Juancho (239) - Clearwater Beach, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Churchkey. Pours hazy, deep copper toned, aromas of citrus and resin hit you and draw you in. Wonderful floral, citrus, grapefruit juice, malt backbone, very deftly balances the heavy hops. Hides the alcohol very well, could easily drink several of these tooo quickly !
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very cloudy orangish amber.
Aroma is strong citrus and sappy.
Flavor is biter, with a very slight malty sweetness.
Palate is full, sticky, low carbonation, like resin.
soccer290 (224) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Thought this might be worth a try. Pours a bronze color with next -to-no head. Smells of citrus, hops, malt and a bit of a floral-ness. Tastes of light citrus, some hops, and a bit of malt; not very strong-bodied for an I-IPA though. Decent, not amazing
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Notes of citrus on the nose. Poured golden Orange with a white head. Seemed to be a pretty balanced IIPA. Although there were moments where you could tell how big this beer was at 9.4% Abv. I liked it overall.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma:A nice sweet, mild, fruity aroma. There are kiwi and kumquat flavors, not grapefruit, but still citrusy.
Appearance:This amber colored beer is a fair amount darker than the original Mad Hatter. It has a small amount of lacing.
Taste:This is a quite potent beer. You get the alcohol burn, you get the massive hops in the foretaste. It’s pretty much straight bitterness without any tartness. This is a even, mellow bitter, that’s not super astringent. It doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste either. The malts are also rather mild, but it sets a nice stage for this huge bitterness play. On subsequent tastes, I get more apricot notes with a lot of sweetness. The hop bitterness keeps sticking with you on the mid and aftertastes, not at all unpleasantly.
Palate:The carbonation is wonderful with small bubbles that foam up in my mouth, giving this beer a creamy aspect.
Overall:A fantastic example of an Imperial IPA.
Jrwhitney6 (195) - - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange. Nice nose of citrus and pine. Definitely some grapefruit taste followed by bitter hops. Bitterness lingers for a while. Alcohol well hidden. Not as good as Dogfish Head 90 or Firestone Double Jack, but a good Imperial IPA.
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Doghair (190) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy copper with a thick off white foam. Big hop aroma. Nice maltly flavor with even bitterness. Not too sweet. Hops are not overwhelming. Great beer.
WillRunForBeer (181) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from umich43jm, thanks! Aroma of bread grass and citrus. Sweet caramel malt backbone with grassy floral hop. Nice.
reverendj (176) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
More proof that the west coast does’nt have a lock on solid IPA’s. Deep colour on the pour with a nice cap of foam. Strong aromas of orange and pine that also show up in the taste. Two sides to this ale and both are good. Floral citrus hops with an added kick of pine on one side, backed solidly with a healthy dose of sticky malt on the other. Not as dry and astringent as other IPA’s, but very drinkable despite the 9.4 ABV. Let’s hear it for the EAST coast.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had it on draft at the brew pub. Poured into there 10 oz snifter. Pours mahogony with a very small white head that shrinks away to a very spotty white film on top of the beer. No lacing. The aroma is of caramel and roasted malts along with some floral and citrus hops. The flavor is first off a hint of caramel malt followed by a big hit of citrusy hops and followed by a bitterness that lasts for along time. The mouthfeel is full with a creamy body and soft carbonation.