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White Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
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342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 26 | 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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tmneyer

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-08-2014 21:48:40 | More by tmneyer
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jman005

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-08-2014 08:32:57 | More by jman005
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kaufmaal

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-08-2014 02:45:34 | More by kaufmaal
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-07-2014 00:33:40 | More by Hockey_Fan
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-04-2014 20:15:34 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-03-2014 17:35:17 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-01-2014 02:35:49 | More by KCBeerNerd
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McBAINx

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-30-2014 23:17:15 | More by McBAINx
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-30-2014 03:06:42 | More by avisong
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-29-2014 19:06:33 | More by atrocity
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity and spicy wheat malt forward aroma with hints of orange, coriander, and straw. Belgian yeast with big hints of coriander as well as some clove, white pepper, and chamomile. Wheat malt with hints of straw, grains, cracker, and slight caramel. Big citrus fruit presence with hints of orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, and melon. Also some fruit hints of banana and apple. Subtle earthy hop presence with hints of grass. Pretty solid.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty, fruity, and spicy wheat driven taste with notes of orange, coriander, and straw. Belgian yeast with a mix of spices including coriander, white pepper, clove, grains of paradise, and chamomile. Wheat malt with notes of straw, grains, caramel, and cracker. Citrus fruit notes of orange peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, pineapple, and melon. Also fruit notes of dried banana and apple. Background earthy hop notes of grass. A pretty nice wheat taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Wheat beer. Good mix of spices and fruit esters with a nice hop kick.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 06:12:30 | More by MattyG85
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emac1224

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-28-2014 05:55:43 | More by emac1224
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-27-2014 16:27:58 | More by lisahope27
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ThatsStout

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-24-2014 23:48:18 | More by ThatsStout
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benloho

Tennessee

2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 17:50:46 | More by benloho
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jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-21-2014 05:00:39 | More by jharris0624
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Trent

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-21-2014 00:57:32 | More by Trent
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 11:44:20 | More by Ozzylizard
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Mxsluis

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-17-2014 23:23:50 | More by Mxsluis
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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joshrosborne

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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Two-6

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-15-2014 16:19:27 | More by Two-6
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DaveOrlowski

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-15-2014 12:30:49 | More by DaveOrlowski
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-15-2014 00:02:49 | More by DerrickW
White Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.