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

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780
Ratings:
2,066
Avg:
3.82
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20.16%
 
 
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New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale AleNew Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Reimagined" for 2015. ABV increased to 7.0%. IBU's at 55. Also a slightly different hop profile, Citra, Michigan grown Cascade, and Centennial hops.

Added by Todd on 03-02-2002

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Reviews: 780 | Ratings: 2,066
Photo of SpiritusFrumenti
2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Generally a fan of New Holland's creativity, but this bottle disappointed. A bright copper hue has an unmemorable smell. The taste crests of hops that quickly transitions into a stark caramel followed by...noting at all. Mouth is left feeling refreshed. I know others may more prefer this, but I'll be buying more dynamic IPAs in the future.

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Photo of Matty412
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Quite refreshing! Smooth! Nice floral aromatics, not overly bitter. Well balanced with a clean extremely smooth finish! I'll definitely buy this again!

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber color with off-white head. Floral notes and some citrusy pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes smooth for an IPA.

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Photo of Trooper92292
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like this beer. Very different for an IPA, this is due to it being from the North (Michigan) and this style of IPA is more balanced than hoppy. It's a fun beer. It would be great to try this with IPAs from each part of the country to taste the varies in IPAs.

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Photo of hardysf
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Holy hop aroma. Intense hop aroma as soon as popping the top. Poured into glass and the hop aroma kept building. Some citrus and some pine.

A bit hazy in appearance. Taste was sweet, almost with some honey and some biscuit. Citrus and pine hop flavors to counter. Pretty well balanced. But maybe a little sweet after taste.

A huge upgrade over mad hatter 1.0!

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Photo of timontheroad
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Semi-hazy, dark golden/copper color. Kicked up a nice billowy three finger head. Aroma was light and flowery with just a touch of sweet honey notes. The flavor had some nice mango and tart lemon notes, followed by a honey sweetness. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, wiht nice carbonation. Overall, this was a pretty pleasant beer, not bad at all, would buy this one again.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: a bright hazy burnt orange color, with some deeper amber color towards the middle. 2 finger solid off white head

s: juicy pineapple, mango, and passionfruit. sweet toffee. a slight grainy/oaty hint. slighty dry crackery aroma

t: right away the flavor seems dominated by a sweet maltiness and ripened mango. there is a dank herbal flavor in here as well that is like a sweet tea leaf flavor. there is a hint of lemongrass, and some pine bitterness. finishes with some mango

m: medium, almost sticky mouthfeel. lower carbonation

o: not sure the age of this bottle, but it seems dominated by the malts. its not bad, but i would like to see some more of the juice from the tropical fruits. enjoyable though, and i'd drink again

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Photo of gonzo000
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good beer. Not a lot of hoppy IPA quality, but good. Dry hopped, honey taste to the beer. Darker and heavier than most IPA's. This was not my favorite, a bit thick.

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Photo of EmGM
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: hazy amber
Smell: hoppy, a bit sweet, a tad malty, a little caramel scent
Taste: piney (?), hoppy, deepish malt, a tad fruity- more tropical fruits
Aftertaste: hops and malts stay with you a bit. a little citrus almost
Overall: it's okay, again not a hops person but pretty good in general

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Photo of drpimento
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad for a session IPA. Great appearance with a large fluffy frothy long lasting head, and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy honey amber. Aroma is hops, pine resin, caramel. Flavor's like nose, Bittersweet up front with a bit of carbonic tang, some off flavors in the finish. Body is a tad thin and carbonation a bit light. I recall having this before and it being better.

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Photo of 303beer
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nice white dense head. Nice copper color to it. Has some lacing to it. The smell is of earthy hops. Let's drink it. Again earthy hops. Very drinkable. Nice. Not a big fan of ipa but I have lot of respect for what this brewery does so I bought it. Happy I did and so are the people I'm drinking with.

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Photo of Brewndruid
2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap, man had her.
Perhaps my rating of this beer is not fair, as I have made it clear before I am not a hophead, I enjoy well hop beer, but I do not drink beer for the sake of having the bitters. I can possibly stand. And like some of the Breckenridge beers this beer falls distinctly into that category it is over hop harsh and rough

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Photo of mchegash
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4/5
Pours a medium dark golden orange, with many fingers of light beige head. An average amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer. Small particulates can be seen throughout the beer, making it quite hazy.

Smell - 3.5/5
Citrus, grassy hops, some dank mustiness as well. Slight floral notes.

Taste - 3.75/5
Light ever-so-slightly-Belgian-like malts, some breadiness, very subdued hops profile consisting of citrus and floral elements. Not much of the dank mustiness in the taste. Overall this is actually quite delicious.

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Crisp at the start of the sip, gets creamier over the course of the sip, leading to a very smooth, slightly creamy trip down the throat. Slightly more full than medium bodied. Slightly syrupy, slightly less than medium carbonation.

Overall - 3.75/5
This is a decent IPA. Slightly better than average.

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Photo of t2thebro
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- straw copper color, loose foamy head.

S- dank apricot, sweet tobacco,lemon grass.

T- herbal grapefruit, some dark fruit dank. A light to moderate bitterness. My guess low 60ish ibu. Dry on the back end with floods of crystal malt and dank fruit lingering. a bit of cheap pale malt alchohol in the aftertaste.

M- medium body. Average carbonation.

