dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Middletown. Poured a good looking deep amber/orange body with a larger full foamy of white head that leaves some lace and loads of foam on the edges of my Weyerbacher tulip as this one sips down. Aroma starts off with a big burst of rye, dry citrus, bread and some lemon. Fuller body with stronger carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Flavor has a slight touch pepper along with rye, bread crusts, citrus rinds, some citrus meats and doughy bread. Gotta say New Holland hit a home run with these Hatter treatments.
Thechasm442 (392) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber served in a tulip. The beer pours a cloudy amber orange with a thin off white head that leaves ok lacing. Aroma is spicy up front with rye. Pine, citrus, and caramel are also there. Flavor is rye, hay, caramel, toffee, and some citrus. The beer is extremely dry and somewhat quenching. Pretty good.
hayduke (3578) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottle was courtesy of Strykzone. He sent it a couple years ago and it had been languishing on the top shelf of my beer cellar getting overlooked. Pours a rich amber with a good sized beige head the dropped quickly leaving light lacing. Nose of rye and floral hops. Medium in body, Spicy on the tongue. Flavor is dominated by the rye and the floral hops kind of get overwhelmed . Because I tool so long to drink this some of the hops may have faded. A lot of bitterness and the rye spice continues into the finish. Tasty. Nice.
JHeath99 (1346) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a transparent amber with a layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of bitterness with a rye spice.
johnnymusky (488) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
best hatter beer i have ever had.....this one is not as malt forward as the other hatter products...
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Nearly clear dark amber with a frothy beige head that rapidly drops to a cover, bands of lace. Sharp aroma of malt and bitter. Taste is nicely mixed sweet malt and bitter rye that move smartly through the palate to an edgy citrus bittering in a lingering finish. A pretty solid brew, worth searching out. Recommended.
arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear dark orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange peel, lemon, nice rye notes into some bread, yeasty notes, some slight caramel. Taste was fruity, some citrus into a bit of lemon, some floral notes into rye, biscuit and bread, finishing bitter. Decent.
Ericular (768) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Is this one old, perhaps? Slightly vegetal in aroma and taste. Drinkable and decent despite. Not worth bomber status.
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of lightly spiced tropical fruit. Taste has grapefruit, pineapple, spice. Nice.
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well this one is a pal.... bomber shared with hakes... Hoppy rye pal...nice aroma and flavor
drjay44 (2895) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Vintage 2014. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is grapefruit peel, rye spice, light toffee/caramel....taste is slightly floral sweet, with toffee/caramel hints, orange peel, cereal malts, rye spice, becoming dry, finishing with a moderate hop bitterness, balance to the malts.....mouth feel, light of medium body, with slight watery notes, no alcohol, tingling creamy carbonation, with light acid finish. This is a delicately balanced beer with rye, malts and hops all playing a role. As a Pale Ale it is a bit too low on hop dominance, but with the added rye, it takes on nice complexity in both aromas and flavors. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7