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

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392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-11-2014 22:47:35 | More by dtivp
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lochef81

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-29-2014 01:59:20 | More by lochef81
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deakin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-28-2014 19:36:37 | More by deakin
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MIbeer27

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Vintage

The bottle pours with an amber/copper color, roughly 2 finger, off-whtie head that slowly fades, but never disappears.

Smell is rather faint with citrus and caramel sweetness taking center stage. Maybe hints of oak as the beer warms.

Taste follows the nose with a good balance between the aforementioned citrus and caramel, although the caramel sweetness begins to take the lead as the beer warms. Faint hints of oak characteristics show up late on the tongue after drinking.

Mouthfeel is medium from the sweetness, cut slightly by the citrus bitterness. Still a pretty crisp beer.

Overall, I was expecting a little bit more oak from an oak aged beer, not just trace amounts as it warmed. The beer itself was good, though maybe a bit sweet for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 00:40:56 | More by MIbeer27
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Holland is now available in my area for the first time so I tried this beer.

I started out with a Spiegelgau glass, and then I switched to a Pretty Things balloon glass which I often use for Bourbon barrel aged beers.

The beer poured a dark copper color with a one finger head.

The aroma is excellent, toffee oak and fruit. Unusual in an IPA.

The mouth feel was moderately carbonated.

As the beer warms up there was more oak in the taste and some fruit. There is a strong alcoholic finish in this beer despite it's lower ABV. The finish is quite nice and there is a pleasant hoppiness to it which balances with the alcohol finish.

Overall, a very interesting beer. I haven't tasted an IPA with such a strong oak presence.
I would have liked more toffee in the taste. A wider mouth glass is better for appreciating the beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 01:52:10 | More by brureview
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-23-2014 23:38:29 | More by sonofliberty2
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MrBeige

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-23-2014 23:38:11 | More by MrBeige
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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TripelMark

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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atorres

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-21-2014 20:37:56 | More by atorres
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mikerap100

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-20-2014 04:04:43 | More by mikerap100
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-19-2014 15:44:54 | More by rudabegga9
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chewy6935

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-19-2014 02:15:24 | More by chewy6935
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DerekDudley

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-18-2014 23:43:30 | More by DerekDudley
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Vierenner

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is stunning ... crystal clear, copper/red, and a dense foam head which dissipates to a thin, gentle lace. As far as taste and smell, I was hoping for more oaky overtones but I get none of that. It seems a bit watery, actually, and the smell is very much like any IPA I've had. I feel they put more effort into the label than the beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 23:01:55 | More by Vierenner
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-14-2014 22:41:58 | More by _morandi_
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-14-2014 21:33:52 | More by ROBSTARR
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dmgallag

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Punisher

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-13-2014 23:23:11 | More by Punisher
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-13-2014 13:01:35 | More by imbuckeye
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delta490

Virginia

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep and clear amber with a slightly fizzy white head. The head has minor retention but what little is left hangs on and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is mostly lacking with slight hops aroma. The taste is a little more robust, but not more defined. It does taste good though and there is a hint of oak and vanilla in the mix. A little thinner body for an aged beer but not terrible. Overall a good, not great, barrel-aged IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 21:22:41 | More by delta490
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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snansel

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This poured with a darker than copper hue and a off white head of sticky foam.

The nose is light but it smells like an IPA in a barrel, duh. Evident bourbon, oak, pine needles, resin and a back of malt reach the nose with subdued character.

The taste is stronger and sweeter. Bourbonesque creaminess and sweetness hits the palate first with a woodsy oakey flavor. Mid palate is presented a chocolate covered raspberry taste that took to the end for me to decipher. The finish is piney and a bit bitter.

The feel is a bit brash, with bitterness and bourbon alcohols but it turns creamy and easy rather quickly.

Very interesting and different approach to the Hatter, this accepted the barrel rather well.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2014 11:59:55 | More by KYGunner
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MiWolfman

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-01-2014 16:50:45 | More by MiWolfman
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Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.