ccex (921) - 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.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Floral aromas. Very light bodied. Floral flavors. Finishes with belgian yeast flavors. Overall very summery.
tia (886) - 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.
Gachupines (885) - USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a thin white head. Aroma is strong citrus. Flavor is hops with an even stronger citrus oil flavor which becomes more apparent as it warms. Finish leaves a little bitter astringency on the back of the tongue. Pretty interesting.
mike5326 (880) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a a cold bottle. Clear, carbonated light amber color, large off-white frothy head. Bold spice and cinnamon aroma. Medium body slick texture with average carbonation, moderate sweetness with a spicy, tangy wild yeast flavor with a mild bitter finish..
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks again ty. nice lil saison/ipa hybrid here. nothing insane, but pretty solid brew. very refreshing, medium hop bitterness, added yeast spiciness, def didnt mind this one on a hot afternoon.
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light colored, well-carbonated. The yeast character in this is lovely, with more funk and berries than spice. Unfortunately the hop character is merely ok, slightly bitter, and not very smooth at that . It is well brewed and at itís best is a light grassy/berry summer treat, but it just doesnít go where the american hops can. I never new American hops could pair well with a Belgian yeast, though, until I tried Iron Hill Belgian IPA, Stoneís Cali-Belgique doesnít do it for me either.
vikingguy (801) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy honey-gold color with ample head. Green apple, citrus and grassy hops on the nose. Taste - Citrusy & grassy hops, a little fruity, yeasty and floral. Pretty dry and spritzy. This is pretty good but I donít love it.
dagimp (715) - 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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aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange colour; frothy lacing; caramel aroma with hoppiness; citrus tast oily texture, bitter finish.