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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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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

Photo of chuckv
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ummswimmin
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a hazy, amber body. Musty hops with a touch of brown sugar. Caramel and toffee up front with a bit of spicy hop character and little else. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a silly sweet finish. Kind of bland without a lot to recommend it, I wouldn't drink it again.

Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: no head really on a cloudy copper with golden hues body but still some decent lacing.

S: not much in the aroma, mostly some miscellaneous citrus and caramel malt.

T: not much in the hop realm here, mostly caramel malt, fairly malty actually, with some mild tart moving to lightly sweet citrus finish.

M: body is fairly light, light to medium with light to moderate carbonation. a bit watery.

Overall: This one is pretty boring. Hops are mild, not much to the aroma. Its not at all memorable

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jimmah120
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber bottle "Vintage 2013" poured into tulip

look is an unfiltered orange with plenty of chunkards floating around. smell is piney, dank wet and cascadey. some spice and sweet malt as well. as it warms, an unpleasant alcohol scent comes out. surprisingly light in feel, like carbonated fruit juice. taste is a little subdued as well, citrus/pine and herbal hops, with a chalky roasted malt finish.

Photo of NumberNone
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JG-90
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a moderate sized light-tan head and is peach/brown color that has okay retention. Beer has a lot of sediment in it and leaves an average amount of lacing. Has a woody, citrusy, piney smell with a bit of malt and floral.

Taste starts with wheat bread, moves on to prickly bitter hops, pine, wood, floral, and earth. Finishes with grapefruit, lemon, and a bit of tangerine. Has a bitter, citrusy, woody, and floral aftertaste. Has high carbonation and very light mouthfeel. These two aspects (moreso the light mouthfeel) really hurt the beer in my opinion. There is some good flavor there, but the complex flavors do not seem to match up well with the light body.

Still a pretty good beer despite the problems I had with mouthfeel. Would try again if they made it again next year.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A well made low abv IPa with locally grown hops.
Had a small head over a clear amber body. Aroma was very aromatic with tropicals and florals. Malts balanced out the smell.
Taste was good though not as hoppy as the nose suggested. On the palate lean hops have a citrus flair and malts are honey sweet.
A good beer but like most IPA's of the low ABV the taste seems to get flat and washed out.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Kevin79
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of MgoJohnStamos
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of durlta
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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