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White Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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81
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431 Ratings
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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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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

emac1224, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

lisahope27, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of ThatsStout
4/5  rDev +11.7%

ThatsStout, Apr 25, 2014
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 jharris0624
4/5  rDev +11.7%

jharris0624, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Trent
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Trent, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

2012 vintage bottle at 45 degrees F into standard pint glass
Aroma weak, no coriander or other spice odors, just smells wet
Head average (3 cm), white, creamy with rocks, rapidly diminishing to 2 cm layer
No lacing
Body medium yellow, clear, a few bubbles rising, but not enough to be considered sparkling
Flavor also weak – no spiciness or yeasty phenolic overtones usually associated with a Belgium style anything – no alcohol, no malt, no hops, no diacetyl, no aftertaste
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

I’m not quite sure what the reason was to brew this beer – as it warmed up, still no flavor or aroma, just developed a more lively carbonation. For me, this beer has to be described in null terms. It was cellared by a six-pack store in Erie under low light conditions at about 29 degrees C. At least it was not offensive, kind of like drinking a weak sparkling water.

Ozzylizard, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Mxsluis, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

djrn2, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of joshrosborne
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

joshrosborne, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Two-6
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Two-6, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DaveOrlowski, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DerrickW, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

GJ40, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Jonker1, Apr 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Kevin72
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Kevin72, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Brenden1, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

remy4x6, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

millerbuffoon, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is most definitely an intresting ale.

It pours with some sediment a nearly clear golden color. The aroma is crisp and interesting.

The taste is also crisp and bitter with abit of yeasty funkiness. The afterfaste is less yeasty than you would expect.

Perhaps I should have been more careful about sediment, but it is still an interesting brew.

schoolboy, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Mark88, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

letshaveanother, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

khargro2, Mar 08, 2014
White Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.