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Rye P.A. Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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very good

281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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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DuffDadddy, Monday at 01:46 AM
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hit728, Monday at 01:10 AM
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Thedrizzle, Friday at 12:31 AM
Photo of delta490
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours a beuatiful caramel/amber with a creamy white head that shows a nice will to live. The aroma shows off the strong malt basis with just hints of floral hops. The taste has the same profile as the aroma with just a small spiced note. Nice fullness on the palate. A very god pale ale with a small but well-executed twist.

delta490, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

dradair, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Vintage 2014 per the bottle label..."Time" printed underneath the bottle cap...

Partially hazy, dark honey colored body topped with a thick, sticky, robust head (3.75). Rye spiciness initially and then a strong citric hop aroma; caramel (4.0). Nice blend of caramel malt sweetness with a zesty rye spiciness and tingly hop bitterness; slight citric tartness (3.75). Medium bodied; fairly dry finish (3.75).

Evenly balanced beer between the malts, grains, and hops regarding taste. Spicy, tart, and dry with a robust dark malt suggestion (perhaps the Munich malt used in the grain bill). A nice find along the Colorado Front Range and another reason to keep looking for some of those great Michigan beers...

beergoot, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

MidwestBA, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Tasty beer. The rye is very much present and pleasant. The caramel taste goes well with the rye. I would pick this up again.

tigg924, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Beerasaurus, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

6thstreetbrewpub, Aug 22, 2014
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thufflife, Aug 21, 2014
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Stillyman11, Aug 18, 2014
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hopnado, Aug 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

JeffBo, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

hoop454, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

jbierling, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Jaywalsh20, Aug 09, 2014
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Nolen12, Aug 08, 2014
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DMarlinJ, Aug 07, 2014
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AlMarzo, Aug 05, 2014
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Dine, Aug 01, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a fairly hefty one finger off-white head. Head retention is very good although lacing is lacking somewhat.

Aroma has a touch of tropical fruit mixed with some pine and earth. That telltale rye spiciness is present although it is not as up front as I was hoping. Fairly juicy all-around but a bit of a let down.

The flavor improves somewhat but I feel it is still lacking a huge hit of rye. Orange and tangerine from the hops and a nice hop juiciness. The citra really comes through. Rye spice is in the background but really lacks a punch. Nice slick mouthfeel that I was expecting and solid malt backbone but sort of boring. Bitterness is only moderate.

Overall, I was a bit let down by this beer. It honestly doesn't seem a whole lot different from the standard mad hatter. Not really worth going out of your way for.

rangerred, Jul 31, 2014
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MIbeer27, Jul 26, 2014
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ThaJokerWild, Jul 22, 2014
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Rye P.A. Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.