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New Holland Imperial Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

527 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 27
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.38% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SupaCelt on 07-20-2005)
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pogoowner

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-06-2012 01:42:34 | More by pogoowner
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erha2

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-05-2012 18:54:26 | More by erha2
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - reddish orange color. Decent off white head - not much stick.

S - Grapefruit, hops, floral, fruity. Smells wonderful.

T- Phenomenal balance of hop bitterness and smooth rich sweetness. Dry and bitter finish - highly drinkable.

O - This is a superb DIPA - rich and easily drinkable for the ABV. Could be dangerous. This is a must have.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 23:45:11 | More by andrewjraab
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swanson45

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-02-2012 02:59:03 | More by swanson45
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled served in a weizen glass

A - Clear amber, golden, with a 2 finger white fluffy head with good retention and nice sticky lacing.

S - Strong grapefruit and pine hoppy notes, a bit of booze and a nice touch of caramel malts.

T - A fairly good dry hopped imperial IPA though a little heavy on the grapefruit/citrus notes, would love a bit more complexity and some more malt or booze notes would be nice to balance things out. Otherwise a decent but not necessarily standout DIPA.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - Pretty good, i don't mind drinking this one, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it after the first try.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 17:01:49 | More by williamjbauer
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Kegsofduff

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.9%

10-27-2012 23:44:03 | More by Kegsofduff
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours ruby with a two finger head that sticks around long after the pour. Leaves beautiful lacing. Absolutely stunning look from this beer.

S - Mild malt, strong grapefruit, mango, orange, wheat, and lemon.

T - Medium malt, grapefruit, lemon, mango, grapes, banana. Taste matches it's younger brother.

M - Medium carbonation with a medium to heavy body. Works well for this brew.

O - Maybe I'm biased due to my love of the original mad hatter, but this is a very good beer that I would have again.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 18:55:51 | More by SometimesIfart
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AmitC

New York

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2011. Imperial hatter from new holland. I had high expectations from this.

Pours with very little to no head. Amber- light copper in color. Translucent appearance. Some bubbles. Seems low on carbonation. After observing it in more details, you see a layer of greenish, wooden color at the top, which i assume is due to dry hopping and probably due to its age.

Smell is inviting, grass piney and citrus with tinges of grapefruit. Not the very best but still good and consistent smell. Again, seems a little subdued. Could have been stronger for a DIPA.

Taste is its drawback. Very sweet or lacking bitterness for a DIPA. To me that is something that puts me off. Could have used more bitterness or may be it is due to its age.

Mouth feel. Light to medium bodied. Does not feel full. A little oily and resinous towards the end.

Does it meet my expectations? Partially. Not a Rockstar DIPA but still a very good experimentation IPA. Worth a try. Like its alcohol strength. Packs a punch for sure. Gosh this is strong. Performs this well because of its alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 20:55:59 | More by AmitC
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-17-2012 04:40:31 | More by CorneliusBunker
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-15-2012 19:14:04 | More by tdmccarthy
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peabody

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy hazy brown that clears up with a little time. Lacing around the glass and the 1/2 finger of bubbles that stick around for quite some time.
Smell is citrus and hop. Some malt and sugar but the strong floral hop is the star here.
Taste is mellow and sweet at first then quickly the flavor goes to bitter lemon peel with grapefruit rind thrown in there for good measure.
Mouthfeel is a tad sticky but the bitterness takes over and doesn't let go. This one holds on for a very long time.
Overall this is a really good Imperial IPA. Too bad it's 3.59 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 22:12:06 | More by peabody
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bryoung


4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-28-2012 22:09:09 | More by bryoung
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BrokenStones

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-28-2012 01:58:25 | More by BrokenStones
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-25-2012 18:59:56 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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whodeyvols

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-24-2012 20:39:10 | More by whodeyvols
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-20-2012 01:12:50 | More by Zaphog
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jaybags

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-19-2012 14:30:08 | More by jaybags
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

09-13-2012 00:57:39 | More by Molson2000
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bodiddle

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-10-2012 00:23:19 | More by bodiddle
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-08-2012 01:19:16 | More by GaryMarkle84
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mfavoino

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottles says 2011 vintage.

Appearance: Pours a light amber with orange edges. A finger and a half head dissipates to a rim and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: Light citrus aroma with a caramel backing. Smells sweet.

Taste: Initial subtle hop bite that has a citrus and grassy flavor. Pretty Sweet sugars and caramel keep the balance. Finishes with a lingering citrus sweetness and lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, well-hidden abv, medium-bodied, and not too much bitterness on the finish.

Overall: Nice mouthfeel and balanced, moderate flavors make for an above average DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 03:30:23 | More by mfavoino
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-27-2012 16:19:08 | More by jhillwastaken
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BHansen214

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-22-2012 20:31:42 | More by BHansen214
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Brenden

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a chill-hazed burnished dark orange with an iota of haze looking to be natural. It develops a yellow-tinted head just over a finger in height that shows good retention and leaves good, patchy lacing.
The bouquet is bursting with grapefruit and citrus before I begin pouring, and it smells delicious. A bit more sniffing reveals a touch of mint and great balance from biscuity supporting malts along with a lingering herbal note and a touch of tobacco. Alcohol is hinted at but very well integrated for 9.4%.
The taste has some of the citrus but not as much as the nose offers, going instead for a leafier, slightly pithier note. It edges toward that earthier, almost onion note but stops short of it. The malts again provide good balance and this beer shows the trademark of a good DIPA: lots of hops without breaking the palate, complexity and lots of flavor with balance.
The feel is pretty creamy in a medium-full body with supportive but moderate carbonation and an even nip of crispness.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 21:59:50 | More by Brenden
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jeremyd365

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looked and smelled great--solid cloudy orange with a great citrusy hop nose. The flavor was a real hop smack but not overly bitter. Very drinkable. I'd get this again if I didn't have to pay $9.50 a bottle where I was. Worth trying for sure, though!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 23:44:46 | More by jeremyd365
New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.