Mwemple (1) - - JUL 21, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good aroma, and great smooth taste, slight bitterness, with a good sweetness to back it
freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
American IPA meets Belgian yeast. High alpha hops shine through in the aroma. Belgian esters shine through shaving off some of the harsh edges on the hop bite. Pretty dark amber with sticky lacing. Nice long finish that see-saws between maltiness, hop bite, and some farmhouse tartness.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized frothy white head of varying sized bubbles. Lots of floral notes in the aroma. Jasmine and roses along with some light grainy malts, spices and earthy aromas Color is a dark copper. Flavor is a bit dry and chalky with considerable bitterness from the hops. More earthy flavors, some bitter orange and spicy yeast. Light alcohol presence. Not really detecting any of the farmhouse "funk" that the brew claims. Spicy, dry, earthy, bitter, chalky, everything you would expect in a melding of these two styles.
ccex (871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 bomber pours a clear orange with a big off-white head but practically no lacing. Smells like an IPA. Aroma is quite different: lemon, yeast, and white grapes. Tastes like a sour Belgian with a long dry finish Body is at best medium without too much carbonation. Iíve enjoyed some other New Holland "Hatters" in this series, but this is my least favorite so far. I probably will not try it again.
dagimp (652) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a brandy snifter. 2012 vintage otherwise no bottle date. Pours with a lot of fizzy head but little lacing. Mildly funky, hippy and tart aroma. Mouthfeel is very light with too much carbonation. Taste is lemon, funk, grassy hops, Belgian taste, cedar and clay. You know, this could have been a great beer. Ultimately, it just doesn't have enough flavor. It is kinda like seltzer water flavored like a good beer.
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sherm1016 (1001) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Binnyís Lakeview, split with dwm1034. Pours a hazy amber color with an off white head. Aroma is fruity, Hoppy, wierd funky citrus, yeast. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, yeasty, a little tart, with a bitter hop finish. Wierd. Probably would not purchase again.
dwm1034 (552) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split bomber with sherm1016....thanks! Pours orange with partly cloudy...slight head and some lacing. Iniitial taste is a combo of hops and Belgium sour...interesting. Tart...tasty....will do again.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of chamomile, pale malt, white grape, bitter herbs.
b3shine (3580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber to pint. Looks okay, but doesnít smell like an IPA. Overly doughy and Belgiany. Tastes the same way; the flavors fight each other. Mouthfeel is average (at best). Not again.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bomber. Poured slightly hazy medium golden with a nice off-white head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit, white pepper, and cloves over a caramel and lesser biscuity base.. fresh and vibrant, and I enjoyed the Belgian yeasty twist. The flavor opened tart with peppery spices and nondescript bitterness.. mixed fruit and bready notes at the core.. the spicy yeast worked well with grapefruity hops at times, and just OK at other times. Medium-bodied and spicy on the palate.. decent feel and flow.. too many clashes to be great.