Rye P.A. Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I picked up this 22oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for just $4.99 a bottle. No freshness date, but the label says " 2012 Vintage" on it and this is already June of 2014, so I'm hoping this one isn't over the hill yet.
The beer poured a slightly hazed bronze color and made a 1½-finger white head that lasted about a minute. Lacing was decent.
This smelled like fresh baked rye bread with a little sweetness underneath. It was a great smell.
The beer tasted like rye bread with caramel drizzled over it. The dry hopping also gives it some citrus peel bitterness. The beer is very well balanced - not too sweet, not too spicy, and not too citrusy, with the end result being a delicious neer.
Smooth and medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
If you like rye beers, this is one you absolutely must try.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 09:05:11 | More by matjack85
4.01/5 rDev +6.4%
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
Rye P.A. Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.