New Holland Imperial Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

602 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 32
Gots: 26 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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?!?

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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.

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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...

New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.