Hat Trick Hop IPA | Tamarack Brewing Company

Hat Trick Hop IPAHat Trick Hop IPA
85 Ratings
Hat Trick Hop IPAHat Trick Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Tamarack Brewing Company
Montana, United States

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

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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 20
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Huffaroma
4.82/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into 16oz glass, has the appearance of a deep copper color. Has a light finger head that slowly fades.
Aroma- Pine and grapefruit nuances great balance of hops in this IPA
Taste-Has a good bite on the front end but finishes with the nice hops in the end.

Overall this is a great IPA and mostly because of the fresh water that they use at the brewery fresh mountain water nothing like it.

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Photo of rogerdandy
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of TheKitten
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Photo of Brandt
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer poured out a light copper yellow color with a nice frothy white head.

the aroma from this beer can be smelled without bring your nose to the glass. there is a load of floral hops in here with the classic westcoast citrusy grapefruit smell

the taste is great. there is a stong firm betterness to this beer with lots of nice floral hops flavors and a touch of malty sweetness that is overrun by hop bitterness by the end

the finish is great on this beer, a good strong bitterness that hangs on the tongue and floral hops that roll out of your mouth on the exhale. this brewery makes some great beers, its just too bad they are so far away from me (and most people for that matter). a great beer for the style!

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Photo of leaddog
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at National.

Appearance- Pours an amber colour with a finger width of bubbly head.

Smell- Piney hops, caramalts, citrus, grapefruit.

Taste- Starts with a pungent fist of piney hops followed by the caramalts, citrus and grapefruit. The beer finishes with a pleasant bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a pleasant creaminess to the body.

Overall- A stellar American IPA by Tamarack. This is my kind of IPA with solid bitter hops and balancing caramalts. A true hop bomb for those hop-heads out there. I'm hoping this will be bottled in the future.

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Photo of Roby923
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Impressive beer out of Montana! One wishes that this is more widely available. The quirky and original packaging as well as smooth taste make this brew one to seek out. Cascade, simcoe, and magnum(!) hops. A great and distinct combination.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%

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

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 elliot23
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at the brewhouse.

A: Nice golden honey color, slightly pale. Very crisp lookin' IPA. Good head from the tap.

S: Earth and floral hop comes straight out. Slight malt character but it's mild.

T. Very tasty IPA. Well balanced on the hops but definitely a strong component that will satisfy the hop heads of this world. Of course some nice citrus and pine in there.

M: Not too heavy and very crisp. Slightly dry.

D: I had three pints so yes, very drinkable for sure. One of their better offerings with regards to their core beers.

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Photo of BigBry
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at North Taphouse in Chestermere, Alberta.

A very orange - amber colour with short, white head. Foam faded to a thin ring, but lasted through the entire pint, thinnest strings of lacing.
Smell is all hops, just what I was hoping for from an American IPA. Piney, citrus, grapefruit.
Taste has a hoppy, citrus start, add some more leafy, resinous pine. Some caramel malt sweetness balances, Then clean, bitterness at the end, not too oily. No alcohol hotness.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy body.
Overall, a great beer from Tamarack. I have seen their beers listed at other locations, and although this was the first, certainly won't be my last.
Now...to plan a trip to the Brewhouse to try it fresh!

Have now also sampled the canned version in a 500 ml tall boy. Delicious on a warm day

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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pint can into a shaker. A moderate pour produces a good two inches of frothy, sticky, white head. The beer is a pale amber color and quite hazy, with medium carbonation.

Plenty of pine and citrus on the nose, but you can smell the rich caramelly malt. Quite malty on the palate, with the citrus-pine kept within reasonable bounds. Despite this, lemon, spice and grassy hop notes still prevail, with a lingering bitterness evoking citrus rind. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, inviting slow, savoring sips.

You can't go wrong with a beer from this brewery, at least the few cans that I've tried. I have not been to northwestern Montana in awhile (unless you count Missoula), and need to road trip up that way, with this brewery on the itinerary. They have a satellite eating-drinking establishment in Missoula that serves their beers. The two times I've been there, they were so busy that we're forced to go elsewhere simply because their staff is overwhelmed. Of course, being tour-ons from Butte, we're there at busy times (Griz games).

Bravo also to this brewery for making their product available in cans, which are better for the environment.

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Photo of MAB
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bit darker than I was expecting, nice amber color. Beautiful lacing from the tight and darkish head.
Nice aromas of sweet and bitter.
The taste follows; sweet at first with some nice bitter notes to finish. A tasty hop, whatever ones they used!
The alcohol burn came through (I was told that the keg we sampled was reading at 7.5% ABV).
This felt really great in the mouth.
An excellent IPA.

Have three (a hat trick)!!

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

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

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Hat Trick Hop IPA from Tamarack Brewing Company
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