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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dionysus (1485) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (2196) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
oakbluff (436) - 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 cant pull this one out...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Badger in Beloit. If Beloit, Wisconsin has a better beer store, Id be surprised. Then again, Beloit College REJECTED me so I dont exactly have an encyclopedic knowledge of the town. Pours a hazy amber color with a very large frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Slightly green floral hop aroma with a bit of a chlorine note. The taste is candied citrus, chemical notes, faint malts. Tastes weird. Kinda like how Id expect windshield cleaner to taste. The palate starts strong but instantaneously falls flat. This is just a weird beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanfolty (2354) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Date: September 6, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Ridgeview Liquor, Green Bay, WI Appearance: Opaque hazy orangish brown, slight head and lacing. Aroma: Hoppy, pine and pineapple. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, thin bodied and a little watery. Other: Not a ton of taste here and I was expecting a bigger finish at the end but it just didnt happen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Hazy light orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of pineapple (thanks Landon - my 4-year-old aroma expert! Note that he is not an associate taster on my team!), pine, and hop. Medium palate. Taste is citrus hop - I like it. I think this is underrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2336) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2011
12 oz bottle I picked up somewhere in Wisconsin. Pours a cloudy copper color with a small white head that soon fades to a film. The aroma is moderate in strength with pine, grapefruit and some sweet grains. The taste features sweetened cereal grains hopped up with Mt Hood & Cascade type hops and a bit of caramel. The palate is full with prickly carbonation. Finishes short with a trace of cooked vegetables. Overall: Not bad for an APA, but it aint no SNPA. Paired well with some aged Jarlsberg cheese.

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