RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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
pablo951 (686) - 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.

4
bwy (94) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Strong but a little bit goes a long way. Has an interesting sweet factor on the backend. Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 50

3.6
jmagnus87 (3302) - 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
DrnkMcDermott (3136) - 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 brewer’s flagship. It’s 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 can’t 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!


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