New Holland Imperial Hatter | New Holland Brewing Company

very good
713 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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Ratings: 713 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of mountainman123
2/5  rDev -47.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head fades away quickly but leaves decent lace.

S - Pine, musty socks, and some spicy hop notes with some caramel in the background.

T - Sweet malt with notes of caramel up front. Some spicy grapefruit in the middle with a finish of sugary malt, oniony hops and dark toffee.

M - Moderately thick body, slightly higher than average carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Definitely a malt forward, "east coast" DIPA. The malt more than balances the hops, which is ok, but the hops are oniony and floral without much in the way of pine or citrus, which leaves the beer with a lack of what most of us think of as American hop character.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: thin head on a fairly clear light amber body with

S: caramel and toasted malts, tart citrus, wood and brown sugar.

T: malt forward with toasted and caramel malts, wood, some spicey floral hops with some citrus in the finish but not your typical sharp bitter or citrus hop flavor you think of for an imperial IPA. The alcohol is very well hidden here.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: incredibly drinkable for the style and ABV without loosing too much hop flavor, the flavor is just different and less in your face than others in the genre.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of andrewjraab
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - reddish orange color. Decent off white head - not much stick.

S - Grapefruit, hops, floral, fruity. Smells wonderful.

T- Phenomenal balance of hop bitterness and smooth rich sweetness. Dry and bitter finish - highly drinkable.

O - This is a superb DIPA - rich and easily drinkable for the ABV. Could be dangerous. This is a must have.

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Photo of swanson45
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled served in a weizen glass

A - Clear amber, golden, with a 2 finger white fluffy head with good retention and nice sticky lacing.

S - Strong grapefruit and pine hoppy notes, a bit of booze and a nice touch of caramel malts.

T - A fairly good dry hopped imperial IPA though a little heavy on the grapefruit/citrus notes, would love a bit more complexity and some more malt or booze notes would be nice to balance things out. Otherwise a decent but not necessarily standout DIPA.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - Pretty good, i don't mind drinking this one, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it after the first try.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Raime
4.56/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours ruby with a two finger head that sticks around long after the pour. Leaves beautiful lacing. Absolutely stunning look from this beer.

S - Mild malt, strong grapefruit, mango, orange, wheat, and lemon.

T - Medium malt, grapefruit, lemon, mango, grapes, banana. Taste matches it's younger brother.

M - Medium carbonation with a medium to heavy body. Works well for this brew.

O - Maybe I'm biased due to my love of the original mad hatter, but this is a very good beer that I would have again.

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Photo of AmitC
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2011. Imperial hatter from new holland. I had high expectations from this.

Pours with very little to no head. Amber- light copper in color. Translucent appearance. Some bubbles. Seems low on carbonation. After observing it in more details, you see a layer of greenish, wooden color at the top, which i assume is due to dry hopping and probably due to its age.

Smell is inviting, grass piney and citrus with tinges of grapefruit. Not the very best but still good and consistent smell. Again, seems a little subdued. Could have been stronger for a DIPA.

Taste is its drawback. Very sweet or lacking bitterness for a DIPA. To me that is something that puts me off. Could have used more bitterness or may be it is due to its age.

Mouth feel. Light to medium bodied. Does not feel full. A little oily and resinous towards the end.

Does it meet my expectations? Partially. Not a Rockstar DIPA but still a very good experimentation IPA. Worth a try. Like its alcohol strength. Packs a punch for sure. Gosh this is strong. Performs this well because of its alcohol.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of peabody
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy hazy brown that clears up with a little time. Lacing around the glass and the 1/2 finger of bubbles that stick around for quite some time.
Smell is citrus and hop. Some malt and sugar but the strong floral hop is the star here.
Taste is mellow and sweet at first then quickly the flavor goes to bitter lemon peel with grapefruit rind thrown in there for good measure.
Mouthfeel is a tad sticky but the bitterness takes over and doesn't let go. This one holds on for a very long time.
Overall this is a really good Imperial IPA. Too bad it's 3.59 a bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 713 ratings.
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