New Holland Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,764
Ranked #8,234
3.98 | pDev: 9.05%
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 233 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Attlebridge
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Very nice amber haze to it. Rocky head which dissipated fairly quickly
Smell: Prominent citrus notes which are to be expected for a DIPA. Most definitely an alcohol odor to it, but at 9% this is also expected.
Taste: Nice and hoppy, but not overly bitter, I'm guessing an IBU in the high 50s to mid 60s based solely on my IPA palate. The bitter is in the finish which I personally like.
Mouth Feel: No real burn like I would expect from a 9% DIPA which is nice. It gives me a slight dry feeling on my tongue which isn't unpleasant, but not something I enjoy either.
Overall: This isn't a style that would be a go to for me, but I could certainly enjoy it on occasion.

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Photo of dbell23
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid old school dipa. Best I've had? Not even close. Will I buy again? Yep.

Piney smell with slight malt.

Tastes like a really good dipa. Piney hops with decent malt balance. I like it. Normal dipa mouthfeel. Not real smooth but tastes and feels like a good beer.

Overall solid beer with well hidden alcohol. Will buy again.

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Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow amber brew with plenty of foam in the Affligem chalice. This is hugely fragrant with a garden of hops and apricot in the nose. It's rather sweet and hot, fairly sturdy in the body, and a sudsy mouthfeel to give it a lift.

Flavors of grilled mango, papaya, and orange peel. It is a little woody in the finish, with an astringent aftertaste. Overall, this is a really good DIPA, among many. It is stuffed with hops but not excessively bitter. From the 12 oz can purchased in the far Northwest.

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Photo of breakingbland
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very nice imperial IPA. Rich flavor without overdoing it or being overly complex. Goes down smoothly with no alcohol heat. Got quite mellow as it warmed.

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Photo of Vermont_Northern
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at cheese traders on closeout, 5.99 for a six can box.
This is a solid dipa in a 12oz can that alone made these seem special.
Pleasing hopped fruit taste with a good bit of hidden heat from the 9%.
I'll be grabbing a few more boxes of these to enjoy thru the month.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thick strong citrus pith and peel hop aromas and flavors. Sticky and thick with resinous hoppiness. Lingering strong bitter bite. A big IPA with lots of fresh hop flavors.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-amber body, two fingers of creamy head
Orange blossoms, malt, funk, apricots, mango, grapefruit
Strong pine character, grass, melon, caramel, grapefruit
Harsh on the tongue
A little unbalanced toward the bitterness, but a flavorful and enjoyable drink

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a robust, two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and lightly dank hops, orange, light mixed tropical stone fruit. Flavor is lightly caramel malt, citrus and lightly piney hops, orange, passion fruit, hints of light stone fruit a some tropical notes. Finishes with nice lingering citrus and piney hops with residual fruit and esters. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good carbonation. A full flavored imperial IPA with a traditional malt base and nice mixed citrus, fruit and piney hop flavors from the Mosaic hops. This is often not my favorite hop, but it is well handled here. I liked the fruit flavors in the main taste and the good lingering hops with pleasant bitterness in the finish. This was a stray can that came my way, but I'd buy this again in it appeared in the local marke. Nice.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper orange color. Smells of orange and dankness. Taste is citrus but there's also a herbal spice undertone that creeps up with the alcohol heat. Nice hop to malt balance. Finishes dry.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3


Tangy yogurt. Sherbert. Citrus.

Has a sleek soft mouthfeel. Full-bodied. Alcohol is well disguised.

Drinkable but simplistic and shallow.


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Photo of constantine_272
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark orange. Low head. Low carbonation. Some cloud from sediment.

Zest of orange and green hay on the nose with a earthy wheat and barley sweetness.

Blood orange fruitiness starts off with a big bitter grainy finish. Some coriander spice notes are present along with a decomposed alcohol heat.

Despite the low carbonation, I quite like the feel. Very dry on the finish but responsibly balanced with the grain sweetness.

9.0 abv packs a punch. But it all goes down surprisingly easy. An extra nod for the well crafted balance. This could have been fun to cellar a 6 pack and crack one every few months just to see where the alcohol heat and the earth tones go with time.

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Photo of Jim67
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: nice orange, semi trans, white head
S: dank, dank and some citrus
T: dank, bitter, nice balance
F: for an imperial, not too thick
O: nice dipa. Got to like the dank to appreciate it

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Photo of GHow
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2$ can for the Friday evening ride home on the way home on the way to pick up takeout. Dated 70927 so it was a 5 month sitter but still, Hoptronix had the flavor as advertised. Dank, Bitter and Galaxy hops. Couldn't rate the look as it was brown bagged but the aroma rated from the empty can gave my olfactory scenes good whiff. Good empty stomach buzz. Not bad.

