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Rye P.A. Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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very good

293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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HardyA, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mychalg9, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Roger85, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Jedi8625, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

KevinGordon, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

beerme626, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
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.

BEERchitect, Jun 17, 2013
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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.

hooliganlife, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

acknight, Jun 12, 2013
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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.

Monkeyknife, Jun 01, 2013
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Rye P.A. Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.