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Haymaker IPA - Mankato Brewery

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Haymaker IPAHaymaker IPA

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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Reviews by mdwalsh:
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2014 03:12:31 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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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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lwillitz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - cloudy body of orange amber topped with 3 fingers of khaki foam; moderate amount of rising carbonation; thin patches of lace

S - grain/malt/caramel, herbs, spice (pepper, etc.), pine, citrus

T - caramel sweetness, pine, hint of lemony citrus; a solid bready backbone complements the complex flavor from spicy and herbal hops

M - slick, chewy full body; medium/high carbonation; smooth and refreshing

O - Haymaker is a solid IPA and one of the best brews available from MB.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 17:02:07 | More by lwillitz
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Richardbcoffin

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-01-2014 15:46:04 | More by Richardbcoffin
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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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ricelaker

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-16-2014 13:24:40 | More by ricelaker
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-31-2014 20:10:44 | More by mmulebarn
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

05-10-2014 22:17:39 | More by capuchinpilates
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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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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13%

03-25-2014 14:28:15 | More by DaveMiller
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t2thebro

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz pour.

A- nice caramel amber color. Two finger head, nice sticky lacing

S- nice solid grain build caramel malt blends with spicy earthy somewhat herbal hop smell. Resin, tabacco, pine, and pepper.

T- pale caramel, herbal hops and some pine, finishes with much of the same with a bit of woodyness. Pretty forward flavor, average grain build for an ipa, moderate bitterness and loads of earthy spicy flavor hops.

M- missing a bit. Not bad. Not great. Average.

O- I'm a fan of spicy earthy hops. This beer is good but missing something special. Some smoothness would help a bit.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 03:49:54 | More by t2thebro
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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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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-12-2014 03:04:52 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-02-2014 14:02:31 | More by koes0024
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maximum12

Minnesota

1.83/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Sorely lacking hops in the fridge, picked this up as part of a mixed sixer to scratch that bitter itch. 12 oz. bottle that mentions the "malt base". Huh. I might not have picked it up had I noticed that tidbit. Split with my wife.

Words aside, the beer pours like an amber which, if it has an abundance of malt, I suppose makes sense. Smells like a red too - not a redhead, that's different - caramel squares that have been aged on pine lumber.

Haymaker also tastes like a red. Caramel is all over the beer. There's a decent edge of pine, but it tastes treated, almost metallic (my wife's description, & it's an accurate one). Very sweet. Resiny in the mouth. Any beer that you're "one and done" after six ounces probably isn't a brew I'm going to be seeking out again.

Hungh. A malty IPA with a bit of copper twang in the throat? Not a very good beer in terms of taste, depth, or drinkability. Two ounces might have been enough.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 04:29:09 | More by maximum12
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-29-2014 16:05:41 | More by Whiskeydeez
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elec

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-22-2014 04:13:44 | More by elec
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-15-2014 04:41:18 | More by mattmarka1
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-29-2013 07:49:04 | More by zestar
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Iowa

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Haymaker IPA from Mankato Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.