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White Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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81
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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 31 | 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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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-29-2013 13:32:53 | More by tommy5
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up recently, having never tried this before and intrigued by the idea of a Belgian White mixed with an IPA. This felt stronger than it really was and had there been more wheat and Witbier-like flavors in this, this could have been a great beer. On it's own, it's easily enjoyable and unlike anything else that I could find on a shelf at the moment!

The pour to this was quite good, as the dark goldenrod hue and fluffy heat meshed well together. There was a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle as well, which had to be swirled out and poured in to top this off. Lots of yeast, sour funk, grass, and herbal notes to this but mostly in the taste, as the aroma was fair but could have been more noticeable. The mouthfeel was good with a fair amount of carbonation but a bit more wheat and banana could have been present here to enhance the flavor profile of this beer. The aftertaste was a bit medicinal but the funk faded nicely and the hops tasted quite European as a lingering bitterness and strength were almost not to be found here.

Although this wasn't strong, it felt a bit more potent than it was in actuality. This was pretty unique but only because I've never had a Belgian IPA that was supposedly brewed like this. The bottle says that there were notes of coriander and grains of paradise here, along the lines of a Sam Adams Summer offering. While they could be detected to some extent, the citrus bite faded quickly after the initial kick. Had they endured longer, it would have rounded out this beer nicely and complemented the Belgian aspects of this. Take it for what it is - it's a fun style that served as a steppingstone for what else is possible and still went down relatively easily.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 17:32:56 | More by JerzDevl2000
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kushlash23

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12%

08-22-2013 15:39:28 | More by kushlash23
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FinchSCF

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-22-2013 02:01:06 | More by FinchSCF
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed golden/orange glow with a thin white head. Initial spicy hoppiness on the nose with some yeast and belgian funk, fruity and hoppy.

Very similar to new holland's monkey king. Initial sweetness fades quickly to spicy yeast flavors and earthy and herbal hop flavor. The bitterness tends to mask some of the belgian flavors. Besides a lot of spicy yeast flavor. Very herbal, some faint fruit underneath it all, almost apple like. Bitterness lingers with an apple like sweetness lingering on the tip of the tongue. Medium bodied with prickly mouthfeel. Beer gets a bit better as it warms as your tongue grows accustomed to the bitterness as well. Let's some of the more subtle flavors come through and shows off the complexity of the beer. Flavors are a little muddled and some greatly overpower others.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 21:28:39 | More by jtierney89
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mcrawford

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-17-2013 23:50:28 | More by mcrawford
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-16-2013 23:20:35 | More by MSandahl23
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-14-2013 03:54:04 | More by kmos27
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16%

08-12-2013 18:44:52 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My pour got a finger and a half of nearly white head. The dirty straw yellow body is rather murky.

I get grass, gardeny hops and hint of citrus.

This beer is interesting. I get garden, herb, grass, a hint of pine and lemon, with a little banana on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Slightly dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 01:46:34 | More by CFHMagnet
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-10-2013 16:12:38 | More by JMS1512
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37%

08-07-2013 15:54:21 | More by sweemzander
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rgille2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-05-2013 20:05:19 | More by rgille2
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mwar

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -72%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-04-2013 02:49:40 | More by vfalstad
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-02-2013 04:48:51 | More by beerme626
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-02-2013 00:05:46 | More by Schlafly33
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a tall Prima Pils glass with a turbid glowing orange amber hue with a bright light off white head forming thick, you can see proteins and yeast sediment suspended in the body. Aroma is full of citrus, spice, and orange peel notes. A nice bready yeast/malt combo going on, almost like a Sam Adams Summer Ale I also notice grains of paradise on the ingredients listed on the bottle. Flavors are really combined into a spice mix pack with a mediocre IPA with citrus forward hops. Very dry presentation the bitterness comes from the spices, orange peel, and hop additions. Somewhere in the mad mix of adjuncts you have a drinkable beer, medium bodied spritzy carbonation, dry bitter finish. Overall not a bad beer and much better than some of the other White IPAs I have tangoed with.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 18:43:49 | More by WVbeergeek
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JohannBock

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into my 21st birthday mug

A: Pours a 2.5 finger head that is white and pillowy and settles into a nice consistent foam on top. Hazy golden brown color in the middle fading to just golden on the outside.

S: Grassy, herbal, and slightly floral nose to it.

T: Hop bite right off the bat followed by sweet grains and some belgian yeast character. Follows up with the herbal hop flavor that was in the nose.

M: Medium mouthfeel with lots of scrubbing carbonation

O: Ok beer, not the best example of the style I've had but definitely not a bad beer. It seemed like they didn't commit to which of the two characteristics they want to feature. It wasn't very IPA like nor belgian like. Sort of a bland mashup of the two. Easy drinking and not a bad beer but probably won't seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 02:28:11 | More by JohannBock
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beerist

Missouri

1.75/5  rDev -51%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-30-2013 09:51:52 | More by drbenderdo
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-28-2013 04:26:44 | More by mpayne5
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MaxT

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12%

07-28-2013 04:24:12 | More by MaxT
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

07-26-2013 00:54:54 | More by tabascosigned
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banger7

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

07-25-2013 01:56:37 | More by banger7
White Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.