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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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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-25-2013 00:25:14 | More by JohnnieNepal
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BrewLip6

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-21-2013 15:13:51 | More by BrewLip6
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Farmhouse Hatter looks indeed like a farmhouse product; the nectarine coloured beer is clearly unfiltered and has a head thick as freshly churned butter. Its complexion is murky enough to make it appear thick as glue. Lacing hangs proudly down the glass like championship banners.

Farmhouse Hatter has a fair amount of tropical fruitiness (mango, pineapple especially), much more so than I'd expect from a Nugget and Centennial hop bill. Perhaps yeast esters are partially responsible? Regardless, it's a well crafted recipe that pairs graininess with grassiness, the farm with the orchard. And there's definitely a rose garden in the mix too.

The beer coats the palate in lemony citrus notes, preempting any biscuity flavour from the malt as well as the apple, peach and pear-like esters of the yeast. All parties manage to play nice, however, and create a flavour that is greater (and more unique) than the sum of its parts. Orange and assorted citrus arrive late on the scene but provide a breezy acidity.

The aftertaste can be intensely perfumed, as if I'd been gnawing on rose petals, and is loosely reminiscent of an herbal tea (reminds me of a spiced rooibos). Munich malt, however, provides some bready and lightly sweet coffee cake notes too. Indeed, despite a very substantial malt base, the beer is light and breezy nonetheless, excellent for warm weather quaffing.

Farmhouse Hatter makes great use of Saison and Abbaye yeast as well as American hops, combining them all with rich malt to create a super agreeable beer that is layered and hearty yet super approachable and ideal for casual drinking. New Holland aren't in the habit of making crappy beers. Definitely give this one a go. You'd be mad not to.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 01:50:25 | More by biegaman
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Nick_RobertsM3

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.6%

09-19-2013 02:02:00 | More by Nick_RobertsM3
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michaelsmith11

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-02-2013 21:36:02 | More by michaelsmith11
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-29-2013 13:37:10 | More by tommy5
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-25-2013 21:46:37 | More by beergorrilla
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coz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-24-2013 23:14:22 | More by coz
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Beerdanza

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-19-2013 23:26:14 | More by Beerdanza
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-18-2013 23:43:31 | More by RyanAU
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-17-2013 22:14:06 | More by kmos27
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-11-2013 19:22:22 | More by Mervjahn
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very nice clean dark copper pour with 2 fingers of frothy off-white head which dissipated slowly and left behind lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma of farmhouse peppery saison yeast is dominant, grassy hops, wheat bread.
The flavor profile is very tame, which isn't a bad thing. There's a nice grain bill present.. Lots of barley but also getting a hint of rye, maybe some wheat. The hops give off a nice citrusy flavor (grapefruit) albeit very subtle. The yeast again is dominant and very nice - peppery with a subtle Bretty tone.
Medium body beer with moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and sticky on the lips.

I saw this sitting for the past few years on shelves and never bothered picking it up. It's been hit or miss with new holland beers, but it seems like the price was just right for my thirst. Picked up this year's bottle and I am very glad I did so. This is a wonderful, yet subtle, display of a Belgian IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 14:18:56 | More by facundoCNB
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/14/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, grapefruit, pear, apple, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light pine, light bubblegum, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest, pear, apple, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light bubblegum, light pine, and floral/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light pine, bubblegum, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and malt flavors; with a great sweetness/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. All around great balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 03:45:31 | More by superspak
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-06-2013 22:45:01 | More by brotherloco
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-05-2013 15:20:31 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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sgoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-03-2013 20:11:24 | More by sgoro
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kal4478

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-29-2013 13:10:19 | More by kal4478
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-28-2013 02:06:56 | More by elcrawl
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2013 22:41:47 | More by Sparky44
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-27-2013 15:04:39 | More by Zach136
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-27-2013 01:44:29 | More by ridgeline23
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Boverhof3

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-26-2013 01:44:42 | More by Boverhof3
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-22-2013 17:23:06 | More by fredmugs
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atoulouk

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-22-2013 13:51:24 | More by atoulouk
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.