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


on tap

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1347) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
330mL from Beer Cartel. Bottled 29/10/14 Copper body with uniform haze, holds a dense inch of head. Plenty of hops on the nose; pine, grass, citrus, tropical fruits, passionfruit, with a good touch of caramelly, biscuity malt in there. Body is somewhat sticky & slick, but at the same time full without too much weight for strength. Palate offers plenty of biscuity, sweet caramel malt with lashings of piney, citrus, passionfruit hops. Strong bitterness on a smooth long finish. Well balanced DIPA, towards the lower end of the spectrum in intensity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyguns (1094) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from mane liquor. Nose shows dank hops like pine and resin. Taste is much the same, full mouthfeel, bitter pine hops. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5237) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy dark amber with a frothy white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is woody resin pine needle. The flavour is strong bitter with a smooth resin wood peppermint citrus hop palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutnick (655) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
Murky caramel appearance. Aroma is a big confused - almost smells like a butterscotch infection due to the interplay between the big malt base and the hops. This is all about the big malts - big caramel sweetness with some bitterness floating out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mydogjet (39) - - SEP 6, 2014
This beer is a light copper colour and very citrus on the nose. Biscuity and citrus taste and very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5229) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
whoisghost (87) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hop_Hedonist (289) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (340) - 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

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