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Michigan Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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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:
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(Beer added by: Beefytits4 on 06-02-2013)
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4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottle into tulip

appearance: slightly murky dark copper/amber with 1 finger white head, minor lacing

smell: earthy hops, sticky dank hops, some subtle citrus and floral notes, lemon zest, caramel

taste: Dry herbal earthiness followed by a slightly citric, piney, floral hoppiness that doesn't really linger that much. The flavor is very crisp and short lasting, getting some biscuity, bready notes as well. Very good overall but could use a little more citrus/grapefruit

mouthfeel: slightly high carbonation, thin bodied

overall: A great IPA, could use a little more flavor in the taste but overall this really satisfied. I'm glad they used only homegrown ingredients, it's almost like a lager meets an IPA for me, very subtle fruity "IPA" flavors but with some lager-esque bready notes as well.

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.

Photo of Beefytits4
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the label: Michigan Hatter celebrates our local agriculture with its Michigan grown Cascade hops from the Leelanau peninsula. Bright and aromatic, with delicious malt notes underneath a citrusy showcase of hops. Pairings: Sharp cheddars, Herb roasted poultry and curry.

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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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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an amber brown color - slightly cloudy. Full head on pour retains well. Large chunky lacing on the glass.

S: Grassy, spicy hop aroma.

T: Relatively mild IPA but when considering the low ABV a lot of flavor has been packed into this IPA. Mild bitterness throughout.

M:Good carbonation and action on the tongue.

O: Good brew.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 5/10/2013. Pours moderately cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, caramel, toast, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, pine, grass, caramel, toast, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a nicely balanced malt backbone that does not overpower the hops; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, sticky, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish as expected. Overall this is a damn nice session IPA! Well balanced and packed with plenty of hop and malt flavor for the ABV; and extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

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