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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

1,849 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,849
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 47
Gots: 225 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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Ratings: 1,849 | Reviews: 755
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!!

Photo of NinjaJesus
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Very nice IPA. Good lemony hop notes. If you are a fan of the citrus hop IPA this is definitely a good choice

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: The body is a murky caramel color. The head is cream colored and recedes to a very respectable frothy film. Nice bands of lacing cling to the glass.

Aroma: Very spicy and woody.

Taste: Very much like the aroma with a spicy, cedar body. There's some fruit sweetness buried underneath all of the musty wood. A cardboard dryness comes in the bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: This beer is very woody and one-dimensional, but that's not exactly a bad thing.

Photo of Brad007
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Pours a mild copper color with a huge head into my glass.

Spicy, floral nose with an old-school feel. More pine than citrus.

Pine bitterness upfront with a slight hint of citrus. Texture is "chewy" with a doughy finish.

Hop bite fades, soon to be followed by a butter cracker note.

Very drinkable IPA. Not the most IBUs around but a good start for those new to the style.

Photo of griff24
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Lingering taste

Photo of JessEck
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Excellent!

Photo of Samp01
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper hued amber with a large off white head, good head retention and lacing. Aroma is floral citrus hops, some grapefruit notes and caramel malt. Taste same as aroma , has a nice citrus grapefruit hops bitterness and caramel malt sweetness. Palate is a medium body, smooth and good carbonation. Finishes with caramel malt, grapefruit citrus fruity notes, some yeast and a good dose of floral citrus hops. Overall, this was quite good, tasty and nicely balanced.

Photo of scotorum
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I first tried this at the GABF in Boston in the Spring. Very small sample of a couple of ounces, but enough to like it, although not enough to rate or review at that time. Since then New Holland began distribution in Massachusetts, so I bought a single to reconfirm my impressions of it.

Bottled July 23rd 2014. so just about two months old. Bought last week in a mixed six.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's tulip.

a: Clear copper with a finger plus offwhite head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild pine. The floral notes it is supposed to sport may have faded after 2 months.

t: Piney hops forward over a medium caramel malt base. Bitterness lingers briefly.

m; Very smooth medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A nice IPA, a good dinner drink with spicier foods, and also a very good sipper. Competitive with most of the NE field, although at its price point (c.$12/6) it's rather high, even for an out-of-region brew. Some hopheads will prefer lighter malt and citrusier hops and I do as well, but I also enjoy malty/piney and this is such, at least at this stage of its life.

Photo of dredmahawkus
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Really a great beer! I am not 100% sure what the piney lemony to me 90s taste is.....but this beer has it and I really like it!! aftertaste is very smooth and dry as well. I wish I got a little more alcohol for the money! 12$ for a 6! and only 5.25%! but it still tastes great! I would love to try it on tap somewhere! I am on my 2nd 6 pack of this and that is rare for me!

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