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White Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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81
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389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 06-03-2012)
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mwar

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -72.1%

08-04-2013 20:09:06 | More by mwar
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ajzy

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

06-10-2013 18:30:55 | More by ajzy
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beerist

Missouri

1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

07-31-2013 23:21:19 | More by beerist
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Pillowburn

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

04-22-2013 05:27:58 | More by Pillowburn
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hardy008

Minnesota

1.83/5  rDev -48.9%

Cloudy lemon color with a 2 finger white head with decent retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has citrus, citrus zest, and coriander. The aroma is somewhat light.

The taste is mostly bitter and has lemon, lemon peel, coriander, pepper, bitter hops, aspirin, and insect repellant. At least it tastes like insect repellant smells. Not a good combination of flavors.

Light bodied with average carbonation, and a dry finish. I have liked the other beers in the Hatter series, but this one is not to my liking. Trying to merge a Belgian Pale Ale with a Witbier is a bad idea.

06-16-2012 04:43:16 | More by hardy008
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TheMatthi


2/5  rDev -44.1%

The beer poured a golden brown with nice lacing. The head was white and quick to diminish

The aroma was floral, orange and hints or coriander

The taste initially matched the aroma but then just fell off - flat. Initially citrus and floral hop notes but then just disappearing into...almost nothing with a bit of yeasty taste.

Overall disappointing on two fronts; firstly my brother who got me a few hatters said it was his favorite; secondly compared to the Farm House Hatter (consumed the previous night) it was a let down

01-04-2013 04:53:33 | More by TheMatthi
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craft_shannie

Indiana

2/5  rDev -44.1%

04-07-2013 17:04:58 | More by craft_shannie
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

08-07-2013 15:54:21 | More by sweemzander
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jbierling

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

04-20-2013 04:03:34 | More by jbierling
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StephenJohnston


2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

06-17-2014 01:34:23 | More by StephenJohnston
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sgregory

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

07-17-2014 22:42:30 | More by sgregory
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braican

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

07-21-2014 14:29:43 | More by braican
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zacky_U

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

06-18-2013 16:50:29 | More by zacky_U
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

04-28-2013 15:32:43 | More by Jason1337
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benloho

Tennessee

2.73/5  rDev -23.7%

My first beer form New Holland.
A: Cloudy pale orange color. Looks like a Belgian Wit in the glass. Minimal head. There's some good lacing and lot's of bubbles streaming up from the bottom.
S: Citrus. Orange. Coriander. Maybe a little pineapple. Lots of sweet orange peel on the nose which is inviting.
T: Not very pleasant to me. A lot of orange up front with a little hop character. But at the end a stale bitterness like I'm sucking on orange peel.
MF: Not as creamy as I'd expect from a type of witbier. Doesn't seem like an IPA at all. Good carb on it, but no balance and weird overall.
O: I see what they're trying to do here. A WPA - blending a Belgian wit and an IPA. Seems more like a Belgian pale to me. No IPA characteristics at all. The orange peel overwhelms the hop character.

04-24-2014 17:50:46 | More by benloho
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Lanstrum

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-21-2013 18:47:56 | More by Lanstrum
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mscudder

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

03-26-2013 03:34:11 | More by mscudder
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Monkey007

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-01-2012 01:31:13 | More by Monkey007
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joshrosborne

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

04-16-2014 23:01:31 | More by joshrosborne
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Filabee

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

04-05-2014 17:40:02 | More by Filabee
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leroybrown10

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-16-2013 22:06:06 | More by leroybrown10
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CreightonSM

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-20-2013 13:47:45 | More by CreightonSM
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

10-23-2012 19:19:42 | More by skaboom420
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mjaggers

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

09-06-2012 22:18:08 | More by mjaggers
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Louisville-Beer-Reviews

Kentucky

2.85/5  rDev -20.4%

Appearance: Almost clear, dark straw color with a bubbly (large bubbles) head and heavy lacing.

Aroma: Aroma of wheat; subtle spice, like clove; light, spicy hop; and a synthetic smell akin to bubblegum/fluoride.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Very grainy/wheaty on the tongue, with a fairly thin, flat texture. A slight hop bite on the front of the finish is quickly overtaken by a full, grainy, wheaty flavor. The malts in the finish have a slight roastiness/smokiness to them. The bubblegum fluoride taste is there in the transition into the finish, and it has a synthetic character to it.

Final Word: Sorry folks, but I don’t recommend this one! I’m always reluctant to tell people not to try a beer, but this one just felt like New Holland needs a bit more time to perfect it. The hop and wheat flavors countered each other very well, but the sticking point with this beer was the bubblegum fluoride aroma and flavor. Some wheat beers have a bit of a bubblegum flavor in them, but the degree to which it’s present in this beer is completely out of balance with the other ingredients. It doesn’t complement nor mesh with the other flavors, and doesn’t seem to have a place in the brew. I don’t feel like this is a problem inherent to the fact that it’s a Belgian Style White Pale Ale, but instead that it’s a sub par batch or a recipe that needs perfection. If you’re the type that wants to try something new, I’d wait a year or two and see if this brew is still around, as by then I’d say they’ll have worked out the kinks or you have a chance of getting a better batch than I did, but otherwise I’d choose many other wheaty beers over this one if I wanted that fix. But hey, if you love bubblegum fluoride, have at it!

06-21-2014 18:35:24 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
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White Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.