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RATINGS: 930   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Is insanely dry hopped with Centennial Hops. This pale copper colored ale has a flowery hop aroma and a bold hop bitterness. Hop Heads Only Please!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2002
Golden appearance. Fruity and citrusy. I think mine was the nitro version.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Rerate: On tap, at the brewery, as part of an experiment. They have two versions of this - nitro and not, and Iíve been eager to try this kind of head to head thing for some time. Sure enough, Oakes et al are right, the nitrogen tones down the flavour characteristics, even smoothing away some of Mad Hatterís generous hops. I was greatful for the full action Hatter I had next, itís such a fresh tasting, beautiful IPA. Itís heresy in some circles, but Iíll even venture to suggest that Two Hearted has come down a notch lately and this may be Michiganís premier IPA ... Original Rating 3/22/02: Smells like spring. I mean, the full fresh florality of later may, after rain, dreaming of hops. The apearance is dreamy, too - swirls of particulates suspended in deep amber like so many prehistoric insects. Yes, hops dominate this brew but thereís almost enough amber to stand up to their madness and I end up more satisfied than I usually am with big IPAs. Or maybe itís because Iím drinking this after a solid trip to my favorite Ann Arbor brewpub. In any event, I advocate slapping a mad hat on your hophead ...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ale Boy99 (19) - Twin Lake, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2002
A very good IPA, but IMHO not as good as Bellís Two Hearted Ale!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2002
RateBeer Summer (Toronto) í02: Grapefruit/peach nose, orange with tiny chunks suspended in it. This needs more of a malt backbone, but is still pretty tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2002
Cloudy amber; yeast more like a Belgian; pithy hops kick in and itís all good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2002
Whoa!!!! this one had me lightheaded as I was waiting for my lunch to be served. Go see the brewery!!!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2002
Combines the hops of Jordan with the bite of an angry Crocodile. Very intense, goes great with FPCís

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2004 Good IPA. but after drinking Bell's Two Hearted Ale last night this can't compete.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2002
A great example of what a good IPA should be. The floral scent mixes wonderously with the hopps to produce pure beer drinking utopia

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2002
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 ífresh Florida grapefruití flavors. Great balance between the malts and sweetly aromatic and bitterly bitey hops. This beer reminded me a little of Speakeasyís Big Daddy IPA. Joe, you need to try this and see if you agree. I thought it was great.


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