New Holland Imperial Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company
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2.75/5 rDev -28.6%
22oz bottle purchased for $5. Unfortunately it was bottled in May, not sure why they sent three month old beer for their first foray into Colorado nor shy I bought it. Dark orange, almost amber. Smells like dead hops, stale. Tastes like alcohol, malt and stale hops. Pretty disappointing.
09-01-2014 15:41:59 | More by ArrogantB
3.96/5 rDev +2.9%
Served into a snifter from a CO2 pressurized growler filled at New Holland's brewpub in Holland, MI.
Appearance: A clear copper color. The off-white head dissipated into a foam ring fairly quickly.
Aroma: Nice piney hops with a hint of sweetness.
Taste: Piney hops again with a surprisingly good, strong malt backbone. The other major presence was a slight vanilla, bourbon barrel aged component -- a pleasant addition. The hoppiness, bourbon barrel, and a slight alcohol hotness were all very well balanced.
Mouthfeel: A medium body. (Won't comment on carbonation as I could control this with the CO2 pressurization.)
Overall: This beer was a very pleasant surprise as I'm not into big hops. What made it for me was how well-balanced the beer is. It had a complexity without being overdone. I'll definitely get this again.
08-14-2014 00:43:12 | More by breakingbland
3.74/5 rDev -2.9%
Appearance: 1 inch head, low carbonation, copper in color, cloudy
Smell: pine, bread, and caramel
Taste: pine, bread, caramel and light grapefruit
Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet start with bitter middle and dry bitter end, medium carbonation
Overall: Wow this beer gets bitter in a hurry. This is tasty, but a sipper. I do like the way the bready taste interacts with the pine. That said, I enjoyed regular Mad Hatter much more.
08-08-2014 14:41:37 | More by tigg924
3.76/5 rDev -2.3%
A: clear; burnt orange in color; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly; heavy lacing;
S: malt and alcohol sweetness; grapefruit in the background;
T: follows the nose; very little bitterness in the finish;
M: think; light to moderate carbonation;
O: I would have liked a little more hop character;
08-07-2014 06:52:03 | More by HamdenHector
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
Served on tap in a snifter
Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange color with a two finger head of billowy foam atop the brew. As the brew sits the head fades rather slowly leaving a fantastic level of white foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a grapefruit and pine smell along with a little bit of a bready aroma. A moderate amount of a caramel smell as well as a little bit of a tropical fruit aroma are there as well, producing a malty and moderately hopped aroma overall.
Taste - The taste begins with a very smooth bready and doughy flavor along with a little bit of a grapefruit citrus hop and a moderate level of sweeter fruits of tangerine and pineapple as well as some caramel. As the taste advances the grapefruit increases a bit, but never gets too strong. Along with the grapefruit comes some pine hop flavors along with the sweeter fruit flavor that was present upfront fading some. Toward the end, the hops get moderately strong, but never all that powerful and with the doughty and bready flavors remaining rather strong and a light herbal flavor coming to the tongue, one is left with a smooth and moderately hopped malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the big bready flavors the thick body is rather nice and it does help accentuate the hop a bit more, which is needed, as it is a bit too low for the Imperial IPA style.
Overall - Decent in flavor, but somewhat lacking in hops. A little too thick and malty with not enough hop to be classified as an imperial IPA. A nice drinker, but overall rather not really what I am looking for in an imperial IPA.
08-07-2014 01:10:11 | More by Darkmagus82
New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.