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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: 30 | 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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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...

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served into a snifter from a CO2 pressurized growler filled at New Holland's brewpub in Holland, MI.

Appearance: A clear copper color. The off-white head dissipated into a foam ring fairly quickly.

Aroma: Nice piney hops with a hint of sweetness.

Taste: Piney hops again with a surprisingly good, strong malt backbone. The other major presence was a slight vanilla, bourbon barrel aged component -- a pleasant addition. The hoppiness, bourbon barrel, and a slight alcohol hotness were all very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: A medium body. (Won't comment on carbonation as I could control this with the CO2 pressurization.)

Overall: This beer was a very pleasant surprise as I'm not into big hops. What made it for me was how well-balanced the beer is. It had a complexity without being overdone. I'll definitely get this again.

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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.

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