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

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of butter and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and butter, leading to a dry buttery finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25094) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
Bottled@Man In The Moon, Stockholm. Copper colour, small beige head. ARoma is fruits, sweet malts, mild raisins as well as some mild plum and hops. Flavour is rather hoppy with some sweet malts and raisins. Pleasantly balanced. A year or so after BBE, but it’s aged rather beautifully and especially in the flavour the hops are still alive.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15493) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , 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!

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Theis (12742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear brown - white head. Buttery, diacetyl, fatness, off, caramel, light hoppy, red berries, sour..... No thanks.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle at Chriso’s Kook Tasting 09. Overly sweet IPA. Not enough hop. Bit of oxidation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
clear brown, small white head. buttery, caramelly aroma. flavor is caramelly, bitter hoppy, buttery,


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