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Rye P.A. Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fear025 on 07-02-2010)
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Reviews by Ozzylizard:
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3.63/5  rDev -4%

$ 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.

02-14-2014 13:06:24 | More by Ozzylizard
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%

Part of the new "Hatter" series.Poured into an imperial nonic a dull slightly hazed burnt orange tinged copper with a large fluffy two finger slight off white head atop.Love the aromas,bold spicy rye mixed with sharp citric hops,its no holds barred aroma wise.Sharp and a little tingly in the mouth and on the lighter side,a good mix of citric hops and spicy rye,there is a bit of toastiness in there.A solid American style rye beer,loaded with citric hops and full on spicy rye.

06-11-2011 00:36:05 | More by oberon
Photo of warnerry


4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

A - Pours a beautiful copper color with two fingers if tan head and a big stream of bubbles risky. Head has excellent retention and leaves a ton of lacing.

S -- Nice amount if citrus hops and rye spiciness in the nose. Slow some subtle caramel malt.

T - Though this bottle is a few months old, there is still a nice citrus hops presence in the taste, along with a good amount if rye spiciness. Caramel malt comes in midway, but plays a backseat role here. Very enjoyable taste.

M - Medium mouthfeel, slightly resinous. Nice amount of carbonation.

O - Probably the best of the Hatter variant series, this was a nicely balanced IPA with a nice hop/spice profile.

10-01-2011 23:53:27 | More by warnerry
Photo of megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-12-2014 15:18:41 | More by megamass
Photo of Homebrew35


1.63/5  rDev -56.9%

Opens with a big gush of foam. Oh ohh. This is going to be a problem. Ultra carbonation wastes about 1/3 of the bottle.
Hazy amber body with a massive egg shell colored head.

Smells of carmel, sweet sticky green apple and funk. Some lemon pledge mixed with shoe polish.

Tastes of sweet cheeries, musty blanket, toffee and earthy hops. I know already this is not right but I must tell of my experience.

Mouthfeel is medium thin with little carbonation remaining. A sticky sweet and funky aftertaste remains.

Overall this is funkified and not right. I hope this can be resolved in a future batch.
2011 vintage.

11-09-2011 01:28:51 | More by Homebrew35
Photo of Franziskaner


3.69/5  rDev -2.4%

Amber to a rich brass hue with a quarter inch of beige head on top. Brussels lacing. The aroma is an interesting melange of spicy rye,piny hops and light malt. The taste is rye and light malt in the forefront. The piny hops kick in and the back of the palate and then it is rye and light malt in the finish. The mouth is slightly sticky and the hops and rye gently tickle the tastebuds. Not my favorite rye IPA,but still worth checking out.

07-19-2014 01:28:10 | More by Franziskaner
Photo of acknight


4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-12-2013 03:40:38 | More by acknight
Photo of dwren89


4.53/5  rDev +19.8%

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.


07-23-2013 01:04:50 | More by dwren89
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-14-2014 23:09:35 | More by JIMTRK16
Photo of rhoadsrage


4.33/5  rDev +14.6%

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer has a slightly hazy deep orange body with a swirl of microbubbles and a super thick beige head that takes up 3/4 of the glass and sticks to the glass in clouds with each sip.

S- The rich fragrant fresh hop pellet aroma is full of green and citrus notes with a strong support of fresh caramel malt that is dry. There is a touch of earthy rye that comes through as the beer opens up. All the aromas blend together and I find my self just huffing the class.

T- The dry spicy grain flavor blends into spicy green hops with a nice bite from hops and grain in the finish. The soft spice and hop hint lingers in the finish with a touch of bitterness coming through as the beer opens.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a slightly slick texture and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer is just like picking fresh hops off the vine, the aroma is so powerful and full. The taste was nice but didn't have the depth of the aroma.

07-26-2011 21:28:13 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-05-2013 00:45:02 | More by acurtis
Photo of Brenden


3.98/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

08-03-2013 22:47:08 | More by Brenden
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-10-2013 15:43:04 | More by Shawner
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-04-2013 16:21:28 | More by seavercm
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Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -4%

Barnyard aroma. Cloudy light brown bodied, a quarter inch of retained head. Something funky with a nice rye edge that leads the mild spiciness. Good drinkability. Bomber with outstanding carbonation that not only foamed through, but popped my locking cap afterward.

01-08-2012 00:13:02 | More by Sammy
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

A - orangish amber with a big, white, soft, thick head that has great retention

S - citrusy, faintly spicy, earthy

T - spicy, floral, piny, earthy, bitter, faint bread, peppery

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a really nice, smooth, peppery rye ipa. I would have preferred a more citrusy hop character to go along with the spicy rye, but this hop character does it's job and is nicely balanced. It's definitely worth a try.

06-10-2012 13:53:24 | More by tdm168
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-15-2013 05:53:07 | More by schmidtmattsays
Photo of WoodBrew


4.43/5  rDev +17.2%

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.

08-05-2012 15:30:39 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of hooliganlife


3.74/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

06-13-2013 22:07:50 | More by hooliganlife
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-29-2012 21:25:21 | More by DerekP
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-10-2012 19:01:09 | More by rolandboy
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-29-2014 21:02:42 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
Photo of TylerHagler


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-30-2014 15:25:02 | More by TylerHagler
Photo of robgage


3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-06-2014 01:26:46 | More by robgage
Photo of Vonerichs


3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

Slightly cloudy orange color with a minimal head. There is a generous amount of sticky lacing.

The small has a nice citrus touch to it followed by caramel, but finishes with a strange musty scent that reminded me of wet fall leaves.

It has good flavor, though. It's pretty hoppy with grapefruit and a twist of lemon. There's a nice caramel balance and finishes with pepper from the rye.

Mouthfeel is smooth and dry. Moderate carbonation.

This is the best of the recent hatter variations, by far. I prefer the regular hatter to all of them, but this gives it a run.

07-09-2011 02:52:28 | More by Vonerichs
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Rye P.A. Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
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