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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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281 Ratings
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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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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 21:24:53 | More by oline73
Photo of hilgart1


3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-20-2012 00:47:15 | More by hilgart1
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

01-12-2012 02:14:50 | More by flpiii
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-08-2012 02:22:07 | More by GreyGhost4
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-06-2012 02:18:14 | More by schultzm
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-02-2012 22:33:57 | More by whartontallboy
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-23-2011 01:38:42 | More by NvMyBeer
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-17-2011 00:42:11 | More by TasteTester
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-14-2011 23:24:52 | More by jak
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-06-2011 00:47:57 | More by leinie13
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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.


Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 00:08:02 | More by codsmith
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

11-29-2011 23:18:47 | More by brandoman63
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-28-2011 05:21:19 | More by barnzy78
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

11-26-2011 12:40:04 | More by Lozanoa11
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.


Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 02:51:44 | More by sholland119
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-22-2011 02:09:57 | More by Another6Pack
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-18-2011 03:28:55 | More by nmann08
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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served chilled into a standard pint glass.

Poured a light amber color that was hazy but looks well filtered. Had a large cream color inconsistent head that stuck to the sides of the glass otherwise fleeting to a thin layer. The aroma wasn't overwhelming but was very refreshing none the less. It was more on the citrus hoppiness side with slight tangerine, slight grapefruit with an overall floral freshness. A slight biterness at the ends that fades slowly. A great beer that I'd drink again. Good offering.

Found at Cardinal Liqs, Niles IL

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 02:06:02 | More by rmcnealy
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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange with a large off white to light tan head with good retention and a sticky lace. The aroma has floral hops, pine, grapefruit, pepper, Belgian yeast, and a small amount of peaches in the background.

The taste is just like the aroma. Much less sweet than I thought it would be. Is also hoppier than expected and there is a lot of pepper flavor. The peaches come through more as the beer warms.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, and dry. Has a bit of a peppery aftertaste. Well worth trying if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 21:21:44 | More by hardy008
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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy light amber-orange with a pillowy 2-finger head. Solid retention and decent retention followed.

S - Noticeable Belgian notes (reminiscent of your typical saison) present themselves in the nose alongside a very muted hop profile

T - The flavor profile is almost the inverse of the nose. Here, a few funky Belgian notes are subdued upfront, but floral and slightly piney hop profile dominant the flavor.

M - Almost medium bodied and moderately carbonated with a lingering bitterness

O - This is definitely an enjoyable brew, however, I don't think the nose or flavor profile was where NH's description lead me to believe. Had the hop profile been more present in the nose and the Belgian notes more present in the flavor, I would've enjoyed this even more.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 23:41:21 | More by EnJeiBee
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3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 05:26:17 | More by mactrail
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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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 02:47:52 | More by warnerry
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2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks for Jim (RatedZ) for send me this, the Black and the Rye.
Shared with my wife in tulip glasses.

A – A golden straw color, but a little more on the orange side, a decent haziness that is expected from the style. A large off white almost oat colored head that had great retention.

S – Oranges, maybe a little banana some Belgian yeast funk, a mild hop profile and some fresh baked bread to it.

T – Some fruity/citrus flavors in the beginning with a little funk intertwined some bready taste and also a little bitterness almost on the grassy side of the spectrum.

M – On the lighter side of medium bodied, but not to thin, decent carbonation.

O – I was left wanting a little more from this beer, but was left a little empty. I would put this more into the Belgian Pale category than the Belgian IPA. This still was a decent a respectable beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 19:08:56 | More by MrTopher
Photo of mattboyer182


3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours golden in color with a nice thin white head with really good retention.

S - light hops and belgian yeast. Bready malts.

T - very citrusy and fruity up front then finishes dry and bitter.

M - light bodied and medium carbonated.

O - nice dry Belgian ipa. Light and wild

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 00:59:21 | More by mattboyer182
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very light haze to this bronze and copper colored brew. One finger of head that recedes after the pour to a thin thin of foam. I like the bubbling.

Very delicate, earthy aroma from both the yeast and some light, baking biscuit dough malt. The hops add lots of earthen meadow, grass, and citrus.

The taste starts as delicate as the aroma, earthy, malty, but a little more bitter. The middle has more dry biscuit flavors popping up along with earthy dry meadow yeast and bitter American hop citrus. The finish is almost all hop bitterness in teh citric range with a little grass still holding on to the palate.

The mouthfeel is very bubbly, somewhat dry, and finishes on the metallic side.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 00:27:24 | More by scruffwhor
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.