New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale - New Holland Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep amber colored beer with a one finger white head. The head fades in about 1-2 min. leaving a decent amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of malt and hop. The malty nature of the aroma is heaviest of a bready smell while the hop aroma is of a grapefruit and earthy smell mixed with a bit of a herbal smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a very lightly caramel sweetened bready taste with a lighter citrus hop flavor. As the taste advances the sweetness fades with the citrus hop growing stronger. More towards the end of the taste, with the sweeter flavors largely gone by now, a good dose of herbal and earthy hops come to the tongue. In the end a bitter earthy/herbal biscuit flavor are left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is just above average in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that was just shy of average. The slightly thicker body and the lower carbonation were nice for accentuating the hoppier and breadier flavors of the brew.
Overall –The lower abv and more mild hop flavors were nice for making it more session style and the beer has a pretty nice hop flavor that comes to the tongue at the end. While these things were nice, the flavor transitions and balance were not the greatest. Overall it was a decent IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
11-09-2012 00:44:00 | More by Darkmagus82
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New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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