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

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New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale AleNew Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,871 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,871
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 48
Gots: 236 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-02-2002

"Reimagined" for 2015. ABV increased to 7.0%. IBU's at 55. Also a slightly different hop profile, Citra, Michigan grown Cascade, and Centennial hops.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,871 | Reviews: 764
Photo of timontheroad
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Semi-hazy, dark golden/copper color. Kicked up a nice billowy three finger head. Aroma was light and flowery with just a touch of sweet honey notes. The flavor had some nice mango and tart lemon notes, followed by a honey sweetness. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, wiht nice carbonation. Overall, this was a pretty pleasant beer, not bad at all, would buy this one again.

Photo of hopsputin
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: a bright hazy burnt orange color, with some deeper amber color towards the middle. 2 finger solid off white head

s: juicy pineapple, mango, and passionfruit. sweet toffee. a slight grainy/oaty hint. slighty dry crackery aroma

t: right away the flavor seems dominated by a sweet maltiness and ripened mango. there is a dank herbal flavor in here as well that is like a sweet tea leaf flavor. there is a hint of lemongrass, and some pine bitterness. finishes with some mango

m: medium, almost sticky mouthfeel. lower carbonation

o: not sure the age of this bottle, but it seems dominated by the malts. its not bad, but i would like to see some more of the juice from the tropical fruits. enjoyable though, and i'd drink again

Photo of Northtexan
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice, reliable IPA at a good price. I'd buy this again.

Photo of gonzo000
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good solid beer. Not a lot of hoppy IPA quality, but good. Dry hopped, honey taste to the beer. Darker and heavier than most IPA's

Photo of EmGM
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: hazy amber
Smell: hoppy, a bit sweet, a tad malty, a little caramel scent
Taste: piney (?), hoppy, deepish malt, a tad fruity- more tropical fruits
Aftertaste: hops and malts stay with you a bit. a little citrus almost
Overall: it's okay, again not a hops person but pretty good in general

Photo of MattMorin
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a huge fan of this one

Photo of solomon1122
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

IF someone who wants to like hoppy, take this beer.
it is hoppy and bitter. Overall pretty good.

Photo of drpimento
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad for a session IPA. Great appearance with a large fluffy frothy long lasting head, and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy honey amber. Aroma is hops, pine resin, caramel. Flavor's like nose, Bittersweet up front with a bit of carbonic tang, some off flavors in the finish. Body is a tad thin and carbonation a bit light. I recall having this before and it being better.

Photo of 303beer
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nice white dense head. Nice copper color to it. Has some lacing to it. The smell is of earthy hops. Let's drink it. Again earthy hops. Very drinkable. Nice. Not a big fan of ipa but I have lot of respect for what this brewery does so I bought it. Happy I did and so are the people I'm drinking with.

Photo of Oap--1127
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thought it was well balanced. Hops show but not too bitter. Worth a try. Would buy again.

Photo of Brewndruid
2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap, man had her.
Perhaps my rating of this beer is not fair, as I have made it clear before I am not a hophead, I enjoy well hop beer, but I do not drink beer for the sake of having the bitters. I can possibly stand. And like some of the Breckenridge beers this beer falls distinctly into that category it is over hop harsh and rough

Photo of mchegash
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 4.25/5
Pours a beautiful deep orange. About 1/2 finger of head. Fairly clear. CAn see an average amount of carbonation rising at average rate. If you look close, you can see the whole beverage is filled with extremely small particles (like how when bright light shines through a window, you can see all the dust floating around in the air).

Smell - 3.5/5
Slightly floral pine hops, with a bit of citrus. Maybe a hint of malt smell, hard to tell. Smell is not super strong

Taste - 3.75/5
Dominant flavor is the floral pine hops, maybe slightly resinous as well, some hints of dark malt flavor. Slight citrus notes. Overall the beer is slighty sweet. The IPA seems fairly well balanced, and the pine hops are not overpowering. But the flavor is nothing special.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium bodied, quite smooth, perhaps a little creamy. There is a medium level of carbonation.

Overall - 3.5/5
This beer was not a bad IPA, in fact it was fairly enjoyable. But it's nothing special.

Photo of Norvelljeff
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I am not an IPA man by any means but this is very, very good. Would have another.

Photo of ta_hagen
4.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid IPA... Will grab again.

Photo of boblee
1.52/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

don't care for the hops in this one.

Photo of JOrtiz
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too malty for my taste

Photo of pb9613
4.73/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA that is lower ABV than most. Great balance with an awesome aroma.

Photo of Svendozen
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's pretty tasty. Probably nothing I would actively look for again, but if I saw it on tap amongst the usual crap, I would get it again.

Photo of t2thebro
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- straw copper color, loose foamy head.

S- dank apricot, sweet tobacco,lemon grass.

T- herbal grapefruit, some dark fruit dank. A light to moderate bitterness. My guess low 60ish ibu. Dry on the back end with floods of crystal malt and dank fruit lingering. a bit of cheap pale malt alchohol in the aftertaste.

M- medium body. Average carbonation.

O- the beer lives up to the description. Loads of hop flavor backed up by some crystal malt to balance. Exelent example of an American dry hopped ipa. Enjoy!

Photo of khargro2
2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Purchased at Liquor Barn in Hamburg area of Lexington.

L: Hazy orange color, thin layer of lacy head
S: Very floral, grapefruit smell, earthy
T: Matched the nose, but it was a little dry. Grapefruit was prominent with a rough malty finish.
F: Lacy finish, very malty.

A little concerned about the freshness...hard to make out, but I believe the bottle code is I173. Either way, it was not the most pleasant IPA I've had recently.

Photo of scantonio
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good amount of malt flavor.

Photo of beddie23
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unique taste for an apa. Bought a sixer after weeks of eying this on the shelf. Good bitterness with nice balance, can't pinpoint the exact taste that gives it the unique quality I mentioned but its there. I would buy again

Photo of Taybeh
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle into a stange
a: earthy sienna with a 1 inch foamy cap
s: citrus, leafy and earthy notes,
t: caramel and toasty malts provide some solid balance (for an IPA) with the earthy green tea-like hops, with some additional hints of grapefruit peel and mild spiciness.
m: a little on the thin and watery side, moderate carbonation, fairly smooth and mildly bitter...finished moderately dry.

overall: nice and a little unique. Nothing to go out of the way to find, but I'd be happy to drink again.

Photo of utopiajane
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange and very amber with a fat tan head of foam. Good clarity and those bubbles are loathe to fall. They spot the glass as you drink. Nose is a nice bit of malty brown sugar and tangy citrus. Grapefruit. A slight bit of dankness but not overpowering. Sweet grass. Taste is delicate. It has a good crisp bit of malt and all that lovely citrus. Little bit of light fresh orange and some earthy grapefruit. Drinks light and very easily with only a measure of bitter and a taste of twiggy pine to take this one to the finish.

Photo of mnrider
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Brown Bottle into Tulip Glass

A: Pours dark amber with one finger of off white foam. retention is good and lacing is nice and sticky. Looks very promising.

S: Sweet. Citrus. Malt. Grains. Orange and grapefruit. Pungent and dank.

T/M: Smooth. Medium bodied. Hops are crisp but not bitter enough. Grains balance the beer and are toasted. Malts are sweet, but kind of come on too strong. Hops are floral with some grapefruit. Aftertaste is bitter.

O: Well balanced. Hops are flavorful, but could be a little more strong. Has an interesting taste. Nothing really stands out for me, yet it's still a solid beer.

Cheers!!

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New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,871 ratings.