New Holland Imperial Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by movingtrain:
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Copper in color, with some reddish hues in there. Not much head, but carbonation seems strong. Looks good.
Nose carries strong caramel and citrus notes. Caramelized red onion, a bit of funky cheese, pineapple, tart cherry, and fennel. Up front in the aroma is the hop character...very round and heavy.
At first, the flavor seems a bit hollow and, perhaps, watery. The bitterness is there, some spice, as well as a nice, gritty sweetness. There is a bit of a metallic taste in this one...it is sitting right there at the end of each taste. Up front the beer is creamy, chewy, and ripe. But on the back end there is a strange finishing note that seems to pull the beer just out of reach of where it could potentially be.
This beer works well for the style it is going for, but falls a bit flat. This, of course, could be due to the vintage of the ale...the hops have mellowed a bit, giving way to the malt backbone a bit, though still packing quite a punch on the palate.
On the whole another fine ale from New Holland, but one that seems to be just a bit unbalanced in its approach.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2011 01:40:28 | More by movingtrain
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3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2014 edition. Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Tree House tulip.
a: Hazy amber with a finger thick offwhite head which became a bare film of surface foam and some spotty lacing.
s: Mild citrus and pine.
t: Moderate bready malt and pine followed by some bitterness on the tongue.
m: Medium, good body, lots of carbonation tingle.
o: A powerful and tasty IIPA, very good sipper.
Serving type: growler
07-27-2014 05:27:32 | More by scotorum
New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.