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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 Chicagoís 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.


4.7
   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 wonít 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vir4030 (515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Cloudy brown in sampler at oak park tasting. Hoppy fruity citra aroma. Excellent flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4808) - 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. Itís 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 Iíve ever had...very tasty and way to drinkable for the abv.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 A few samplers at Haymarket. This is what we hoped for. Pours a glowing and turbid orangey-gold. Sticky froth head. Nose is fantastic and showcases the Citra very well. Mango, papaya, tangerine in the nose. A hint of biscuity malt. Luscious fruit dominates, though. On taste, big bitterness, but not astringent. It compliments the clean tropical fruit notes. More apricot and mango coming through. Makes me excited to use my Citra hops. Awesome. Tacking on my Uber-Matthias rating. Huge tropical notes and huge catty hops, obscured sweetness. Crazy hazed. A big beer with a ton of hops, the Cascade actually pulling itís own weight with some floral citrus on top of the catty citra hops. Pretty damn good stuff, but a bit of overload.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
Dark orangy body, small white head. Cloudy. Aroma of grapefruit and hops. Some alcohol. Delicious hoppy but slightly sweet flavor, almost a ruby red grapefruit flavor. Alcohol is apparent. Excellent beer.

4.3
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Haymarket. Served in a 12 oz. goblet. A: Pours a dark amber color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving behind some sticky sheets of lace. S: Piney and citrus with a malty sweetness through out. Some orange and melon notes with faint hint of resin. T: Absolutely delicious. Bursting notes of citrus and tropical fruits. Grapefruit, orange rind, and lemon zest. Pineapple and melon with some mild grassy notes and a little piney bitterness. Great malt backbone with some sweet bread and cereal grain flavors. Both are definitely sweet. M: Medium bodied with a sweet finish and medium carbonation level. Highly drinkable. O: I could crush glass upon glass of this stuff. It was sweet, but I really enjoyed it and the hop profile is down right delicious. Serving type: on-tap

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (872) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Dark copper pour with a small white head. The aroma is amazingly hoppy. Lots of pine and tropical fruit, some herbal notes as well. The flavor follows suit, adding some sweet caramel malt that puts this on a slightly sweeter side of balance and dangerously drinkable. Wonderful IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubbishystuff (1844) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6738) - 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!


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