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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 214   ABV: 7.12%
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Mad Hatter aged in Kentucky barrels. Round, smooth wood character brings a new dimension to dry-hopped, aromatic hoppiness.
14.0 Plato
Pairings: Smoked foods, tomatoes and beef.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1102) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Clear orange amber brew with dense tan head. Aroma of wood, bourbon, resin and citrus. Taste is mild malt at the start, moderate wood, vanilla, and a little char mid swallow. Pleasant resinous finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (334) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bomber. Pours an medium clear orange gold with off white head. Aroma is a woody vanilla malt citrus. Taste is more of the same, vanilla really coming thru with citrus highlights and slight smoke wood aftertaste, a nice IPA with a slight twist

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
(bottle - 22 oz) Light ruby pour with a white head. Mild hops in the nose with a very apparent wood and vanilla hint from the barrel. Light citrus hops at the start of the flavor that melds into a semi-sweet oak flavor near the middle. The hops come back a little at the end but donít overpower anything, and neither does the oaked characteristics.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (997) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Subtle oak in the nose. Mild grassy hops. Pours a hazy amberish red. Taste is slightly bitter with a rounded mellow hop presence, not overly aggressive. Very tasty. A light alcohol warming in the finish. ---Rated via intercellular device

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Poured golden brown with good sized white head. Aroma was floral, citrusey with oak/vanilla notes. Aroma was reminiscent of Dragonís Milk, actually. Anyway, taste of oak with a certain dryness, with good malty backbone. Hop flavor was muted, and the bitterness was not strong. I enjoyed it, as I have with each of the Hatter series I have tried. This oneís strength, for me, was that they brought the oak, just as the label said. You canít say that for every cocked up IPA varietal that has flooded the shelves recently.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (366) - - SEP 15, 2013
From a 22oz bottle. Pours a copper color, somewhat cloudy, with an off-white head. Nice combination of fruity hops and oakiness. Very crisp taste. I'll gladly finish the bottle... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (664) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Poured from a cold bottle. Rich clear orange color with medium carbonation, medium white frothy head. A sweet floral hops aroma with vanilla undertones. Full body hops flavor flavor with a lingering sweetness and mild bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours a nice dark amber orange color. Bit of carbonation bubbling up. Poured a nice rocky two finger just slightly off white head. The nose has a malty sweetness. Hints of vanilla coming through, maybe some coconut. Some resiny pine and a hint of grapefruity citrus. Immediately there is an earthy herbal essence in the mouth. Follow that up with barrel characteristics. There is a mild toasted coconut with a hint of sweet vanilla. It rolls into a nice caramel note followed up by the piney citrus notes. There is a nice piney sweetness on the finish with a little bitterness. As the beer warms the barrel notes come out more. Very interesting, nice. A nice rounded beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Copper and light amber coloured body with a very fast-dying one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of oak (no kidding), flowers, light hops, peat, earth and some nice rye notes - very nice and not assertively hoppy at all. Medium-bodied; Assertive dry oaky and herbal notes throughout with a lot of grass and peat noticeable, some light fruits and a bit of caramel at the end. Aftertaste shows mostly a dry whiskey like flavour with a nice smooth body and some light fruity notes as well - no bitterness, no harshness and no alcohol flavours at all, really. Overall, a good beer with more of a earthy, oaky and dry flavour than that of an IPA - this could really be categorised in the English Pale or ESB section and I wouldnít think twice about it - if I closed my eyes and drank this, I think I could be at a nice local pub in England, drinking a Real Ale on draught - a very nice and smooth beer with good flavour. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$4.31 sampled at home in Washington on 07-September-2013.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
salvaticas (360) - - AUG 24, 2013
On tap at world of beer. Pours a dark flat amber. Subtle fruit on the nose. Very strong oak flavor, too much. Balance is terrible, the oak lingers too long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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