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Holgate Brewhouse Hopinator Double IPA

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Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Imperial IPA
Woodend, VIC, Australia
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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Holgate Hopinator takes the original concept of an IPA to the extreme, with a higher gravity to balance an outrageous hopping schedule. Delivering rich and malty caramel flavours,a dense pine hop aroma and an edgy bitter hop finish


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (664) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2015
Deep gold with thin off-white head. Piney, caramel, resin aromas. Taste is caramel, piney, herbal, a bit of bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1498) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
330mL from Beer Cartel. Bottled 29/10/14 Copper body with uniform haze, holds a dense inch of head. Plenty of hops on the nose; pine, grass, citrus, tropical fruits, passionfruit, with a good touch of caramelly, biscuity malt in there. Body is somewhat sticky & slick, but at the same time full without too much weight for strength. Palate offers plenty of biscuity, sweet caramel malt with lashings of piney, citrus, passionfruit hops. Strong bitterness on a smooth long finish. Well balanced DIPA, towards the lower end of the spectrum in intensity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from mane liquor. Nose shows dank hops like pine and resin. Taste is much the same, full mouthfeel, bitter pine hops. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5714) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy dark amber with a frothy white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is woody resin pine needle. The flavour is strong bitter with a smooth resin wood peppermint citrus hop palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutnick (715) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
Murky caramel appearance. Aroma is a big confused - almost smells like a butterscotch infection due to the interplay between the big malt base and the hops. This is all about the big malts - big caramel sweetness with some bitterness floating out.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mydogjet (39) - - SEP 6, 2014
This beer is a light copper colour and very citrus on the nose. Biscuity and citrus taste and very bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle bought at Stewarts Wine, Brisbane, August 2014. Almost clear golden/orange with a small white head. Very hoppy with grapefruit, some grass and pine. The finish was nicely bitter and with some warming alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 2, 2014
Rikigt bra här med. Dom vet vad dom gör down under. Kul att dom börjar lära sig med ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
whoisghost (103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
Not much to look at, decent colour but little carbonation and poor/thin head. Excellent silky feel upon first drink, but an uninspiring somewhat dull taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hop_Hedonist (313) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
Strange - the toffee/caramel malt flavour seems completely separate to the herbal hops instead of integrated together - malt dominates - not as bitter as expected (wanted more) and darker coloured (wanted less) - not to my taste - not pleasant but not awful.


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