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

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384 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 384
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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Ratings: 384 | Reviews: 152 | Display Reviews Only:
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-26-2014 16:42:57 | More by Griffith
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-22-2014 01:47:04 | More by DMarlinJ
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dwoolley1

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-02-2014 15:53:07 | More by dwoolley1
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-27-2013 06:21:13 | More by vinny21bal
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sirpennington

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

12-26-2013 14:31:42 | More by sirpennington
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-25-2013 14:52:27 | More by jschott75
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-18-2013 18:17:26 | More by fellowrs
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a thick, fluffy, and rather persistent ivory head. Aroma is quite hoppy and fruity, as much apple and pear as citrus, sweeter than most IPAs I have sampled. Oak and bourbon hints come out in the hoppy, lively flavor, as well as a hint of caramel; fruit notes are not as prominent as in the aroma. Texture is smooth and creamy, yet fairly fizzy, leaving a nice hoppy and woody finish. Get your Hatter on!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 02:34:08 | More by Cyberkedi
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-15-2013 06:55:17 | More by Keith_R
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leprakhan

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-10-2013 08:49:07 | More by leprakhan
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-03-2013 13:35:28 | More by Le_HopHead
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timmy2b

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-30-2013 00:42:08 | More by timmy2b
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jemarent

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-08-2013 17:38:15 | More by jemarent
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Rasmon

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-03-2013 02:18:49 | More by Rasmon
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-31-2013 00:29:49 | More by BKBassist
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-30-2013 10:37:18 | More by dalepryor
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eaker

North Carolina

3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Deep amber, cloudy, small amount of lacing.

S: Sweet with nice hints of oak.

T: Very upfront oak flavor that moves into a citrusy finish. Seems a little unbalanced between the oak and the hops…it just does not come together very well.

M: Loose, moderate carbonation that keeps the hops around in between drinks.

O: The oak aged barrel gives the Hatter a bit of a different experience especially given the IPA and Imperial Hatter profiles. It dulls down the bitterness and maintains a sweeter backend.

I was hoping that the oak would override the sweeter flavors with a deep resin profile, but to my surprise it did the opposite and muted the bittering of the hops and pushed a caramel flavor to the front. While I enjoyed the beer, I had a hard time reconciling the effect.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 00:31:06 | More by eaker
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optimator705

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-28-2013 14:22:03 | More by optimator705
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-27-2013 03:44:18 | More by BEERschlitz
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ImusBeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-21-2013 18:40:03 | More by ImusBeer
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Jade

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-17-2013 20:58:59 | More by Jade
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Stugotzo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-17-2013 18:42:20 | More by Stugotzo
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured chilled in ale glasses at White house.

A: very clear amber; big head (foamy); good carbonation; amazing lacing
S: nice burst of hops up front, then turns to yeast/malt, a lighter level than how it started; soap also comes through
T: oak foremost; thin flavor; tastes like an artificial adjunct to an IPA, not well integrated to the wort

OK, but its positives are offset by the disconnect between the oak and the IPA

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 20:50:27 | More by Arithmeticus
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-15-2013 20:39:52 | More by georgiaboy8686
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-14-2013 13:18:39 | More by atone315
Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.