dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle from jcnd9803). Pours a clear orange-copper color with massive off-white color and active carbonation. Aroma has citrus, resin, wood and belgian yeast. Taste is sweet with some resiny notes and belgian yeast. Medium bodied and oily. Ok. This is definitely not a favorite style of mine.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Translucent amber with a foamy and pillowy beige blanket atop. Aroma of bready yeast, citrus, lemongrass, yeast and grains. Fizzy body tastes of spicy Belgian yeast, pale malt, floral hops and light funk. Mild bitterness, the low end of the hatters.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color. It has a good floral aroma with yeast. Flavor has more flowers and hop bitterness. Good, effervescent hops.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Richmond 16th, 3rd up in Butters Mad Hatterpalooza. This one had an aroma with a hint of funk and yeast spice, moving into a hoppy citric finish. Flavor matched aroma. Not bad, not great. Interesting though.
jaymobrown (1607) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely farmhouse. It didn’t have any really big flavors, but lots of subtle hints of apple, hops, orange, and that outdoor smell. Nose was bright and fairly fruity, but with an acidic, lemon bent. Overall, smooth and easy to drink. Poured a nice golden color with a frothy white head. Well worth it.
Jethro6191 (392) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Trion Tavern. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Orange and spicy fruit aromas. Grapefruit and bread flavors. Medium body and carbonation.
wxman (1325) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear bright golden with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is sour apples and pine. Dry taste, but not particularly sour. Malty and bready but not sweet. Interesting and pretty good.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a hazy gold with frothy white head. Aroma is wet hay fresh bright hops and cardamom. Taste is ripe oranges coriander grass bitter green bell pepper fresh earthy funk.
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy golden big foamy head. Kind of smells like lipstick. Light citrusy and perfumey.
Butters (3661) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the the Sweet Sixteen Richmond Gathering. Sampled with the other 5 in the series. Clear light golden pour with sticky large nearwhite head. Smells very similar to the regular ipa, but the flavor has a distinct bretty belgian yeast charater. A little spicy and tart. Pretty good actually.