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Hat Trick Hop IPA - Tamarack Brewing Company

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Hat Trick Hop IPAHat Trick Hop IPA

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very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-09-2013 04:22:30 | More by Sammy
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Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20oz pint, on tap at the lovely brewhouse, just off the highway through Lakeside, MT. 6.9% ABV and 65 IBUs, with the aroma of some rather pleasant pub grub wafting past us as we maintain our lonely station at the bar. I've potted my share of hat-tricks in my former hockey life - will this conform?

This beer appears a somewhat murky medium copper amber hue, with one finger of tightly foamy and creamy ecru head, which leaves some rather complex, spaced layers of webbed lace around the glass as the draining of the glass goes on, and on, and on.

It smells of peppy and pungent grapefruit citrus flesh, bready caramel malt, fairly acrid pine resin, an indeterminate spiciness, and more leafy, earthy hops. The taste is bitter grapefruit rind, sweet orange flesh, gritty pale and bready caramel malt, and a dwindling metallic stoniness.

The carbonation is on the lower side, just a pleasant frothy notion, mostly, the body smooth, and a heady medium weight, with an airy creaminess sort of forcing itself upon my palate as things get along. It finishes with a pleasantly clean west coast citrus and pine hoppiness, the metallic flintiness really the only other player at this point in time.

A patently wonderful IPA, all around - location, taste, and personality - Tamarack definitely has it going on. I would very much like to see this offering made more generally available - especially back north of the 49th, eh, Lanny?

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2010 05:58:25 | More by biboergosum
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-08-2014 15:09:19 | More by GClarkage
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-20-2013 21:09:19 | More by BillRoth
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3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Overall: this is a great-looking beer, but that's where it's greatness ends. Not a bad beer, but not outstanding.

Serving type: can

08-26-2013 19:51:20 | More by flagmantho
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-20-2013 01:21:06 | More by jera1350
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-09-2014 20:27:51 | More by millerbuffoon
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Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-19-2014 21:06:35 | More by thebigredone
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-11-2013 20:31:31 | More by jkball01
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-24-2013 04:15:23 | More by Murrhey
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Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
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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Alberta (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 20:53:06 | More by CalgaryFMC
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-28-2012 18:42:18 | More by hayesjw
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-18-2013 17:18:44 | More by CesarLopes
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-12-2014 16:43:46 | More by neckbeered
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-17-2012 21:50:51 | More by EricCioe
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-11-2013 00:18:56 | More by Jameswoody
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-15-2014 20:18:01 | More by FadetoBock
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-07-2014 00:41:13 | More by DWolf
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Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

04-01-2014 21:54:30 | More by rogerdandy
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4.85/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into 16oz glass, has the appearance of a deep copper color. Has a light finger head that slowly fades.
Aroma- Pine and grapefruit nuances great balance of hops in this IPA
Taste-Has a good bite on the front end but finishes with the nice hops in the end.

Overall this is a great IPA and mostly because of the fresh water that they use at the brewery fresh mountain water nothing like it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2012 04:52:07 | More by Huffaroma
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-25-2012 19:27:14 | More by Converge
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-30-2014 04:50:02 | More by Beervana
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-13-2013 00:35:11 | More by blbarnett3
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Hat Trick Hop IPA from Tamarack Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.