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Rye P.A. Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

Rye P.A. HatterRye P.A. Hatter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%


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

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: fear025 on 07-02-2010)
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lochef81

Michigan

4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap last year and loved it couldn't wait to try it again. This rye ale pours a slightly hazy copper red hue with a billowing and long lasting off white head that leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma is spicy and bitter. Notes of floral and citrus hops are accented by peppery and herbacious aromas. There is also a nice underlying malt sweetness that balances the entire nose. The mouthfeel is on the full bodied side of medium. Smoith but coating. The flavor is more bitter than the nose but still all the perceived aromas are present on the tongue. I can't quite put my finger on what citrus is present but its definitely there along with the spice, floral, and some pine. This is good, real good, and quite complex. There is almost a Belgian-y quality to it with all the spiciness and yet sweet and bitter flavors. Well done New Holland. Aside from the Imperial Hatter this may be my favorite of the Hatter series.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 04:57:59 | More by lochef81
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

$ 5.49 for bomber at Giant Eagle
Undated bottle coded EO93 13:23 at 45 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of citrus, but faint
Head average (4 cm), off-white, creamy, mostly lasting
Lacing spotty
Body medium orange, slight hop haze
Flavor begins with a non-specific citrus flavor, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no obvious rye spiciness
Ends slightly bitter with no astringency
Palate medium, slightly oily, carbonation soft.

Overall, a decent IPA with a reasonable price-point. Will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 13:06:24 | More by Ozzylizard
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear amber with a thick, creamy white head that leaves a substantial amount of lace as it recedes.

S: Gentle, somewhat muted aromas of caramel, toffee, rye bread, biscuits, cream, herbs, lemon, and orange are present on the nose.

T: Notes of herbs, grass, lemon, lime, and orange vie against maltier flavors of caramel, toffee, sweet cream, biscuit, black pepper, and rye bread. The finish is short and simple with notes of caramel, rye bread, herbs, and lemon.

M: Medium in body, creamy, velvety, and smooth. Carbonation is gentle. This ale is very easy to drink and has a wonderfully soft, smooth texture, but it needs to be slightly better carbonated.

O: Not bad at all. I really like the way the malt and hop flavors separate on the entry and then integrate on the finish. It really shows the drinker how a beer like this is put together. As Rye IPAs go, this one is not really groundbreaking or extreme in any way, but it is very solidly crafted, very approachable, and very flavorful. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 20:25:08 | More by mrfrancis
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tmm313

Georgia

4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy amber color with a thick, creamy, 2 finger head. Awesome sticky lacing with great trailing. Lacing holds on tight. I don't think it can get much better than this.

S- Grapefruit, tropical fruits, rye, pine and caramel. Strong aromas that mix together nicely.

T- Grapefruit, orange, pine, citrus rind and rye over a nice malt backbone. Rye compliments the flavors and brings them all together very well. Sweet citrus, pine, citrus rind aftertaste. Awesome.

M- Medium to heavy body. Super smooth with a nice oily coating left behind. Dry finish with lingering bitterness.

O- This is one of the the best Rye IPAs I've had. When its fresh, every aspect being graded is flirting with perfection. As it ages, the citrus fades and the rye becomes more prominent, but its still enjoyable. The lower ABV makes it dangerously sessionable, as well.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 19:53:10 | More by tmm313
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

@ Owl Farm, Brooklyn NY

Deep, cloudy orange with a clingy white head. Reeks of dank citrus hops and rye spice. Tastes like it smells. The sweet malt and citrus battle it out with the rye spice and sharp bitterness. A very raw, in your face beer yet balanced too. Very well done.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2013 20:48:12 | More by donkeyrunner
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had at the Blue Dog some time ago. Came to me in a tulip with a brownish amber color. the beige head that sat on top was tall and dense.
The aroma was kinda weak all in all but had a fresh hoppy smell. Very sutle rye and malts with some spiciness.
A pleasing earthy taste with hoppys that are more dank then flavorfull. Spicy malts balance nicely making this a very good beer.
I thought it was a bit chewy and sticky on the palate.
I liked this beer it was good and has descent flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2013 15:21:24 | More by micromaniac129
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Brenden

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A sort of bronze, deep and murky dark orange color, this Rye version of Hatter looks the part, sans the cloudines typically accompanying the appearance of dry-hopped beers. It does have some hazy depth, though. A just off-white foam is strong and dense with a retention akin to the structure itself. Lacing is left in firmly-deposited patches.
Herbal with an evident spicy and earthy overtone belying the rye, it's also nicely hopped with strong notes of citrus and leafy bitterness. It's strong and somehow both dusky and bright, which actually makes for a nice combination. To balance, some drier bread notes of toast and crust combine with a bit of caramel sweetness.
The medium body sports a steady and firm carbonation that makes for a good, crisp and creamy movement on the tongue. As the dryness kicks in, it takes a little out of the body, but not too much.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 22:47:08 | More by Brenden
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dwren89

