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

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373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | 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:
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(Beer added by: RedHaze on 12-26-2005)
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-23-2012 13:31:01 | More by brez8791
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stpaulsipper07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-22-2012 07:20:40 | More by stpaulsipper07
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cfh64

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-21-2012 22:11:04 | More by cfh64
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redfacedshooter

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-21-2012 03:49:03 | More by redfacedshooter
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Davit

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-20-2012 11:36:01 | More by Davit
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My labels says 7.12% abv

Pours honey colored with 2 fingers of pearl
colored head. Decent head retention & lacing

S: Lemons & pine, butterscotch & sourness.

T: Piney & oakyness up front, dryness & some sourwood honey up front. Puckery sourwood as this warms, along with a bit pineapple hiding on the edges, then grapefruit

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, great balance

I really liked this one, a lot of hops coming through, nice oakyness too

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 03:02:39 | More by russpowell
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is the first bottle in the Mad Hatter series that did not erupt over my bar for no particular reason. That said, Kudos to the good people at New Holland.

Oak Aged hatter was a measured orange color with an appropriate white head. It gave a malty aroma that spoke more for the oak aging that the IPA. The initial taste was woody malty flavor. There was some vanilla that comes with the oak aging, but it was fairly nondescript. The citrus notes or any hop action was virtually not present. This may as well have been an oak aged pilsner. The oak aging lends itself to a smooth mouthfeel which is the highlight of this beer. It is a drinkable beer, but not what the label implies.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 20:16:28 | More by JohnnyHopps
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange-amber with a thinnish head, fits of lacing. Citric and resin hop nose, mild malt. Taste is decently hopped, citrus pith forward, some resin. Good amount of bitterness. Refreshing. Medium to light mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Overall this is a fairly classic IPA, I'm not getting much of the oak aging, but that's okay,it's a tasty beer even if it's not pushing any limits or boundaries.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 04:37:59 | More by JackieTH
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-16-2012 02:53:57 | More by ccozzi
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a small fluffy white head. Aroma of light oak on top of grassy, piney hops. Smells dry, maybe a hint of vanilla. The barrel aging gives a slight hint of oak, and mellows the hops like it should, rather than overpowering the flavor. Bit of spicy hops, grass, more wood on the finish. Still got that unique hatter ipa flavor. This was surprisingly well done. Good balance and nice complexity between the bitter hops ad mellow oak. Not usually a fan of these, but the oak is mellowed enough to still make this an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 22:24:47 | More by BMMillsy
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Humulus85

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My third of the modified Hatter series. So far, so good. From the foiled 22oz bottle into my Darkness snifter for effect.

Pours a very pretty, slightly hazed, copper. A stiff pour produced an off-white, one-finger head. Decent retention, and a small amount of lacing.

Citrus hops, some nice barrel, and sweet malt. Nothing complex, pretty straightforward, but nonetheless tasty.

The barrel comes through the front with deep musty wood notes, that quickly blends with strong citrus hops. A touch of caramel malt. Rounded out by a moderate bitterness. Bit of a barrel char aftertaste.

Medium in body, the wood aging adds a bit of weight, solid carbonation helps balance. Coats the mouth well, finishes nice and dry.

Overall this is a tasty, and well made, variation of the standard American IPA. The Kentucky barrels definitely lend their character, but it is by no means overpowering. Almost like taking a good IPA and throwing in a dash of Jim Beam. Nothing Earth shattering here, but definitely worth trying, especially for the modest price (under $6). Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 20:27:04 | More by Humulus85
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light hazy amber with a two finger off white head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma has strong grapefruit, and grapefruit zest, with oak in the background.

The taste has grapefruit, caramel, oak, and pine. There is a decent balance of sweetness and bitterness. The oak kind of muddles the taste for me though, and I'm not sure it works here. It almost makes everything else a little to subtle.

Medium bodied with average carbonation, and smooth. I am glad I gave this beer a try. It is worth trying at least once.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 02:56:37 | More by hardy008
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silentjay

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-14-2012 03:36:41 | More by silentjay
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

06-13-2012 16:25:26 | More by NCbeerpirate
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-13-2012 12:36:01 | More by TonyTalon
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zeff80

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Broadway Brewery, Columbia, MO

A - Poured a somewhat cloudy orange/amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine, vanilla and some caramel. Just a faint hint of oak or wood.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel and toffee with vanilla notes. The piney hop bitterness is very mellow and smooth.

M - It was sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This was interesting. I don't know if I sold on oak aging an IPA, but it was still pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 02:38:33 | More by zeff80
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-10-2012 05:00:28 | More by TubbyDullard
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Rich540

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-02-2012 02:39:42 | More by Rich540
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Florida9

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy orange amber in color. Forms a thin, but fairly stable khaki colored head. Some moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is primarily of oak and wood, with some caramel malts and a hoppy mix of pine and grapefruit.

T: Starts off unmistakably woody before the caramel malt sweetness hits. Oak, toffee, caramel, and the slightest hint of vanilla with some earthy, piney hops. Finishes with a strongly wood-flavored tannic bitterness.

M: Medium in body. Appropriate carbonation. Moderate bitterness. Tannic dryness.

O: A decent beer that might have been a bit better if it were fresher, though I do feel it has held up relatively well (certainly better than the Rye version). Still rather woody with a very strong oak profile.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 02:39:00 | More by Florida9
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-11-2012 13:45:31 | More by Tyrawlings
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jrcmlc

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

01-31-2012 00:14:03 | More by jrcmlc
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish gold pour with 1/2 finger medium cream head. No retention and zero lace.

Strong boubon nose. Fruity, piney, and woody all come togehter here.

Big bourbon flavor as well. Maybe too much so for some, but pretty tasty to me. Lots of hop and alcohol burn in the finish. Very dry finish with a piney hop bite.

Medium body despite the bif flavors.

Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 18:17:57 | More by beer2day
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-20-2012 00:49:03 | More by hilgart1
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-13-2012 15:39:50 | More by mjmadsen21
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-11-2012 23:35:48 | More by gratefulbeerhead
Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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