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

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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | 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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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent coppery glow with a finger high cap of firm beige foam on top. Keeps a thin skim and some bubbles always present and coats the glass with a ton of sheeted lace.

Aroma is made mostly of some orange and peach tones along with leafy portions to its hop load. A nice bold addition to oaky sweetness mixing with deep breadyness and caramel builds as it sits.

Wondeful taster with a very well-rounded oaky sweetness wrapped in a caramel soaked breadyness tanged with orangey/peachy tropical hoppyness. Nice balance and boldness as its not overly heavy on the body allowing its sweet-sided nature and girth flow freely among the hoppy stuff.

Boldly set medium body with a low ended carbonation that sits well and drinks down thusly. Nice feathery bittered finish of leafy orange tea tinted hoppyness and coating of oaky bourbony sweet warmth.

Very solid stuff and blurring the lines, if not all together crossing them, of reaching Imp. IPA standards in my book.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 00:17:05 | More by tavernjef
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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.

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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.

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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.

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A-Pours a clear, dull orange color. Head is a frothy cushion with an off-white hue. The head dies slowly and as I sip, circular lacing stains are left behind.

S-Candied citrus hops, a bit of grass and some soap. The most prevalent aspect of the nose is the caramel. A bit of dried oakiness. My first thought: too sweet.

T-Upfront caramel and more unspecific sweetness. The oak is not as defined as I'd like. The oak is slightly woody and it also has a sort of spicy tobacco element but it's a secondary flavor. The hops are also a secondary flavor. Sweet, perfumey, candied hops. The sweetness is the most dominating factor.

M-Medium bodied with plenty of texture. Soft carbonation. Light bitterness. Lingering sugary-liquid feel.

O-When I think. An Oaked IPA, I first think that it's probably a bad idea. Then I automatically assume, or hope that either the hops and barrel influence are the most prominent flavors. In this beer, I find that neither the hops (what you crave when you choose an IPA) nor the oak (what you want to experience when buying a beer aged in oak) are truly the most defining aspects of this beer. In closing, far too sweet.

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Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.