RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Solidly malty and nicely bitter. Nothing over the top per style, but I really enjoyed it. Citrus and sticky pine in the aroma with a fresh, soapy hop quality. Dark copper pour, inch thick off white head and thick lacing. Medium bodied, and thick for an IPA (just how I like it). Bitter and malty with a resinous coating. Grapefruit, caramel and pine flavors dominate. Some lemon and a faint nuttiness round out a good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1174) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Tap at happy gnome. 10oz. Dark orange with good head and lacing. Grapefruit and hop aroma. Heavy pine grapefruit and alcohol. Finished slightly syrupy and sugar and leaves hop alcohol. Lots of flavor but wanted a tiny more depth and better body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Ugh, I hate DIPAs like this. It just has a more earthy and chewy flavor to it. I prefer a bright and clean tasting DIPA and this one is like muddy hops with intense caramel malt thats more than a backbone. Ill pass on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Single bottle purchased at Friendly Mini Mart in Lakewood. Mmmm, this aroma is nice and full of green apple, grapefruit, clove, pepper and cotton candy. The view is a hazy attractive orange glow with a thin light cream head. The flavor is a rather full but not overblown one. It hits with a some good citrus sweetness up front, kinda flowery, but then subsides rather gently to some oily malt texture. Only then does it close out to some bitterness, which hangs on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1124) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a deep amber with tan head . Soft citrus aromas . Taste is grapefruit with some malty sweetness . Good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
I thought I might like this one because I am a fan of the regular Hatter IPA. But this version seemed a little forced. A cheap alcohol flavor. Much rather have the non imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2009
22oz bottle from riversideak via Mys Swap 4 (big thanks!). Pours a hazy copper with an average off-whie head. Nose is strong toffee, grapefruit and pine. Taste is apricot, mandarin orange, pineapple on top of a strong toffeish malt backbone. Carbonation is just right, body is full....mouthfeel almost syrupy. This is in between an IIPA and a barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
walleye (1098) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2010
From the bomber. Poured a cloudy orange with a very small white head that didnt last. aroma hops, alcohol, malts orange with a touch of lemon. Flavor, was a little disappointed in this one the hops were a little off and had some strange taste to hit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Pours a clear deep amber with a smallish white head and medium carbonation. Aroma is very piney, floral and a bit bready. Not really "over the top" as I have come to expect from DIPAs. Flavor is medium to heavy bitter with a light malty sweetness. Medium to full bodied, sticky texture. Very abrupt dry finish. A very nice beer from what is becoming one of my favorite breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Clear abmer in color, no head no carbonation. Nose is hoppy clean and crisp with green and pink smells. Taste is sweet and clean before more bitterness comes. Very good!

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