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

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle at Papsř. Clear oraneg brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, butterscotsch and ashtray. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is butterish and citrusy hoppy. Caramelish, roasted and citrusy hoppy. Roasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and roasted finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pinball (10728) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
clear brown, small white head. buttery, caramelly aroma. flavor is caramelly, bitter hoppy, buttery,

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Very sweet butterscotch aroma with a little citrusy hops. Medium body, very sweet caramel and butterscotch. The aroma hops are faint and even the bitterness is discreet. Poor. 150311

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmeup (509) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2011
Deep amber and a thick creamy head > Up front aroma & taste is big malty, toffee & caramel with a floral hop background. Soft on the fiz, medium body and a dry resinous finish. OK but too malty & lacks hop character

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1413) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2011
So wanted to like this but it’s a pretty poor effort at the style. Far too dark - deep bronze rather than orange. Little or no head. Sweet and sticky aroma of quince paste, figs, passionfruit and crystal malt. Poor bottle conditioning - flat and slick, rather than creamy. Far too heavy on the crystal malt. There is some pine/mint hop cut-through but it’s struggling to edge the malt aside. Found this cloying after a bit. (330ml bottle from Platinum Cellars. BB 3/2/10)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2010
Quite dark in colour, more than I expected anyway. This was a pretty fresh bottle so it had plenty of piney, citrus hop aroma. I think the key to these beers is getting them as fresh as can be, ideally on tap. Good malt flavour there, but the hops are the star with some firm bitterness to back it all up.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2010
Very rich, brown with red hues. caramel malts overdone and dominate. Leaves a rich fruit / plum note but a residual burnt feel to it also. No IPA, maybe more an American Amber?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (966) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 25/8/2010. The aroma is very fruity - plums and raisins with some spice. Starts out very sweet, with dark fruit and caramel flavours prevalent. Lives up to its name with oodles of lingering hops. A big beer, which is not particularly subtle, but has a fair bit of character. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1398) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
Sweet malt hop aroma with flowers. Clear red brown colour with great head and lacing. Sweet malt fruit hop flavour. Smooth palate.


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