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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

610 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 34
Gots: 31 | 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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Ratings: 610 | Reviews: 247
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Burnt orange color...looks impressive.

S-Rich....a a lot of toffee like malt and it appears a healthy dose of hops as well...sweeter tropical fruits along with some juicy peaches...toss in some basic citrus (tangerines) as well...also some plums

T-Well done. Pretty balanced with a strong toffee like malt impression. The hops lend some bitterness on the finish and a tangerine/ mango/plum fruitiness.

M-Feels the part...full bodied...rich...a lot of malt....hops aren't shortchanged either...

O-There are so many great DIPA's out there I would hesitate to put this on the top tier but this is rock solid and highly enjoyable and not that far off the top tier...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Rocky dense head, reddish brass color.

SMELL: Spearmint, pine sap, grapefruit rid, pipe tobacco, pineapple, mango, cake batter, booze soaked golden raisins.

TASTE: Bitter, pungent, grassy, citric, minty, biscuity, yeast, hint of caramel, ripe plum, mango, leafy, dry bitter finish.

Rich with layers of hop flavor, sip by sip I understand and pick this beer a part a little bit more. Hops don't completely devastate the palate which is a good thing. Very enjoyable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foiled bomber (labeled "2010 Vintage") poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- A moderate pour created a 1-finger, tan head that settled to a pleasant film. Hazy, amber body with medium-light carbonation. Good stick left on the glass.

S- Quite balanced, barley-wineish even. Grassy and herbal hops meld with a solid, sweet malt backbone of brown sugar and caramel. There are leathery-tobacco-like qualities and some citrus notes.

T- More balance. Sweet malts of brown sugar and caramel mix with grassy and grapefruit zest, hop qualities. There's the slightest, warming alcohol in the finish along with a hint of biting hops that give a tobacco-leafy dryness.

M- Medium body for the style. Medium carbonation. Light, hoppy bite. Alcohol is smooth and late coming. Dry finish.

O- With what I assume is some age on it, it drank very barley-wineish. I would like to compare it to a fresh bottle. It's really pleasant all the same.

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New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.