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New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA - New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.07% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Fermentation character from Belgian-born yeast, envelops bright hop character with a spicy, tart Farhouse funk. Original Gravity: 12.2 ºP, ABV: 5.07%, IBU: 53 "

(Beer added by: PhineasGage on 05-28-2011)
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

mikefuski17, Dec 01, 2013
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tectactoe, Aug 05, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear light copper with three fingers of creamy tan head. Head has excellent retention and leaves a lot of lacing.

S - The Belgian yeast component of the smell seems to outshine the hops. This bottle is a few months old. Hops are mostly citrus, with oranges and grapefruit present.

T - Taste starts with citrus and bread malt, followed by some funky yeast and a bit of spice. Finishes quite dry and bitter.

M - Medium mouthfeel, actually a bit creamy. Finish is very earthy and bitter.

O - Not one of the better Belgian IPAs I've had, but not bad. There is quite a bit of earthiness to this one.

warnerry, Oct 07, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

megamass, Jul 16, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber with a foiled top, vintage date on the back label.

LOOK: Towering froth, hazed amber

SMELL: Green peppercorn, chalky yeast, lemon grass, tart apples, dried grass, papaya

TASTE: Nutty yeast, toasted scali bread, fresh cut apples, passion fruit, mandarin oranges, bitter phenols, buttery, grassy, salt, hop bitterness, bone dry finish

Taking the farmhouse ale to another level with the hopping here, a bit over the top with complexities here but it seems to work sip after sip. A lot of fun to drink.

Jason, Feb 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Skye1024, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

vfalstad, Apr 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy deep copper yellowish body with a beige head that is thick and last a good bit. There is some strands of microbubbles that trail to the surface.

S- The green earthy hops has some black pepper saison yeast notes to it that grow as the beer opens up. The yeast and pepper notes start to take on a Dijon mustard quality as it warms.

T- The dry crisp green hops have some tropical fruit qualities that become mostly lemon as the beer warms. The sight watery taste fades to a touch of sweet malt that grows a bit. The finish is peppery yeast and pungent bitterness that has a woody note to it aswell.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a big scrubbing bubble finish.

O- The hops are nice and big but the peppery yeast character is a bit to bitter and hides some of the hop depth. The pepper and hop bitterness make it a bit to harsh in the finish.

rhoadsrage, Sep 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

acurtis, Jul 04, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty two-finger cap of head, somewhere between off-white and tan, sits creamy and dense on top of this clear copper-colored brew. The head stays at just under a finger in height the rest of the way and leaves a mix of spotty and patchy lacing.
The smell is nice. This beer is more what I expect from the series in terms of hoppiness, a bit more hop-forward than Black Hatter. It's a nice leafy, herbal, soft sort of bitterness. The yeast offers more of the dry, almost lightly chalky quality and a touch of earthiness with a very gently peppery nip to it and a bit of grassiness is underlying.
The taste just about follows suit, but a touch of saltiness rises out right up front. The chalkiness comes out even more and into the super dry finish.
The body is medium, moderately carbonated with a brisk, consistent crispness. It's smooth enough to keep the flow moving, even creamy to a point right up to the bone-dry finish.

Brenden, Jul 19, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled May 8th 2012.

A: Pours an opaque bright orange gold with a 2 finger puffy white head. Tons of visible carbonation in the glass. Head takes a few minutes to dissipate and leaves some splotchy lacing.

S: Has a nice yeasty and hop blend. Spicy attributes to it, sort of a soapiness but also earthiness.

T: Yeasty and malty but balanced out by some nice bittering hops. You can taste all of the aspects of the beer and they are quite pleasant, but doesn't lean any one direction except perhaps belgian in general.

M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Very easy drinking, just a tad sticky from the hops but thats not bad.

Overall glad I could give this one a go, could be a little better fresher and on tap but still tasty nonetheless. Good for those who like things a little funky.

CloudStrife, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

nhirsch04, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

whatname, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

tdm168, Jan 05, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Buddy brought over a stinger of Farmhouse Hatter to try....and it was quite tasty. The appearance is a cloudy copper with thin white head. The nose provides a bouquet of hops, clove and banana. The taste starts with hop and malt which is really nice, then the beer turns very tart and finishes with the clove, banana, and spice common to belgium ales. The tart finish lowers the mouthfeel for me, but overall this is a pretty good beer and worth a try.

WoodBrew, Jul 22, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pours a nice amber-copper hue with a slight haze and a decent sized ivory head which laces nicely on the glass.

Aroma-Definitely delivers for the style-spicy, grassy, and hay like hops blend seamlessly with belgian hop funk-orange and lemon citrus, slight spicy phenolics, and pungent, earthy yeast. Underneath it all is light, bready malt, with just a dab of caramel.

Flavor- Quite good-the beer finish is complex and multi-faceted. It opens simply, with sweet, bready malt and a trace of earthy yeast, before expanding onto the palate with citrus, spice, and moderately high hop bitterness. The finish is solidly bitter, and grass/hay hops carry on into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-Medium body, with rather high and effervescent carbonation. Hop bitterness is never astringent, but leaves the palate quite dry.

In short, I think this is one of the better Belgian IPAs I've ever had. I could use a little more hop character in the aroma, but the aroma was still quite complex and satisfying. Bravo.

plfahey, Aug 05, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

freewill35, Aug 02, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cool label on this one... 2012 vintage pours honey colored with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Murks up a touch as I finish this, good head retention & lacing

S: White pepper, pineapple, & slight wheat tartness

T: Pineapple, lemons, coriander & wheat tartness up front, & just a little red grapefruit. White pepper
& corriander as this warms with some orange peel.

MF: Light/medium bodied, lively carbonation, nice balance

A nice American-twisted Belgian IPA, very drinkable indeed

russpowell, Jun 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

rolandboy, Nov 10, 2012
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beergorrilla, Aug 25, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy bright orange color and a gigantic head from an average pour. There was a ton of carbonation during the pour.

Smell is a spice and cloves, sour apple, and grapefruit.

The flavor leads with a lot of wheat and peppery spice. The finish is crisp green apple with light tartness. The hops are subdued, but do show up as citrus and add a moderate bitterness to it. The flavor is a little light.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Well carbonated and crisp.

Overall, a good beer and a nice combination of styles. My only knock on it is that the flavor is on the light side. I understand that's where they were trying to go with this one, but I think they could have took it up a notch and still kept it light and crisp in body.

Vonerichs, Jun 20, 2011
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zonker17, Apr 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

leinie13, Dec 06, 2011
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New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.