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New Holland Imperial Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Imperial HatterNew Holland Imperial Hatter

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very good

604 Ratings

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 32
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: SupaCelt on 07-20-2005

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ever feel as though you're drinking a different beer than others?

This one has a nice deeper copper orange hue, on the dark side of the IPA world. Good density and insanely clear.

Ripe fruits and intense bitterness lay under it. The malt seems almost an after thought.

Intense hops meet toffee and light chocolate here for me. I know...I'm coming out of left field but I taste this. It is a wonderful mix of some darker malts and great citrus hops. It doesn't win any awards with me, but darn it is tasty.

Edit, as this one warms the toffee malt seems to vanish and intense sharp and floral hops seem to really come to life. A huge improvement towards the ipa side though uniqueness is lost. I call it a win personally.

Thick body with just enough carbonation to come down from the syrupy levels.

I like IPA so I'm sold but for the style it isn't going to really push the limits. There are better black IPAs if you like the twist in malt. If you want hops well damn there are more choices. That said it isn't one of the many really underwhelming waists of money out there either.

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Burnished-Amber gold with a slight haze. Moderate sticky yellow-khaki head shows large bubbles and fair retention.

Aroma-Nice hop bouquet up front-not overwhelmingly strong, but still with a bit of a punch. Pungent and floral, with dried pineapple and mango undertones. A bit of orange citrus as well. Underneath the hops is a trace of bready, caramel malt, with light raisiny notes. Perfumy alcohol is also present in low concentration.

Flavor-Moderate tropical and citrus fruit blends with a touch of raisin/fig up front. Brief flash of caramel/biscuit malt in the center, before finishing with moderately high bitterness, and a pine tar, tangy hop flavor. Bitterness lingers on the palate with resiny hop flavors, and, while not unpleasant, is not knocking my socks off in any way, shape, or form.

Mouthfeel-Medium to medium full body, with moderate carbonation. Bitterness numbs the palate a bit, and there's just a tingle of alcohol warmth which grows slightly as I continue to drink through the bottle.

Certainly not bad, but there are so many truly fantastic DIPAs out there, that this one doesn't really do it for me. I would never turn it down, but if I were choosing one at the store, this would probably not be it. That said, it's extremely drinkable for a DIPA, and I'm enjoying it more as I work my way through the pint, so I suppose I shouldn't be so quick to dismiss it. A solid beer, this one won't blow you away, but it's a nice DIPA that you could definitely sip on for a few pints worth, before standing up and crashing to the floor in a drunken stupor.

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New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.