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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1059) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper amber, with a smallish off-white head, which does not last all that well, but does leave decent lacing. The aroma is mainly toffee and caramel malt, with some fairly nondescript hops notes in there as well - a bad sign for a DIPA. Aggressively bitter pine needle hops up front lead into a straightforward toffee malt body. Leafy hops make up the finish. The hops flavours of this beer, whilst strong enough for a DIPA, are quite bland, and dominated by the malt. Not a great effort.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3580) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2013
dark amber color. Touch of caramel and pine. Full bodied, but not so great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nysa67 (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
I found this beer pretty damn good especially for an Australian brewery who IMO don’t do IPA that well. quite surprised at others low ratings. Anywho perhaps it is because it is branded as a double IPA. It does seem to be between IPA and double and maybe if branded as IPA expectations might differ?

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2013
Nothing much to say about this beer. Do not expect to be blown away by the hops as they are barely perceptible. Average.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliriumT (368) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours dark amber with little head. Smells very sweet with spicy hops. Flavour is overbearing with sweetness. Overall tastes like a little bit of a haphazard iipa.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4749) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
Copper. Minimal head. Boozy, hoppy brown sugar scent. Tastes the same only stronger in all aspects. A bit raw and rough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4492) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a small white head that settles quickly to leave some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is piney with some caramel. Taste is a piney hop bitterness with some passionfruit and a caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some decent carbonation. Easy drinking for a DIPA and quite tasty and recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10462) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied anbd smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
(Bottle, 0.33 l - bottled on 06/04/12, at Pikkulintu, 20120908) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had pine, malts and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, sweetness, malts, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A nice beer with a little bit too much sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1177) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
More of a strong ale or weak barleywine than a DIPA. Not real complex or very hoppy. Yawn


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