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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
LesArgen (376) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
Lovely malt butterscotch aroma with a broad grapefuit front and a sharper lemon note. There’s just a hint of late chocolate and that 7% alcohol comes through a little too. When tasted, the hops are more prominent, mainly in the form of sour grapefruit, which is a touch overbearing, but if you really close your eyes and concentrate you get a little malt underneath the citrus assault. All up, a good double IPA, though not as good as the Mornington Peninsula Imperial IPA I had recently.

3.4
mjs (7690) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
(Bottle, 0.33 l - bottled on 06/04/12, at Pikkulintu, 20120908) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had pine, malts and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, sweetness, malts, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A nice beer with a little bit too much sweetness.

3.4
reebtogi (6387) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a small white head that settles quickly to leave some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is piney with some caramel. Taste is a piney hop bitterness with some passionfruit and a caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some decent carbonation. Easy drinking for a DIPA and quite tasty and recommended.

3.4
MrTipple (6471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2017
Intense, creamy, overripe tropical fruits, mango, candied citrus fruits. Clear, very dark gold, small, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter. More bittersweet tropical and citrus fruit, overripe papaya, marmalade, orange peel, creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice. Keg at The Local Taphouse, Melbourne.

3.3
bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2009
Dark reddy amber body with a bit of a disappointing head. Taste is a little disappinting as well, its not bad just that I was hoping for something a bit more out there and this one seems a bit tame. More malt than hops come through in the aroma,caramel, toffee and then resiny hops taste is pretty much the same. A little bit too commercial for me.

3.3
whiterabbit (28) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2009
Pours clear & deep amber in colour with a very disappointing head with disappears with the first sip, a fresh hoppy aroma, a dark roasted flavour with moderate spice and strong bitterness. The bitterness is the overwhelming finish. An ok I.P.A but I won’t be searching for this beer again.

3.3
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2009
Draught at Holgate Brewhouse, Woodend. Pours copper with a creamy beige head. Rich malts, toffee, dark fruit and caramel. Agree that it’s not as hopped as the label makes out. More syrupy malt than anything else. But it is better on draught than the bottle, which was terrible. The balance isn’t great and the alcohol is noticeable for not that high of an ABV. I was expecting more to be honest.

3.3
imaragingbull (579) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2011
Tap at AHH Beer Fest. Pours clear copper gold with ok off white head. Sweet malt, pitted fruits, caramel aromas, touch of toasted choc malt, citrus and grassy hops. Med body, nice sweet malt caramel, toffee character, citrusy hops not over the top; malt the standout. Good for an aussie crack at an IIPA.

3.3
anders37 (27062) - 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.


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