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Mathias Imperial IPA - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Mathias Imperial IPA
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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 32
Gots: 4 | 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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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jegross for the trade...shared with JLindros pours into a standard tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear copper hue with a nice half a finger head that fades to leave a nice soapy wispy head and light halo.

S - Aromas of nice mango and papaya along with light orange citrus. Some sweet malts and slot of mango juice. Super.

T - Taste is so reminiscent of the nose. Bursts of tropical mangos and papaya not much citrus this is a tropical vacation. The alcohol is slightly detectable in the aftertaste but its to be understood for a high ABV dipa.

M - Mouthfeel is good and solid not too sweet not too lightly carbonated. Very drinkable.

O - Overall I was incredibly impressed with this beer. Can't get over how much mango is in this beer. Stellar. Definitely worth getting.

Serving type: growler

08-30-2012 22:36:31 | More by rudzud
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Auracom

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Haymarket. 4 oz. served in a tasting glass on August 17th, 2012.

A - Akin to Dreadnaught's appearance. Darker golden coloring, thin white head. Good retention and decent legs.

S - More muted than I'd hope. Floral with a good bit of orange pulp with underlying tropical fruit. Not much from the malt bill.

T - It's more balanced, no doubt. The fruit is pulled back considerablely with a brown sugar finish. Far less bitter than anticipated. A bit of pine in the aftertaste. The oranges seem a bit too far gone at rear palate, almost sour at this point.

M - Good carbonation, semi-dry finish, medium body.

D - If balance is key then this is pretty successful. However, neither the hop nor fruit flavors are memorable and this doesn't show as much character as it should.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2012 15:40:59 | More by Auracom
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

08-19-2012 20:01:28 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-18-2012 19:55:44 | More by SpdKilz
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wcl113

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-30-2012 03:30:04 | More by wcl113
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Showed up in front of me in a tasting glass with a medium bubbles. Smells of citrus pervade, a lot pink grapefruit and pine. Lots of malt in the first taste, but laced throughout are citrus, and more pink grapefruit. A surprisingly light body, with a hint of the alcohol in the finish, lots of citrus too.
-awesome smell, love citra hops. Reminds me of Zombie Dust, which is great. Citrus, grapefruit mango, a bit of pine as well.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 01:49:11 | More by WoodBrew
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a chalice-esque glass at the brewpub.

Another stop on the Second Annual Bachelor Party Free-For-All! This one pours a clear amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, lemon rind, and thoroughly rich caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, with some ruby red grapefruit zest thrown in for good measure, giving the citrus some extra balancing power with which to fend off the forces of the syrupy caramel. The body is a solid medium, with a light carbonation and a slick, syrupy feel. Overall, a very nice DIPA, one that doesn't overdo it with the hops but still delivers with plenty of citrus fun.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 20:54:00 | More by TMoney2591
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

During my vacation in Chicago, I tried to hit all the craft brew places. Haymarket was the one I hit last-minute.... and boy am I glad I did (because of this beer)

What an amazing concept of "East Coast" meets "West Coast." Particularly the taste: It starts out super tropical fruity-- mango, grapefruit and pineapple. Citra hops are obviously top-notch. But then on the finish, a vivid piney-ness, hints of onion and garlic settle in.

Simply a marvelous beer. Go out of your way to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2012 18:47:11 | More by UpToMeBeer
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Haymarket. Appearance is deep gold with sticky white rad that leaves plenty of lacing. Nose has floral hops with waves of grapefruit and mango reign supreme. The taste is more of the same with loads of tropical fruit up front and a healthy amount of bitterness to follow. Awesome balance here, the 10% is nowhere to be found. Mouthfeel is appropriate for style with zero heaviness that sometime comes with a beer of this magnitude. Delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2012 19:16:20 | More by homebrew311
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RichH55

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-11-2012 19:29:50 | More by RichH55
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-10-2012 00:19:01 | More by FreshHawk
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-05-2012 16:50:43 | More by JohnnyChicago
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dlello2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-02-2012 23:28:43 | More by dlello2
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-02-2012 12:19:45 | More by CliffBrake
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coz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-01-2012 06:06:23 | More by coz
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Rev Kedzie Grand Opening Party.

A - Pours burnt orange, cream-colored head, thin collar.

S - Tropical fruit, citrus, pine, resin, light sweetness. Lots of hoppy bitterness, which is to be expected with some malty sweetness on the end.

T - Similar to the nose. Lots of hops in all different forms mixed with a touch of sweetness. The alcohol is there, but doesn't hinder this monstrously-hopped beer. Finish is bitter resin & pine with a sweet malty kick.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, oily bitter finish.

O - A nice DIPA from Haymarket that I'm finally getting around to review after having it several times. Hard to drink a lot of it, but one pour does me just fine. Will continue to have, if available.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 17:54:14 | More by Sean9689
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jmich24

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-24-2012 01:50:51 | More by jmich24
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jegross2

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing Uber Mathias from Haymarket Pub & Brewery out of Chicago, Illinois. Mathias is Haymarket's citra hopped imperial Belgian-style IPA. Uber mathias is their Mathias dry hopped with 10 lbs of Cascade per barrel. The Uber Mathias is the second beer from the right.

Score: 95

4 oz sample served in a taster glass and enjoyed at Haymarket's 2nd Anniversary Party on 01/12/12. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Amber/copper color witha thin layer of white head. Good lacing on the taster glass. 4.25/5

Smell: Huge tropical citrus notes in nose: lemon, peach, mango, grapefruit, orange and tangerine. Pine-iness too. Biscuity malt and caramel malt backbone. Not getting any Belgian qualities in nose. Nonetheless, this is an absolutely enticing IPA nose. 4.5/5

Taste: Taste has more fruitiness and a little yeastiness than the nose, but none of the phenolic banana traditionally associated with Belgian style beers. Atop that is grapefruit, earthy spice/peppercorn, orange and pear. Caramel malt, but no breadiness on palate. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Just shy of medum bodied. Low to medium carbonation. Slick, oily mouthfeel. Juicy on palate, dry on finish. 4.5/5

Overall: This and Clare's Thirsty Ale were the clear winners of the night. Uber Mathias was juicy, flavorful, and loaded with hoppy citrus. I will absolutely be seeking this out again in the future if it is rebrewed.

Recommendation: Seek this beer out; it is one of Haymarket's best beers!

Pairings: Beef chili.

Cost: $2 for a 4 oz pour or $6 for a 12 oz pour.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2012 23:33:44 | More by jegross2
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Mick-e-d


4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-04-2012 17:21:54 | More by Mick-e-d
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BeerOps

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-26-2012 22:47:04 | More by BeerOps
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-19-2012 14:05:20 | More by zonker17
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-30-2012 14:43:56 | More by jmarsh123
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zachary80

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-30-2012 02:10:13 | More by zachary80
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bertram

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-29-2012 03:21:47 | More by bertram
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-22-2012 22:52:14 | More by Holland
Mathias Imperial IPA from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.