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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,511 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,511
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 37
Gots: 74 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-02-2002)
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-20-2014 16:23:26 | More by Howlader
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-20-2014 00:37:40 | More by JTomczak
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DeanWormer

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm an Imperial IPA / higher end ABV-IBU IPA guy, but what I really crave is the perfectly balanced hop-malt blend. I want to smell and taste the malt as well as the hops. I've never found a "Session IPA" that I could tolerate and Mad Hatter isn't billed as a session, but at 5.25% ABV I can have two in place of a 10% IIPA and really enjoy the taste and aroma.

For the lower ABV and 55 IBUs, it delivers an excellent taste and remarkable complexity. The malt is right there in the aroma and in the first impression and then the hop bitterness asserts itself. None of the grassy, pungent Simcoe hop presence that I detest, but lots of the malt, caramel, pine, and breadiness that I love. If I'm going to have one or two ales I'll opt for Great Divide Hercules, but if I wanted to sit down and have several of something, this would be an excellent choice.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 19:17:53 | More by DeanWormer
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Mikedhoppy


4/5  rDev +5%

07-19-2014 18:41:18 | More by Mikedhoppy
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larybrew

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2014 17:46:21 | More by larybrew
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-19-2014 15:44:14 | More by rudabegga9
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, gold in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: pine and toasted malt

Taste: pine, caramel, earthy hops, and toasted malt

Mouthfeel:sweet and bitter mix well, medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation

Overall: A nice and earthy dry hopped IPA. Hits the right amount of bitterness and sweetness. I could see myself having a couple of these on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 13:54:10 | More by tigg924
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

07-19-2014 06:02:38 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2014 00:32:51 | More by Dhamma73
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coopdog

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-18-2014 21:33:18 | More by coopdog
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Desimoaj


4/5  rDev +5%

07-17-2014 16:41:28 | More by Desimoaj
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is an example of a beer I bought due to the label - I was always a big fan of Alice in Wonderland (Disney version). Great label all around.

This beer has a nice copper color, a bit of head that leaves a nice ring of lace. It's medium-bodied and quite drinkable - it's not a hop bomb by any means but very well balanced. There is a solid malt presence here, nicely balanced by an earthy hop flavor. There is some bitterness on the back end but nothing too overpowering.

All the craze these days are "West Coast IPAs" - this is definitely in the East Coast/British category, but I'm equally a fan of this style. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 15:09:00 | More by Celtics76
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-16-2014 19:51:29 | More by atlbravsrno1
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rheimbro

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

07-16-2014 01:28:36 | More by rheimbro
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-14-2014 21:15:21 | More by _morandi_
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Thailer

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-14-2014 20:30:31 | More by Thailer
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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-13-2014 21:22:04 | More by WesM63
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Adler2014

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-13-2014 16:04:12 | More by Adler2014
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Jyoungquist

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-13-2014 04:03:56 | More by Jyoungquist
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Disease

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-13-2014 02:29:33 | More by Disease
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-12-2014 21:33:14 | More by TooGood
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-12-2014 19:40:48 | More by PickwickHopz
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nate-henry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-12-2014 05:37:18 | More by nate-henry
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WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-12-2014 01:25:19 | More by WeymouthMike
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Citrus, grassy, floral, herbal, and resiny pine hops followed by pale, toasted, and bready malts.

Taste: Same as above with nice mild bitterness. TTaste great and liking the low ABV. More towards the English than American, but very balanced and hoppy at the same time with more effort on the bitter side.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied, crisp, refreshing, and medium bodied.

Overall: I like this IPA a lot due to its hop characteristics and low ABV. Will be enjoying more of these now that they are readily available here in Massachusetts.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2014 06:09:06 | More by Flounder57
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New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,511 ratings.