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Michigan Awesome Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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82
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gatordaddy on 05-31-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-03-2014 17:10:03 | More by Chaney
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superspak

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3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; no bottle dating, but was recently released. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts the whole glass. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/grassy hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of juicy citrus/grassy hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of juicy citrus/grassy hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 04:06:48 | More by superspak
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07-13-2014 17:42:39 | More by Rons35
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Michigan

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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We open a fresh bomber, pouring into our Great Lakes pint glasses. Coloring is a bright and shining golden orange coloring, supporting a two finger head of taupe, pond-style bubbles. Lacing is striped but broken, while carbonation appears to be lazy. The nose gives a beautiful hop profile of herbals, pinecones, grapefruit, and heavenly fruity nectars, meeting with coppery metallics, graham cracker sweetness, sweet tart candies, pineapple and peach fruitiness, burnt caramel and pale malts, mineral water, and distant molasses. The flavoring gives an earthy, slightly bittered shell of this deliciousness, with resinous and grassy hop cones, caramel, amber, and pale malts, envelope adhesives, substantiating bitter yeasty richness, dirty basement mustiness, cork, homegrown herbal leafiness, copper, and bittered grapefruit juiciness. The body is solidly medium, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is left coated, but lightly dried and peeled of waxy coating. Slurp, smack, cream, and froth are all notable. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks and shares easily.

Overall, since the mad release and expansion of their “Hatter” series last year, we’ve been anxiously awaiting to see what they would put out this year. This is no let down. To start, the aroma is amazing. The hops are tangible and damn near palpable, sticking to ever mucosal surface you’ll let it. This is true of both flavor and aroma. I know we talk about this a lot, but the balance is also worth noting. The hearty hop profile would fizzle out if it didn’t have a boisterous malt frame to stand against, and yet again, we found nothing to be out of proportion. The sticky, fruity hops of the nose draw you in, while the remainer of the beer keeps you hooked and stationary. “Awesome” certainly lives up to its name, and is the best of the series we’ve enjoyed to date.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 00:59:41 | More by TheBrewo
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant copper with a foamy khaki head. Lots of floral and nutty, caramel malt. I'd say malt is dominant. Pine is evident. Malt also dominates the flavor profile. There's a bit of metallic character that's offputting. The finish is slightly bitter.

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06-27-2014 22:12:20 | More by barczar
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KFBR392

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3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark orange color. Head of a finger and a half on the pour which was present while drinking. Rich rings of lacing left behind at each level. Above average active carbonation.

Smell: getting some of that signature Centennial hop front. Pine with medium bodied fruits. Sweet, doughy caramel envelops some of the hop profile on the body. Resin and lingering pine pull this one through.

Taste: Hmm this is a bit surprising. The malt profile really takes over and stifles the hops. Some medium bodied caramel sweetness meshes with saturated citrus and bitter pine. The hops take on a touch of soapiness but nothing too distracting. Fruits and rich malt finish the back end.

Mouthfeel: bitter pine lingers but gets balanced out by the malt body. Bright carbonation pairs well with the malt body.

Overall: a solid brew from new Holland. Was hoping for more of the signature Centennial hop profile but enough comes through. For the price its worth it.

Serving type: bottle

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Michigan Awesome Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.