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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
A robust renovation of the India Pale Ale. Assertive dry-hoppying provides an aromatic telltale nose, indicative of the bitter symphony to follow. Bold hop character with lively grapefruit and citrus notes. 20° Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUN 19, 2016
Notes from summer. Pours a hazy orange. Aroma and taste are caramel, citrus, and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2016
A caramel, malty sweetness starts things out. Nutty, then a bit of citrus zest, fairly full though the finish. Hops are not overpowering, but add a good bitterness. Really balanced and not what I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HuskerTan (1670) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle. A- Caramel, malty. A- Orange color, clear liquid, white head. T- Pine, caramel, malty, bitter. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, abrasive finish. O- For as much caramel malt base as this seemed to have it sure had a bitter and aggressive body. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayorOfSudz (74) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Pours a copper amber color. Lots of orange and some syrup on the nose. Clean start with plenty of sweetness that quickly turns to a thicker syrupy/boozy body. Ending is very nice given the abv and increasing intensity in the middle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2552) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet pine hop nose and flavor is caramel first then light pine hops. Higher ABV is hidden. Decent DIPA. $3.29 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
Precis som på en åkattraktion är det klokt att spänna fast sig innan man utsätter sig för dessa orala g-krafter. Maken till tryck. För många turer med det här ölet och det går runt, runt i huvudet, trots att du står helt stilla. Något för Liseberg att köpa in kanske? Köerna lär ringla sig långa av uttråkade föräldrar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6621) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, spices, fruit, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, citrus, grass, caramel, pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18115) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy dark orange beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy pine flavor, caramel, toffee, citrus, bready, some peach. Grassy hop flavor, citrus, peach, bready, some warming alcohol. A bit unclean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bbbeer (710) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Hazy orange brown. The aroma is pretty nice, orange and grapefruit with faint pine in the background. Medium body, carbonation is prominent and alcohol less so. Flavor is I think overly sweet and sticky. There’s hops for sure but lacking in crispness and the bitterness is overwhelmed by the syrupy mouthfeel and flavors. Not bad exactly but I was not a big fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalNHopHead (1354) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2015
There are some great IPA’s in the Hatter series. Imperial Hatter is no exception but it’s probably my least favorite of the bunch so far. I like that it’s bold: big notes of booze and bitterness. Aroma is grassy, citrusy and piney. That all carries through into the flavor. Feel is bone dry, crisp, and warm (thanks to the alcohol). My only complaint is that the alcohol and herbal hops create a slightly off-putting medicinal note when the brew warms. It’s a minor thing, but I wasn’t a fan. Still, I continue to be impressed by this series.

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