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

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BA SCORE
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461 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 6
Gots: 35 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Holland is now available in my area for the first time so I tried this beer.

I started out with a Spiegelgau glass, and then I switched to a Pretty Things balloon glass which I often use for Bourbon barrel aged beers.

The beer poured a dark copper color with a one finger head.

The aroma is excellent, toffee oak and fruit. Unusual in an IPA.

The mouth feel was moderately carbonated.

As the beer warms up there was more oak in the taste and some fruit. There is a strong alcoholic finish in this beer despite it's lower ABV. The finish is quite nice and there is a pleasant hoppiness to it which balances with the alcohol finish.

Overall, a very interesting beer. I haven't tasted an IPA with such a strong oak presence.
I would have liked more toffee in the taste. A wider mouth glass is better for appreciating the beer.

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Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.