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Haymarket Mathias Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10569) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2011
GTMW. Poured a hazy amber color with a moderate frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex citrus hop and exotic fruit aroma with a malt tone. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
[Tap] Sampler at the brewpub. Fragrant hoppy nose is spicy and also includes sweet tropical fruitiness. Heavy palate is of sweet caramel, heavy bitterness, alcohol and lingering mango/grapefruit sweetness. Oily and viscous body. Decent drinkability considering its weight. A solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2695) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2011
On tap at GTMW - Pours hazy amber with a small white ring of head. Oniony hops dominate the nose, along with citrus and sweet malt. Lots of oniony hops in the taste, too, along with sweet, lightly bready malt. Smooth and well-carbonated, but too much onion.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vir4030 (510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Cloudy brown in sampler at oak park tasting. Hoppy fruity citra aroma. Excellent flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazed orange-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is quite nice and vibrant with lots of fresh, sweeter pine and floral hops. Pineapple, tropical fruits, orange and grapefruit citruses, and some mango. Nice caramel sweetness to round out the aroma with a light stickiness. Flavor is similar. Lots of tropical fruits and piney pineapples up front with a sweeter caramel. Very fruity in the middle with a touch of bread before this finishes dry and clean with a medium-light, piney, fruity and juicy, tad bit resiny bitterness that leaves a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Lighter body with a moderate carbonation and no hint of the alcohol. Overall, a very nice DIPA. Lots of fruity flavor and very easy drinking. I liked this one a lot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4755) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2011
On tap: The aroma is very fruity. Lots of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, orange, grapefruit, and a touch of alcohol. It’s a hazy reddish-orange with a small white head that leaves behind some nice webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with tropical fruits, peach, and mango. The finish has moderate pineapple, orange, grapefruit, lemon, and a hint of alcohol. Medium-fill bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, one of the fruitiest IIPAs I’ve ever had...very tasty and way to drinkable for the abv.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Big and sticky citrus IIPA. Some biscuit along with orange/pine/grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
draft at Haymarket Pub, Chicago. copper colored pour, big bitterness, grapefruit, mango, stickey hops. 10% is extremely evident here, Amped up bitterness here. Very nice IIPA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2011 On tap at HM. Murky orange with a juicy tropical hop pineyness. Sweet malts somewhat syrupy bitter pine and grapefruit. Sweet and piney grapefruit finish. Good stuff. 8/3/8/3/15 On tap at hm december 17th. Super hazy orange with a thin head. A little cat pissy hops lots of floral some citrus malts. Really drinkable and tasty. Citrus pine that’s really juicy and fresh with all that bitter pine. It can be a little sweet in the finish. But good stuff. 7/3/8/3/15

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubbishystuff (1829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
Had at the brewpub. I think this was my favorite so far of the Haymarket brews. I think it got the balance between malt and hops just right. Quite fruity in its flavors. Way too drinkable for 10%. Nice stuff. Serving: Tap


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