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New Holland Imperial Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

563 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 29
Gots: 20 | 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 tigg924
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, low carbonation, copper in color, cloudy

Smell: pine, bread, and caramel

Taste: pine, bread, caramel and light grapefruit

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet start with bitter middle and dry bitter end, medium carbonation

Overall: Wow this beer gets bitter in a hurry. This is tasty, but a sipper. I do like the way the bready taste interacts with the pine. That said, I enjoyed regular Mad Hatter much more.

tigg924, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of J-Bonestradamus
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

J-Bonestradamus, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: clear; burnt orange in color; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly; heavy lacing;

S: malt and alcohol sweetness; grapefruit in the background;

T: follows the nose; very little bitterness in the finish;

M: think; light to moderate carbonation;

O: I would have liked a little more hop character;

HamdenHector, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a snifter

Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange color with a two finger head of billowy foam atop the brew. As the brew sits the head fades rather slowly leaving a fantastic level of white foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell - The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a grapefruit and pine smell along with a little bit of a bready aroma. A moderate amount of a caramel smell as well as a little bit of a tropical fruit aroma are there as well, producing a malty and moderately hopped aroma overall.

Taste - The taste begins with a very smooth bready and doughy flavor along with a little bit of a grapefruit citrus hop and a moderate level of sweeter fruits of tangerine and pineapple as well as some caramel. As the taste advances the grapefruit increases a bit, but never gets too strong. Along with the grapefruit comes some pine hop flavors along with the sweeter fruit flavor that was present upfront fading some. Toward the end, the hops get moderately strong, but never all that powerful and with the doughty and bready flavors remaining rather strong and a light herbal flavor coming to the tongue, one is left with a smooth and moderately hopped malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the big bready flavors the thick body is rather nice and it does help accentuate the hop a bit more, which is needed, as it is a bit too low for the Imperial IPA style.

Overall - Decent in flavor, but somewhat lacking in hops. A little too thick and malty with not enough hop to be classified as an imperial IPA. A nice drinker, but overall rather not really what I am looking for in an imperial IPA.

Darkmagus82, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Jakethesnake503, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

KAF, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Farky87, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

BigDiesel, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Cramerican, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

CorgiDad, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JohnK17, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

deakin, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of scotorum
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

scotorum, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jdra, Jul 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

BrewtalHonesty, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

rudabegga9, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Mikedhoppy, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Kyrojack, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Faroveryonder, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ROBSTARR, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

nate-henry, Jul 12, 2014
New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.