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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 91   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


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3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattkatz (12) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle pour in tulip style shaker. Clear filtered, light amber color. Thin, white head with little lacing. Caramel toffee notes in aroma, with hint of pine. Light on carbonation, strong initial hop hit with distinct bitterness, but soon mellows to be relatively easy on palate with malty, smoothness. Aftertaste is sweet but a bit stronger than other Double IPA?s, at this 7% abv. Seems like a decent entry for the style.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4575) - 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 (194) - - 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 (51) - 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 (246) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (265) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
330 mil bottle from the publuc brewery croydon big hoppy aroma with citrus amber in colour white head taste is bitter hops

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (582) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a cloudy orange, fresh malty aroma with a hint of hops, tiny white head, typical bitterness of a DIPA, smooth and worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (368) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber with orange tinges. Delicious pine and citrus hop aromas that leap out of the glass with a heavy undercurrent of caramel based malt. The flavours are simpler, with pine based hops leading the way with some toffee malt backing. Highly drinkable for a dipa, a good or a bad thing depending on your perspective. Good in my book.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosslew (199) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
From an International Beer Shop growler. Beautifully fresh. Pours thick burnt caramel colour. And it has thick, but very nice mouthfeel. Got forward hopping. Retains wonderful citrus taste seems to evaporate sweetly at the end. Super beer without bitterness and alcohol bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maberginc (1) - Washington, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
I had this beer when on a recent trip to the Philippines and had to bring a few bottle home. I’d put this up with any of the craft beers in the US any day. If you didn’t know this was brewed in Australia you would think it was brewed in the states. I’ll be looking for it on shelves here for sure.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Masterkush7 (504) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
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.


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