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New Holland Imperial Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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very good

594 Ratings

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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 29
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Gww1864, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of weirdohappy
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Maybe it's the hoppiness, maybe I'm turning against the IPA, but in any case I wasn't impressed with this beer. Nice pour, cloudy amber with a full head that slowly reduces to a creamy foam. (You know what I mean). Highly bitter hoppiness is the taste. After half the bottle I look like the cat on the label, got a top hat on, some kind of card stuck in it, bow tie. Suit coat. One eye bigger than the other. Lips kind of drawn up from the bitterness. How do they knkwbwhat I look like?!?

weirdohappy, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of RyanPoff
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Bomber from Costco.

A: Pours a dark, clear copper without about a finger of head, mild retention of this toffee colored head.

S: Caramel, molasses, sugar, sweetness. Not much in the way of bitter hoppiness.

T: The flavors above with a slightly more hop character and a bit of astringency on back end. Booze is well hidden.

M: Creamy and full. Not as fresh as I'd like. A beer that's a meal.

This is above average, but I wouldn't beat the down doors for it.

RyanPoff, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Beestin
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

Beestin, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of BFriz
4/5  rDev +3.9%

BFriz, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of DerekCarruth
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

DerekCarruth, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

fredmugs, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

TheMultiYeast, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of ejane
5/5  rDev +29.9%

ejane, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of DeadGuyRyan
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

DeadGuyRyan, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of E90flint
5/5  rDev +29.9%

E90flint, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of SaxmanRick
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

SaxmanRick, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of BenSparks34
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

BenSparks34, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Stouttyme
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%

Stouttyme, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of OsoRojo
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

OsoRojo, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of HighonHops42
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

HighonHops42, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Very clear, dark copper body with a very thick, billowy head; sheets of clinging foam sticks to the glass (4.0). Excellent combination of malt sweetness and piney hop aroma; mild orange and tangerine scents (3.75). Tasty blend of caramel, zesty hop bitterness, and a very subdued hint of alcohol heat; melon-like fruitiness (3.75). Heavy body; smooth feel overall with a bit of raspiness popping into the picture; fairly dry (3.75).

Well blended and balanced powerhouse IPA. Malt sweetness and body mate well with the hop bitterness and aroma, neither component outshining the other. Both grains and hops do an excellent job of keeping the alcohol taste in check. Big and delicious...

beergoot, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Chizzzy, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
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.

ArrogantB, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BamfBacon, Aug 31, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Lelampp, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

dradair, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jaxon53, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DMarlinJ, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Ristaccia, Aug 24, 2014
New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.