Aleister Double IPA | Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

BA SCORE
3.89/5
83 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Haymarket Beer Co. 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
Ranking:
#11,062
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
83
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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2.52/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.5/5  rDev -10%
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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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler so graciously provided by my likely future brother-in-law John. Not BA on this site, but most certainly an advocate of beer. Thank you, buddy.

Poured into my Great Taste of the Midwest sample glass. Appears rusty orange with a lethargic sloth-like march of tiny bubbles up the center. Head disappears very quickly and the surface is still.

Gingerbread and brown sugar collide with a slightly floral quality. A touch of plastic peaks in as well along with a light underpinning of unripened pineapple.

Lemon pledge quality from the Amarillo is much more evident on the taste than the nose. A sugary candy sweetness rides throughout the middle with some of the dry pineapple coming through on the finish. Bitterness is really on the low end here.

Body is light and only mildly sticky. Despite a gnarly hiss upon opening, carbonation is low.

Overall, this is a decent DIPA but nothing special. I enjoyed my glass but don't see myself seeking this out anytime soon. As always, however, I really appreciate the generosity and advocacy involved when others take the time and effort to allow me to try a new beer. In this case, a brewery that is new to me (regrettably late to the party) is also a plus.

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3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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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3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. On the maltier side of the IPA spectrum. Hops are fruity and dank until the malt takes over. Mouthfeel is full and sweet, carb solid. Overall a solid but not remarkable beer

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3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Aleister Double IPA from Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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