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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3576) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBenBB (4) - De Pere, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
Not my favorite IPA. Its more of just an ale than an IPA. Doesnt have the strong citrusy hoppiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (682) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Poured from a bottle with a hazy copper color and a decently foamy white head. Has an okay pine aroma. Taste begins with a sweet citrus flavor before turning into a dry pine flavor towards the end. There is a light amount of hops for an imperial IPA, and even the flavor is lighter than I’d expect. This is a decent beer overall, but not a great imperial IPA. I prefer New Holland’s Mad Hatter to this.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2456) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Clearish amber color with a big tan head. Citrusy aroma of oranges and grapefruit with notes of sweet malt. Citrusy hop flavor up front, giving way to a vodka astringency and bready malt before the bitter finish. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (739) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
Pours a cloudy orange. Aroma is vegetal (boo!). The taste is cleaner, but still only average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
On tap from the Mad Hatter days at the brewery. I am not normally an Imperial fan, but this offering had less of a hop hit than most. Refreshing, but I would not have more than one at a sitting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Growler. Thanks to Scott and Emily. Deep copper with small, frothy white head. Hoppy nose with notes of pine and grass. Medium body with light carbonation. The flavor held some hops bitterness. A pleasant drink. Sampled the same night with a growler of Founders Harvest Ale. Quite frankly, the Founders came across as more of an Imperial/Double IPA than did this. Odd.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davetopay (53) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Not at all what I was expecting. When poured it was much darker than I thought it would be, much thicker, and much less hoppy. I was waiting for the big green grassy grapefruit pine and resin kick that so many big IPAs have been demonstrating as of late. Instead I was greeted by more malt pressence, many layers of it I might add, than I had expected. Others before me are right, the flavors in this are in fact all over the place....but I like it that way. It holds one’s attention. It is an ever evolving beer as you drink it and doesn’t over power your palate. I might even dare to say that this beer is more of a study in bring some balance to the world of extreme beers rather than going bigger for the sake of going big. I plan to revisit this in the near future.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Aroma is very well balanced. Malty, pine and citrus hops, and perhaps a bit farty and kool-aid sweet. Taste is pine, citrus hops, and tons of residual sugar, left over gravity; malt. This is a sweet beer. Not my style of DIPA at all, but the flavors are not bad and there are not any glaring flaws. Finish is slightly astringent and sour with a hop bitterness that lingers. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured amber with a white head. aroma of pine and citrus with the flavor being the same. had low carbonation with a nice slick feeling.


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