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Mathias Imperial IPA - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Mathias Imperial IPA
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203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 34
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
In honor of Officer Mathias Degan, the first of 8 of Chicago's Finest to lose their lives in the line of duty during the Haymarket Affair. Copious amounts of Citra Hops deliver wonderful citrus and mango notes. At 10% ABV, we feel Mathias is a proper representation of the strength and courage of our Boys in Blue. Raise one to thank the fine Officers of the Chicago Police Department for their sacrifice.

(Beer added by: beertooth on 01-23-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ahall313, Wednesday at 09:53 PM
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

lanciloti, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

On tap at Haymarket on 9/19/14.

Unfortunately for this beer, I had it side-by-side with the fresh hop version. It lost in that battle. However, that doesn't take away from the fact that this was an excellent beer. It has a great citrus hop nose, lots of complexity and juiciness in the flavor and a dry bitter-sweet finish.

mr-jj, Nov 04, 2014
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ethanmc12, Nov 04, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +2.5%

Golden honeyed pour with about half inch white head that recedes slowly. Pour from a growler.

Aroma is an immediate citrus. Fresh, clean and floral. Sugar Smack sweetened malt cereal. First batch caramel aroma so inviting.

Taste starts off with a mellifluous sweetness followed by pockets of alcohol. An enveloping bitterness ensues falling and coating to the sides of the tongue. Tongue thus takes on a mild hop pine numbness. Citrus, pine resin and alcohol linger well into the cranium. Very grapefruity throughout.

Mouthfeel is thin with creamy texture. Drinks very smoooooth.

Overall this screams Imperial. I've noted the texture is thin but that's works extremely well for me. I personally don't care for the amount of evident alcohol presence but that will not deter me from future purchases. This reminds me of the fruity sweetness and hop from Dirtwolf and the alcohol prominence of Hop Ranch. If your anywhere near this joint and you love imperials I would definitely stop by here and git yo self sum. Everything I've read about and more. Winner winner chicken dinner!

joeseppy, Aug 23, 2014
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Mathias Imperial IPA from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.