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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Fermentation character from Belgian-born yeast, envelopes bright hop character with a spicy, tart farmhouse funk.
Pairings: seafood, fennel, mushrooms, pickled veggies


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3299) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Pour is a orange with a small soapy white head. Aroma is hoppy and spicy. Flavor is a decent enough hop profile with some fruity Belgain yeast to round things out. Probably not the best Belgian IPA Iíve had but this is adequate and tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2011
22oz bottle. Large, pillowy off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy, straw/grapefruit, bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy/yeast, straw/lemon, some grapefruit. Watery light-medium body, light resin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5062) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of bubblegum, banana, orange peel, and light citrus hops. It pours a bright transparent amber with a three finger orange tinged off-white head that has excellent retention and leaps lots of soapy lacing behind. The flavor starts with a quick dose of banana and faint bubblegum. The finish has citrus hops, orange peel, and a touch of lemon. Light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tvmatt (16) - Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
22 oz bottle. The 5th "Hatter" beer that Iíve had in as-many days, and the only one that I didnít get to enjoy on draft. Pours a hazy light orange with foamy off-white head. Initial aroma is a mild spicy/fruity yeast aroma, but also unusually strong citrus hops for the style. Not as aggressive as other Belgian IPAs that Iíve had, and possibly slightly less well rounded flavor. Spicy yeast and citrus hops are the predominant flavors. This is a fairly smooth-drinking beer, ending with some nice yeasty overtones and sweet malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1293) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 draft, chips@ obx. Poured a straw honey color. Aroma of lots of spice, coriander maybe, honey. Med lite sweetness, lite/med bitter. Finishes drier. Mild ipa. Good stuff. rerate 9/30: bottle this time. Huge frothy head, held up. Big spicy aroma, honey. Dry finish. Mild on the bitterness. Slight tartness. still good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1289) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Pours a clear orange yellow. Aroma of vanilla, oak and flowers. Starts with light malt base and quickly mixes spicy (from the yeast) and floral (from the hops) with the hops winning in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2847) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2011
On tap at Dexterís - Pours amber with a thin off white head. Nose is huge citrusy hops with some light spice. Taste is dry and lightly spicy, without much of the hop presence. A touch of doughy yeast with a light, dry mineral finish. Pretty carbonated, but still pretty smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1498) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2011
22 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Pours dark orange with a thick white head. The aroma is exactly what I expected from the name, a hoppy saison. So far so good. The flavor also meets expectations. Flavors of leather and soap (really much better than it sounds) blended with bitter floral hops. Really quite good and a bit of a surprise. If you like saisons (more saison than IPA) you really should try this interpretation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Thanks to BDR! Clear copper color with a large head. Orangy aroma with plenty of hay. Grainy, hay and farm-filled flavor. Some general spiciness. Light orange/citrus hop notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle from Carrboro Beverage. Thanks guys! My favorite of the new three part "hatter" series. Nice balance between esters and hops. Like all three, itís more understated than most ipaís, but its got some good qualities and no major flaws that I can detect.


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