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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from Brook-Falls Discount. Pours an orangey-pink grapefruit with a white head. Great retention and lacing. Aroma has fruit and some breadiness. Taste is of some fruit, some sweet sugar and some off flavor malts. Sweetish without any real ipa-ness to it. A malty saison? Not sure what they were doing here. It was not a pourer, but it really had nothing redeeming about it either.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TattooJack (77) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosco (165) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5465) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (3094) - 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.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
brokensail (10785) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
drpimento (2219) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Definitely the best thing about this beer is its appearance. Nothing else, except the ABV reflects anything close to a traditional or even recognizable IPA. Almost no hops in the nose, very little in the taste, body is not bad except thereís some missing characteristics that the hops give to the mouth feel. And of course the finish sums all of this up. I can hardly imagine how a more forgettable beer could be made.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (135) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mmill527 (75) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
This is not an IPA. Let me be clear, this is not an IPA. I have no idea what it is but it is not an IPA. No reason to say anything more. Bought 6, and 5 and 2/3 went into the toilet.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
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 - but not too bad.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lemke10 (771) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2013
This pours a clear golden color with a slight foamy head with a slightly bitter aroma. The taste is smooth and has a very sour/bitter tone. There is a flavor that tastes like old sour water that distracts from the overall taste. This could definitely use some work and improvements.


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