O- the beer lives up to the description. Loads of hop flavor backed up by some crystal malt to balance. Exelent example of an American dry hopped ipa. Enjoy!

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Photo of khargro2
2.83/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Purchased at Liquor Barn in Hamburg area of Lexington.

L: Hazy orange color, thin layer of lacy head
S: Very floral, grapefruit smell, earthy
T: Matched the nose, but it was a little dry. Grapefruit was prominent with a rough malty finish.
F: Lacy finish, very malty.

A little concerned about the freshness...hard to make out, but I believe the bottle code is I173. Either way, it was not the most pleasant IPA I've had recently.

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Photo of beddie23
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unique taste for an apa. Bought a sixer after weeks of eying this on the shelf. Good bitterness with nice balance, can't pinpoint the exact taste that gives it the unique quality I mentioned but its there. I would buy again

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Photo of Taybeh
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle into a stange
a: earthy sienna with a 1 inch foamy cap
s: citrus, leafy and earthy notes,
t: caramel and toasty malts provide some solid balance (for an IPA) with the earthy green tea-like hops, with some additional hints of grapefruit peel and mild spiciness.
m: a little on the thin and watery side, moderate carbonation, fairly smooth and mildly bitter...finished moderately dry.

overall: nice and a little unique. Nothing to go out of the way to find, but I'd be happy to drink again.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange and very amber with a fat tan head of foam. Good clarity and those bubbles are loathe to fall. They spot the glass as you drink. Nose is a nice bit of malty brown sugar and tangy citrus. Grapefruit. A slight bit of dankness but not overpowering. Sweet grass. Taste is delicate. It has a good crisp bit of malt and all that lovely citrus. Little bit of light fresh orange and some earthy grapefruit. Drinks light and very easily with only a measure of bitter and a taste of twiggy pine to take this one to the finish.

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Photo of mnrider
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Brown Bottle into Tulip Glass

A: Pours dark amber with one finger of off white foam. retention is good and lacing is nice and sticky. Looks very promising.

S: Sweet. Citrus. Malt. Grains. Orange and grapefruit. Pungent and dank.

T/M: Smooth. Medium bodied. Hops are crisp but not bitter enough. Grains balance the beer and are toasted. Malts are sweet, but kind of come on too strong. Hops are floral with some grapefruit. Aftertaste is bitter.

O: Well balanced. Hops are flavorful, but could be a little more strong. Has an interesting taste. Nothing really stands out for me, yet it's still a solid beer.

Cheers!!

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: The body is a murky caramel color. The head is cream colored and recedes to a very respectable frothy film. Nice bands of lacing cling to the glass.

Aroma: Very spicy and woody.

Taste: Very much like the aroma with a spicy, cedar body. There's some fruit sweetness buried underneath all of the musty wood. A cardboard dryness comes in the bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: This beer is very woody and one-dimensional, but that's not exactly a bad thing.

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Photo of Brad007
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Pours a mild copper color with a huge head into my glass.

Spicy, floral nose with an old-school feel. More pine than citrus.

Pine bitterness upfront with a slight hint of citrus. Texture is "chewy" with a doughy finish.

Hop bite fades, soon to be followed by a butter cracker note.

Very drinkable IPA. Not the most IBUs around but a good start for those new to the style.

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Photo of Samp01
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper hued amber with a large off white head, good head retention and lacing. Aroma is floral citrus hops, some grapefruit notes and caramel malt. Taste same as aroma , has a nice citrus grapefruit hops bitterness and caramel malt sweetness. Palate is a medium body, smooth and good carbonation. Finishes with caramel malt, grapefruit citrus fruity notes, some yeast and a good dose of floral citrus hops. Overall, this was quite good, tasty and nicely balanced.

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Photo of scotorum
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I first tried this at the GABF in Boston in the Spring. Very small sample of a couple of ounces, but enough to like it, although not enough to rate or review at that time. Since then New Holland began distribution in Massachusetts, so I bought a single to reconfirm my impressions of it.

Bottled July 23rd 2014. so just about two months old. Bought last week in a mixed six.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's tulip.

a: Clear copper with a finger plus offwhite head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild pine. The floral notes it is supposed to sport may have faded after 2 months.

t: Piney hops forward over a medium caramel malt base. Bitterness lingers briefly.

m; Very smooth medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A nice IPA, a good dinner drink with spicier foods, and also a very good sipper. Competitive with most of the NE field, although at its price point (c.$12/6) it's rather high, even for an out-of-region brew. Some hopheads will prefer lighter malt and citrusier hops and I do as well, but I also enjoy malty/piney and this is such, at least at this stage of its life.

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Photo of dredmahawkus
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Really a great beer! I am not 100% sure what the piney lemony to me 90s taste is.....but this beer has it and I really like it!! aftertaste is very smooth and dry as well. I wish I got a little more alcohol for the money! 12$ for a 6! and only 5.25%! but it still tastes great! I would love to try it on tap somewhere! I am on my 2nd 6 pack of this and that is rare for me!

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Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +4.7%

12 oz bottle served chilled into a goblet.

Mad Hatter is a hazy copper colored ale. The head is short and short-lived.

Aroma is sweet, fruity, and hoppy.

Flavor is also sweet up front with caramel and oranges. The hops come through from middle to end with citrus, especially oranges and grapefruits.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied and nicely carbonated. It has good balance for an IPA but a surprisingly low ABV.

Overall a decent IPA but not near the top.

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