RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Hoppin’ Mad Trout is brewed as an India Pale Ale. It has a smooth, toasted malt flavor dominated by hops. A distinct flowery aroma and a clean, dry finish round out this ale.

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barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
355ml bottle from jsprime. really not a lot goin on here. pours hazed light orange with a white head. minimal aroma of biscuit malt, no hops in the nose. the flavour is again lightly malty, again with no hop flavour. finishes balanced and dry. not a bad beer but not even close to an ipa.

koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
I’m not going to even bother to give an elaborate description of how mediocre this beer is. Sure I’d take it over most macro’s...but the word "most" already serves justice to this bland micro. I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it if i were in Vermont. But I certainly wouldn’t seek this beer out either. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-21-2009

dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2010
This is not good beer, and it’s not an IPA. Very little hop nose, no hop in the body, not much body overall, and no substance to the finish. If you like a real IPA, don’t buy this. If you love Miller Lite and want to try something with slightly more flavor, have at it.

mansquito (6503) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Yeah, so just like every other person, I will agree that this is not really an IPA; however, nowhere on the bottle or the six-pack label does it say that it is an IPA. In any case, just because it is not an IPA, does not mean it is inherently bad. But, it should be noted that in the case of this beer, the beer is just bad because it is and not for any other reason. Amber with frothy, fluff or a head. So it looks fine. Aroma has a chockful of malts, with some caramel and maybe apple cider. Thin beer taste, with some apple notes, and a bare minimum of hops. Not exactly what one would call a good beer. Drinkable and preferable to Coors Light.

puboflyons (3445) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2009
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no apparent lot code or expiration/bottling date. The pour is a slightly cloudy amber-orange with a thick, puffy white head. The aroma is more malty and bready than hoppy so in that regard it does not live up to the traditional IPA standard. The hops are also light on the taste buds in the flavor considering it is an IPA. I notice something more akin to stale malts and yeast. It was fairly easy to drink so that was its saving grcae. I had a hard time believing it to be an IPA.

BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle purchased at Barb’s Beer Emporium in Concord. Pours a murky amber-yellow body with no head. Smells fruity and grassy. Sour apple, grass, and mint characterize the flavor. Again, this seems spoiled, but since it shares the same character with the other beer I’ve had from this brewery, I’m not sure. Aqueous bordering on thin with little carbonation. Not impressed with this one.

Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 27, 2009
straw pour with thin head. aroma is also thin, grainy, sour. some lemon zest. watery with some lemon flavors. really pretty terrible, I literally poured it down the drain.

oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Hazy apricot pour with thin sudsy head. About 1/4th of my beer has a head actually. Aroma is slight of grain and has a distinct chemical aroma. Flavor is riddled with chemical flavors that mimic fruit concentrate. Finishes like swamp water. Palate is medium with a water like finish. This is wretched- a drain pour for sure.

elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear dirty gold with a pasty white head of medium-sized bubbles. Aroma of fine sugar, cornbread, and sweet lemonade. Flavor has some soda cracker, water and malt, with a finishing hint of hops. Standard. On second thought, this is trying to be an IPA???

BroSpud (2197) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at brewery. One of several tasted. Wasn’t really impressed with this one. Does not stand up to most of the other readily available IPA choices to be had.

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