Ale Boy99 (19) - Twin Lake, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good IPA, but IMHO not as good as Bell’s Two Hearted Ale!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RateBeer Summer (Toronto) ’02: Grapefruit/peach nose, orange with tiny chunks suspended in it. This needs more of a malt backbone, but is still pretty tasty.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber; yeast more like a Belgian; pithy hops kick in and it’s all good.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whoa!!!! this one had me lightheaded as I was waiting for my lunch to be served. Go see the brewery!!!!!!
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Combines the hops of Jordan with the bite of an angry Crocodile.
Very intense, goes great with FPC’s
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2004 Good IPA. but after drinking Bell's Two Hearted Ale last night this can't compete.
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great example of what a good IPA should be. The floral scent mixes wonderously with the hopps to produce pure beer drinking utopia
Aubrey (3415) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh man, thank you Hennes! I loved this beer. It was like a liquid ballet on my tongue! Sweet and fresh hop aromas abound. Nice malt backbone. Loved the ’fresh Florida grapefruit’ flavors. Great balance between the malts and sweetly aromatic and bitterly bitey hops. This beer reminded me a little of Speakeasy’s Big Daddy IPA. Joe, you need to try this and see if you agree. I thought it was great.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mad Hatter is an IPA from the New Holland Brewing Company out of Holland (Hope College) Michigan. A nicely hopped offering that went down great and paired well with the spicy Thai dish I was eating. Pours out to a copper color with little head. Taste is that of grapefruit with a nice dose of hops on the finish. A fine IPA.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 Iv'e gotta re rate this one. My first must have been a bad batch or something, cause i was quite impressed with my most reccent experience. Solid, flavorful and all around good