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Haymaker IPA - Mankato Brewery

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Haymaker IPAHaymaker IPA

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mankato Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Center Street Series #2.

(Beer added by: garymuchow on 12-28-2012)
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MidwestMaverick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-26-2014 00:22:37 | More by MidwestMaverick
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LukeH

Minnesota

3.44/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Pours with one finger of head. Deep, coppery amber color. Leaves a small amount of lacing.

S: Mostly malt and caramel, some pine.

T: Pine with a hint of grapefruit, then some biscuit like maltiness, a touch of sweetness, then finishes with more pine and leaves some lingering bitterness.

M: Full bodied, a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall: I personally like a less "balanced", more hop forward approach to the style, so this wasn't for me. The hops were definitely present, but there was a little too much malt for me. However, I could recommend this to someone who likes malt with their IPA.

05-30-2013 21:47:29 | More by LukeH
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich amber with decent off-white head.

Smell: Sweet biscuit and caramel that reminds of the trademark New Belgium aroma (not what I am looking for here). Sweet citrus as well.

Taste: Not quite as New Belgium-like as I feared, but it is fairly sweet. Caramel, biscuit and citrus are all here and on the sweeter end of the spectrum. Luckily, the finish is more spicy, piney and slightly bitter. Ultimately, it comes across as balanced and drinkable.

Feel: Tingly carbonation that is quite lively and works well. Medium body. Finish is fairly dry.

Overall: Not what I am looking for in terms of an IPA fix, but this is a tasty, enjoyable ale nonetheless.

06-25-2013 18:16:23 | More by bsp77
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-12-2014 03:04:52 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-05-2014 19:20:37 | More by sgttibbs
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Shawner

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-08-2013 17:34:52 | More by Shawner
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-12-2014 00:01:50 | More by Cooper
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morimech

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%

Haymaker IPA pours a clear copper color with just one finger of head that had decent retention before settling to a thin cap. A little bit of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

More caramel malt in the aroma than American hops. The hops do give off subtle citrus and pine notes.

Much more hop forward in the flavor. But still hard to believe the 92 IBU claim. Tastes very balanced with quite a bit of caramel sweetness. Definitely not West Coast in style. Notes of citrus, pine, and aspirin.

A little bit fuller bodied than most American IPAs. I attribute this to the large malt bill. But even with this malt the ABV is still around 6.5%. Good texture.

An IPA that is not going to get the beer geek panties wet, but I like the balanced approach and reasonable price for a six pack.

05-23-2013 20:56:07 | More by morimech
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MoyaHoya

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-27-2014 16:38:55 | More by MoyaHoya
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Ubik19761

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-22-2014 23:10:16 | More by Ubik19761
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olmane

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-12-2013 00:17:12 | More by olmane
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atomicskier1889

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

09-25-2013 00:32:30 | More by atomicskier1889
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DougKapple

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

03-21-2014 03:05:59 | More by DougKapple
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bwiechmann

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -43.5%

08-21-2013 18:01:31 | More by bwiechmann
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-02-2014 00:12:09 | More by tbone64
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.76/5  rDev +6.2%

Pretty good, though not very much of a traditional IPA taste as far as I'm concerned. Mouthfeel is really great, perfect carbonation. I also like the way the taste lingers on the tongue. Aroma is good, but weak, though I have a partially stuffy nose.

All in all, not something I'm going to seek out.

05-14-2013 16:25:39 | More by mdwalsh
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.16/5  rDev -10.7%

Dark amber in color. Little head that leaves a sticky lacing on the glass.

Malty and hippy aroma, mostly grassy. Fairly balanced.

Beer starts malty, a little toast and caramel. Finish is slightly bitter and hop lingers for only a few moments in the aftertaste. Fairly balanced beer.

Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

Overall a good beer. Not very IPA like with all the caramel malt, but it is tasty and very drinkable. There is a little bit of buttery diacetyl that becomes more and more apparent with each sip, but otherwise flawless.

01-15-2014 23:20:29 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-23-2014 00:41:43 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-16-2013 13:54:08 | More by Wetenkamp
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-13-2013 01:15:26 | More by Eric908
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ebenicr

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-14-2013 16:03:51 | More by ebenicr
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tom79mp

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

09-14-2013 06:18:44 | More by tom79mp
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TheKOshow

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-01-2013 02:43:56 | More by TheKOshow
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-12-2013 04:21:51 | More by sparx1100
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -5.4%

Orange-amber beer with a finger of off white foam that was very persistent, decent clumps of lace. Attractive..a good start. Smell is slightly pine and citrus but overwhelmed by caramel malt with an almost earthy-soapy character. Taste opens with a rather lackluster and non-descript sort of bitterness. Perhaps there is some citrus flavor but its watery and lost in a rich, caramel malt backbone. There is earthiness, sweet through the middle and a tiny bit of spice. A hint of pine and some further watery citric bitterness surfaces again into the finish and it actually finishes rather clean and slightly bitter. Body is lighter medium and falls apart across the tongue.

This beer is a balanced malty IPA not my favorite style of IPA, although the biggest problem is lack of any solid hop flavor and watery bitter character and that's not going to play well against the Sculpins of the IPA world.

09-06-2013 02:32:41 | More by JackieTH
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Haymaker IPA from Mankato Brewery
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