapours, caramelized and bready malts, and slight clove. I found the nose a tad weak. The taste is twangy and slight peppery but not all the bitter, smooth and a bit malt forward. Very English on the palate but still too heavy to be viewed as an English styled IPA... more akin to a hoppy amber if you ask me. The mouth feel is lively and quite smooth with a nice light bite on the finish. This is the best part of the beer IMO. This needs to be cleaner profile and using a tad less Vienna malt but I will take a "wait and see" attitude towards this brewer considering it is the 1st batch and give a generous score.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emichaelis23 (8) - Geneva, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012 does not count
Hopothesis, I expected a lot out of you and all I was left with was a dry mouth and a the question of "whereís the hops". I generally donít care for malty IPAís but all and all this beer isnít bad tasting. I would say give it a try, but donít commit to a full six pack at first.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (138) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2014
clear amber gold with an off white head. nice lacing. aroma is slight floral with subtle wet grass. taste is odd. bright slightly sweet with a little orange zest. bittersweet creeping nasal finish. tough to pinpoint. definite hop presence. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Draft on tap at the Oak Park Microbrew Review (Chicago, IL). Pours a richer deep copper hue, some glowing golden edges. Just a kiss of haze, vibrant glow. Cakey tannish head is big, laces well, and sticks around big. Aromas are more earthy bitterness, florals and gentle citrus. Biscuity and a touch toasty, some dry toast, bready malts. Initial is a bit oniony, with some grass and florals. Some dryness, bit toasty and bready, some touches of biscuit, some mellow sweetness, dryness comes back, a bit toasty, earthy hops and a bit off. Dryness. A solid beer, a bit big, a bit forgettable.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jzimmerman21 (2) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
Well balanced, clean finish. You have several of these and not get overwhelmed by hoppiness. An easy drinking malty IPA. Anxious to see if it changes once itís brewed at its home in Chicago, since itís a contact brew for now.


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