Haymarket Mathias Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3570) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
17 nov 201, tap at hay market bar. Nose is big alcohol and sweet bubblegum. Med body and mildly fizzy. Big alcohol taste, orange juice, grapefruit. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Haymarket pub and brewery, Chicago - 04/11/12. Hazy mid amber with a thinnish off white head. Good lacing follows. Pine forward nose, caramel malt, hops, mango, bitter grapefruit and orange pith. Taste follows, big on the pine and bitter grapefruit. Full bodied with fine carbonation leading to a bitter finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Newk (299) - - OCT 11, 2012
Had on tap at haymarket. Poured into a goblet and pours dark orange color with a good small head. Powerful and deep aromas of pine cones, resin, navel oranges, hops and loads of citrus and guava. There are good layers of aromas in this with the fresh hops being upfront and notable. Full bodied with a really good and smooth feel. Not as layered, but the notes of guava, hops, pine cones and resin are still delicious. Was offered this up as an alternative to the normal mathias by the bartender. I absolutely loved this and it is an amazing Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2012
On tap at brewpub. Poured a cloudy light orange color with a dense white head. The smell was all citrus, with big funkiness and tropical fruit. The flavor is a bit more subdued than the smell, with a blend of fresh hops, some piney bitter backbone and a touch of sweet malt creeping through the hops. The mouthfeel is thick and full with a long oily finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2012
draft. as expected after having the IPA just before: goopy, syrupy, chewy, resinous body, heavy resin, tea, sweet caramel syrup and orange oil flavor with lighter butane and solvent notes. high bitterness, strong sweetness, fatiguing alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
Pours clear dark amber with a small off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma of malts pine caramel tea citrus and pine. Flavor is tea, bitter, sweet, fruity and malty. Finishes longlived bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub. Deep red-orange, nearly no head. Syrupy tropical fruit aroma, lots of ripe mango, passionfruit, melon. Oily body, loads of tropical fruit and crushed nettles/green grass, juicy juicy! Pithy dry bitter finish. Outstanding!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours orange brown with some head, nice lacing. Aroma has citrus fruits and dark fruits with some pine. Heavy citra on review - nice Taste brings sweet fruit, pine and some resin. Modicum of caramel. Some syrupiness. Finishes medium length and a nice sweet/bitter mix. Alcohol hidden. This is really nicely put together brew that stays with you!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14660) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2012
Draught at Haymarket. Clear golden/amber - white head. Hashish. Herbal. Fruity. High hoppy. High bitterness. Light boozy. Dry bitter finish. Classic 10% american IIPA.

   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.

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