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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

281 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | 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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Tracker83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2012 13:06:52 | More by Tracker83
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cestlavie

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-25-2012 01:37:56 | More by cestlavie
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-24-2012 01:29:35 | More by kbuzz
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Ted

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-24-2012 00:25:11 | More by Ted
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tfidler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2012 00:47:41 | More by tfidler
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bhir

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-12-2012 01:43:38 | More by bhir
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Humulus85

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second of the modified Hatter series. From a 22oz bottle into my Darkness snifter. 2012 Vintage

Pours a clear, dark copper. A stiff pour produced a modest one-finger cream head. Moderate retention left behind some decent lacing. Was expecting a more pronounced Belgian-style head. NOTE: with the second glass I used and very aggressive pour that did yield a very nice, three-finger head that lasted forever and had some serious lacing.

A nice blend of spicy/fruity Belgian yeast, and classic piney, slightly astringent American hops upfront. An apparent, but not prominent malt backbone. Very interesting nose.

Starts like an American IPA, finishes like a Belgian Saison. Bright, piney American hops upfront quickly segue to toffee malts. Then the Belgian comes to the front with bananas and cloves, and a slightly funky finish.

Body is light to medium. Crisp, Belgian-style carbonation lifts it off the tongue nicely. Dry like a good Saison. A bit thin, but highly drinkable.

Overall this is a tasty and interesting take on the IPA. It struck me as a good American IPA that just happened to be fermented with Belgian Farmhouse yeast. Criticism: the overall beer was a bit thin in both flavor and ABV. While a fun, and intricate little brew, they could have amped it up a couple notches. Recommended if your a fan of the style or are looking for a cheap and different bomber for the night. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 19:52:46 | More by Humulus85
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This would be a major disappointment if I were expecting a Belgian IPA, but I was expecting a farmhouse (saison) with an IPA and Belgian taste. So it is still a big disappointment, because it is almost all farmhouse (saison), then slightly belgian, and lastly a little IPA.

It's a flavorful brew that you should not refuse. Don't expect a big beer because it is understated. The alcohol is pretty low for anything that says IPA on the label. T he aroma is first rate and almost a redemming quality.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 18:08:38 | More by schoolboy
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beagle75

Iowa

3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 23:44:43 | More by beagle75
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-07-2012 10:12:46 | More by bacher468
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-03-2012 06:00:17 | More by mrebeka
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-01-2012 14:00:19 | More by Dyerseve
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-15-2012 16:53:37 | More by Zaphog
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-12-2012 19:48:26 | More by Skye1024
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vfalstad

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-26-2012 17:38:12 | More by vfalstad
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very hazy and orangey very dark golden just leaning copper/amber. Lots of active bubbles zing up through the haze. Gigantic bone white / light khaki head of huge bubbles towers up out of the glass. It turns rocky as it settles to a clump in the middle and then a skim that retains very well. It leaves gobs and curtains of lace all over. Superb appearance.

S: Citrus (more fruit than hops) & some estery tropical fruits. Peppery yeast with good funky and earthy notes. Malts are crackery & doughy biscuit with a bit of juicy caramel sweetness. Smells very interesting & inviting with fair strength. Way more forward on the Belgian/saison character than on the hops (which is okay by me – I like saisons). Some medicinal, herbal & citrus hops are there, but not at all forward and blended nicely with yeast character.

T: Malts up front briefly with biscuit & crackery notes, a touch of caramel, and sweetness that is reduced from the nose but still there & with a candy aspect. Comgination of yeast notes & hops quickly overwhelms and pushes malts to a supporting role. Close on the tails of initial malts & sweetness is a troika of citrus (fruity & lemon), spicy/perppery yeast, herbal hops that forcefully dominates the middle. After bursting on the scene it grows more complex. A firm bit of rind joins the citrus. The peppery & spicy notes are joined by yeasty earth and funk. The herbal hops get both woody and more citrus. Overall, the palate is far more bitter & hoppy than the nose. Earthy funk, citrus rind, & woody herbal linger long in the finish. Soft bit of tartness throughout.

