Trev (1936) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark gold pour with a thick foamy head.
aroma is fruity and herbal hop. very nice. def. get the rye with the malt undertone.
Flavour is assertive herbal and light piney hop. Medium malt backbone with a nice rye bread presence. Overall a very decent offering from N.Holland.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber: Pours light amber with a medium foamy head. Good dry aroma of hops. Light hoppy flavor. Not bad. Very drinkable.
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle pours a dark hazy orange with a dense thick white head that quickly dissapears. Aromas of malt and rye, not too much hops comes through. Has a bitter taste upfront with rye ending with more bitterness.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like their new bottle (fairly cheap also). Pours amber, light brown with an off white head. Not a huge amount of rye, but some nice caramel malt, citrus hops. Clean and easy to drink. Well done.
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber / orange with a fairly dense off-white head. The aroma has quite a bit of spicy rye and light toasty malt. The hops are on the citrusy side with plenty of smooth grapefruit/orange and some spice/pine. Medium body thatís fairly crisp with flowing gently carbonation. The flavor has rye, but not as much as the aroma. There is a prominent hope presence with pine and spiciness leading more than the aroma. The citrus aspect comes out more on the finish. The beer is very clean, spicy and pleasantly hoppy. Nice job.
bluejacket74 (1324) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle, Vintage 2011 as stated on label. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a somewhat hazy amber/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is a bit weak but still OK, the brew smells like pine, citrusy and spicy hops, along with a bit of bready malt. Luckily it tastes stronger than the aroma. It tastes like spicy, pine and citrusy (lemon peel) hops, and some caramel and bready malt. The rye gives this brew a nice kick of spice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and is well carbonated. Easy enough to drink, too. I think this is a decent enough brew, itís better overall than the Oak Aged Mad Hatter I tried right before this. Itís worth a try, you could probably do worse for $5.99 a bomber.
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sugar Maple. The beer pours to an orange body with a dense white head. The aroma is bitter grassy and pine hops. The flavor is bitter hops with a spicy rye malt. Some dry grainy malts. The palate is drying and bitter.
matthewjk (909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from 22oz bomber - Smooth as hell, but pretty boring and bland brew. Should be more going on in the taste department. Ended up being a smooth, creamy and unimpressive rye. (-) Way too much initial carbonation!
Frank (2881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For what itís worth, this does not seem to be simply Mad Hatter w/ rye subbed in the recipe. Itís a cloudy golden orange color w/ a long lasting head of rather large bubbles. This is something I donít normally notice. Usually, large bubbled heads fade fast. The nose is quite hoppy w/ a resinous pine and floral soapy kind of character. The mouthfeel is thick and full w/o being sweet and sticky, which is one of the nicer things rye can add to a beer. Hops move towards a more bright, citrus character once the the beer warms a bit. The bitterness in the finish is mild but firm, making this drink like a much lower alcohol beer. The execution on this is good overall. Iíd have to try it next to regular Hatter to see what I like better.
wedgie9 (1949) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted on 6/26/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle at Lush West Town. Pours bright golden orange with an average khaki colored head that slowly recedes to an even blanket of lace. The nose is not giving much away, but there is some earthy yeast aroma along with a spiciness that I associate with rye, and of course, some herbal and resinous bitter hops. The flavor is pretty much exactly the same with the earthy yeast, spicy rye, and mostly herbal with some resin hops that arenít terribly bitter. The body is fairly light with average but stinging carbonation and a medium earthy and lightly bitter hops finish.