brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Slightly hazed orange pour with a khaki head. Mediocre hop aroma of grass, flowers, pine, and orange peel. A bit of green apple, straw, and some sweet caramel. The taste is kind of astringent and bitter. Pine, grass, and floral hop notes, mild citrus, and some sweet caramel and bread notes. Ratman197 (15758) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle poured aclear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of bread and earthiness with a smooth earthy finish. Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s Brookfield, WI, 9/4/16. Hazy amber, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of pine, candied lemon, caramel malt. The taste is pine, lemon, grapefruit, mild caramel malt. Medium bodied, decent balance, moderate lingering bitterness. Lubiere (14352) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
An orange amber IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, classic pinhey hops, citrus pulp, caramel malt. In mouth, a smooth biscuit with piney hops, citrus, candy sugar, very nice. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012. crossovert (14233) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 Labeled as IPA or India Pale Ale. No date or abv. I believe this is brand new to bottles.
Pours a deep darkish amber with hints of orange and brown. It has a nice 2 finger white head that has nice retention and recedes to some nice lacing
The smell is very reminiscent of English IPA the hops are slightly piney but it also has that indescribable British ale aroma. The yeast and malt is at work here too.
The hops are amped up in the flavor, I kinda disagree with the malt flavor in this one, it isn’t sweet enough to complement the hops or flavorful enough to replace them. The hops are predominantly piney with a hint of grassy bitterness. They are prevalent but perhaps a bit one deimensional, you get the same decent piney bitterness each sip.
The mouthfeel is very nice though, moderate carbonation with a nice fullness. The drinkability is also high, It seems very sessionable.
Perhaps a DIPA or a more hop oriented IPA is in the wings for this brewery but as a session ipa this one works well.
Overall it is good, but could be better, this brewery seems like it could do big things in the future.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-11-2010 22:54:36
Edit: If Hop Happy is indeed the same as the IPA then it got a whole lot worse. They tasted like 2 totally different recipes, the new one is buttery as all fuck.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar. Medium, beige head atop clear copper body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach, orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bread, some orange, light cantaloupe. Light-medium body, some chewiness, ridiculously drinkable. jcwattsrugger (12579) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2013
16oz can-rich tan-dk amber. A-resin, doughy-med malt. T-follows. Carbonation is a bit soft, still a nice drinking beer. BVery (11494) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Can. Slight haze, orange copper pour with a foamy head. Citrus and floral hop, some caramel sweetness. Bitterness is moderate. Not bad. arminjewell (9744) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Poured on tap at milwaukee ale house listed as MBC IPA. Poured slightly hazy orange with nice white head, aroma has of resin, pine, citrus oils, some caramel notes as well. Taste of much fresher than the bottle sample I had, nice fresh orange and lemon, bitter pine mix with biscuit and caramel, fairly bitter finish. Pretty nice. Strykzone (7854) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle bought near Detroit. Clear coppery with a white head. This has a caramel nose with pine and floral hop notes. Sweetness is high. First sip is tasty. A nice little hop bite with plenty of caramel malt. Citrus hops with floral. A hint of cinnamon is a nice touch. I like this beer. It is not really complex but is tasty.