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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,495 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,495
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 33
Gots: 70 | 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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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a standard shaker pint glass. Never had anything by New Holland before, but have had good experiences with a lot of Michigan IPA's, so interested to see how this goes. No freshness information provided on the bottle, so I am forced to assume that this is "fresh" and will review it as such. I really wish more breweries would provide this information on the label...

A: A huge thick lively white head sits on top of a hazy-golden-orange beer. I think I may have given this guy too-vigorous of a pour.

S: I pick up a moderate amount of lemon and some earthy tones in the nose. The aroma is present but not potent. Somewhat underwhelming.

T: The taste is kind of *muddled* here, this beer can't seem to decide if it wants to be an east coast IPA, or a west-coast hop bomb with that dry grapefruit/lemon/citrus flavor. The end result is that it's neither. My preference, personally, is towards the West Coast style, and this has a distinct lemon presence, but there's very little other grapefruit/citrus presence here. The finish isn't unpleasant, but it's not that punchy dry hop finish that I like in my IPA's. Caramel malts are visible in the middle and end of the taste, but lack that cotton-candy sweetness found in East Coasters.

I fear that this bottle may not be fresh... but again, with no freshness date, I'm left with no option but to assume that it is.

M: Carbonation is lively, but this beer doesn't finish nearly as *dry* as I like my IPA to finish.

D: Below average. For free? I'd have one or two of these again without much complaint. But if I'm paying? I don't feel much of any need to revisit this again on my own dime.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 22:11:08 | More by psuKinger
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New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,495 ratings.