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Michigan Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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83
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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beefytits4 on 06-02-2013)
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Reviews by GRPunk:
Photo of GRPunk
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle (vintage 2013), poured into an imperial pint glass.

A- Clean, copper body with a 1-1/2 finger, tan head after a normal pour. Light carbonation. Really good head retention and awesome stick. A second pour clouded things up with some sediment.

S- Clean, fresh hops. Juicy grapefruit and very leafy, organic tones at first. Some grainy malts in background. Tropical fruits later. Caramel comes through with warmth with leathery notes (almost like a lighter barleywine).

T- Great balance. Sweet and bready malt backbone stands up against significant citrus and leafy/minty hops. Clean, dry finish. Hints of caramel and tobacco with warmth. Really robust.

M- Medium-full body, medium-light carbonation.

O- I love a balanced IPA, and really appreciate the use of Michigan grown hops. Maybe a bit pricy for a standard IPA @ $5.19 for the 22 oz. If not cost prohibitive (and limited availability) it could be an IPA rotation mainstay. It was a great pair with French bread and white cheddar and dill cheeses before firing up the grill for a summer, burger cookout.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking in honor of my dad, a Michigan brewed beer.Poured into an imperial pint glass a deep hazed copper color with a tightly formed one finger off white head that took it's time settling.Aromas of piney hops and sweet biscuit malts,not complex but nice enough.Flavors of piney and pithy citric hops over top of a big sweet caramel base,the maltiness is almost as big as the hops.It's not overly complex but it's packed with good flavor.

Photo of MadScientist
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: A medium copper colored ale with good clarity and an off-white head. The head is made of rocky bubbles and fades to a ring of soapy bubbles while leaving some lacing on the glass.

S: A fairly strong citrus and pine aroma from American hops with a moderate, caramel malt note.

T: A strong hops bitterness with a medium-strong citrus hop flavors, again mostly citrus with some pine. The malt brings a little caramel malt sweetness but the balance is fairly bitter. The finish is moderately dry with a lingering aftertaste of hops bitterness.

M: A medium bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation

O: Almost a typical Cascade Hops IPA, with a strong hops bitterness and hops flavor. There is a slight uniqueness to the hops.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of joeseppy
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had I seen the overall score on this I would never have picked this up-but hey we're snobs right?!? This sits last on the shelf gazing at Me!, so I take her home-who could resist, cute girl in a hat holding hops, c'mon.

Pours a cloudy honey that clears with a half-inch merengue head. Lacing follows down.

Smell is downright a bullseye. Sweet malt, floral hops, grapefruit pith and modest pine.

Taste is floral hop laying on the tongue and breaths nice through the nose. Really not a lot of malt which may come as a relief to some.

I find this on the lighter side and refreshing-going down smooth. Definitely not a slouch by any stretch. If your looking for a lower malt bill and mild citrusy bitterness, this is it. I say great job boys!

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of morimech
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color with just over one finger of head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Quite fragrant aroma. Plenty of citrus and floral hop notes. A little bit of toasted, bready malt underneath the hops.

The promising malt bill did not really show up in the flavor. A touch of sweetness but otherwise this is a pure hop display. Citrus rind, orange, and quite a bit of bitterness.

Feels like a substantial IPA. The carbonation is splendid resulting in a pleasant overall texture.

Not an IPA that sets itself apart from a lot of others. Probably would mean more to Michigan beer drinkers. Wish the malt came out a little more ass I believe they used some promising ingredients.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 4.99. 2013 vintage. Served in a New Holland stemmed glass.

Pours an amber hue with a finger and a half ecrue head. Head fades slowly, leaving sheets of lace.

Aroma is straight forward and pleasant. Light citrus hops and sweet biscuit.

The nose was quite indicative of the flavor. A nice citrus hop character with a big biscuity sweetness. As in the smell it isn't too complex but it's decent.

Medium feel with moderate carbonation.

Simple, no surprises but tasty enough. It lacks the depth and bold flavors I typically crave but it does well at under 5%.

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Michigan Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.