Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale AleOak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale

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New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.12%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RedHaze on 12-26-2005

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a clear, dull orange color. Head is a frothy cushion with an off-white hue. The head dies slowly and as I sip, circular lacing stains are left behind.

S-Candied citrus hops, a bit of grass and some soap. The most prevalent aspect of the nose is the caramel. A bit of dried oakiness. My first thought: too sweet.

T-Upfront caramel and more unspecific sweetness. The oak is not as defined as I'd like. The oak is slightly woody and it also has a sort of spicy tobacco element but it's a secondary flavor. The hops are also a secondary flavor. Sweet, perfumey, candied hops. The sweetness is the most dominating factor.

M-Medium bodied with plenty of texture. Soft carbonation. Light bitterness. Lingering sugary-liquid feel.

O-When I think. An Oaked IPA, I first think that it's probably a bad idea. Then I automatically assume, or hope that either the hops and barrel influence are the most prominent flavors. In this beer, I find that neither the hops (what you crave when you choose an IPA) nor the oak (what you want to experience when buying a beer aged in oak) are truly the most defining aspects of this beer. In closing, far too sweet.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Good soild tan color. Very full taste. It has sort of a wooden citrus feel. Got it right from the brewery in a growler. Not much oak to the smell but it has a very pleasent citrus hop aroma. I would for sure drink this again but the price would make me think twice.

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Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 493 ratings.
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