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Review by tavernjef on 08/14/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 2009
Dullishly lit within a rosey deep orange glow, this beer slathered at the pour and a monster amount of paled yellowed greyish foam grew to the top quickly. It faded somewhat quicker then expected, yet keeps a solid fluffy collar and whispy skim staying put the entire session. Lots of webby stringed and big patchy lacing is thinnly displayed across the glass.

Aroma is deep and alluringly set in a faint juicy resinous quality of pineapple, dull peach and apricot, ghostly red grapefruit, and an even deeper amount of pine oils. Its not really all that huge on the nose, but whats there is sublime in its complexity.

Taste is firm and simple in the front with a caramel - toffee mix over very light and dulled citrusy juices. Thankfully it builds quite nicely from just past midway into a warming bitterness of pithy, semi drying portions of the grapefruit and orange splashed with pineapple and a whole bunch of pine sided hoppyness. Hefty finsiher, that warmth and bittering really gains some palate and doesn't let go until faint woody notes are left super, super late.

Body is fairly mild and smoothly offered within about a medium body. It has soft, smooth open front, and then gains a whole nother character as it rolls across the later mid ranges into the finish. From there it warms with enthusiam and bittering tones that pulls the same ace from a different sleeve, its brother, Mad Hatter.

A very well done Impy IPA that really does seem like the Mad Hatter pumped up on meeting Alice(the extra hops and malts in this case). Solid stuff.

Price: $9.00 Served In: Goblet

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