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep amber with slight brown, about 19 SRM, great clarity

Aroma: citrusy, floral, piney, spicy, toasted bread

Taste: bready and spicy with distinct floral, citrus, and pine hop character. Toasty and warming, with great refreshing quality on the finish, drying thru the finish,

Mouthfeel: Beautifully medium and smoothly drinkable body, light and nimble on the palate, not heavily weighing

Overall Impression: The best of the RyePAs I have had this far. Beautifully balanced with easily noticeable but not overwhelming rye character, great American citrus/floral/piney hop regimen, and very clean and smooth dry finish. New Holland really knocked it out of the park with this one.

4.6/5

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 01:04:50 | More by dwren89
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a orangish-brown color. a foamy fingers worth of head that leaves a bit of a lacing. and good clarity

Smell: citrus and rye mixing together pleasantly

Taste: a nice smooth citrus upfront that turns to a weak rye spicy bitterness. rye is a bit too weak

Mouthfeel: fairly heavy in an unpleasant way. moderate bitterness

Overall: not unique and not perfect enough to be great. well crafted but fairly average taste in terms of rye hoppy beers

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2013 18:03:35 | More by SportsandJorts
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 5/9/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, floral, pine, spicy rye, caramel, grass, and floral earthiness. Very nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops with moderate rye/caramel malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, caramel, floral, pine, spicy rye, grass, and floral earthiness. Decent amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, caramel, spicy rye, floral, pine, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus hops with rye/caramel malts; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Rye pale ale! All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 04:57:11 | More by superspak
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The husky, grainy, and harsh earthiness of rye grains make them difficult. Hard to use in bread making, beer making, and whisky making- the taste isn't all that compelling either. But when used in conjunction with hops, the steely grain's usefulness becomes not just known- but celebrated.

In keeping with the IPA appearances, the beer is amber in hue except the darker bronze tinge of rye casts a darker color upon the beer. Surprisingly clear, there's no real indication of dry-hopping on the appearance front. Firmly capped with a frothy off-white head, its retention is tremendous and its lacing is concentric and constant. It's simply a charming looking ale.

With its signature upstart, the scent of citrus and grass deliver a herbaceous overtone right from the start. Pine needles and an overall stemmy character rings true throughout the "Hatter" series. But this time, its the rye that which the hops bounce from- providing a slightly more robust aroma and taste of bread crust, toasted whole-grain, bran, and an overall spicy earthen character that not only rides along side of its hop dominance but exacerbates it. Hearty sweet to taste- cooked caramel starts nutty and finishes woodish.

Medium-light in body, the stronghold of malt extends deep into finish and allowing for a greater impression of malt and rye. But its boldly dry finish exposes mild grain and hop derived astringency to accompany a minty-type warmth.

Where many of the Hatters are husky, rustic, raw and somewhat lacking refinement- the rye character here continues the rough-and-tumble attitude and actually reinforces it with stern quality.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2013 18:50:29 | More by BEERchitect
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours a bright copper, thick creamy head, nice retention.

light citrus hop, more of a dominating sweet malt. light spice.

very sweet and malty, light rye spice carries. light citrus and grapefruit hops. some earth and resin pine.

light to moderate carbonation. fairly full body.

overall, pretty decent. well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 22:07:50 | More by hooliganlife
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear dark amber color with a thin and sticky ivory head. A good amount of lacing left behind.

Aroma of rye and sweet caramel malts along with light hints of fresh cut grass and citrus.

Orange and grapefruit open followed by caramel malts and a hearty amount of rye. Finished clean.

Medium bodied and creamy with a lighter carbonation.

I really liked this Rye IPA from the folks at New Holland. Well balanced and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 20:58:39 | More by Monkeyknife
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IAmJacksHopTongue

Michigan

3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Note: According to New Holland website, this beer is not retired but will be made again (next ship May 2013).

2012 Vintage poured into a snifter-type glass.

A little disappointed in the smell; seems like a standard pale ale or even with low hops. Nice white foam with lacing on the sides after the head dissipates. Color is nice copper.

Taste is pretty good, but nothing to write home about. Mouthfeel seemed medium-light; lots of carbonation.

