New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by UncleFlip:
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Review CD: 'Instruments of Terror' by Laika & The Cosmonauts
Review glass: New Glarus Brewing Co. pint glass
Had this handed off to me at a big UU convention up in VA in July. Just getting to the review now.
First thing I noticed was the foam pouring out of the bottle soon as I opened it. This could get interesting.
Letting it sit for a few minutes before pouring was a good thing. Foam was still at the mouth of the bottle, but in the glass, the head did not shoot up out of control. Head is fluffy, just off-white, with a hearty honey coloured liquid under, just a touch hazy.
Smell is thick malt, with stale hops over the top. A little ashy quality here, too.
Flavour is thick, round malt, with just hint of fruity hops up top. I tend to like IPAs a bit sharper and hoppier- but then, I guess I'm getting a greater fondness for the PacNW styles. (On second taste, there sort of a Cracker-Jack peanutty-caramel hint here. It's not unpleasant.)
Carbonation is just ever so slightly higher than I like. It's not enough to drive me away, though. Liquid is hearty enough to please.
Not the most drinakable in my book. Just zigs when it should zag. Your mileage may vary.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2006 04:47:56 | More by UncleFlip
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Has a nice copper color with a white head. Smells hoppy. I don’t get citrus so much as something else, perhaps a floral aroma. Flavor is a nice amount of dry hops. The beer has a nice medium body feel and goes down smooth. This is a solid IPA that I could drink all day long.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 19:53:31 | More by brutusmuktuk
New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,341 ratings.