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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,512 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,512
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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MtnBikingandBeer

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

App. - Poured into standard pint glass. Burnt orange, faint cloudy appearance, decent head that lasted fairly well and laced quiet nicely.

Smell - Strong citrusy/piney hop notes.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Citrus hops hit first followed by brief malt breakthroughs, a nice balance imo for an American IPA. Finishes with lingering hop presence, not very dry until several sips later.

Overall - I love pairing this with some spicy Thai or Mexican. I've had this beer countless times over the years and it seems to go through cycles of good and average. My latest bottle was very good, the best I've had in a while. I've also had a cask version at the brewpub that was outstanding. Somewhat of a sentimental beer as it was one of the first to introduce me to the craft beer scene.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2006 19:47:33 | More by MtnBikingandBeer
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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.

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New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.