M: Medium-light body with carbonation a bit over-matched. Very much more would be too much. As is, it is brisk and quenching. Mosty dry with an under lying tartness, but there are some sticky lip-coating sugars. Finish has more tartness and is quite drying from both attenuation & hops, and probably from the earthy/funky yeast notes as well. Very saison feel.

D: Far more a saison than a Belgian style IPA or Pale. Earthy & funky & a bit tart rather than fruity and phenolic and hoppy. Hops, while substantial, are not in IPA territory. Marketing, names, and pigeon hole aside – this is a damn fine beer. A fine saison too. Very tasty – the drinking leand more to intereting than to easy – and quite refreshing too.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 23:55:47 | More by SickGnar
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Twal

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-02-2012 03:21:22 | More by Twal
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-01-2012 03:41:29 | More by steamboatbrewer
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Florida9

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A bit of a gusher. Dull yellow in color. Forms a huge off-white head that has surprisingly good retention leaving a large merengue floating on the surface for several minutes after I poured the beer. Plenty of lacing.

S: Aroma is fairly light. Lemon, grass, sugar cookie, some light citrus and just a hint of vanilla.

T: Starts with a mild sweetness. Some pale malts, white bread, a light peppery spice and a little grassiness.

M: On the lighter side of medium with appreciable carbonation, a dry finish, and a mild bitterness.

O: A decent beer with an easy drinkability. Belgian qualities are present, but are not overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 23:09:48 | More by Florida9
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Jason

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:15:43 | More by Jason
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mcallister

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-19-2012 19:23:51 | More by mcallister
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep orange with a giant thick white head. Lacing and retention off the charts. Nose of Belgian yeast, grassy hops, lemon zest. Nearly identical flavor profile. Begins with yeast and light Belgian spices. Followed by citrus zest, mostly lemon. Pine resin hops, peppery spice and a touch of saisin funk. Definitely a hopped up saison that varries just a bit from your typical Belgian IPA. Spicier and funkier Belgian IPA

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 02:43:39 | More by uustal
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Top pops and head pours everywhere. Once it resides, you have a golden saison with still massive head. There is some serious farmhouse funk coming off this thing, yeast, grass, hay, pine. Light mouthfeel, more saison than IPA but the flavors are a bit muddled. Hay, yeast, lots of light hay, dry, some grassy hops, a little spice. Pretty good, not great.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 22:19:03 | More by BMMillsy
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A softly steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a more than glass filling, five-finger thick, light tan colored crown of froth; The head slowly subsides with a very varied texture, leaving a structurally sound mesa of a plateau floating in the middle of my glass. The beer is an amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, red tinged, gold-amber hue when held up to the light. The nose smells of spicy Belgian yeast character mixed with fruity American hops; notes of lychee, concentrated apricot, woody pepper, slightly medicinal sweet ginger, touches of children’s aspirin and a big candied citrus zest aromatics. The finish has a toasted, lightly browned cracker maltiness. There is an almost tobacco like character to the medicinal side of the nose.

The beer is mostly dry and gets drier as it rolls across the palate. There is a firm, but not overwhelming bitterness to this beer and it gets augmented by some spicy yeast phenolics; there is a touch of clove character as well as some pepper spiciness. Up front there is a perceived sweetness from the bright hop character that contributes notes of lychee, tangelo zest, sweet Meyer lemon zest (or a sort of sweet lemon note) and some big floral citrus notes. The body of this beer is fairly light, lighter than the standard Hatter, nicely quaffable.

This is quite a bit more enjoyable than I was expecting. The mix of vibrant hop character and spicy, earthy yeast character works quite well.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 03:18:35 | More by Gueuzedude
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33%

02-05-2012 20:11:00 | More by TastyIsBeer
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA from New Holland Brewing Company
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