nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dexters. Amber-brown, foamy off-white head, oily. Really pleasant aroma. Quite mellow, smooth, not much bitterness other than a faint balance. So simple that it bugs me itís sold in expensive 22s. Id scoop up a sixer, but itís really just another watery beer from New Holland. Whatever.
edwardbass (642) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Taste is malt sweetness with nice hops bitterness with mild woodiness and some vanilla. The wood aging is very subtle, but very pleasant.
SudsMcDuff (6837) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
always liked NH .. Pours a deep gold .. . medium foam .. glue lacing .. . oak and syrup mainly .. . smooth and easy to drink .. . slightly simplified but enjoyable . .. . If youíre in a war, instead of throwing a hand grenade at the enemy, throw one of those small pumpkins. Maybe itíll make everyone think how stupid war is, and while they are thinking, you can throw a real grenade at them..
Finhead (1350) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my least favorite of the Hatter series. It has a hazy brown pour with almost no head at all. The woody aroma has a bourbon-like quality without the alcohol. It has a light body with thin texture and average carbonation. The taste is again woody with a dry, bland finish.
musinj6 (466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with foamy head. Aromas of wood and bourbon. Medium bodied and moderately bitter up front with an off taste finish that I cannot quite identify. I was disappointed in this given how much I like the Mad Hatter
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought at Lemon Tree in July. It probably shouldnít have been cellared this long, but letís see. Pours a gentle hop nose. Amber to brown body, nice half-finger of eggshell foam. First sip is mild, but just a little more builds up on the Centennial hops. The malt gives the impression of starting toward phenol, but as of now, itís just fine. A bit sweet on the tongue, but also a dry finish. Hops building in the aftertaste. Any oak impressions are around the edges, part of the aftertaste. The Mad Hatter with just a little something extra, yet excellent for a $5 bomber.
jcos (1704) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Catching up on Ratings, November 2011.
Appearance: Pours dark copper.
Aroma: Aroma is of citrus and and oak.
Taste: Pretty much as the title implies, IPA leanings with Oak..
Palate:Smooth palate on a medium body..
Summary: Solid interesting take on an IPA. I donít know if it belongs in the IPA category though, as itís kind of an offshoot and not traditional in style(which is perfectly fine, given my rating).
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last of the Great Hatter Experience of the Richmond 16th. Medium amber, aroma and flavor yet again match. Caramel oriented with a pleasant, slight vanilla note. Faint citric hops quite muted. Not bad at all, probably my favorite of the set, even though I usually donít like oaked IPAís. In this instance, it seemed to add some character that the original lacked.
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the the Sweet Sixteen Richmond Gathering. Sampled with the other 5 in the series.Clear amber pour with bright white ring of head. Honey sweetness and mellow hop on the nose with a malty semismokey backbone. Flavor is mellowed and hints of vanilla and wood and the same piney citrus underlying base. Pretty good actually.
tia (1239) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden foamy head. Smells sweet and perfumey with a note of spice. Kind of tastes like bourbon. I like bourbon. Mild carbonation.