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Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale AleOak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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345 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%


Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.12% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedHaze on 12-26-2005)
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice clear dark amber color, but not much carbonation or head. Nose has some fresh citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit. I don't detect the oak aging on the nose at all.

There's a fruity kind of sweetness on the front of the palate. At mid-palate, the fruitiness takes on bitter flavors that balance pretty nicely against the sweet. Orange, apricot, and pineapple flavors seem to be the most noticeable. The bitterness fades a bit on the finish and leaves little in the way of lingering resiny hop flavors. The impact of the oak aging seems to be very subtle (almost too subtle). I get just a hint of that sweet, woody flavor in the back of the mouth when swallowing and it lingers a bit on the finish. As the beer warms, the hops recede a bit and the oak flavors become more prevalent. The mouthfeel is slick and oily and the body is right about where it needs to be - neither too thin nor to full.

Overall, I thought this was a solid brew. It's not anything to get excited about, but it's not a disappointment either. It's certainly a decent buy at $5 for a 22oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 23:44:14 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.