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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This pale ale is generously hopped yet balanced through the use of Munich and Crystal malts. Hops added after fermentation gives this American classic an intense aromatic bouquet. Enjoy!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1347) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at the Wisconsin State Fair. Pours an unclear orange brown with a decent head. Aroma has bitter grapefruit, sweet caramel and some earthiness. Taste is of citrusy caramel. Bittersweet. Somewhat syrupy that got a bit cloying. Finishes bittersweet, and progressively more bitter. I was a bit disappointed when I thought it was an IPA, but as a pale, it provided a solid body with some hoppiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2904) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
Amber draft at cheese castle. Sticky off white head. Good fruity aroma. Malty and bitter taste but not over powering. Went into this expecting little and was somewhat surprised. Would have again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Mild aroma. Amber in color. Somewhat cloudy from bottle conditioning. Piney and slightly earthy taste. Pleasant and not too bitter. Some maltiness and caramel on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bconch (292) - - MAR 12, 2012
From old notes. Bottle. Decent hops on the nose and the taste but the finish was almost too pale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows buttered toffee, apples, and light grass. Flavor shows the same with a grainy, bready malt profile. Overall body is light to moderate and the finish is lightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 On tap at the brewpub. Much better than I expected, but there are certain Oso beers that seem to do much better on tap.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1544) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Deep amber. Light floral pine, citrus, and caramel malt. Brief sweet caramel malt followed by light soapy pine bitterness with a little fruity malt/hop bitter finish. A slightly thin, but clean. Enjoyable.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
oakbluff (414) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
12 ounce bottle- pours moderately cloudy copper with nominal head and lacing. Nose- butterscotch, uh oh not a good sign. Taste- more butter with some grassy and herbal hops. Something has gone astray here- butter bomb sadly. Hops can’t pull this one out...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2325) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2011
12oz bottle, pours a clear amber with orange tint and thin white head, the aroma was more sweet than anything, some hop notes, the flavor is pretty bland and boring with a slight hop finish in the touch, Oso could do so much better than this.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElGaucho (2225) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Tap at Grand Avenue Tavern, Wisconsin Rapids. Hoppy and sweet aroma. Smells nearly identical to Surly Furious. Creamy, off-white head with lace that coats the glass in sheets. Initial impression is that this is a furious clone. Subsequent sips it breaks down a bit. I’m pretty sure I have or have had a bottle of this at home which is why the name Hopdinger seemed so familiar. Not a bad brew. A little on the thin side. Could use another 15-20 IBU. It’s basically a take it or leave it brew. Better than I expected and drinkable but it’s a below average ipa.


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