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

296 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of schultzm
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of vinny21bal
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of b3shine
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deuce to pint. The appearance is the best thing about this beer. I was eager to try it, as I like both saisons and IPAs, but the combination is worse than its separate parts. I am giving 3.0s for the rest of the categories. And while there's nothing average about this beer, when you put it all together, it's an average brew - at best.

Photo of corby112
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with a two finger frothy off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Large chunks and streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Floral, earthy aroma with lots of citrus fruit and zesty spice. There's a slight pine presence but the nose is dominated by the peppery spice and sweet fruit notes. Hints of pepper and coriander along with some mango, grapefruit and orange peel. Some pale malt underneath. I was expecting it to smell a bit funkier because of the saison yeast but the nose is more reminiscent of a west coast IPA with an estery Belgian yeast twist.

Medium bodied with a blast of dry, bitter hops up front that dominate the flavor and linger into a bone dry finish. Earthy with lots of soily pine flavor as well as some citrus/light fruit. The nose had me expecting a strong citrus hop flavor but it was pretty faint and overpowered by the drier, bitter notes. Hints of grapefruit and orange peel but nothing that would suggest that this is a farmhouse beer or that any saison/farmhouse yeast was used. I was pretty disappointed in the lack of this characteristic and the overall lack of complexity.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

New Holland Farmhouse Hatter

Poured into a Schlafly tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a very nice bright golden copper color with a nice thin head that recedes quickly leaving some nice lacing stuck to the sides for the glass. NIce and bright with some very slight haze. (4.0)

Aroma is of piney and citrus hop notes that have a slight spicy and yeasty backed aroma. Notes of grain and bread are present. (3.0)

Flavor starts off with some citrus hop notes followed by some slight pine. Then there is a slight funk that overtakes the hop notes with some nice yeasty esters and some nice spice notes. There is a bit of a metallic note on the flavor but it kind of smooths out after a bit. There is some more funk on the back end with some crisp dryness on the backend. (3.0) (3.0)

Overall. This is not my favorite. Its a bit mild on both ends the Belgian and the IPA side. Middle of the road for me. (3.0)

Photo of biga7346
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Good head retention, golden bronzeish and firm, clear.

N - Lots of Belgian spices, white pepper, clove, fresh bright like herbalness like fresh parsley stands up to dank hop oil, drying oakiness, and some barnyard funk, old wood and white wine.

T/M - There's a clean lager-like thinness that is slightly off-putting, other than that it drinks like an earthy saison mixed around with some hoppiness; oakiness, drying, a fleeting suggestions of leather strap. A little confused about where the beer should be going, but it is a clean refreshing taste. Doesn't really follow the nose and there is a watery fleeting finish.

D - Refreshing, a nice try for $4.99 a bomber and I like that NH made a whole series of these. All that being said, I see no reason to pick this up again, straddles the fence between a pale ale and a saison in not really a good way.

Photo of beagle75
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy brassy golden color with over two fingers of off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Alternately spicy and fruity; freshly ground pepper and bright stone fruit are both abundant. Not much indication of hops, at least at first, except for a fine thread of fresh herbaceousness. The smell turns floral and more purely phenolic as it warms.

T: Begins dry, with early acidic pine that reveals some toasted grain after acidity fades. The middle bears the most yeast influence, with esters and phenolics from the smell; balanced but still weak. The finish features a monotonous pure bitterness that is overpowering compared to the more nuanced saison qualities encountered earlier.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic yet smooth on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: While yeast qualities are true to the farmhouse label, this beer's hop flavors unfortunately distract and bore the palate. Columbus cultivar qualities stand out, going from simple pine, passing through dilute chemical plastic, and finishing with harsh unmodified bitterness. As a straight saison, or even with a more judicious handling of the hops, this ale could have been much more enjoyable.

Photo of mactrail
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Amber with a golden glint in the big tulip. Lots of foam, which lasts surprisingly well. Rather bitter. Aftertaste is just bitter. Chalk dust in the nose. Bordering on metallic with a lot of mineral flavor. Very dry, more of a hint of sour. Not terribly bitter, but the hops do not contribute anything floral.

This is like a Saison with the malt drained out. Something about this tastes incomplete and used up. The Belgian character is there, with a touch of yeastiness, but the bacteria seems to be eating whatever malt was left. Austerity in a bottle.

Photo of oline73
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with three fingers of extremely thick fluffy off white head. The head fades, but very slowly. Leaves lots of lacing.

Smell: Malty light and a bit fruity. You can pick up some citrus hops, but they don't really dominate.

Taste: Fruity, bread like malt up front. The hops show up about half way through each sip and a bitter hoppiness continues through the finish. There is a mild herbal flavor that lets you know this is belgian.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressively tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This beer is alright, but I would have liked more hops and more of a Belgian presence. Kind of boring, but not bad.

Photo of fsvan
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a New Belgium globe. Thanks to titosupertramp for grabbing this one for me.

A- Nice golden color. 2 fingers of stick white head. Well carbonated. The glass is etched int he bottom, but well carbonated regardless of that.

S- Interesting smelling beer, for sure. Belgian yeast dominate, lending some spiciness. Some hops in there, but neither outwardly piney or citrus-y. Not a bad smelling beer, but not one I can't put down, either.

T- First a bit of citrus-y hops, followed by the Belgian yeast, finishing with a bit of a medicinal taste to it.

M- Big tingle on the tip of the tongue. Medium bodied.

O- I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of Belgian IPAs. I tried to adjust my scores accordingly, taking into account the style, but I am just not a huge fan of this one.

Photo of n2185
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a murky orange with three fingers of white head that recedes into a frothy layer with a good sheet of lacing.

S: Some spicy yeast notes and sweet bubblegum at first. Lots of resiny pine hop aromas follow with a bit of a grassy smell as well.

T: There is a bit of a sweet banana and bubblegum flavor at first. The hops kick in, providing a pretty strong and dry resin flavor with a bit of pine with a somewhat strong bitterness. The beer finishes dry and bitter.

M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is fairly crisp. The higher carbonation further brings out the bitter, dry flavors of the hops.

O: Not a bad beer, overall, but the flavor is lacking for me. I'd like to taste more from the hops than just dry bitterness, and I'd like the Belgian flavors of the beer to stand out more.

Photo of codsmith
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage

A: Pours a dark dirty orange with a dense and massive white foam head that extends out of the glass.

S: Has a somewhat slightly sweet in the foam; fairly funky and awkward. Once the head dies down there is a earth and spicy hops and Belgian yeast hop aroma. There is somewhat of an acetone aroma as well that is caught in the head

T: Has some of the classic Belgian taste and feel, but a very earthy and spicy hop mixture. Plus, an odd strain of yeast that brings some funk to the finish and also that weird acetone that came out in the smell.

M: light-to-medium body, but sits somewhat heavier...as Belgian's tend to do. Goes down smooth, but maybe a touch above appropriate carbonation levels

O: I enjoyed a lot of the other beers in this series, but this one just missed the mark for me.

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New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.