New Holland Imperial Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company
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Ratings: 551 | Reviews: 242 | Display Reviews Only:
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
12oz bottle received in trade with leafsj - thanks! "2011 Vintage" is printed on the label
Appearance - Hazy copper colour with an above average size fizzy beige coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.
Smell - Malts, caramel, hops
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with hops. There is also some grapefruit/oranges mixed with some pineapple. It ends with a malty slightly bitter aftertaste.
Overall – I guess I have to get my hands on a 2012 bottle to do a proper review. This one is basically a barleywine. Still not a bad beer even with a few years on it. I'd like to try more from this brewer.
12-31-2012 01:37:21 | More by spinrsx
3.63/5 rDev -5.7%
A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head fades away quickly but leaves decent lace.
S - Pine, musty socks, and some spicy hop notes with some caramel in the background.
T - Sweet malt with notes of caramel up front. Some spicy grapefruit in the middle with a finish of sugary malt, oniony hops and dark toffee.
M - Moderately thick body, slightly higher than average carbonation, and a balanced finish.
D - Definitely a malt forward, "east coast" DIPA. The malt more than balances the hops, which is ok, but the hops are oniony and floral without much in the way of pine or citrus, which leaves the beer with a lack of what most of us think of as American hop character.
11-30-2012 04:19:45 | More by nickfl
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
A: thin head on a fairly clear light amber body with
S: caramel and toasted malts, tart citrus, wood and brown sugar.
T: malt forward with toasted and caramel malts, wood, some spicey floral hops with some citrus in the finish but not your typical sharp bitter or citrus hop flavor you think of for an imperial IPA. The alcohol is very well hidden here.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: incredibly drinkable for the style and ABV without loosing too much hop flavor, the flavor is just different and less in your face than others in the genre.
11-30-2012 04:18:16 | More by kylehay2004
New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.