New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
3.53/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap at Fiddler's.
A- Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Two finger off white head shows good retention. Long lasting thick layers of lace on the sides of the glass.
S- The aroma is like most of the other Hatter's that night and the base Hatter beer really came through more so. Some light citrus hops/floral hops in the front of the nose mixes along with caramel malts. There is a clean Belgian yeast aroma in the backend with hints of barnyard funk. The alcohol brings this all up in the ending being the beer full circle.
T- The front of the profile shows off a nice floral hops that mixed with hints of pepper and light spicey hops. Caramel malt base shines right under this letting me know that it is not going to get too crazy. Middle brings out a little clove flavor which I would assume is from the yeast. Ending once again shows a little spicey hop that mixes along with caramel malt base and hints of barnyard funk that never gets to grow. Alcohol has a nice crisp bite to it and lets the flavor dominate over it.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was a little light for the beer I thought. Light funk along with hints of caramel malts and bitter hops are left on the palate. Aftertaste has alcohol heat that mixes along with light funk, clove, and bittering hops. Flavors were a little more balanced than most of the other Hatters. No off flavors were present when drinking. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.
O- This was one of my two favorites from the Hatter Series. It had a little more balls flavor wise but still fell a little short for me to really enjoy this one for another pint. Glad I got to try this one.
Serving type: on-tap
07-01-2011 00:46:01 | More by alleykatking
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a massive head (all head until I poured it carefully); the flip side is that the stickage is great as is the lacing
Smell: Bready, peppery, stone fruit, phenolic and lemony
Taste: Bready, up front, with the yeast quickly adding a stone fruit/peppery dimension; citric lemony bitterness develops in the middle, though the finish adds an herbal/phenolic element
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Not a bad beer but not the best Belgian IPA but certainly enjoyable
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 22:23:47 | More by brentk56
3.76/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This is my first experience with a saison or a farmhouse ale. I'm reviewing this beer but still not quite certain about the style or my affection for it. The ale pours a hazy golden copper with a very thick white head that is quite long lasting and leaves a slight white lacing behind. The aroma is sour and earthy with notes of orange bitters, grass, and herbaciousness. It sips smooth with a light to medium body. The flavor is quite tangy. Slightly sour and has a slight bite of alcohol. It is pleasing on the palate and invigorating on the brain with questions of what all is happening in this ale. I've enjoyed te differences in this ale from what I am used to but still not sure if it is a beer style that I will return to often. That being said, I can say that this is a very well crafted and enjoyable ale. Which, at the very reason price, should most certainly be picked up and tried even if the style is not completely your cup of tea.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 06:39:56 | More by lochef81
4/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a dark golden orange with a thick, pillowy white head that takes quite some time to settle.
S: Aromas of kumquat, tangerine, bitter orange, lemon, lime, herbs, grass, caramel, biscuit, and woody spices fill the nose.
T: Notes of caramel, biscuit, toffee, sweet cream, crackers, minerals, kumquat, bitter orange, tangerine, lemon rind, lime zest, herbs, grass, and spicy yeast are surprisingly well integrated. The finish presents a pleasant mixture of spicy yeast, biscuit, herb, grass, bitter orange, kumquat, and lemon notes.
M: Rather slight in body, this ale goes from mildly resinous to dry fairly quickly. Delightful, active carbonation tingles on the tongue. Feels very airy in the mouth. Easy to drink.
O: A nice, easy drinking ale with some complexity and a superb integration of malt, yeast, and hop flavors. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2014 19:37:17 | More by mrfrancis
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA from New Holland Brewing Company
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