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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


jlruthven's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (549) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bomber, pours dark clear orange, with half-finger white head. Nose is juicy, with citrusy, piney hops up front, the wood notes slipping through as it warms. Hint of vanilla. Lively mouthfeel accentuates the orange/lemon hop combo. Subdued oak notes manifested in old vanilla. Solid, if somewhat uninspired.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (75) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Poured from a 22oz bomber. No date on the bottle - but it is vintage 2014. Aroma - Can definitely smell the oakiness. Dark fruits too. Appearance - very clear golden color with lots of bubbles coming up. Smell 1/4 finger of head. Taste - Very smooth tasty beer. Great bite at the end of my mouth. Palate - Nice mouth feel. Overall - Pretty pleased with this. I think if it were to age I wouldnít like it as much.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4067) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Clear brilliant deep copper under a thin foamy white head. Brilliant nose of citrusy hop depth, some floral hop resins, a touch of dry grassy hops and a brilliant fresh nose about it all, mixed with coconut and vanilla oak tannins with a little toffee sweetness underneath. The oak tannins themselves show through a little too sharply on the flavor, but its backed by piney floral hop resins and a residual grapefruity zesty twang. Deep and nuanced with complex hop notes that arent easy to pin down, with a clever oakiness featuring wood and coconut tones.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle: Vibrant, lighter amber with some bright orange around the edges, semi-clear & topped with a slightly chunky eggshell cap. Aroma is loaded with spicy oak, tannins, mild floral hints, botanical water, white pepper, & some mild ashy notes (not sure if theyíre from the hops or the oak). Taste transcribes to a semi-abrasive heat on the palate; lots & lots of spicy oak, earthy & ashy hops, stinging floral notes, & tree bark with a mild bitterness. Hint of citrus peel, maybe? But the heaviest component in this beer is wood, in both aroma & flavor. Not bourbon. Not hops. Spicy oak. Not bad, mainly because I do enjoy the smell of fresh wood, but itís a little over the top here.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (41) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy amber, small white head. Aroma is mildly oaky and malty, little hop note. This IPA has a good balanced taste. Recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (602) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. Pours a deep, clear, amber with a half finger, off white head that laces. Aroma has big notes of resin, pine, and some smooth barrel. Taste is bitter but a touch sweet. Pine, citrus, resin, grapefruit, and bourbon barrel at the end. Pretty tasty. Medium body and carbonation. A bit resiny in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall tasty. Lots of American IPA flavours paired with smooth barrel notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mastelefish (86) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours an amber-brown with a white head. Definitely some wood notes at the nose along with some citrus. Taste isnít very bitter. Mouth feel is fairly wet with a dry finish. A little different for an IPA in terms of the woody vibe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1029) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
I was a little dubious about oak aging an IPA but it worked. Didnít take away from the bright hoppiness but added a smooth, rounded body, pairing well with a blue cheese burger with griilled portobello. I still think this approach could fail miserably but if the barrel isnít too dominating itís nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - JUL 24, 2014
Draft. Pours a dark amber. Aroma is oak and some fruit. Taste is overpowering oak. Not very balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaymobrown (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Super pleased with this beer. It does have the IPA hops but the barrel aged makes it smooth with some yeast and biscuit flavor with caramel and alcohol. Lovely.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
EyeAmBaldman (229) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a light mahogany with an off white head. Bourbon on the nose. Taste is all bourbon and very little hops. Too much bourbon on the palate.


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