Hopothesis Beer Company (Finch Beer Co) Reviews




HopsWarden20
2.8
Hopothesis IPA
12 oz can @ Beijing China 雾状深金色酒身 白色小颗粒泡沫表面绵密 持续时间久 香气 焦糖 松针 酒花的草本味道 以及较容易察觉的酒精气息 入口 明显的热带水果味道 还有奇怪的泡泡糖味道 尾端微微辛辣感 回味 持续的泡泡糖般甜感 之后是微微的涩感和苦感 持续时间中等 酒体中等偏轻 有微滑腻感 沙口感弱 酒精感有 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

bwy
4
Hopothesis IPA
Strong but a little bit goes a long way. Has an interesting sweet factor on the backend. Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 50
Friday, May 19, 2017

DrnkMcDermott
3
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Notes from August 2016. Poured from the bottle, the beer shows a bit of a murky brown to tan color, with a very short-lived ring of foam at the top. The smell is pretty malty, nice enough in itself, but there is a lack of the warm ferment funk or spice you would expect with a farmhouse ale. What I also get is a light orange peel among the malts in the palate. It comes across more like a Doppelbock than a saison. A bit of Belgian style sugar puts this a little too much toward the sweet side. I would hope that once Finch gets their brewery situation settled, they’ll look at the formulation of this beer, as I would not expects Minhas to be able to handle unusual styles like this very well. A farmhouse or saison needs a little space of its own the cultivate a bit of funk away from the rest of the brewery.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

BlackBeerPG
3.6
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Taste: crisp and then smooth, creamy mouth-feel. Bread and fruit notes. Yeast bread and malty nose. pale gold, semi clear, refined head of delicate lattice of lace. Medium body. Easy to drink.
Monday, October 3, 2016

gbirschbach
3
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber

Sunday, September 11, 2016

outofstep
3
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber

Thursday, July 21, 2016

edwardbass
1.3
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Holy crap, this stuff is terrible. Cloyingly sweet, no "funk" whatsoever and zero hops. Nasty. Mad that I decided to try it.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

wlajwl
2.2
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Aroma is spices and Minhas malts. The flavor is spices and Minhas malts/yeast/everything.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

sigh_borg
2.9
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Foam exploded over the top of the bottle when I opened this up. Not a good sign? Once I waited for the gigantic head to subside, appeared hazy orange/brown in the glass. Aroma is funky, yeasty fruit-- I get apple as the dominant note. Also a hint of cleaning solution (?). Taste is sweet. Medium bodied. Booze comes through on the finish. Feels unbalanced. Not as terrible as everyone here seems to think, but I wouldn’t choose it again.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Frank
1.6
Hopothesis Drafty Window
I forgot this brewery contracts at Minhas. Until I tasted it. This is some skanky sweet bullshit. It tastes like a year old 1999 APA, which it is to say it tastes like a slightly bitter admixture of Malta Goya and damp cardboard. As far as I’m concerned, this beer can eat shit.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

jaymobrown
3.3
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
This was really hoppy, more so than I expected. The oat caramel taste got really lost through here. It was fairly smooth and easy drinking, but more of a hop beer.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

dmbsnuts

drpimento
3.2
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Smells a lot sweeter than it tastes. Flavor is rather simple - malt and bitter. Body is ok. A yawner.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

kaser
3.1
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Reddish with white head. Draft at cru. Malty and earthy. Doesn't taste how it looks.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

phaleslu
2.5
Hopothesis Drafty Window
12 oz. bottle from Chris - thanks again, Chris. Minhas! Wow, that makes sense. Pours a clear gold if you can keep the yeast floaters at the bottom from pouring in; I spotted them in the bottle, and left the last ounce or so in there. Small white head that settles into a wispy film and a ring. A metric shit ton of banana in the nose, with caramel and sweet bread, dried fruits like golden raisins and figs, phenols, a lot of sugar, and a bit of a metallic note. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a really sweet and heavy mouthfeel. This one’s a load. 12 oz. is too much. 5.5% but drinks like double that level.
Monday, December 21, 2015

kaser
3.4
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Reddish pour from draft at Wild goose. White head. Malty and earthy. Has a skunky flavor to it. Meh
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Kaiser19
4
Hopothesis IPA

