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May232014

HOLGATE MILLENNIUM FALCON

Holgate Millennium Falcon. A beer with a few puns for Star Wars nerds and was originally released in January 2013 to celebrate Holgates’ 1000th brew. It’s an Imperial IPA hopped with Millennium, Falconers Flight and Galaxy and it packs a punch being 10% ABV and 100 IBU.

It looks harmless enough - transparent yellow colour almost lager-like. The only give away is the creamy head with large bubbles of hop oils. There isn’t much in way of aroma.

Oily and resinous mouthfeel with no readily discernable hop flavour, just warm alcohol.  Sweet booze and bittersweet finish.

Unfortunately, it suffers the same fate as some other imperial IPAs. It’s just a resiny beer with a generic bittersweet flavour which exhibits little balance. Given this was on tap as part of a Holgate tap takeover it’s unlikely it was an old / poorly handled keg.

 

5/10

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