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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hatter Madness: Part 2 (New Holland)

This continuation of my Hatter experience has a pair just as delicious as the last. I will have to say that I preferred the Imperial over the Farmhouse Hatter.

Imperial Mad Hatter (Left)
"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."

Look and Smell: This amber brew left heavy lacing as I drank it down. Smelled...shocker...hoppy. All kinds of hops. Citrus, pine, floral, fruit.

Taste: Light booziness. Smooth. Fruity hops.

ABV: 9.4% 

Farmhouse Hatter (Right)

"Wheat and Pilsner malts were used to lighten up the body of this Mad Hatter version. It was also fermented hot with a strain of Belgian Saison yeast to develop flavors of green apple, pepper and fresh cut hay."

Look and Smell: This hazy, dark straw-colored brew had a head of tiny bubbles. It left thick lacing. It smelled like a Belgian, that sugary sweetness.

Taste: It was sweeeeet. Good, but I felt it needed a little something bitter to balance it out. For a Hatter, I was expecting more hops.

ABV: 5.8% | IBU: 54

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