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

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

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BA SCORE
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392 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-21-2012 00:41:40 | More by GRG1313
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-20-2012 04:13:19 | More by Zaphog
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danp14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-18-2012 16:03:57 | More by danp14
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beagle75

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, light amber color with a membranous surface residue of white bubbles that gather at the edges. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Hops win over oak in the smell with fresh pine resin outdistancing freshly milled lumber and a suggestion of volatile spirit. Although intense, hop qualities are obviously one-dimensional. A fine thread of enjoined caramel and bread is detected, but otherwise it is very clean.

T: Begins dry, with toasted pale malt and honest green oak. Hop aromatics are predictably thin, showing muted pine and floral qualities. Acidity is moderate into the middle, where more oak--now in the form of vanilla--and lesser peppery spice are present. The finish is very clean with mild bitterness.

M: Thin viscosity, wet and slightly resinous on the palate but little acidity is felt, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This IPA wins for one reason: it successfully cultivates the intended oak qualities as promised. Otherwise, it reveals the mediocrity of the base beer all too clearly. The one other compliment it deserves is that it is remarkably clean overall; nothing--not even hops--are in danger of stepping in front of the featured oak.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 02:08:44 | More by beagle75
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salvy31

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-17-2012 23:34:24 | More by salvy31
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-16-2012 23:44:30 | More by tectactoe
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-12-2012 23:29:29 | More by Supergenious
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pentasyllabic


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-06-2012 17:54:32 | More by pentasyllabic
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MattBreight

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-05-2012 22:37:14 | More by MattBreight
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-05-2012 04:00:37 | More by bmoney
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Bavarian Lodge branded imperial pint glass (amazing tap list, amazing food)

Pours dark gold with orangish-amber hues with a one and half finger bright white head. The aroma of oak and pine with a bit of citrus rises from the glass. Opens with the strong taste of oak and piney citrus rind, slight touch of sweet malt midpalate and closes with a return to oak and citrus rind with a touch of spruce. A solid brew. Nothing that sets it apart from other oak-aged IPA's, but delivers if you're a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 02:27:53 | More by chanokokoro
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emerge077

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft serving in a small 8-10 oz. New Holland glass for Hatter Days.

Dark orangey copper body, compact head of light tan foam. Some rising trails of visible carbonation. A halo of drippy lace forms on the opposite side of the glass. Retention is ok, though the foam eventually breaks apart.

Without knowing the base beer is an IPA, it seemed more like an oaked amber ale, there was little in the aroma to indicate hops, it was malt-forward with a touch of oak. Flavors were similarly malty with a light oak dryness in the background. Hint of light wood, vague citrus peel, and vanilla, but pretty understated. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Overall ok, probably wouldn't order it again. A pretty mild beer, and not much of an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2012 01:21:14 | More by emerge077
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javahead71

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-01-2012 18:35:27 | More by javahead71
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Etan

Wisconsin

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

22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a nice amber with a decent off-white head. Nice lacing.

S: Mild piney hop, caramel malt, mellow spiciness (from the oak?).

T: Pine, slight citrus, bitter leaf, caramel malt, light oak.

M: Medium-bodied, light carbonation.

O: Oak-aging doesn't seem to be doing much here, and the beer seems sort of weak. Fine enough but boring.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 17:20:15 | More by Etan
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matthageman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-30-2012 17:51:46 | More by matthageman
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Ted

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-30-2012 03:26:00 | More by Ted
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srv33

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark golden pour, good lacing. Very oaky smell, besides oak, hops present. Taste much the same, dry oak and dry hops. Fine lacing. Solid, unique IPA.

One thing I really enjoyed about this was how unique the oak flavor was, if this is something you find interesting in a beer, I'd certainly recommend this.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 00:13:42 | More by srv33
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GatorHopper

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-29-2012 13:18:33 | More by GatorHopper
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Mick-e-d


2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

06-24-2012 02:45:20 | More by Mick-e-d
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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
Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.