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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust renovation of the India Pale Ale. Assertive dry-hoppying provides an aromatic telltale nose, indicative of the bitter symphony to follow. Bold hop character with lively grapefruit and citrus notes. 20° Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.

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3.5
dnoaksson (827) - , SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
Precis som på en åkattraktion är det klokt att spänna fast sig innan man utsätter sig för dessa orala g-krafter. Maken till tryck. För många turer med det här ölet och det går runt, runt i huvudet, trots att du står helt stilla. Något för Liseberg att köpa in kanske? Köerna lär ringla sig långa av uttråkade föräldrar.

3.2
AndySnow (7621) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, spices, fruit, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, citrus, grass, caramel, pine.

3.2
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy dark orange beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy pine flavor, caramel, toffee, citrus, bready, some peach. Grassy hop flavor, citrus, peach, bready, some warming alcohol. A bit unclean.

3
bbbeer (816) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Hazy orange brown. The aroma is pretty nice, orange and grapefruit with faint pine in the background. Medium body, carbonation is prominent and alcohol less so. Flavor is I think overly sweet and sticky. There’s hops for sure but lacking in crispness and the bitterness is overwhelmed by the syrupy mouthfeel and flavors. Not bad exactly but I was not a big fan.

3.5
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2015
There are some great IPA’s in the Hatter series. Imperial Hatter is no exception but it’s probably my least favorite of the bunch so far. I like that it’s bold: big notes of booze and bitterness. Aroma is grassy, citrusy and piney. That all carries through into the flavor. Feel is bone dry, crisp, and warm (thanks to the alcohol). My only complaint is that the alcohol and herbal hops create a slightly off-putting medicinal note when the brew warms. It’s a minor thing, but I wasn’t a fan. Still, I continue to be impressed by this series.

3.5
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Very hazy orange with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, pine, mango, caramel and guava. Taste of pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit, alcohol and caramel. Very bitter. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonization. Certainly a big IPA, but not an exceptional one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
Jens_thogersen (31) - - OCT 16, 2015
Not bad but not great. Nice bitterness, some fruitiness like grapefruit. Mostly generic hoppyness nothing that sticks out.

3.5
NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
Kopparfärgad öl med ett skum som försvinner ganska snabbt. Karamell och lättare fruktighet. I smaken tar humlen något mer plats. Känns ändå lite mer som en IPA än en DIPA.

4.2
commonmac (1246) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle purchased at Elevated in South Minneapolis. Poured into Moeder Lambic glass from Brussels. Slight haze running through a golden orange like colored IPA. Nose is definitely assertive. Tropical fruit and citrus notes. Taste follows along with the tropical fruit theme with a boozy presence looming throughout the sip. Nice bitterness balanced with a healthy dose of sugary sweetness. Pine and resin are felt. This one is a borderline double IPA and that’s probably why I’m such a big fan. A tip of my hat to you New Holland. This one’s good.

3.9
ansalon (3845) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
Pours hazy orange jam with a medium white head. Aromas of peach, grapefruit, resin, apricot. Taste is peach, apricot, resin, pine, grapefruit. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and resinous.


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