Hat Trick Hop IPA | Tamarack Brewing Company

Hat Trick Hop IPAHat Trick Hop IPA
BA SCORE
3.96/5
85 Ratings
Hat Trick Hop IPAHat Trick Hop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tamarack Brewing Company
Montana, United States
tamarackbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
70 IBU's

Added by Brandt on 11-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,538
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
85
pDev:
9.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce pint from the brewpub in Lakeside, Montana
Sight: light amber, hazy, small foam
Smell: very fragrant, h0ppy
Taste: bitter, well balance
Feel: very good, long finish, nice bitter aftertaste
Overall: Excellent beer, something to look forward to

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Photo of csmrx7
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kflorence
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stopped by the brewery in Missoula on a hot (95F) day. Had this on tap. Poured an orange, copper in color with plenty of head. A bit of lacing on the glass. Lots of citrus but also a solid malt backbone. Solid carbonation with a bit of chewiness on the tongue. Not overly bitter. Very refreshing and drinkable. Would drink again.

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Photo of Redman414
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejohnson654
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into pint glass, thanks to Kyle and his land cruiser 100 purchase trip I received this brew.
A: pours a fantastic 2 finger brilliant white fine bubble foam head, epic stringly lacing, some carbonation, dark orange copper body
S: semi sweet citrus, nice soft touch of pine, grapefruit and orange
M: medium body, some syrupy resin on tongue
T: grapefruit rind, citrus, orange, soft malty build, hint of biscuit, some pine resin, touch of lemon in finish
O: solid brew and almost sessionable, good find.

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Photo of Erik-P
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roybert
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ordered a pint; arrived in a shaker, a turbid (not New England turbid, but turbid by any other standard) but bright-orange and brilliant with a finger or so of dense, persistent head. Smell balances pine and citrus, and a big, nice malt presence. Balanced, moderate carbonation, and juicy, lovely body. I was a big fan of this, though I can't imagine ever having more than one in a sitting.

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Photo of wasatchback
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Supergenou
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tommo
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malt bomb, especially after the other lighter ipas we had this evening. Mild hoppiness with not nearly enough bittering hops to carry the malt heavy charecter.

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Photo of SpanishUnicorn
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark hazy amber color. The head was full and rocky with a white color and dissipating at a nice pace. Stringy foamy lace clings to the glass but slides at a nice pace.
The smell takes on a piney to grapefruit hop aroma with an underscore of bready malt in the background.
The taste was bitter initially and then slid into a faded bitterness embracing a slight maltiness in the flavor.
The mouthfeel gave a good zap of bitter harshness clinging to my tongue. I'd say it sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionability to it. Carbonation hit just right for an AIPA.
Overall, its a good AIPA for the most part, if anything, its well balanced and could be a decent starter for those looking to try and appreciate the style.

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Photo of Albertahab31
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crisp clean hops and long lasting after taste

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Photo of bigleague
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Thereformedtheo
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sporklift87
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woemad
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz tallboy can purchased somewhere in Missoula by a friend and beer mule who decided I needed it along with the 6-pk of Tumbleweed I had charged her with obtaining for me. No date on the can, which does include boilerplate on how this is called Hat Trick because it was brewed with 3 types of hops (but not naming them), has 70 IBUs, and is 7% abv. This is apparently brewed at Lakeside, a small town on the northwest shore of Montana’s Flathead Lake. My grandmother was born nearby, and lived an itinerant life with her sister, mother and grandmother in that part of Montana until she got married, so I can’t help but wonder if at some point she lived in Lakeside.

Poured into a large Boston Lager glass, this was a hazy dark amber color, taking on a bright copper color when held up to light. There was a big, creamy and rocky-looking beige head that hung around for some time and left lots of lace on the sides of the glass.

Piney and grapefruity hop aroma. There’s a little bit of bready, malt sweetness that increases as the beer warms, but it’s the hops’ show.

The hoppiness noted above is in the taste as well, but it’s at a rather low amplitude. Since there’s no date, I’m assuming the cause is hop fade due to age. Decent, malty backbone, with a dry zap to the palate at the finish.

Medium bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

Since this was my only can, and it isn’t distributed in my area, I might not get another chance at this beer, which is a shame as it seemed to offer a good flavor, but at too low a level to get much enjoyment. Since I suspect it was past it’s prime, I will try it again if I see it and can verify it’s fresh, but otherwise I’m not sure I’d go back to it. Still grateful to have gotten a chance to try it, though!

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Photo of sjmad23
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Hat Trick Hop IPA from Tamarack Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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