This is for those that appreciate American style IPAs. Mad Hatter was bold - in your face - and bitter. I picked this up along with one of my favorite IPA, New England Brewing - Sea Hag IPA. I found Mad Hatter to be very similar except the hops were much stronger on the nose and with a woody character.
Mad Hatter poured amber with a very nice, well laced tan head that had good retention.
The aroma was hoppy with great floral notes.
Like Sea Hag, this was a rich beer with many dimensions. The hops were interesting in that they imparted a woody quality including stronger pine and sweet fruity notes. I thought the deep woody flavors very unique.
Caramel malts from the base ale was slightly sweet until the bitterness from the hops kicked in helping this beer to finish very clean.
This beer was light-to-medium body unlike Sea Hag which was much heavier. The carbonation was also on the heavy side.
Super beer as the hops were so interesting and I will consider this one of my favorite American style IPAs.