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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

291 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 291
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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Photo of SickGnar
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.

SickGnar, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Twal
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Twal, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of steamboatbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Florida9
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.

Florida9, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Jason
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
Photo of mcallister
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mcallister, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of uustal
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

uustal, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
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.

BMMillsy, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
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.

Gueuzedude, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of TastyIsBeer
2.5/5  rDev -33%

TastyIsBeer, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

oline73, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

hilgart1, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of flpiii
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

flpiii, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of GreyGhost4
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

GreyGhost4, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of schultzm
3/5  rDev -19.6%

schultzm, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of NvMyBeer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

NvMyBeer, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +7.2%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +7.2%

jak, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev -19.6%

leinie13, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of codsmith
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
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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codsmith, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

barnzy78, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Lozanoa11
2/5  rDev -46.4%

Lozanoa11, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of sholland119
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear amber orange with a foamy white head that has great retention.

S-Funky with some peppery notes. Nice.

T-Great farmhouse funk in the front, peppery and spicy. Some hints of hops toward the finish but this is not very hoppy. But then, regular Mad Hatter is not all that hoppy for the style either. Very nice flavors.

M-Light to medium bodied, good carbonation.

O-A very nice funky farmhouse style. My favorite Hatter.

HV

sholland119, Nov 25, 2011
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA from New Holland Brewing Company
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