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


on tap

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (374) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2012
On tap at harts Pub, this is a pretty enjoyable, easy going IPA. Fairly hoppy without being excessive and with mild medium bitterness. Very accessible IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (234) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
Lovely malt butterscotch aroma with a broad grapefuit front and a sharper lemon note. There’s just a hint of late chocolate and that 7% alcohol comes through a little too. When tasted, the hops are more prominent, mainly in the form of sour grapefruit, which is a touch overbearing, but if you really close your eyes and concentrate you get a little malt underneath the citrus assault. All up, a good double IPA, though not as good as the Mornington Peninsula Imperial IPA I had recently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oneiamfor (4) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
Easy as double ipas go - an Australian icon - good green aroma great on tap - get into it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Clear dark brown beer. Light tan head. Rich toffee malt. Don’t remember much about the hops!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle- a fantastic hop aroma. A well balanced beer. A great caramel malt flavour, with a good hop bitterness on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
BreathingHeat (13) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2012
Flat, sweet, off tasting. Don’t think it should be considered an IPA or IIPA. Perhaps a bad English IPA. Damn near no hop aroma or flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mosborne (11) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle. Smooth caramel to the nose with a hint of hops, pours a deep amber colour with a tan head, little head retention. Big sweet toffee and caramel flavour, a bit of alcohol. Medium body with a slightly stick texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy biter aroma with piney hints. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2011
Tap at AHH Beer Fest. Pours clear copper gold with ok off white head. Sweet malt, pitted fruits, caramel aromas, touch of toasted choc malt, citrus and grassy hops. Med body, nice sweet malt caramel, toffee character, citrusy hops not over the top; malt the standout. Good for an aussie crack at an IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (621) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2011
Pours a nice deep red colour, caramel and stone fruit on the nose. Cant taste the "excessive" hopping they claim to have done to this beer only the caramel malt backing.

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