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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (1128) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
22 oz. bomber. Poured a light copper with a skim of soapy off-white head. Lots of splotches of lace. Nose of sweet citrus and pine. Flavor is of sweet caramel malt with notes of resin and citrus fruit. A bit thin, but smooth. Hop profile is very subdued in this one. Just a touch of warming alcohol present. Very solid but admittedly not how I like my IIPAs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (1118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
2010 vintage pours dark but has a thin oily cap that makes me think this may be slightly off. Looks more like a bitter than an ipa. Aroma is muted. The malts hit the tongue first & is followed by a strong slap of alcohol. Hops are muted & Im thinking the balance is off here. Im also thinking this bottle is off. Would love to try another vintage to see if my hunch is correct but living from Canada excludes me (unless yall wanna do a swap).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1118) - 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

3.2
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1111) - 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 thats probably why Im such a big fan. A tip of my hat to you New Holland. This ones good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1108) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.5
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
walleye (1094) - 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

3.9
   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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