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White Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 52 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.1%

mwar, Aug 04, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

ajzy, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of beerist
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

beerist, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Pillowburn
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

Pillowburn, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of hardy008
1.83/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

hardy008, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of TheMatthi
2/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

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

TheMatthi, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of craft_shannie
2/5  rDev -44.1%

craft_shannie, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

sweemzander, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of jbierling
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

jbierling, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of OrestesMethuon
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Cloying, poorly balanced, and not nearly hoppy enough, this seemingly intriguing experiment is more busy with its multiple styles than a successful blending of them.

I can see why twelve-packs of this were deeply discounted at the liquor store—and, while this beer is just drinkable enough to be worth it at a price-cut, moving through all twelve won't be an especially enjoyable experience. The mouthfeel is a bit too rich, the flavor is much too sweet, and the hops are so muted I couldn't say why—except for the fairly pleasant nose—New Holland got the idea to extol the “hoppy citrus notes of an IPA” in the back-bottle patter. The malt seems hardly “soft”, the spicing decidedly not “delicate”, and the “tropical fruit” notes do not frame the “orange peel, chamomile, coriander, and grains of paradise”, but instead amplify them substantially.

Maybe—just maybe—I'd like this a bit better on a beach in ninety-degree heat, but I really doubt even that, since the grain-bill and mouthfeel is altogether too rich to imagine the spicy, tropical qualities could ever really be refreshing.

New Holland makes some good beers; this is not one of them.

OrestesMethuon, Sep 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

StephenJohnston, Jun 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

sgregory, Jul 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

braican, Jul 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

zacky_U, Jun 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Jason1337, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of benloho
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

benloho, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Lanstrum
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Lanstrum, Jul 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

mscudder, Mar 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Monkey007, Jul 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

joshrosborne, Apr 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Qbdoo, Sep 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

CreightonSM, Jun 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

skaboom420, Oct 23, 2012
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White Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.