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


on tap

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our Hopinator is a modern day beer super-power, goes off like the 4th of July and is bigger than Texas! In this supersized India Pale Ale we pack in an exceptional amount of American Chinook, Centennial, Citra and Aussie Topaz hops resulting in a brash bitterness that vies for palate dominance over a smooth caramel malt bill.

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maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours amber with a small white layer for a head. Smells better than it tastes. Some ripe fruits, caramel and not a lot of hops. Not a lot going on. A mild toffee backing with a touch of hops. You can taste the alcohol - not that its a high percent or anything. I know this bottle is fresh and it just doesn’t stand up to your regular ipa

crispi (107) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2011
bottle (from the brewery). Pours with a small amout of head. Copper coloured. Not very carbonated. no late. Smooth and hugely bitter. citrus hopiness. some hint of creaminess. caramel toffeeness, but not very sweet (due to bitterness), fairly strong, therefore alcohol taste is apparent. Must admit this comes across as fairly bland.

Theis (15152) - 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.

joergen (28772) - 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.

yespr (46805) - 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.

Pinball (12188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
clear brown, small white head. buttery, caramelly aroma. flavor is caramelly, bitter hoppy, buttery,

Papsoe (25060) - 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

bmeup (679) - 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

highlandlad (1480) - 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)

BarossaLuke (552) - 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.

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