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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,736 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,736
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 42
Gots: 155 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Highstplz, Mar 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Zachtheporter, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of MCain04
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pilsner glass at a restaurant

a: opaque and orange, white head with moderate retention and lacing.

s: floral, pine, nice but nothing special

t: medium hops, pleasing bitterness, good balance, malt mackbone, solid.

m: a little high on carbonation and a tad thin. a little dry.

o: not a bad offering, happy to drink this, wouldn't buy it over other offerings though, doesn't separate much from the pack.

MCain04, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

kell50, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Kevin55
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Kevin55, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of patre_tim
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber, slight cloudiness, moderate carbonation 2 finger creamy white head. Nice jagged but thin lacing.

S: Spicy hops, malt and candy, red pepper, pine, a little tropical fruit like pineapple. Expecting a double ipa from the scent.

T: All of the above minus the candy and sweetness I was initially expecting. There is a slight sweet, but it is so sublte it almost goes unnoticed.

M: Medium body, somewhat resinous, medium high carbonation.

O: I like it better than I was expecting, as it has an almost savoury, woodsy kind of taste that would pair well with venison, bbq meats, etc. Exceeded my expectations. Perhaps my new favourite American IPA. It shows off the hops well without overdoing them as some do, and leaves your palate with a clean finnish.

patre_tim, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

orangesol, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

duceswild, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

MarshMan71, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

SpongeRuiner, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

morsetaper2, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

avalonct, Mar 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

SlaughteredWolf, Mar 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

mweso2000, Feb 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

THECPJ, Feb 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Chris77McGrath, Feb 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

LJWalker, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

zonker17, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Amber orange in hue. Great foam and lacing. I drink this at the same time as Yellow Snow. Comparing it to that beer, it's very similar, just a bit darker. Equally as pretty.

Smell: Good balance with the smell. Cider or grape scent with a lemon and pine hop background. It could use a bit more assertiveness.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Nice fruity overtones to this, mostly apple and grape. Hops consist mostly of citrus flavors. Mouthfeel is a bit dull, not flat, just a a bit to light-bodied for my liking.

Overall Drinkability: Good balance for an IPA. I would define this as a good gateway IPA.

tjsdomer2, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

jsnoek, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Pensfan0782, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Gardmark59, Feb 11, 2013
New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,736 ratings.