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Haymarket Mathias Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In honor of Officer Mathias Degan, the first of 8 of Chicago’s Finest to lose their lives in the line of duty during the Haymarket Affair. Copious amounts of Citra Hops deliver wonderful citrus and mango notes. At 10% ABV, we feel Mathias is a proper representation of the strength and courage of our Boys in Blue. Raise one to thank the fine Officers of the Chicago Police Department for their sacrifice.

A version of Uber Mathias is Mathias dry hopped with 10 lbs of Cascade per barrel.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2012
This was the best I’ve had from Haymarket so far. Lots of floral hops and a big flavor kick that doesn’t give you a bitter slap in the face. Very smooth actually, and the abv wasn’t noticeable at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (749) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
4 oz pour at the Haymarket brewpub in Chicago Illinois. Pours a hazy copperish colour, white head and lacing. Aroma is sweet, a little hop and nice fruits like orange and grapefruit. Tastes a little bready actually, but the hops champion through for some citrus bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4oz pour. A little darker than expected caramel color pour with a nice sized pillowy head floating on top. Huge resinous citrus hop notes are mixed well with some tropical fruit and more dank dank dank. Flavor is a bit more malt forward than I figured. Aggressively bitter finish, great carbonation for the style. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Fruity mango citrus grapefruit and caramel. Amber reddish pour nice creamy head lace. Fruity citrus peach caramel light crystal malt. Little iced tea. Very fruity hides 10% well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Tap at the brewpub on Dec. 6, 2011. Reddish amber pour with a cream head. Big citrus nose with some malt backing. Taste is similar. This is excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
justinwmaynard (14) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
By far my favorite Haymarket brew. Ripe, tropical fruitiness that dominates your palate with flavor. Rediculous finish to this beer, and with such a juciy finish you won’t even realize you are on your 4th serving! This beer is ranked #1 by my bowling team, as "Mathias Tuesdays" has quickly taken Chicago by storm!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4858) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2011
On tap at the Brewpub, October 21, 2011. Clear dark orange with a small white head. Good aroma of fruit, hops and some malt. Quite a lot of pine in the taste, also other fruits, malt and caramel. Easy to drink, not as bitter as expected. A solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 14, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy amber gold with a near white head that laces slightly and dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of non sweet mango with some grass and a hint of grains. Flavor is similar with a lot of mango, hint of grapefruit and some backing hay and grass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6111) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2011
On tap at GABF 2011. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is huge citra hops, tea and marmalade. A very smooth flavor if citra hops, very light bitterness, of course massive tropical fruits. Very solid and super smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2011
On tap @ brewery! Headed over after an amazing meal at Girl and tge Goat. Bright copper/brass pour with a small white head (very dim lighting, so I apologize for any inconsistencies). Nose of sharp citrus, harsh pine, and caramel. ABV marvelously hidden...orange peel and resin are balanced by light honey. Medium to syrupy mouthfeel.


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