j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at New Holland on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear gold, a little watery looking, with a thin white head. Fuzzy hops, a bit of musk. Weird sweet plastic falvors, tingly odd flavors to it. Long bitter f inish, something off here, but I’m not sure what.
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another new Hatter from New Holland. This one was on tap at The Bridge. Pours a clear orange-amber with a small, creamy off-white head that leaves a smooth sheet of lace on the walls of the glass and top of the beer. Aroma of mild farmhouse funk, lemon, citrusy hops, sweet malts, and some soft, grainy, bready notes. Flavor follows along the same lines, with funk, citrus, and plenty of bread, along with some grassy bitterness. Medium-bodied, with mellow, soft carbonation and an earthy, bready mouthfeel. Dry finish. Pretty nice Belgian-style IPA, or whatever they want to call it. This worked for me.
marcus (6785) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy orange copper with a modest beige head and a fruity barnyard aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with an earthy bitter finish. Nicely balanced and quite tasty.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy dark orange with big fluffy white head, very carbonated. Aroma has notes of nice pine, grass, resin, some nice fruity esters, spice, slight barnyard funk. Taste is nice and carbed but still smooth on the palate, with notes of pine and grass, slight fruity pear, lots of spice and funky notes, finishing very dry and pretty bitter. Tasty!
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dirty caramel, huge pillowy sandy head, very sticky lacing. Almost seems infected, but thinking its not. Barnish nose, faint citrus and floral notes. Not much hops, well at least in terms of an IPA. Seems like a funky Belgian Pale. Barnish and musty on the tongue, a touch tart, a little dry, soft citrus peel and earthy floral notes. Hops are minor. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Backside shows a bit more in the way of hop bitterness. Soft mustiness and citrus rind lingers. Fairly entertaining I must say, although not as bright as the nose suggested. Thanks for the bottle Kevin!
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/13/11. 22oz bottle. Clear orange pour with a small tan head. Spicy, estery, yeasty aroma with a touch of hops. Spicy yeast dominates the flavor with lingering floral hops. Nice!
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at the brewpub (Holland, MI). Missed this last time in town. Pours a crisp clean golden yellow, a decent whitish head that dies to a smaller film, clinging to the edges. Good lacing. Aromas are a bit fruity, some light esters and some citrus mix with bready malts, pretty light overall. Initial is medium bodied with a pretty big dose of Belgian yeast, apples and pears right off the bat moving into bread and a telltale Belgian yeasty spice. Vanilla, a touch of clove, orange peel and light florals provide a light bitterness. Sweet up front with lingering fruits, a touch of sweetness. Pretty fruity, restrained bitterness. Quite flavorful, not overly sweet as expected. Dry, a touch of honey, fruity esters, more orange and floral slanted hoppiness. Not bad
b3shine (5850) - Indiana, 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 doesn’t smell like an IPA. Overly doughy and Belgiany. Tastes the same way; the flavors fight each other. Mouthfeel is average (at best). Not again.
TheBeerGod (5342) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a tall, foamy tan head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is funky yeast, spices, tropical fruit, malt, earthy hops and citrus. Taste is spicy with more tropical fruit, dusty yeast, flowers, earthy hops, grassy notes and toasted malt. Body is medium with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Ends with funky yeast notes, softer spice, floral hops, earthy hops, toasted malt, citrus and sweet malt.
Pailhead (5076) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.