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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,631 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,631
Reviews: 730
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 41
Gots: 120 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Baldjosh, Nov 07, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A deep bronze with low clarity with lots of sticky lace and head left all over the top of the beer

S - bitterness

T - Lots of bitterness. Not much citrus or balance

M - Medium bodied and highly carbonated

O - Not a solid IPA in my opinion. Not well enough balanced.

BeerDawgs, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

JeffTheJuice, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

swanson45, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Tmcfall, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mendvicdog, Oct 31, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled served in a pint glass

A - bronze amber, clear with a 1.5 finger frothy white head with excellent retention and good sticky lacing all round the glass

S - pine resin, chiefly grapefruit, lemon zest, biscuit, crackers

T - taste follows the nose, pretty heavy of the grapefruit and fairly bitter, just a touch of malt and booze, this one could be balance a tad better

M - medium body, mod carbonation. Chewy

T - not bad but I've had so many better iPad that I'll pass on this one lest someone else is paying. Their imperial is much better

williamjbauer, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

henry_parsons, Oct 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

esdeebrew, Oct 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

dav2080, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

RandyKemka, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

fatboy91, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

4Socialanxiety, Oct 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Mattitude13, Oct 14, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a chilled bottle into a New Holland Brewing beer glass, Mad Hatter yielded very little head, which dissipated very quickly. Lacing is solid around the glass, with average retention. So why the 4.5 for appearance? Because this beer looks BEAUTIFUL. The color is a murky, cloudy burnt-orange that absolutely screams, "DRINK ME!"

S: Floral and citrus hops hit the nose right off the bat- as good as any IPA I've ever smelled.

T: The flavor, unfortunately, doesn't quite add up to the olfactory preview. This is a relatively weak beer in general, which can partially be explained by the 5.25% ABV. I'm getting a lot of generic grain malt taste; bready and slightly chalky, with just a tinge of the hops that seemed so prominent when smelling the brew. Don't get me wrong; I'm all for a sessionable microbrew...after all, look at what Founders has done with their All Day IPA- that's a spectacular tasting beer by any standard! Mad Hatter, however, lacks both the punch and the complexity of a top-shelf IPA.

M: A bit oily for my tastes. The beer lingers on the tongue, causing a grainy aftertaste to compile over the course of the beer. Carbonation is mild, as appropriate for the style.

O: I'll tell you what: New Holland Brewing's Mad Hatter is quite the looker, and quite the smeller. But once you actually dive in, you realize that this beer doesn't quite add up to the sum of its parts. I may try it again on tap when I find my way back to Holland next summer, but I wouldn't buy this bottled again.

Fusion_Pirate, Oct 13, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper with a clingy beige foam. Pungent citrus hops attack from the aroma. However, the hops are a little more subdued (don't read scant) in the flavor. Decidedly bready malt offers a nice counter balance. Bitter finish leading to a lingering flavor from the Centennial hops.

Smooth for an IPA with enough hops to please the hop heads.

Very nice IPA, even if it isn't a bruiser.

McNealc31, Oct 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

BigTrubble, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Kunstman, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

OldTime, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jeffthepony, Oct 04, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger head with an amber color. It has a malty hoppy nose. The taste is of grassy hops with a slight malty backbone. The mouthfeel is a light to moderate mouthfeel. Overall this is a sessionable nice beer, however not my favorite IPA. Tend to favor a more citrussy IPA. It's decent and could have again but won't go out of my way to have it.

TheSeeker61, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Stevie_Janowski, Oct 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

theleechster, Oct 01, 2012
New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,631 ratings.