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

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of sidetracked
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, orange-ish amber with a thin deep cream head that doesn't last long.

Smell is mostly wood--kind of damp and dank. Some caramel sweetness. Faint aroma of pine and floral hops.

Slightly sweet caramel, pine, and floral hops upfront. Flavors follow through to the finish where some wood and toffee are added. Finish is kind of earthy with damp wood. At times a little alcohol is present at the finish as it warms.

Medium body with medium carbonation and a clean finish.

Pretty good--reminds me of Hopivore a bit. Seems very different than regular Mad Hatter. Decent hop presence in the taste, but still more sweet than bitter. Wood flavor is kind of nice, but sometimes comes across as damp, rotting wood.


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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a slightly hazy amber-orange tone with a thin, wet beige head. A creamy veil of lacing coated the glass.

Aroma of caramel malts, pineapple, grapefruit, biscuit and a whiff of oak.

The taste was oak and caramel malts upfront followed by a grapefruit bite and biscuit and vanilla to the finish.

Medium bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.

An interesting and tasty take on Mad Hatter from New Holland.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage
Poured from 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

Aroma: Apricot, lemon, grass, graham cracker, and (inhales, exhales) vanilla.

Appearance: A hard pour creates a one finger, persistent off-white head. Body of the beer is hazy orange-amber. Leaves less lacing expected for an IPA.

Flavor: Wow!!! Very nice oak right up front, vanilla, piney hop, a light honey sweetness, and a relatively subdued bitterness lingers through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, and medium full body. Less-drying/tannic than I'd expect for an IPA.

Overall: A very interesting and enjoyable take on the IPA. The vanilla/oak flavor shows up front-and-center, but I also love how it complements the hop flavor that one would expect in an IPA. This is certainly one that I'd buy again, and I suggest you give it a try as well!

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color. Clarity is a bit hazy.
Has a smallish head leaving some spotty lacing.
A caramel malt nose with hints of hops and church pews.
Taste is sharp and sour or tart to start with. Its around mid point that the whiskey barrels come into play totally overwelming everything else. Tasting very much like a shot of bourbon.
Not half bad.

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3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Champagne Cellars. Initially a very sour and then the woodiness takes over. Very Good drinkability, the barreling was effective. Lacey on a lighter yellow body. Hoppiness was well integrated and about right. A wood, whiskey and hop aroma.

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3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served chilled in a traditional pint glass.

Poured a medium/dark amber that is very translucent with a small ivory colored head that fleeted quite quickly. First aromas are very woodsy with smells of a freshly opened whiskey bottle. I assume the Kentucky barrels this beer was aged in were used for such in their previous lifetime. In addition, there are hints of pine and malt. The mouthfeel is not very robust and the tastes fade quick ending with just a slight bitterness and the alpha-taste of oak totally non-existent. Overall, a decent beer. I reviewed New Holland's Farmhouse IPA yesterday and found it to be astounding! This beer did not have the hoppiness I look for in an IPA. Nonetheless, it is one of a very unique taste and is worth trying.

Found at Cardinal Liqs, Niles IL

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3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 22 fl oz bottle in to a tulip glass

A: SRM is light amber hue with orange tinge. .5 in tan head dissipates to cling the rim. Medium carbonation.

S: Hoppy and fruity notes along with smooth oak notes and caramel.

T: Hops are initially matched by oak and carmel notes, but hop presence manifests on the back and middle of the palate and again upon ingestion. Aftertaste is slight wood char and robust hoppiness.

M: Oak adds a creamy texture. Hops give a balanced flavor. Dry aftertaste leaves oak and carmel tones, giving a complex mf. Dry finish

O: Excellent beer for barrel aged fans; wish I had more of this. Very rounded and complimentary flavors. Highly successful version of the Mad Hatter. Probably the best beer I have had from this brewery (this is a compliment).

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