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White Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

449 Ratings
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 55 | 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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Photo of Localdrinklax
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Localdrinklax, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of coolestmage
3.17/5  rDev -11.5%

I picked up a case of this for just under $10 at my local go to (something about distributors changing hands). For that price I had to jump, and I'm happy to report that I'll probably be going back before they run out to buy another case or two for that price.

Appearance: Pours a nice goldish red, an average colour for a pale ale. The head is off white, large bubbles, and falls pretty quickly leaving next to no lacing.

Aroma: Definitely different than anything I've ever smelled before. I guess I'd say it smells like it should, like a cross between a wheat beer and a pale ale. Lots of citrus, a bit of clove spiciness like you get in something like blue moon, and the tiniest bit of hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes like you poured a blue moon into a pale ale. A decent bit of spiced wheat, some nice malt, very little hops. Feels like a low/medium carbonation with a bit of a creamy feel to it. Nothing offensive, but nothing special either.

Overall: Definitely an interesting combination. I think if the wheat flavour had been toned down, and the hops bumped up, this would have been a pretty damn good beer. As it is it is only a decent beer. For the price though, I'll drink it and be happy.

coolestmage, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of DaveOrama
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

DaveOrama, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of lochef81
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

lochef81, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of seedyone
3/5  rDev -16.2%

12/04/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

First taste was...for wont of a better word..."funky".

Everything gets where it's going at the same time. After a few sips the tastes get where they're going but I'm still left with a few questions. Like where does all that lemony citrus go between the nose & the tongue? Must be that deceptive ole lemongrass hiding in the weeds. Was that coriander I thought I tasted?

Here's the best I can do: this is distinctly indistinct...but not in a bad way. I said it...hope that helps.

seedyone, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of simplejj81
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Tasty and more malt than any belgian white, but this is a belgian style pale ale so maybe i shouldnt compare. Refreshing citrusy a bit of orange and grapefruit.

simplejj81, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +11.7%

wrightst, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Hohnbaum, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of ROBSTARR
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%

ROBSTARR, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of gwendolynjk
5/5  rDev +39.7%

Yums tasty. Yum yum yum. Drink this all day. Hey hey

gwendolynjk, Sep 20, 2014
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
Photo of stumac
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

stumac, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Mikus
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my snifter. NOT a nice looking beer. Definitely unfiltered, light amber with very little head. Great carb bubbles though. Looked kind of like grapefruit juice. Some nice floral notes on the nose, also a bit of orange (and ironically grapefruit). Taste was v. nice... interesting yeasty and crisp malty notes (bit of biscuit?). Strong citrus punch. Much better than the aroma dictated. Rather light mouthfeel, with a clean aftertaste. Wasn't super excited to try his one, but there were some nice surprises anyways... unique and worth a go.

Mikus, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of EricTKole
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

EricTKole, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jeffthepony, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Kahlerbock, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DuffDadddy, Sep 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Mrbseward, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

carlmoberg, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Arch578, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jzlyo, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

stortore, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Kodums
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

Kodums, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

cjohns73, Sep 06, 2014
White Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.