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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Fermentation character from Belgian-born yeast, envelopes bright hop character with a spicy, tart farmhouse funk.
Pairings: seafood, fennel, mushrooms, pickled veggies

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5829) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 17, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1961) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - JUL 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Very sparkly, sharp on the tongue, maybe a little tangy. I like the cool crispness in it. Big fluffy head.

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