jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Definitely farmhouse. It didn’t have any really big flavors, but lots of subtle hints of apple, hops, orange, and that outdoor smell. Nose was bright and fairly fruity, but with an acidic, lemon bent. Overall, smooth and easy to drink. Poured a nice golden color with a frothy white head. Well worth it. Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2011
On tap at the Trion Tavern. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Orange and spicy fruit aromas. Grapefruit and bread flavors. Medium body and carbonation. wxman (1820) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Pours a clear bright golden with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is sour apples and pine. Dry taste, but not particularly sour. Malty and bready but not sweet. Interesting and pretty good. scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Pour is a hazy gold with frothy white head. Aroma is wet hay fresh bright hops and cardamom. Taste is ripe oranges coriander grass bitter green bell pepper fresh earthy funk. tia (2226) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Hazy golden big foamy head. Kind of smells like lipstick. Light citrusy and perfumey.
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sampled at the the Sweet Sixteen Richmond Gathering. Sampled with the other 5 in the series. Clear light golden pour with sticky large nearwhite head. Smells very similar to the regular ipa, but the flavor has a distinct bretty belgian yeast charater. A little spicy and tart. Pretty good actually. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Pour is golden with a white head, some retention/lacing. Aroma is floral/perfume hops, spicy belgo yeast, lemon, light metal. Taste is bitter, lots of citrus/floral hops, spicy yeast, lemon, pepper, orange peel. Palate is dry, oily, high carbonation, bitter finish. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Very sparkly, sharp on the tongue, maybe a little tangy. I like the cool crispness in it. Big fluffy head. phaleslu (10267) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Another new Hatter from New Holland. This one was on tap at The Bridge. Pours a clear orange-amber with a small, creamy off-white head that leaves a smooth sheet of lace on the walls of the glass and top of the beer. Aroma of mild farmhouse funk, lemon, citrusy hops, sweet malts, and some soft, grainy, bready notes. Flavor follows along the same lines, with funk, citrus, and plenty of bread, along with some grassy bitterness. Medium-bodied, with mellow, soft carbonation and an earthy, bready mouthfeel. Dry finish. Pretty nice Belgian-style IPA, or whatever they want to call it. This worked for me. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2011
22oz Bottle. 2011. Thanks for sharing, Sean. Tamped down Belgian and grassy, metallic hop aroma. Smells pretty good. Flavors are a little more mangy and difficult to sop up. There’s a distinct oxidized, metallic hop character to this. The Belgian flavors hold a phenolic sweetness that is good at times, kind of standoffish at others. This beer is having some agreement problems, the elements are fighting. There’s good things beneath, but it needs to harmonize a little more for this to be particularly good.