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Michigan Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
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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Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ali1987, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

nickfl, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Lovely85, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%

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

kylehay2004, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Guinnsslvr, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

jimmah120, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of NumberNone
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

NumberNone, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tommy5, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of JG-90
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

JG-90, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of SaxmanRick
4/5  rDev +9.6%

SaxmanRick, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

micromaniac129, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of kushlash23
4/5  rDev +9.6%

kushlash23, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Snow81
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Snow81, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Kevin79
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Kevin79, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Sammy, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of MgoJohnStamos
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

MgoJohnStamos, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

MSandahl23, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kmos27, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of durlta
3.25/5  rDev -11%

durlta, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bigbeers84, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

pathman, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of olafphysics
4/5  rDev +9.6%

olafphysics, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of FrankHammer
3/5  rDev -17.8%

FrankHammer, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Bieniek30
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Bieniek30, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

We crack a bomber and pour a brew of toasted almond into our Great Lakes pints. It puts up a solid two finger head of sparkling soapy bubbles, showing the color of eggnog. This retains well, leaving cheesecloth sheets of lacing circumferentially around the glasses. A chill haze cuts clarity while tiny flecks of sediment remain suspended throughout. Carbonation appears to be highly active. The aroma gives classic citric, earthy cascade hoppiness sitting across a bed of metallic pale malts, light caramel sugars, peach, apricot, mango, and pear fruitiness, faint medicinals, Belgian-esque yeast sweetness, iron, dirty ginger, and mild bitterness of wet orange rind. Our first impression is that, while the cascades sing brightly, and sweetly, the malt base comes up big on the back to meet them. As we sip, the taste begins with pale and amber maltiness, light biscuity butters, syrupy citric, distantly piney, and nectary hops, oily tree bark, peach and strawberry syrups, and icy mineral. The middle peaks with freshly citric, floral, and earthen hops, honey, gravel, salted caramel sugars, smooth almond nuttiness, lemon cleaner, clean vanilla cake, and gritty amber malt depth. The ending wash comes with toasty pales and biscuity warmth to the malts, freshly ground black pepper, chalked yeast bitterness, white breadiness, vinyl plastics, coppery metallics, and the final wisps of herbal and floral hoppiness. The aftertaste breathes of earthen mineral, crisp metallics, oily, soapy, and dirty citric hops, bittered pale malts, brown grassiness, leafy vegetals, rye breadiness, and a drying tannic herbal tea quality. The body is medium, and the carbonation is high, with fierce prickle to the tongue. Each sip gives nice froth, slurp, cream, smack, and pop. The mouth is initially foamed, but this drips into brief pucker and slick astringency across the hard palate. The abv is easy on the soul, contributing to excellent drinkability.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its solid hoppy flavoring, and great drinkability. Through the flavoring, despite the primary use of homegrown Michigan cascades, we get a surprising plethora of varietals, with something new at seemingly every turn. This helped keep us guessing and interesting, especially against such a strong and inherently sweet, yet bitter, malt base. The feel and aroma were both kept light and lively as well, both adding greatly to ease of drinkability and general enjoyment. The nose is actually quite fruity at the outset, but this is lost amongst the depth of grain through the taste. This is a welcomed and tasty addition to the “Hatter” family.

TheBrewo, Aug 04, 2013
Michigan Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.