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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
85
very good

1,803 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,803
Reviews: 747
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 45
Gots: 187 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-02-2002

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled 12/8/2011. Pours hazy orange amber color with a fairly dense 1-2 finger off white head with good retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice lacing down the glass as you drink; with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big pine, grapefruit, orange, herbal spiciness, caramel, floral, and light biscuit. Some decent aromas, but they are on the mild side for an IPA. Taste of big pine, grapfruit, floral, caramel, biscuit, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish with lingering notes of citrus, biscuit, floral, and herbal on the finish for a while. Some decent flavor balance, but it is a bit too bready and grassy for my liking. A touch over the top on bitterness vs malt balance. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and pretty crisp mouthfeel. Smooth to drink, with no alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a decent IPA. Perhaps it is better fresher than it was, even though this bottle was only 3 months old.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.02/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not a bad or great beer, but simply a middle of the road beer. There is a very citrus and floral hop aroma and the first sip is heavy on the hops, but gradually becomes a mildly bitter malt taste.

This is a pretty standard IPA, except that the malt has almost more of a presence than the hops do. Either way, not something I would probably try again.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a deep amber with good head and lacing. Aroma is subdued bitter and grassy hops. Taste is pretty blah - some citrus and piney notes with bready malt - maybe tending more towards an English style IPA. Lazy mouthfeel with wet finish. This seems more like a straight pale ale than an IPA. It's sessionable and solid but certainly not outstanding. Reminds me of some other Midwestern larger craft breweries such as Summit and Boulevard.

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3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kyle came by for some homebrew tasting. He brings this. good man!

Pours amber with a very slow stream of bubbles. No head. hm odd.

Honey malt fills the nose. Hints of earthy and pine hops.

Initially, the taste is very metallic, and it feels like a British PA. soapy honey malt. Almost very balanced, and the hops have faded. Im thinking an old bottle.

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New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,803 ratings.