Holgate Brewing Co. (Vic/Australia) – Gate Series Millennium Falcon Emperial IPA [10.5%]
– 2015 Release –
‘We couldn’t resist cooking up something special to mark our 1000th brew since launching in 1999. The Millennium Falcon Emperial IPA is brewed with all pale malt to allow the hops to drive this ship. We loaded kettle and fermenter with an unprecedented quantity of Millennium, Falconers Flight and Galaxy hops, pushing the bitterness to a big chewy 100 IBUs.
Engage hopper-drive and may the hops be with you!’
– Malts: 2-Row, Pale Malts.
[ ABV: 10.5% IBU: 100 OG: 20′ EBC: 5 ]
Available: Year Round, Tap, 16.9oz/500ml.
Taste: Modestly Bitter, with lingering notes of Passionfruit, Mango, and Citrus. Floral, Tropical, and deceptively Light in the ABV. Pine Needles, Grapefruit, Peach, Mango, Papaya, and Resin coat the Palate, with a lingering Bitterness of Mango, Pineapple and Melons in the Finish.
Aroma: Floral-Citrus, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mango, Blueberries, Pineapple, and Pine Needles.
Look: Hazy Golden Yellow.
Overall: Easily one of, if not ‘the’ best Imperial India Pale Ales in Australia, however, to truly appreciate the depth of this beer drink her Fresh, and within a Month of bottling. This beer will not store on a warm shelf for 6 months, and then still hold up to the IIPA title. Just imagine if it was your 1 Litre Milk Carton left under the same conditions? We like the think of Millennium Falcon as the ‘Pliny the Elder’ of the Southern Hemisphere. One of our all time Favourites!
– Overall: [ 98.75/100 ] – Style: [ 98.5/100 ]
– Holgate Brewhouse – 79 High St, Woodend, 3442, Victoria Australia –
‘We make our beers entirely ourselves, bold and brimming with character – carefully constructed with authentic, natural ingredients. We reckon there’s more than enough industrially-brewed beerish-flavoured bunk in the world. If that makes us beer snobs, it’s a badge we wear with pride. No preservatives. No chemicals. No pasteurisation. Just years of brewing lore and an uncompromising approach.
Yep, since start-up in 1999 in Paul and Natasha Holgate’s back-yard, Holgate Brewhouse brewing company has been producing genuine craft beer from the village of Woodend in Victoria. Brewed, bottled and kegged right here, our beers come straight to you from our family-owned brewery, which we’re stoked to have installed in the awesome 19th century red-brick Hotel in Woodend.
Come see the microbrewery in action at the Hotel. You’ll find us out back dreaming up another mighty brew, wrangling with the bottling machine or otherwise cranking out some more Holgate tasty beers. Blow the froth off a couple while you’re here and enjoy some fine cuisine in the Hotel restaurant. Stay a night or two in one of our beautifully refurbished guestrooms. Best of all, visit our bar and taproom and discover just how fresh and full-flavoured authentic craft beer can be – Straight from the Gate!’
– Visit Holgate Brewhouse: http://holgatebrewhouse.com/