Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, opened 6/17ish/11. Pours a hazy auburn color with a large frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and slightly herbal hops, pale malts, and a spicy finish. The taste is earthy, herbal hops, caramel, pith and a tart yeasty finish. Medium bodied. Interesting.
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus, slightly effervescent yeast and bread. The flavor is citrus/grapefruit up front with a decent malty base in the middle and a dry and bitter finish. Tastes like an APA mixed with a Belgian Ale, pretty good overall, leans a bit more to the APA side but has enough yeast to make it interesting and unique.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours pale gold with a huge frothy white head that leaves lots of skuzz behind. Aroma is some brett, mild musty funk, citrus peel and earthy, spicy hops, some fruit (apricots?), some biscuity malt. Flavor is mild musty funk, a mild tartness, some citrus and fruit, more biscuity malt. Very well balanced between the farmhouse elements, the earthy, citrusy hops, and the malt. Soft carbonation, rounded mouthfeel. Continued to improve as it warmed. Like it a lot.
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Strykzone. . Poured a hazy light orange with a good beige head an moderate lacing. Nose is citrus and some barnyard funk. Medium in body, Lively mouthfeel .Flavor is good barnyard with citrus. Earthy finish.
GTAEgeek (1142) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Light orange color, with a medium, beige head and solid lacing. The aroma is big resinous and citrusy hops, lemon zest, salt, and some funk. Musty and chalky sweetness, and mild, buttery hop bitterness that lingers through the finish. Medium body, acidic, silky, and surprisingly smooth. Overall, this is a nicely funky, hoppy, easy-drinking beer.
unclemattie (4118) - 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)
Trev (1869) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark gold/light amber pour with a tight creamy head.
aroma is nice orange citrus and caramel maltiness under that.
More of the ’belgian’ in the flavour. Earthy yeastiness. apricot fruitiness. biscuity, dry, light citrusy and floral hop in the finish.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with a nice white head and a little lace. Aroma is awesome, of hops, citrus and herbs. Smooth flavour, light, nice hop finish, citrus.
Rustyham (1717) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sparkly, sharp on the tongue, maybe a little tangy. I like the cool crispness in it. Big fluffy head.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the the Sweet Sixteen Richmond Gathering. Sampled with the other 5 in the series. Clear light golden pour with sticky large nearwhite head. Smells very similar to the regular ipa, but the flavor has a distinct bretty belgian yeast charater. A little spicy and tart. Pretty good actually.