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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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1838) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Sampled at the Peoria International Beer Festival. An execellent looking beer: cloudy copper, big head, excellent lacing. Aroma is very floral from the hops. An excellent hop flavor, made even better with the underlying malt presence. A truly great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 To begin, this one has a good copper color and nice head. Aroma is medium hoppiness, and pretty nice. The flavor of this beer, however, is the true point of impact. A great hop flavor with much more depth than the straight hoppy bitterness could ever give. A VERY nice IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Copper color. Nice long-lasting off-white head. Strong centennial hop aroma. Solid bitterness with good backing malt. Very citric hop aroma and flavor. Slightly soapy tasting, possibly from the amount of centennial hops. Long bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Nice beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2003
Tremendous hop aroma filled the room upon pouring this clear copper colored brew. The head was fluffy and stuck to the inside of the glass, typical of highly hopped beers. Flavor is light on malt and high on hops, yet still manages a pleasing balance. The finish has a touch of astringent bitterness, but not much. Definitely for hop heads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greco (41) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2003 On tap. My proximity (2 miles)to this brewery might make me biased but Mad Hatter is the beer I consume the most annually. Tons of hops but balanced well with the citrus. Great copper color. If you like Sierra Nevada's Harvest Ale, this is very similar with a touch more hops. When mad-hatter is available cask-conditioned I won't order anything else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2007 It’s a classic looking IPA. Honey colored and translucent average white head. Well balanced between the hop and the malt. Taste mostly citrus, but there is a kind of "earthy" wood taste also. Finish is mostly bitterness from the hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 11, 2003
I would characterize this beer as a ’grapefruit IPA’. Lots of white grapefruit in the flavor. I have a grapefruit tree in my yard; Mad Hatter tastes like they juiced some of my grapefruit. It does start out nice & tart but fades in the finish. Decent, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Crisp and citrusy. Initially very pleasant, but somewhat unsetteling in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Copper colored, decent head with much lacing of the glass. Smelled of grapefruit and hops. Flavor was excellent. Slightly sweet, fruity, and that bitterness is kind of sneaky. It gets you just as you swallow. Dry finish which begs you to try another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Not much of a head, but oh what hops! Dry and very balanced. I like it. A very decent effort.

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