Rye P.A. Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
3.83/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Fiddler's.
A- Poured a coppery amber color. One and a half finger white head shows medium retention. Lots of thick sticky lace left on the sides of the glass. A nice looking beer overall!
S- Floral hops come on out first like on most of the other Hatter beers. Light caramel malts in the middle with hints of a rye. Rye becomes a little more than a secondary aroma for a second toward the back before there is a bitter hopping and alcohol.
T- Earthy hops in the front of the beer give way to a light bready malt body. This leads up to a light rye spice toward the ending front and start of the middle. While never really over the top or big in any way the rye does its job nicely in the middle of the beer. Ending shows a light caramel malt with hints of the rye. Bitter hops in the ending give off a piney dirty flavor that goes with the beer. Alcohol is light and crisp.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Floral hops, rye, and light malts are left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly warming alcohol, rye, and bitter hops. Flavors were balanced really well with none really dominating the other. No off flavors at all. Medium alcohol drying on the palate itself.
O- I thought this beer was the best of the Hatter series. While there was a rather bland aroma overall leaving me wishing there was more rye to it the flavor made up for it. A clean tasting beer with just enough flavor to keep me happy. Would I like a little more rye to it? Well yes but this one I will gladly take another pint of!
Serving type: on-tap
07-01-2011 01:43:23 | More by alleykatking
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3.69/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 01:28:10 | More by Franziskaner
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
Rye P.A. Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.