Thursday, December 3, 2015

sawbuck
2.5
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Aroma of sweet cherries, some caramel. Reddish amber color with a thin tan head. Sweet up front. Malty caramel, some cherry. Bitterness is light medium with notes of pepper. Finish is bitter with some oak notes. Balances sweetness pretty decently. Slight off flavor in the transition and in after taste. Lighter mouth feel, slightly watery.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Frank
2.2
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
This starts w/ the weird, gross over-ripe fruit smell all Minhas beers have and ends w/ a sort of earthy amber ale w/ a touch of roast character. Yeah, it is not exactly great. I guess it has a decent creamy texture if you can get past the taste and the smell but I can’t imagine anyone wanting to do that. There might be some good brewers at Hopothesis but we’ll never know until they change contractors or build their own brewery.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

twindadplus2
3
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Bottle. Reddish brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is bubble gum sweetness and a bit of malt. Flavor is dark bitterness and a touch of caramel malt. Medium bodied with an herbal bitter finish and a touch of malt creaminess. Not bad but something just didn’t seem to click for me with this one.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

tmoreau
2.5
Hopothesis Drafty Window
12 oz. bottle poured to a shaker at the bar in the Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock, WI.. Displayed a hazed, orangey gold hue, with some lingering fluffiness to the off white head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was lightly dank & earthy, with soft esters. Light+ bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was honey sweet, with low, earthy bitterness, and noticeable, buttery diacetyl. Didn’t finish. Saison/farmhouse ale? Not enlightened.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

JeffStone
2
Hopothesis IPA
A strong example of the false belief that lots of hops is always better. Not all hops are created equal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Ahuth
2.8
Hopothesis IPA
Bottled. Cloudy brown. Nice thick head.. Has a nutty malty taste. After a couple drinks grassy piney pops out. Below average IPA
Monday, August 31, 2015

CanIHave4Beers
2
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Oh gracious this is made at Minhas?


Pours golden & perfectly clear with a loose small head that falls fairly quickly.

The aroma is sort of spicy with some lavender and metallic characteristics.... overall it’s really not very aromatic.

The beer is lightly fruity with a mild minerallity. It’s pretty sweet and has a sort of sweet corn thing happening. The beer is spicy a little soapy... sort of tastes like apples. ugh.

The beer sits unnecessarily heavy on the palate but has a carbonation that provides a little liveliness. It leaves a real bad lingering sensation on the finish.

gracious

Monday, August 17, 2015

scarletfire65
2.6
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Bottle at home. Aroma is diacetyl and roasty malts. Tastes of diacetyl and caramel malts, with a dry finish with flavors of cardboard emerging. Pretty tough to get though a bottle. Back to the drawing board.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

jmagnus87

Niko100
2.6
Hopothesis IPA
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of citrus hops, caramel, & some floral; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, hops, and citrus (notably orange); No real bitterness; Overall, kinda of weird - ok.
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Niko100
2.7
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, hops, caramel, and some fruit; Just decent for me.
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Niko100
2.1
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Hazy amber/orange color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, & floral; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, some hops, citrus, and light spice; Dry finish; Fairly harsh - not too good.
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ughsmash
3.3
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Bottled. Poured rich coppery orange with a swirly off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet molasses, maple, and buttered fruity notes with lightly-toasted earthy accents. The flavor found similar, with molasses and buttered malts leading.. some fruity tartness joined toward the back. Smooth and buttery through the palate.. just a hair too sweet, but it was tasty and very drinkable.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

