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Hat Trick Hop IPA - Tamarack Brewing Company

Hat Trick Hop IPAHat Trick Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%


Brewed by:
Tamarack Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
70 IBU's

(Beer added by: Brandt on 11-17-2009)
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by elliot23:
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elliot23

Montana

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at the brewhouse.

A: Nice golden honey color, slightly pale. Very crisp lookin' IPA. Good head from the tap.

S: Earth and floral hop comes straight out. Slight malt character but it's mild.

T. Very tasty IPA. Well balanced on the hops but definitely a strong component that will satisfy the hop heads of this world. Of course some nice citrus and pine in there.

M: Not too heavy and very crisp. Slightly dry.

D: I had three pints so yes, very drinkable for sure. One of their better offerings with regards to their core beers.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2010 01:54:38 | More by elliot23
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3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark amber. Looks to have a thin cream head with lots of carbonation. Smells of pine and a little citrus, less grapefruit and more lemon. Tastes quite solid. More of the pine comes outs and i really like the mouthfeel. Lots of bubbles! Overall a solid IPA and i will definitely look for more from Tamarack.

Serving type: can

10-21-2013 00:59:54 | More by Jellopants356
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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flagmantho

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3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: dark orange hue with plenty of haze and a strong effervescence. Head is three fingers of frothy ivory foam with an orange cast. This beer looks like it means business.

Smell: sweet, malty aroma with a fair dose of hops that are earthy, herbal, floral and perhaps a bit resiny. Not too bad, but it's a bit tilted toward the malty side for me.

Taste: malty with a big caramel character; hops are earthy and herbal and bitterness is relatively strong. For me, though, this beer's hop character is not as forward as it could be. So, decent, but not outstanding.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation. Not really creamy, but interesting enough.

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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours up dark orange deepening to brown, about one finger of light caramel head. Aroma is classic IPA, some toffee malt with citrus and pine. Taste is that of a high magnitude hop bomb, orange marmalade, some grapefruit, a healthy dose of pine that persists like a menthol eucalyptus cough candy but less cooling. The sweet malt is there too but the hops both lead and follow. Is there Simcoe in here? Super coniferous tree bitter leaf that does not let up. Other IPAs are more balanced but I like this enough if I need a hop blast. No tropical fruit or berry flavors. I think I am getting a hint of apple maybe. Body is a bit thin and there is little texture in the finish. Happened to find this at a Calgary pub but I suspect its a bit hard to find. Reminds me of a Lagunitas hop bomb but without the bells and whistles.

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Murrhey

Montana

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Growler was filled yesterday, Feb. 22 at the brewery. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white head with medium retention. Reddish-amber color with slight bit of haziness. Sticky lacing and nice ring around the edge. Attractive beer.

S- Spicy, piney hops, caramel malts. Bitter hop character. Pretty nice.

T- Nice bitter character with a malt finish that is almost a little syrupy in flavor. Maple, and tasty.

M- Medium bodied and nicely balanced.

O- Nice IPA. Steely bitterness but not an overload of hops.

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delalove

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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TheKitten

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at North Taphouse in Chestermere, Alberta.

A very orange - amber colour with short, white head. Foam faded to a thin ring, but lasted through the entire pint, thinnest strings of lacing.
Smell is all hops, just what I was hoping for from an American IPA. Piney, citrus, grapefruit.
Taste has a hoppy, citrus start, add some more leafy, resinous pine. Some caramel malt sweetness balances, Then clean, bitterness at the end, not too oily. No alcohol hotness.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy body.
Overall, a great beer from Tamarack. I have seen their beers listed at other locations, and although this was the first, certainly won't be my last.
Now...to plan a trip to the Brewhouse to try it fresh!

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 20:15:05 | More by BigBry
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at National.

Appearance- Pours an amber colour with a finger width of bubbly head.

Smell- Piney hops, caramalts, citrus, grapefruit.

Taste- Starts with a pungent fist of piney hops followed by the caramalts, citrus and grapefruit. The beer finishes with a pleasant bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a pleasant creaminess to the body.

Overall- A stellar American IPA by Tamarack. This is my kind of IPA with solid bitter hops and balancing caramalts. A true hop bomb for those hop-heads out there. I'm hoping this will be bottled in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2012 00:02:17 | More by leaddog
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philmen

Ontario (Canada)

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MAB

Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bit darker than I was expecting, nice amber color. Beautiful lacing from the tight and darkish head.
Nice aromas of sweet and bitter.
The taste follows; sweet at first with some nice bitter notes to finish. A tasty hop, whatever ones they used!
The alcohol burn came through (I was told that the keg we sampled was reading at 7.5% ABV).
This felt really great in the mouth.
An excellent IPA.

Have three (a hat trick)!!

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2012 20:00:21 | More by MAB
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Hat Trick Hop IPA from Tamarack Brewing Company
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