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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Pours an amber orange with thick off-white head that dissipates quickly, very little lacing. Aroma of very floral hops, slight citrus, and slight pine. Flavor matches well with the addition of caramel malt to balance. Mouthfeel is slick. Decent, but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (935) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2505) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Very hazy orange with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, pine, mango, caramel and guava. Taste of pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit, alcohol and caramel. Very bitter. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonization. Certainly a big IPA, but not an exceptional one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jens_thogersen (31) - - OCT 16, 2015
Not bad but not great. Nice bitterness, some fruitiness like grapefruit. Mostly generic hoppyness nothing that sticks out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1527) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
Kopparfärgad öl med ett skum som försvinner ganska snabbt. Karamell och lättare fruktighet. I smaken tar humlen något mer plats. Känns ändå lite mer som en IPA än en DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle purchased at Elevated in South Minneapolis. Poured into Moeder Lambic glass from Brussels. Slight haze running through a golden orange like colored IPA. Nose is definitely assertive. Tropical fruit and citrus notes. Taste follows along with the tropical fruit theme with a boozy presence looming throughout the sip. Nice bitterness balanced with a healthy dose of sugary sweetness. Pine and resin are felt. This one is a borderline double IPA and that’s probably why I’m such a big fan. A tip of my hat to you New Holland. This one’s good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
Pours hazy orange jam with a medium white head. Aromas of peach, grapefruit, resin, apricot. Taste is peach, apricot, resin, pine, grapefruit. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and resinous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1932) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
Tap at Black Squirrel. Pours clear orange with lots of head and lots of lacing. Nose is juicy with big pine and grapefruit. Flavours of grapefruit, pine, alcohol and very juicy. Taste is medium bitter with light sweet. Full body with lively carbonation and some alcohol burn to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samuel214 (143) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Flaska från SB. Doftar av maltsötma, ananas, granskott och humle. Rejäl kropp, med fyllig och frisk mango, ananas, söt råglimpa, sirap, tallkåda, granskott, aningen citrus i eftersmaken. Bra och jämn beska - kraftfull, men tar inte över. Mäktig IPA, som lyckas hålla balansen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1221) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2015
Flaska från SB. Fruktiga aromer med passionsfrukt och mango. Bakom detta anas en kakig doft från malten. Beskan är även den fruktig men lite väl kraftig och obalanserad. Eldig munkänsla och medellång eftersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (565) - - SEP 19, 2015
Clear straw, tall head, sparse lace. Floral nose. Medium-full body, moderate flavor, hot mouthfeel, avg length. Sweet & bitter, fresh in acidity. Hoppy and malty, complex flavor, floral, bakers' yeast, Delicious, easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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