Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Imperial IPA
Woodend, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (4688) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2013
On tap. Slightly hazy copper with beige head. Aroma is sweet; tropical fruits, pine, caramel and alcohol. Taste is fresh; pine, resin, tropical fruits and caramel. Fairly high bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
On tap at Jerntorgets Brygghus in Göteborg. Milky and creamy smell with hops, fruits and a flowery aroma. Some green apples. Similar taste, round long bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6397) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle at 137:ans, Södertälje. Lovely barley wine nose, lots of barley turned to sugar. Glowing amber. PAst its sell by date, but this has blended into a flawless, sweet beer. Some bitterness in the back to keep it form getting to sugary. Next time I’ll try a fresh bottle to compare.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2013
Tap. Awesome caramel malt aroma. Gorgeous amber colour and lacing head. For a double IPA, quite subtle on punchy flavour. Finishes with copper tones and a prominant malt character. Seems like they didnt try to dry the beer out. Nevertheless still an interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours a little hazy copper colour with an average sized dense beige head with bits of lace up the glass. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits, pine, faint alcohol and sweet caramel malts. Flavour is pine, resin, tropical fruits, caramel, medium-high bitterness balanced by a med-high sweetness. Easy drinking though a little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mattress63 (73) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
500ml bottle from Archive. Rather surprised at some of the previous ratings. This beer did it for me. Great colour and nice aroma leading to a good hoppy taste. Not too boozy for a 2IPA and thoroughly enjoyed with a feed of Thai food. I would have to say my favourite Holgate. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
This was as fresh as possible. I’d tried last years offering and it wasn’t in good nick, this was though. Smooth hoppy nose over a sweet malt body. Poured a deep amber/red-brown body. Smallish head that hung around. Hoppy upfront but in a smooth combination over the crystal malt notes. Surprisingly sessional for the abv, alcohol in well hidden. A really good IPA if fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
12oz brown bottle, best before Jan 31, 2014. The colour of this beer is dark orange/amber. The head is whitish, small, but lasting. Nose has some rich caramel and toffee, some hops that are citrusy and piney. Overall, leans on the sweet side and lacks enough hops for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rangi (661) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2013
Pleasant deep amber poor, head lacing the glass all the way down. Aroma of malt and hops. A harsh hop aroma to me. Flavour is a subtle hops with mellow maltyness. There is a pleasant sweet malt taste at start with a good amount of bitterness on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2013
(Tap) Clear coppery amber with good white head. Good fall hoppy aroma. Light body nice carbonation. Lovely sweet and light start leads to an excellent big hoppy bitter finish. Overall a nicely balanced big IPA.

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