Overall, I find myself wondering if I've let this get too old and it's lost some of the flavor (7 months old; kept in a refrigerator for a few months and the rest in wine/beverage cooler at 45 degrees). Either way, I'd prefer Red's Rye (one of my favorite beers). I wouldn't be offended if someone served this to me at their house, but I don't think I'll buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 01:08:04 | More by IAmJacksHopTongue
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy red copper. Head is one finger white, retains pretty well and leaves several wisps of lacing.
S- The smell is a bit lacking in the rye for me. Has a nice juicy citrus aroma, that under most circiumstances would be considered good, but the rye is really lacking here for me.
T- What I said about the aroma does not apply to the taste! It still strikes me as an IPA that has a second-fiddle rye, but I like the combo of flavors here. Citrus and woody hops pair well with an earthy, slightly spicy rye. Good flavors here.
M- At first it struck me as a bit chewy, but the carbonation is a bit strong and on the whole I would call this a dry finishing beer.
O- The flavors are spot on. I would like a bit more rye on the nose, but still a strong effort.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 00:33:37 | More by jsprain1
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Holland is a great brewery that produces one of my all time favorites: Dragon's Milk. Mad Hatter IPA is their flagship brew, though I haven't always liked it. But, Mad Hatter has always been zany with randalized, dry hopped and other versions at festivals. For their 15th Anniversary, New Holland is hatterizing seven different version of their flagship.

I came across Rye Hatter at Chicone's and couldn't pass up the new version. Hazy copper ale with an off white head that builds quickly and lingers. Nose is an assertive hop blend with a pungent rye note. In the taste, the rye battles with the hops for supremacy over a caramel sweetness that attempts to balance but comes up short. Dry finish keeps the rye and hop lingering in the mouth.

A good beer that's an overflowing punch of flavor that I'm enjoying for tonight, but I probably won't pick up another bottle of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 01:55:57 | More by FightingEntropy
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Moderately hazed orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is pretty good and tons of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Citrusy hops with emphasis on orange, mango, and papaya. Caramel sweetness to accompany the bready maltiness. Not a whole lot of rye in the nose, but enough to add a touch of earthy spiciness. Earthy hoppiness secondary to the citrus and herbal underneath that. Equivalent balance between malts and hops. Good.

3.5 T: Again equal balance between hops and malts. Citrusy orange and mango with earthy undertones. Mild bitterness. Caramel sweetness with breadiness from the malts and yeast. Rye is more apparent in the taste giving the earthy spiciness that it does. Again, good.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and quite smooth.

3.5 D: Quality beer with no real faults, but not really that impressive. I think more rye would have given this more of an edge over a standard IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 20:00:54 | More by DavoleBomb
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keepersj12

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale ale like in aroma, taste and feel. Medium body, crisp and clean. Pours amber with a white head. The aroma is malty sweet with caramel, bread and yeast. The flavor has a nice bite, yet is very smooth and refreshing. A little bit of pepper and a bitter finish. Nice one.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 20:51:49 | More by keepersj12
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Farmhouse Hatter was pretty good, but nothing spectacular; here’s hoping the rye will be better.

Brewed sometime earlier this year (“Vintage 2012” on the back of the bottle).

A: Pale orange with a creamy, foamy head; impressively dense retention with fairly thick (yet sparse) lacing. The solid appearance of the head gives it a very full look.

S: Roasted barley and dark (not spicy) rye are the main event, coming in smooth with aromas of earthy caramel, light pumpernickel, cereal, and a nutty, carrot cake sweetness. The malts smell a bit old and flat, not pleasant like a good malt-forward IPA. It probably doesn’t help that the hops aren’t there, either, showing only a hint of lemony bite.

T: Thankfully, the palate has more hop tastes than the nose would suggest, which certainly helps the balance. Still, musty malt and mildly spicy rye flavors are the main event here, showing the same cereal, earthy sweetness, caramel, and mild pumpernickel. Prickly, dry pine and floral bitters from the hops lay right on top of that maltiness, lightening it up to a more drinkable, citrusy, peppery palate. Finishes flowery and dry.

M: Oily and chewy, with a bit of dry bite to it. Not a single thin element to this body.

O: Not as good as the Farmhouse Hatter, but still alright. With all these variations, I’d be happy to try the standard Hatter – there’s nothing like an original.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 21:12:53 | More by BarryMFBurton
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jeremyd365

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker amber with a thick foamy white head, light carbonation. Hoppy smell with light citrus hints. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the flavor is a nice hoppy goodness and not at all overpowering. I find many ryes too strong, but this is quite delicious and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 19:45:16 | More by jeremyd365
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear & bright, almost luminescent, orange amber with impressive off-white head and lacing. Many small bubbles and high level of carbonation lead to an enjoyable mouthfeel.

Aroma is more barley malt-forward than I would have chosen, with emphasis on the caramelized sweetness. The flavour expands into some nice "c" hop citrus elements, with an underlying rye backbone in the finish.

