Panzuriel (1292) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oak Aged Hatter is a hazy apple juice colored liquid with a persistent head of tiny white bubbles. the nose is a sharp jab of hop acridness. The taste is strong hops on the front that doesnít really broaden much through the swallow. Body is fizzy. the finish is just a bit of good bitters. somewhat one note and lackluster.
hayduke (3324) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle was sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks. Dave. After pulling off the silver foil covered cap it poured a hazy copper with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Nose of citrus and floral hops, and bourbon soaked oak. Medium in body. Lively but flavorful mouth feel. The flavor is complex....showing oak citrus and floral hops, some vanilla on a mild caramel malt back. The finish shows the bourbon barrels and is lightly bitter. A 2012 Vintage. It has held up well. Excellent ale.
Gachupines (858) - USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is a little oak with vanilla. Flavor is mellowed IPA with a thick vanilla oak finish. Hop presence is surprisingly light and aftertaste is just a little sweet.
mikedR (1107) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really enjoying barrel-aged IPAs, and this one is quite good. The wood aging imparts a nice gloss of smokiness and a hint of whiskey flavor to the taste. Further, it takes the edge of the bitterness, but the hoppiness is still a primary note. Dare I say that aging seems to work more for IPAs than for stouts? Recommended! A-
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bacterial (1419) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber pour, white head. Nice aroma - woody, malty. Taste is more subdued than the nose. A little hoppy, some wood character. Pretty nice.
574deadzone (1000) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a clear amber-orange with a thin eggshell head that leaves touches of lacing behind. Nose involves plenty of pine, wood notes, citrus, spice (clove?), and herbal hops. Some sweetness and quite bitter. Medium-light body, active, bright, a touch oily, with a long bitter finish. Pretty tasty, nice twist on the Hatter.
pineypower (2492) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out a nice reddish orange amber color with a big off white head. Aroma is of nice woodsy oak, light citrus hops, mild vanilla. Taste is complex, earthy oak, wood, light bread, caramel, a nice punch of hops, light strange star anise, and more earthy notes. Itís one is good.
jtw (1087) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice hoppy brew, with a moderate oaky and acidic wooden aroma. Barrel and hops dominate the malt body and itís quite nice, with some vanilla and pepper elements as well. some slight heat shines through the medium-full body and overall itís a nicely done brew, but apart from the description on the bottle itís unremarkable. another beer from NH that i wish were available in 12 oz bottle instead of bombers.
NeoHippie2 (939) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper pour with an off white head. Aromas of hops and just a touch of oak. Flavor is predominantly standard issue IPA flavors. The barrel character is almost impossible to find on this brew. Not bad as an IPA but for what this is supposed to be, it missed the mark for me. Put it back in the barrel for at least another 6 months and try again.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appealing aroma, brown pour, balanced taste and warming mouthfeel. Easy drinking beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone