hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bconch (359) - - MAR 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From old notes. Bottle. Decent hops
on the nose and the taste but the finish was almost too pale.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
arkurzynski (2244) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
oakbluff (437) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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...
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ElGaucho (2391) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Badger in Beloit. If Beloit, Wisconsin has a better beer store, I’d be surprised. Then again, Beloit College REJECTED me so I don’t 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 I’d expect windshield cleaner to taste. The palate starts strong but instantaneously falls flat. This is just a weird beer.
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 didn’t happen.