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Photo of dueserdo
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pleasant surprise. On the draft list at a favorite pub of mine. So good and at the top of my list. Everything about it was just perfect. The ABV and IBU was just the way I prefer it to be. Hope they have it on my return. The bad thing is that when it is on a rotating tap list, it usually is not there the 2nd time.

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Photo of bobv
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can with no date.
Moderate pour yields a one inch white head over an amber body with some nice, sticky lacing. Nose of pine, citrus, and ever so slight tropical fruit. Taste mirrors nose with a dry finish of pine bitterness. Very nice feel and overall a great DIPA. Cheers!

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of can, Jan 2018

Beautiful looking, old school DIPA. Lots of pungent hops, some citrus in the nose, balanced by malt while letting the resinous bitter flow through. Very well done. Would love to have on draft.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice hazy dark golden orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some maltyness, nice little citrus complex (orange, tangerine, slight grapefruit), some pine. The taste is hoppy, malty, nice little citrus complex (orange, tangerine, slight grapefruit), some pineyness. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, copper colored, light tan head. Streak lacing. Aroma was up front in the tropical fruit hoppiness with citrus and herbal notes. Flavor is resinous and pine. Heavy NW style IPA is what it reminds me of, with a mix of the modern tropical mosaic hops blended together. Juicy and thick, biting and tangy. A bit of alcohol vapor in the finish. A very good beer overall.

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Photo of David_Steinmeyer
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dank hoppiness, with a polite end. I recently tried out this Michigan brew and realized how much I had been missing. The 9% ABV is an appreciated touch of this double ipa. Feels more like a double IPA buzz with a single IPA flavor. Piney and citrus flavor incorporated into the hops.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a typical pale golden color, nice hoppy smell/feel/taste for a DIPA. Not really "fresh", this one was bottled on 09/15/17. The citrus fruitiness, pinesque and slight malt backbone was enough to produce a pleasurable drinking experience! Well done New Holland!

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Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

With its strong mango orange, pine floral tongue piercing hop goodness this beer comes through. Love this beer and at its price point it's a better offering than many of similarity.

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Photo of mntlover
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy pale golden color with tangerine hints, head is nice and creamy looking big thumb sized off white that falls slow.

Aroma is subdued for a big IPA not quite super fresh but only three months old. Light citrus fruitiness with some pine needle backing malt underneath but not much there either. Nose isn't bag just not big enough for a double IPA.

Taste is well better then the nose nice citrus fruit notes along with sweeter mango , little cuties, and lingering pine bitterness. Flavors are good not quite I2PA knock your teeth out flavor and bitterness but damn sure better then the nose. Also alcohol at 9% is well hidden not an issue maybe 62 IBU isn't enough with the malt body at that percent ABV.

Mouthfeel is nice a solid medium with fairly mellow carbonation.

Overall think I would pass on this one unless I find it on draft or super fresh bottle. That being said isn't a bad beer just not at the level I believe a double IPA should be.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher Tulip glass, not sure when it was canned but maybe 6 weeks ago. Pours a very attractive and slightly cloudy with a massive 2 finger sticky white head that leaves a thin wall of lace.

Smell is apricot, tangerine, mango, pine resin, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows big aggressive hops, apricot, tangerine, mango followed by aggressive pine and grapefruit, West Coast style.

Mouthfeel is pretty big, plenty of zesty carbonation, a tad on the dry side, and drinkable at 9% ABV.

Overall this is a very nice offering at an outstanding price, a little highbred of West and East, but West wins.

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Photo of Sully194
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beep. Boop. Bop. Beepity Hops.
As is tradition; one can straight to the face.
Sure, I have fancy glasses that may better suit my tasting of such offerings, but then I'd have to wash the dishes, and ultimately, time spent washing dishes is just time wasted that could be better spent on smashing beers. And I have A LOT of beers to smash through. Or try; depending on your preferred dialect. Anyway, pretty good beer. Dig the label too. Thankfully this was an all around better offering than Adam Sandler's "Pixels", despite the haunting similarities.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Over the course of 31OCt and 01NOV I had five 12oz glasses of this at The Nashua Garden. Cost was $3.50 per pour during happy hour.

It was served in a small snifter and was a clear, deep golden color, with light carbo. Head was creamy and fine, the white foam layering thinly on the beer, with a touch of lace. Aroma had sweetish fruit, like tangerine and apricot, plus rindy citrus. Mouthfeel was solid - mostly smooth and a medium body.

Flavor had some toasty malt and more of the tangerine/apricot combo. Was like a good, thick jam spread on grainy wheat toast. Had some pithy, rindy bitterness as well, but was well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Quite tasty! Prosit!

4.17/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


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Hoptronix from New Holland Brewing Company
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