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

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474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 9
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.12% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: RedHaze on 12-26-2005

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

My wife bought me a bomber of this. I probably wouldn't have tried it otherwise. I mean, an oak aged IPA? So, okay. I gave it a good pour into a snifter just to give it a good chance. Appearance was nice, amber, clear, good head, moderate lacing. First sniff was full of caramel. So was the second, and I hate caramelly pale ales. Bad sign. But first taste was okay--lots of caramel but it was tempered by oak and hops, even if both were somewhat subdued. Not a lot of complexity, as in NONE, but not bad either. Body is fairly light, except for the heavy caramel that sticks to your tongue, and carbonation leans a little high, which, thank god, cuts the caramel. Overall? Better than I expected. But I won't be seeking it out again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber with a rolling tan head to completion.

Fusion of caramel malts, earthy hops, orange and grapefruit to the nose.

Rich and fruity with a solid floral hop bite that extends to a somewhat spicy end.

Smooth with a woody edginess and faint fusel alcohol.

This is fine dining.

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Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.