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White Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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81
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356 Ratings
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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 28 | 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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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-02-2014 14:37:52 | More by mklisz
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dmorley21

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-01-2014 20:54:31 | More by dmorley21
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travismiller80

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-31-2014 21:57:37 | More by travismiller80
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raznug

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: This white pale ale pours a hazy pale orange color and is topped with ½”of white colored head that tends to linger.
Smell: This pale ale smell just like the style name suggests with Belgian spices and hops that balance each other nicely.
Taste: The flavor goes nicely with the aroma that allows the hops and spices to blend together for a nice representation of a style that I have never had before but kind of hope to find again.
Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied beer with good flavor and great body.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 14:33:13 | More by raznug
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Gemini6

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12%

05-30-2014 01:14:15 | More by Gemini6
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KevinL

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-25-2014 02:34:29 | More by KevinL
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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

i am quite surprised to see this beer rather so low on here. i find it delightful, and different from the rest. the belgian yeast isnt nearly so ester laden, not so fruity and dominating, its just drying and complimentary to everything else going on. wheat base is a little darker than most, with a bronze hue to it and a nose propelled primarily by the orange. seems like more than just orange peel, but flesh too, especially in the flavor, like it was just fresh squeezed right in. the chamomile is subtle in this, but adds another layer thats accentuated by the yeast. more green tea bitterness than anything else, herbal, fun, bright. its hopped more like an american pale ale than an ipa to me, not subtle, but not huge and oily and bitter either. its in the middle somewhere, with hops that balance and add backbone to the citrus of the orange. the finish is clean and light, and thats where i taste the belgian yeast the most. great carbonation, thicker body for the style too, which makes it rather satisfying. a very cool take on the style, and i think this beer deserves a little more credit than it currently has. not the best white ipa out there, but one of the more interesting ive had lately.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 15:56:39 | More by StonedTrippin
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mte1972

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12%

05-21-2014 14:24:12 | More by mte1972
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep, cloudy gold with a thin, creamy white mousse that lasts much longer than expected, lacing deep into the glass.

S: Gentle, yet distinctive aromas of caramel, cream, grass, mango, papaya, lemon, orange, and herbs express themselves on the nose.

T: Layered notes of caramel, cream, biscuit, wheat bread, lemon, lime, pine, orange, herbs, mango, papaya, carambola, grass, and fresh flowers fill the mouth. The finish is smooth and silky with notes of orange, grass, herbs, caramel, cream, and wheat bread lingering.

M: Light-to-medium in body, milky, creamy, and exceptionally smooth. Carbonation is airy and supple. Superbly easy to drink.

O: A near incredible Belgian IPA that, judging from previous reviews, does not get the credit it deserves. Really well executed with an exceptional malt body and unique hopping (I love the combination of Brewer's Gold, Glacier, Motueka, and Crystal), this one is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 14:36:21 | More by mrfrancis
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Apok23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-14-2014 23:18:49 | More by Apok23
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stacie1128

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-12-2014 00:40:12 | More by stacie1128
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Zach136

Georgia

4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Deep gold body, with a nice white head and excellent lacing.

S - Big fruity notes, im guessing a combination of yeast/hops. I get a good bit of pineapple and kiwi.

T - More piney hops come out on the palate, good bit of the pineapple-kiwi fruit as well. Low bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, milky mouthfeel.

O - A good example of the style, not my favorite but an awesome summer time brew I'm happy to drink any time.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2014 19:38:26 | More by Zach136
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-11-2014 17:10:30 | More by jduprey007
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EdVandenberg

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-09-2014 20:40:54 | More by EdVandenberg
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tmneyer

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12%

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

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
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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