Aleister Double IPA | Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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80 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Illinois, United States
haymarketbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed and dry-hopped with 3 pounds per barrel of Amarillo!!! Dry in the beginning, with a nice malt middle and a huge hop finish, this big I.P.A. brings notes of bright fruit and citrus. Miiiiiiiiister Crowley!!! What went wrong in your head? Oh, Mr. Crowley, did you talk with the dead???

Added by MasterSki on 02-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from draft. Pours a dark orange color with a foamy head.

very aromatic with notes of hops, navel oranges, and all sorts of other citrus aromas.

Full bodied, but lacking a bit on the mid and finish. Balanced with good flavors of navel oranges and hops.

This was a very good DIPA. Decent depth on both with bigger notes as well. Not the most complex DIPA though.

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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Acquired from Haymarket Pub and Brewery in beautiful Chicago, IL. Drank out of a Toppling Goliath King Sue teku.

Look: Dark copper/brass color. Poured with a finger and a half of white head with decent head retention. Highly carbonated with small, fast down-up bubbles.

Smell: Tropical fruit, citrus, biscuit malt, booze, a bit of floral smell.

Taste: Floral notes come out more in the palate, nice dankness, candied orange, alcohol sweetness, fluffy biscuit, sweet on the back palate with light lingering bitterness.

Feel: Light side of heavy mouthfeel, great viscosity, well balanced carbonation with a bit of prickliness, slick and coating. Very good. Although I prefer Mathias, the feel of Aleister is just killer. Yes.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. First try for me. Crushable DIPA. Went down way to fast. I'd get another, but there are too many here to try. No Mathias today.

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4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a chalice at the brewpub.

Bachelor Party-Palooza 2013 hits its penultimate shot at Haymarket with an Amarillo-loaded DIPA. I'm game. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest (both yellow and ruby red), grass, mandarin orange, and sweet biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with the grass sneaking up on the fruits a bit and tipping the balance scale in favor of the hops. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nicely Amarillo'ed DIPA, one that loads the hops without overwhelming the tongue.

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Aleister Double IPA from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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