OxfordBeer (16) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle into tulip.
Aroma: Nose is floral with a citrus scent. Hard to describe some of the ’sour?’ aroma. very wild, some brettanomyces.
Appearance: Cloudy bright orange with rocky off-white head that remains until the last sip leaving laces on the glass.
Taste: On the bitter side, slightly sour.
Palate: Light bodied and very fizzy! Long bitter finish.
Overall: I enjoyed this beer as it is very unique and refreshing. Thinking about cellaring a bottle for a year and seeing how it changes. The only problem I had with this beer was when I opened the bottle it foamed over and got all over my table!
alexsdad06 (7023) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at New Holland from notes. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have citrus and some tropical fruit notes, mild plus farmhouse funk, pale bready malts, a sneaky spice character, seems a touch thin, light bodied but decent enough.
gripweed57 (973) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. 2014 vintage. Hazy Amber orange topped by a massive Rocky beige head. Perfumy tangerine nose is big and yeasty. Tangy bittersweet tangerine malt flavor. Notes of yeast, vanilla, hay and cosmic funk. Bitter citrus hops come through in mid taste. Nicely complex and textured. Dry citrus finish.
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Mild hoppy aroma with yeast,citrus, and funk. Flavors of yeast, lemon zest, citrus, grass, funk and had some notes of spices.
Darkmagus82 (1998) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-13-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a hazy orange color with a white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a lighter level of lacing.
Smell – Standard Belgian style IPA with a good dose of biscuit, banana, and yeast. Mixed with these aromas are lighter aromas of pepper and a grassy like smell.
Taste – The flavor starts out more heavily of citrus and tropical fruit. A somewhat bitter orange and lemon hoppiness are mixed with banana, pineapple and mango. Along with these at the start, is a yeasty taste. As the flavor advances some of the spicy and peppery notes that were detected in the nose come to the tongue. A grassy and pine hop flavor then enter the taste along with a upsergance of the yeasty flavors to in the end leave a bitter yeast cake flavor left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the light to medium side with the carbonation level being on the higher side. The carbonation is very fitting for the style and very nicely excites the tongue in light of all the bitter flavors.
Overall – Very enjoyable overall with some nice flavor transitions and a good feel.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foil wrapped, 22oz bottle. Vintage 2013. Orange-amber color, white foam. Hop aroma, floral. Nice bready funk nose. Funk flavor. Barn, grains, & floral hops. Finishes with yeast flavors of barn cobwebs, old hay, loads of herbal hops. Very complex & true to style. Maybe the most layered of all the Hatters I’ve had. (4113)
chucklemation (788) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with a light white head. Has a citrus and hoppy aroma, with a bit of what must be the farmhouse funk. Flavor is citrus, spice, and lots of bitterness. Very good.
hman43 (602) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a large, off white head. It has fruity flavors of which it resembles apricot. There are other hops and a sweet, doughy aroma. It is a hazy, orange color. The yeast is predominate in the taste with some earthly and basement flavors. It is excellent on the way down with the complex flavors.
alliance100 (999) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle - pours a light copper . Herbal hop aromas with a sharp yeast note . Taste is mild hop with some spice . Not bad .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nearbeer (4150) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. 2013 vintage. Hazy burnt orange with a huge, rocky foam. Nose of funky toffee, earthy grape must and a touch of vinegar. Taste is toffee with a bit of toasted walnut and tart lemon juice. Finish has some grassy, wooden hop. Near-medium body is balanced with a light astringency and a medium-high carbonation.
thesilentbob77 (1) - Hastings, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Belgian ale flavor. Not much hop flavor for an IPA (even for a Belgian one.) Nice spicy finish.