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New Holland Black Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

280 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: granger10 on 06-30-2006)
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bootsdomino

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-18-2012 19:48:39 | More by bootsdomino
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-16-2012 02:53:49 | More by ccozzi
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deebo

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at blackbird cafe
A. Pretty dang black with a touch of tan head
S. citrus hops not much else
T. Decent malt flavor but mostly hops. Some pine with a citrus tropical bite
M. Not much body. Fairly high carbonation. Not picking up any alcohol.
D. Pretty good.
O. A decent beer. Drinkable with a manageable amount of hops

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2012 22:12:45 | More by deebo
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is very dark in the glass, like motor oil although not opaque, rather slightly translucent. A decent khaki head. Leaves copious lacing.

Smell is pine resin hop. background of roasted malt although this is certainly not as prominent as I expected.

There is a nice, crisp, resinous pine and citrus pith hop bite across the tongue. Similar to the smell. There are roasty elements lurking, but the malt only slightly diminishes what is a pleasant, moderate bitterness throughout.

This is the second of the Hatter series I've tried and once again with this particular one mouthfeel, in my opinion, is a bit weak. Too light, and tends to fall apart. It could be better crafted.

Overall, this is a tasty black IPA. I'd definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 04:25:13 | More by JackieTH
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silentjay

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-14-2012 03:35:57 | More by silentjay
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hardy008

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a 3 finger foamy tan head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, pine, and dark roasted malt.

The taste is much like the aroma. Grapefruit is the most noticeable, followed by pine. Dark roasted malt is also present, but not as strong. Has some sweetness up front, and a good deal of bitterness. Nicely balanced, with good flavor.

Medium bodied, average carbonation, and has a ruby red grapefruit aftertaste. A good Black IPA / American Black Ale which I recommend trying if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 22:17:48 | More by hardy008
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djtomain

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-10-2012 20:45:32 | More by djtomain
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bomber

A - pitch black; off white head that's soft and dense; no retention

S - citrus, pine, a bit roasty

T - piny, citrusy, roasty, faint chocolate

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

Not bad but not great. Nothing really stands out. It's smooth and drinkable, but ultimately forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 21:59:58 | More by tdm168
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a dark brown color with some nice ruby hues on the edges. There is a thin off-white head with some nice dense bubbles. It is quickly reduced down to a thin film.

Aroma of hops up front with some slight citrusy notes. Grassy and herbal with a nice background of slight toasted roasty malt. Bready notes are mixed in with some slight malty sweetness as well.

Flavor starts off with a burst of citrusy and herbal hops. Not too intense but definitely very present. There is a slightly acerbic note during the middle that isn't as attractive as it could be. There seems to be a very low roasted note to the malt component. It seems that the Black in ABA is only referring to the color. The malt bill doesn't shine as much as expected. Mouthfeel is a bit light for my taste. Very crisp with an intense bitter finish.

Not my favorite ABA. Very overwhelming. The malt bill needs to be more in your face.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 22:34:05 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-12-2012 19:48:40 | More by Skye1024
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antoines15

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

05-01-2012 00:50:47 | More by antoines15
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-17-2012 23:04:29 | More by avisong
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

2.35/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

As far as the Madder Hatter series goes, this is the second bottle I have had that has foamed over after opening. From other reviews, this problem is not unique to me. I love many of the beers from New Holland. With this is mind, the problem needs to be fixed.

Poured into a pints glass. The beer was a thin black, giving a distinct hoppy aroma. On the intial taste, my first thought was green olives. These are good on a pizza, but bad in a beer. This was accompanied by the sensation of a strong licorice taste. For an IPA, the hops were rather mild. If it did not say IPA on the bottle, I might not have guessed the style. The mouthfeel was thin, making the experience end quickly. This was help along by the blast of carbonation which probably caused the bottle to foam over in the first place. Obviously, this was not a well balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 00:14:18 | More by JohnnyHopps
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superspak

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottle 12/16/2011. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with very good retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, orange, toasted malt, biscuit, light chocolate, and herbal spiciness. Some good aromas here, but they are also very muted. Taste of big grapefruit, caramel, pine, roasted malt, biscuit, orange, light chocolate, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, roasted malt, caramel, and herbal spiciness for a good bit. Some decent flavor balance, but the hops are more prominent in the taste. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol presence is invisible at 5.5%, no warming noticed at all. Overall this is a nice and enjoyable black IPA. Very smooth to drink; with a good amount of flavor and balance.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 04:35:57 | More by superspak
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Florida9

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appears black from a distance, but up close you notice quite a bit of light coming through revealing more of a cola color. Forms a moderate sized light tan head colored head. Some mild lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and citrus, but the combination doesn't work so well resulting in a slightly metallic note. The taste Is similar with some lightly roasted malts, grapefruit, and a mild acidic quality that seems very out of place. Not a whole lot of hops or roasted malts or coffee for that matter. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Mild bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:41:08 | More by Florida9
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-11-2012 13:36:18 | More by Tyrawlings
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jskennedy

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-27-2012 03:48:11 | More by jskennedy
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

01-16-2012 11:13:02 | More by MeisterSmudge
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-13-2012 15:36:18 | More by mjmadsen21
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-11-2012 23:34:36 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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uustal

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pretty much black with a two-finger, really light coffee colored head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of grapefruit and orange rind up front. A nice caramel and roasty pumpernickel bread smell as well. Hoppy up front. Bittering grapefruit and pine hop flavor to begin. Very dominant, especially before the beer warms up a bit. Thick roasty caramel malt in lue of the traditional coffee/chocolate notes you usually see with a Black IPA. Malt comes out more and more as the beer warms and adds a nice balance. A touch more citrus hops and the very end. Really nice starter Black IPA if you're new to the style.

250th Review

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 00:46:38 | More by uustal
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

5/5  rDev +34.4%

12-21-2011 23:57:29 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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NvMyBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-21-2011 07:54:18 | More by NvMyBeer
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TasteTester

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-17-2011 00:40:50 | More by TasteTester
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poogas

Indiana

5/5  rDev +34.4%

12-12-2011 00:55:31 | More by poogas
New Holland Black Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.