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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap at Dan's. The pour is a clear coppery color work a thin what's head and relatively no lace. The aroma is somewhat hoppy, but a sweet maltiness kind of drowns it out. A little piney character, but it's thin. The flavor is reminiscent of the aroma. There is a little more malt, but the citrus and hops come through in good fashion. The mouth feel is pretty good, but a little thin, and the aftertaste isn't the most lingering. Not bad, but there are many better IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (330) - - JAN 1, 2014
Love it. A bit citrus kick from the hops followed by a smooth malt. Very punch on the alcohol front, full of flavour and goes down easily. A big beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1830) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Dark unclear orange with white splashy lace. Smell is citrus and equal parts caramel malts. Taste is fruity, citrus, heavy caramel malts, booze. A hint earthy/oaky as well. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (857) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 Bottle from umich43jm, thanks! Pours amber gold with a huge clingy off white head. Aroma of bread grass and citrus. Sweet caramel malt backbone with grassy floral hop. Nice. Original review 12/3/13. Updated 1/7/14 to add appearance info.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EamonTheGreat (154) - USA - DEC 3, 2013
Had this one on tap at Yogi's in Bloomington. Strong citrusy hop flavor hits you in the beginning and tappers off to a smooth malty body. Not a strong aftertaste, and that would be my only knock on this beer. A quality imperial IPA for sure though n ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (4090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle: Pours cloudy amber with a frothy, light tan head. Aroma is caramel, bread. Taste is caramel, woody bitter. Sort of a dusty, dirty bitter. Very disappointing....dull.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Poured from a bottle cloudy amber with moderate white head that diminished rapidly. Initial hop bite fades toward the back of the tongue. Hop is predominate flavor but there is some caramel malt that lingers. Surprisingly subtle for a beer hyped as way hopped. Pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
bottle. amber with small head. a stronger boozier version of the mad hatter. sweet caramel malt, and big bitter hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
I thought I might like this one because I am a fan of the regular Hatter IPA. But this version seemed a little forced. A cheap alcohol flavor. Much rather have the non imperial.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (952) - USA - SEP 28, 2013
Amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is a little sweet, with a little bit of vanilla. Flavor is very sweet with a bit of vanilla oak. Some pine hops are in there, but they’re a bit overwhelmed. Wife: 3.25


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