drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Big hop aroma that strikes me as the grassy variety. The flavor is big sweet hops that are bitter but not too much and the hops are all citrus. This reminds me of my favorite DIPA - Hopslam - but just not quite as flavorful all around. Very good, though. fear025 (214) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Aroma:A nice sweet, mild, fruity aroma. There are kiwi and kumquat flavors, not grapefruit, but still citrusy.
Appearance:This amber colored beer is a fair amount darker than the original Mad Hatter. It has a small amount of lacing.
Taste:This is a quite potent beer. You get the alcohol burn, you get the massive hops in the foretaste. It’s pretty much straight bitterness without any tartness. This is a even, mellow bitter, that’s not super astringent. It doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste either. The malts are also rather mild, but it sets a nice stage for this huge bitterness play. On subsequent tastes, I get more apricot notes with a lot of sweetness. The hop bitterness keeps sticking with you on the mid and aftertastes, not at all unpleasantly.
Palate:The carbonation is wonderful with small bubbles that foam up in my mouth, giving this beer a creamy aspect.
Overall:A fantastic example of an Imperial IPA. AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Great beer. One of the better IPA’s i’ve had this year. Only tasted it on tap, so not sure how tasty the bottle version will be. Highly recommended for the IPA lovers. onceblind (10562) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Slightly hazy brilliant golden with a thin foamy cap. Pungent floral and grapefruity hop aroma you can smell several inches from the glass. Lovely sticky sweetness but also has a floral resin tone and a bit of orange and grapefruit resins. Delightful flavor that brings subtle earthiness to an otherwise bright and slightly piney but very floral and very citric rind flavor, leafy resinous bitterness, then a stern caramalty sweetness behind it. Very balanced but very big, very flavorful. Nicely done. biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Had it on draft at the brew pub. Poured into there 10 oz snifter. Pours mahogony with a very small white head that shrinks away to a very spotty white film on top of the beer. No lacing. The aroma is of caramel and roasted malts along with some floral and citrus hops. The flavor is first off a hint of caramel malt followed by a big hit of citrusy hops and followed by a bitterness that lasts for along time. The mouthfeel is full with a creamy body and soft carbonation.