A very nice Rye P.A. and one I'd drink again, but unlike "The Poet", I wouldn't travel to New Holland, MI to get more.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 00:47:23 | More by hopsolutely
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of New Holland's Rye P.A. Hatter yesterday for $5.99 at The Lager Mill. I am not a fan of Mad Hatter but I thought I would take a chance on the rye version so let's see how it goes. 2012 vintage, no visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- I like the label on this beer, it's nicely done and it's better looking then Mad Hatter's label. It poured a nice darker orange color that looked a little brighter when held to the light and it had a slight copper tint to it. It had two and a half fingers worth of off white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left a little lacing. This was a good looking beer, I really liked color of this beer.

S- The first thing I notice in the aroma is a good amount of rye that imparts some spice rye aromas followed by a light peppercorn like aroma. After that comes the hops which impart a grassy and grapefruit like aroma. Towards the end come come malts and a little more rye that imparts some bready, grainy, and slightly caramel like aroma. The aroma was good, but I wish the hops stuck out a little more to balance out the rye.

T- The taste is pretty similar to the aroma, but it seems to be a little more balanced, it starts off with a good amount of spicy rye that isn't overpowering and is followed by some slightly sweet malts that impart some bready, grainy, and caramel like flavors. Towards the end comes the hops which are earthy, grassy, and citrusy, with grapefruit rinds sticking out the most. On the finish it had a medium amount of bitterness with a spicy and hoppy aftertaste. This beer tasted good, the flavors were nicely balanced with none of them being overpowering.

M- Pretty smooth, slightly creamy, dry finish, on the thin side of being medium bodied, with a good amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty average, it was just to thin for the style.

Overall I thought this was an ok beer and an above average example of the style, it's not the best rye IPA, but it certainly isn't the worst. This beer had good drinkability, it was pretty smooth and the flavors held my attention, one bomber would be just the right amount. What I liked most about this beer was the appearance and taste, they were both good and the hi light of this beer. What I liked least about this beer was the mouthfeel, it was going in the right direction but when it got to the body it was just to thin, just like Mad Hatter. I don;t think I would buy this beer again, I can think of a couple of Rye IPA's that I would rather have, but I would still recommend giving it a try. All in all this beer was better then I expected, I don't like Mad Hatter so I didn't think I would like this one, but it wasn't bad, but it did suffer from the same thing that Mad Hatter had with a thin body that doesn't work well with this beer, but it was good enough to get people that don't like IPA's to drink it so I have to give it credit. This was a decent beer, but nothing too memorable, I might just have to check out the rest of the series to see if there's anymore surprises.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 03:14:53 | More by StoutHunter
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FosterJM

California

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1468th Review on BA
Bottle to Speigleau small tulip
22oz

2012 Vintage
Purchased for $4.99 at Binny's Naperville, IL

App- A dual colored orange with a deeper copper tinge on the inside. A good off white head formed and was pretty quick to recede. The lace doesnt keep but falls with an egg white froth. Nice density on the coloring.

Smell- When you 1st smell you get a lot of creamy Rye. As more notes develop its mostly the dry hopping matched with a thicker caramel hop citrus with lending itself to a pine after aroma.

Taste- A bit of an unbalanced profile with regards to the dry hopping. Makes this take on more prickly notes and drowning out the Rye. Much more pine and citrus rind take over. As in the nose, more caramel matched with a thick bitter note. Its good but feel the Rye needs to come out more.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium prickly carbonation. Overall residual flavors from pine, resin and citrus rind keep it funky but again due to dry hopping and taking away from Rye creaminess.

Drink- Its flavorful but not what I consider a Rye beer. Small timid rye is unbalanced from the dry hopping and too much bitter. Needs to replace dry hopping with more Rye to update spice and creamy flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 06:12:30 | More by FosterJM
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark coppery-orange shows a good level of carbonation. A sturdy 1 finger oatmeal tinted head has a bit of sheen to it, is rocky and porous, and holds rather steady for a lengthy amount of time. End of drink covering doesn't leave much on the glass in terms of lacing.

S: Soft rye, soft citrus-pine comes with a low level of aroma.

T: Spicy rye, peppercorn, pine toasted bread crust with a dry caramel grain backing. Spicy, peppery caramel finish.

M: Good level of carbonation is detected on the tongue. Spicy peppery presence warms the inner cheeks. Light malt feel turns frothy on the hold leaving a bit of peppery fade behind and some alcohol warmth.

O: Ok drinkability, flavor shows flashes of peppery caramel spiciness, and a good amount of alcohol which unfortunately covers the rye contribution at times.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 22:56:55 | More by beerthulhu
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage. Poured a slightly hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a fresh grapefruit like hops and a small rye presence. In the taste, dry notes of rye, mellow grapefruit like hops. A small hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry rye and small hop citrus in the aftertaste. Overall this was a very good beer and will search for more.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 15:30:39 | More by WoodBrew
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Rye P.A. Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.