1pintatatime
2.6
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Everything about this is too sweet. Floral aroma, caramel and fruit flavors that are just too cloying before an overly sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 3, 2015

blueskunk
2
Hopothesis Drafty Window

Sunday, March 15, 2015

MaltOne
3.2
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Pours a hazy chestnut brown with a brief head. Aroma is sweet - caramel and vanilla. Flavor follows - quite sweet to start, hops takes the edge off the sweet after the initial hit of sweet. Palate has the typical oatmeal texture. Overall its a bit too sweet for my palate, but it has some substance.
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Christpuncher
3
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
rust colored pour out of a bottle at home. average beer, malty, caramel, and soy flavors dominate. very boozy tasting. thin tan head on this one. smells like malt
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cousin_Larry
3.9
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

crossovert
1.6
Hopothesis Drafty Window
355ml twist off. Golden pour, somewhat creamy head. Smell is minhas assmalt soda. Flavor is spices, booze, just overal harshness. Does not resemble a saison.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

bpreo
2.1
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Ew. Not really a Saison. Kind if stinky, rotty tasting. Would Not have again.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

crossovert
2.3
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
355ml twist off bottle. Typical cornwine smell of minhas. amber color. Flavor is okay, some savory yeast notes, caramel, fruits, slick mouthfeel but still dry in the finish, yet sweet and almost boozy. Its all over the place. These guys shoudl really call it quits.
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Cornfield
2.7
Hopothesis Drafty Window
This pours an orange bodied brew with a scrawny bubbly head that’s little more than a film. It smells fruity, cherries with an apple slice, and has some burnt light brown sugar. It’s watery and the light flavor is mildly fruity with a soft earthy bitterness. The finish is watery. "Drafty Window" somehow fits.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TheArgoPirate
3.3
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy ruby amber with a moderate khaki head. Aroma is bready and loaded with sweet, dark fruits, reminiscent of a Belgian dubbel or quad. Taste is also reminiscent of a Belgian but with toasted malt notes and some alcohol presence. Pretty tasty brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

dekester1
2.8
Hopothesis Drafty Window
Poured a clear copper color with a fine head and minimal lacing. Aroma was of prune-like sweet fruits/malt. Taste is similar with a sweet malty front end followed with a slight prune flavoring and a light hop bitterness finish. Palate is decent. Overall, an OK farm house ale.
Sunday, November 16, 2014

BVery
2.4
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Bottle from Binny’s in Schaumburg, IL. Murky reddish amber pour with a small dense ring head. Caramel malt, soy, some sort of dark berry/raisin - but not in a good way. A bit astringent on the tongue and slightly metallic. This isn’t good.
Monday, November 10, 2014

jbuzz
3.1
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Strong slightly bitter soy sauce flavors..long lasting aftertaste. Alcohol and malt sent..
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

miyauchi38
3.1
Hopothesis IPA
IPA 不思議な香り 変な甘さ 苦味は残る 悪くはないけど
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lemke10
2.6
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
This pours a medium brown color with a slight off-white head. The aroma is a little malty with hints of oats. The texture is very thin and the taste isn’t too strong. Fairly drinkable but it is light and doesn’t have a whole lot of flavor. Overall it’s fairly sweet but lacks depth in the taste.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

AcctError304706
2
Hopothesis Drafty Window

Monday, September 15, 2014

vectorborne5
3
Hopothesis IPA

Monday, September 8, 2014

markducommun
2.9
Hopothesis IPA
Clear golden-orange with a light white head. Bubblegum, very sweet nose. Hint of grapefruit and citrus. Touch of resin. Bitter initially, heavy malt sweetness in the middle and a dry bitter, medium long finish. Relatively clean palate, medium to light body, not a ton of carbonation. Fine, unremarkable IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BrewHaMeister
1.3
Hopothesis Drafty Window
12 oz bottle pours a hazy copper/amber with a small white head and this lacing. Not a big fan of this one. Funky sweet with a lingering metallic finish. First and last one of these.
Friday, August 29, 2014

andyhwcinc
3
Hopothesis Fallin' Oats Oatmeal Amber
Enjoyed at a friends place prior to seeing Future Islands. Appearance is a dark amber with a thin lightly frothy white head. Aroma not much there, not terrible though. Taste is just ok, real malty, almost too malty, weird off notes, not a big fan.
Sunday, August 10, 2014