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New Holland Imperial Hatter | New Holland Brewing Company

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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

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Added by SupaCelt on 07-20-2005

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Ratings: 714 |  Reviews: 256
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3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Medium yellow pour, inch head, fine lacing. Smell very similar to hopslam minus honey. Smells promising. More solid, fine lacing, little head. Standard IPA taste, with citrus, balanced hop profile, some malt and a bit of pine. Not overpoweringly hopped, decent balance, lighter than many IPAs. Overall it is a decent all around IPA.

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Photo of wedge
2.77/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Vintage 2011 - I have no idea when this was bottled, but I bought it with a New Holland rep present, so...

Clear, dark reddish copper colored body with a creamy off-white head that settles as a patchy sheet. Spotty lace. Dark citrus, sweet bread, caramel malt, pine, apple, mild chocolate, subtle booze...not bad as far as aromas go, but not what a DIPA should be. Flavors of black tea, vague orange and peach, with some dark pine resin. It just doesn't seem as fresh as it should be, but I'm confused as to whether this is year round, seasonal, or what? A little better than medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a solid trailing bitterness. Again, it's not terrible as a beer, but it's very far from the numerous great examples of the style. The fact that a brewery rep sold me on it and it says "Vintage 2011" and nothing else...maybe they brew it once a year? I don't know. Nothing special...

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.67/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip. Appears a dark caramel color with orange hints. Has a below average white head, minimal lacing, and the head dissipates quickly.

Nose is very sweet. Caramel and sweet bready malts. The label says bitter with grapefruit notes, but i'm not getting it. Disappointing. Taste is more bitter, but the finish is just straight bitter, not much going on.

Mouthfeel is heavy and very sticky. Average carbonation. Overall, I was disappointed, hoping for more out of this. Not complex at all, and not interesting to me...

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of thecheapies
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy coppery amber brew with a cream-colored head. Decent retention and lacing. 3.5

Pine and citrus hop nose with bitterness, bread, caramel, and sweet notes. 4.0

Big malt backbone with gooey toffee and dark toasted grains. Pine and earthy hops come through with a few citrus notes of grapefruit and orange. The bitterness is upfront and not terribly lingering. Sweet malts, creeping booze, and leafy hops make a tantalizing three-way. 4.0

Decent carbonation. A little too sticky from a syrupy body. Not as creamy as the dream wants it to be. 3.5

Lovely little DIPA. An underrated brew. Worth checking out once a year. 4.0

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of buschbeer
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Vintage 2011
Served in a tulip glass

A - It pours a deep amber color and is topped with two inches of off white to tan head.

S - It starts out with some caramel malt. Then I get a combination of pine and alcohol.

T - I get a lot of malt upfront. Then I get some faded citrus and pine. The pine lingers for a bit.

M - Medium

O- It's not hateful. It reminds me of 90 minute IPA. The hops are faded and is almost more like a barleywine.

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Photo of HoppySailor
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of zchops
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of BelgiumBill
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Vin 2011 was poured into a tulip glass which showed off a deep deep hazy amber - any darker and it would be brown. Topped by a fleeting light brown head leaving some nice bubbles about.

Some sweet malty aromas and ripe tropical fruits. Somewhat subdued for a DIPA

The flavors were all hops smothering the fruit and floral elements that might lie beneath. Very hoppy, no doubt; but simplistic and lacking balance and depth.

I'm am newer to IPAs and DIPAs so perhaps you take with a grain of salt. My baseline for comparison is the Dogfishhead 90 minute and the Founders Double Trouble, both exhibiting really nice fruit, not merely hops.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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New Holland Imperial Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 714 ratings
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