New Holland Imperial Hatter | New Holland Brewing Company

very good
712 Ratings
New Holland Imperial HatterNew Holland Imperial Hatter

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.38%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SupaCelt on 07-20-2005

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Photo of rkf1976
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of mrw1zard
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice copper / amber color. Not much head, but decent lacing down the glass. Large hoppy nose to this, decent mouthfeel with a lingering effect. The ABV is definitely present in this. Probably not a session beer by any means, although I do prefer the regular Mad Hatter for that. Worth trying, but maybe only once.

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Photo of HisBoyElroy
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of SpongeRuiner
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Kenai4
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Kunstman
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of JDizzle
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of hopulong
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mhaugo
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of Soomars
1.5/5  rDev -60.7%

Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Indybier
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2012 Vintage.

Nice murky amber in the glass. Creamy foam w/decent lacing.

The nose has the hops, but, not as much as one might expect from an Imperial. Pretty standard nose.

Initial offering on the palate was a bitter bomb coupled w/the 9+ abv. After a few minutes in the glass the bitterness toned down and the hops came around. Not too much backbone here or complexity.

The mouthfeel is probably this beers best attribute as it has a nice creaminess to the hop and booze.

The fact that my local mega-grocer has opened it's doors to craft and has this on the shelf for 9.99, I can't complain. But, given it's sitting right next to double jack, sucks and 6xers of southern tier 2x dipa and lagunitas maximus, I probably will not be stocking up.

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Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - dark orangish amber with a thin, thick layer of off white head that has good retention

S - at first it smells a bit of wet dog with an odd mustiness, but then there are notes of bread, alcohol, sugar, and some faint hops

T - intense earthy and piney hops, some toast, some faint caramel in the finish, vegetal, intensely bitter finish, some warming alcohol

M - full bodied, a bit warm at times, well carbonated

This is a nice beer, but it could use a bit of cleaning up. The nose isn't great but underneath an odd aroma there is an indication of intense malts. The taste however reveals none of those intense malts. Instead, the hops explode on the palate immediately revealing an intense, bitter, piney, resiny, earthy hop character. There are flashes of malt that lend some balance, but the hops still dominate. Overall, this is a decent DIPA though not the most balanced. The hops are in your face and the ABV is big so it should please a lot of people on that alone. I'm glad I tried this once, and I certainly wouldn't turn it down in the future, but I'm looking for something a bit more balanced.

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Photo of Pookie
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of youngleo
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a nice two inch head that was a slight off white in color. Brew itself was a light brown in color. Head didnt hang around very long. But did leave some lacing. Smelled of sweet notes right away. And also of hops and malt. Tasted slightly sweet. Also that pine taste and malt. Had a slight bitter aftertaste. Aftertaste lasted a little bit after swallowing. Pine taste also hung around awhile. Felt good in the mouth. I thought the carbonation was right. Overall I thought it was a little on the sweet side. ID buy again. It just wasnt one of my favorites IPA

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New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 712 ratings.
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