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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Michigan Hatter celebrates our local agriculture with its Michigan-grown Cascade hops from the Leelanau Penninsula. Bright and aromatic, with delicious malt notes underneath a citrusy showcase of hops. Pairings: sharp cheddars, herb-roasted poultry and curry.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2011) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2013
amber brown pour with a thick off white head. aroma is herbal, vegetal, some fruitiness. Caramel and herbal finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Pours a medium golden brown. Aroma is rather flat with a faint aroma of hops and spice. Taste is the same. Rather muted but drinkable. Palate is not too amazing but there are a fair amount of various hop and citrus notes--muted but rather refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2098) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from Save On. Copper with lasting head and some lace. Fruity herbal grassy aroma. Mild fresh fruity sweetness with very dry herbal grassy farmlike finish. Light body but not really watery. Pretty good, especially for the low abv.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Good malt hop balance, mostly citrus and caramel notes. Low abv leads to non harsh finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9541) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Slight peachy orange coloured body, with some lasting ring of head. Some dots of lace.Very slight hop aroma. Significant IBU and fruity, though somewhat aggressive palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (983) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Cloudy amber orange color. Small bubbly white head disappears quickly. Sweet caramel malt nose with notes of citrus hops. Rips toasted malt flavor with more caramel and citrus hops. Nicely balanced with soft notes of peppery hops in the finish. Very drinkable with a creamy mouthfeel and brief dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bomber courtesy of McBeer. Aroma of dark fruits and hops. Sweet. Muddy reddish amber with a thin off white head. Paeticalia. Much lighter body than I expected. Smooth with no bite whatsoever. 4.8% makes for a session beer that certainly doesn’t look like a session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Had this on tap at the Whole Foods Fair Lakes Smokehouse restaurant island inside the store. Poured a mostly clear orange color with a medium sized tightly packed head. Aroma was some orange, citrus, malts. Some smoke with earthy hop notes, herbal notes on the tongue. Paired pretty well with my BBQ.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
bottle. Amber with small head. Seems pretty similar to the standard Hatter, which isn’t a bad thing. Hops are quite crisp, which can only be explained by their super-freshness, right?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Rated on 6-12-2013 @ 800 Degree Three Fires (Fort Wayne, IN). This draft beer pours a small ivory head that has good retention, transparent body, one ring of lacing, minimal carbonation that is fast rising, and a golden hue. The Aromas are malt, citrus hops, sweet, fruity, coriander, and spicy. The Taste is bitter, malty, coriander, and citrus hops. The Palate is tingly and this is a medium bodied IPA. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, very hoppy tasting so this is what I term a "hophead" beer for those that enjoy drinking hoppy tasting beers.


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