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

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New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale AleNew Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,519 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,519
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 37
Gots: 78 | 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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WraythOsu

Ohio

1/5  rDev -73.8%

06-07-2014 04:04:03 | More by WraythOsu
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shuggy

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.8%

11-21-2011 22:57:24 | More by shuggy
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jbierling

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

10-03-2013 23:36:09 | More by jbierling
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zebulon

Illinois

1.88/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle no expiration date.

Very disappointing considering expectations after reading other reviews. This is basically bitter seltzer water. Good amber brown color and firm two inch foam. The looks are the best part.

No aroma. Initially a very slight sour lager like feel quickly turning bitter. No variation in the bitter, a tiny bit of grapefruit but really nothing of interest only bitter (I say that as one who looks for XIPAs every chance I get). Lots of light bubbles like drinking seltzer. No balancing malt or other flavor for the bitterness. Very light mouth feel like water.

All in all disappointing. Makes me wish there was an expiration date on the bottles then I could blame things on the age.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 02:21:54 | More by zebulon
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -47.5%

10-12-2013 09:52:07 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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shade13


2/5  rDev -47.5%

07-25-2012 20:38:11 | More by shade13
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StoneBlueTree

Ohio

2.15/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Unimpressive. Average bitter hop taste. No fruit or floral notes to be had. If you are looking for more than your average IPA, this is not the beer for you. Light body. Copper color. Dry finish. This is the first beer from this brewery that I'm not totally impressed with. Can't like them all I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 01:52:46 | More by StoneBlueTree
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thefluker

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

06-12-2014 01:07:08 | More by thefluker
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blackearth

Minnesota

2.33/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Purchased from 3 Corners Liquor in Medford, MN. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber body with a thin white head that caps. Aroma is dominated by citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavor is nothing but green apple sourness. This might just be one bad bottle out of many, but consistency counts in my book.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 19:59:21 | More by blackearth
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benmiliron

Ohio

2.38/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Paid $8.99 for a 6 pack.

This is the super-hoppy IPA that so many people complain about. Enormous alpha content, highly acidic and tongue burning. I was very dissappointed in this brew. As the IPA saga rolls on, my palate leans more and more towards a good malt balance with the mind-numbing hops. See Avery's IPA for a classic example. I can detect little malt in this brew however. The mouthfeel is "stinging".

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2004 19:56:29 | More by benmiliron
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Buggabeer

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A It's a nice looking beer in the glass. It is a rudy amber color and poured to a 2 finger head which lowly dissapeared. Really nice lacing aroung the glass. Good Appearance : )

S Average smell for an IPA. I would like to have more hop floral aroma. I get a mild hop floral with bread and a slight spice. Nothing impressive here.

T There is a very sharp metallic hop taste that takes any enjoyment from this beer. Like a friend of mine said best it taste like your sucking on the bottle cap. Not enjoyable at all. : (

M Nothing bad or good to say a very average feel it has a nice carbination to the beer. The feel of the beer has nothing to do with why I wouldn't want another.

D With so many options out there for an IPA why waste your time here??? Spend a little more and get some Bell's two hearted or a Dogfish 60 or heck anything but this very dissapointed

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 22:41:06 | More by Buggabeer
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LanceW

Michigan

2.42/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Dark and hazy in the pint glass. Pour with a nice head to start. Carbonation ended pretty quick

Smell: Smell was ok. I was expecting more hops

Taste: unfortunately I was really disappointed. I will not order this on cask again.

Mouth fell: OK. I wish it had more body or a crisper IPA finish

Drinkability: Not for me.

Serving type: cask

12-21-2010 02:13:51 | More by LanceW
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MIBeerRanger4

Michigan

2.48/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had not had this IPA in a while and wanted to give another try. Picked up a bottle with some friends in G.R. , MI.
A = This about the best thing I thought the beer had going for it.. unfortunately. Looked nice pouring, good clear golden color with a pretty thin white head. Did not lac the glass well at all.
S = All bitterness. No citrus, floral notes.
T = Metalic and bitter. Some floral flavorings came through.
M = Thin. Left a bit early after the beer was swallowed.
O = For the host of great MI IPA'S out there this one did nothing to make me want to buy it again. I was not impressed (have liked NH brews typically) and though I'll check out some other NH brews this one won't be one of them.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 20:48:30 | More by MIBeerRanger4
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

04-03-2012 02:08:30 | More by Mudawg
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

07-28-2013 23:36:18 | More by mwbrady12
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taylocd

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

08-28-2012 03:04:46 | More by taylocd
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MacStinson

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

01-12-2012 04:49:57 | More by MacStinson
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Optifron

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

08-16-2012 23:44:19 | More by Optifron
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Rons35

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

01-05-2014 01:52:49 | More by Rons35
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

12-24-2011 08:09:50 | More by jophish17
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bunnyVonW


2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

05-24-2012 20:18:20 | More by bunnyVonW
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darkmoon66

California

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

12-28-2011 02:20:33 | More by darkmoon66
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surcorx

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance
This pours a deep amber. Rapidly dissipating surface foam. Low carbonation with fine bubble. Mild lacing present.

Aroma
Mostly hops with a touch of pine and florals.

Taste
Lacks depth and complexity. Semi-dry. Strong suit - assertive hops, but not excessive by any means. Almost no discernible malt.

Mouthfeel
Smooth, clean with a slight oily finish.

Drinkability
A mildly refreshing IPA that drinks easily, but lacks character.

My review appears to be lower than most here. Though the bottle states it is fresh I suspect perhaps this has gone a little south.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2007 04:51:05 | More by surcorx
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.58/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger off-white head that fades to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy piney nose. Starts almost sweet but like any IPA the hops come rolling in making a hoppy finish with a lingering bitter after taste. $1.79 for a 12oz bottle from Chalet Party Goshen, In.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2006 23:32:45 | More by jdhilt
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Mauerhan

California

2.63/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle opens with a hiss pours a hazy golden amber. A slim layer of white head is there for a minute a touch of splotchy lacing.

smell is slightly malty with a moderate hop presence. not much to the smell a bit on the thin side.

taste is spot on with the smell. I get a slight citrusy bitterness before the malts come in but other than that im not getting much off of this. frankly I am underwhelmed.

At this point ive pushed myself through half the glass each sip is kinda rough to get through. a bitterness lingers on the palate and not in the way that is desirable.

overall good attempt but there are so many other options out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 07:29:35 | More by Mauerhan
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New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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