Mad Hatter India Pale Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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Mad Hatter India Pale AleMad Hatter India Pale Ale
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Mad Hatter India Pale AleMad Hatter India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Reimagined" for 2015. ABV increased to 7.0%. IBU's at 55. Also a slightly different hop profile, Citra, Michigan grown Cascade, and Centennial hops.

Added by Todd on 03-02-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

Photo of jbierling
1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of Boblemo
1.52/5  rDev -60%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

don't care for the hops in this one.

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Photo of dsruble3
1.73/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of SmellTheGluv
1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

Photo of plumberman63
1.83/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

pours carmel color and cloudy, looks like apple cider. Aroma piney grapefruit (ugg). Taste follows nose. piney grapefruit, bitter. kinda thin. Not my kind of beer got from daughter , not something I would have bought. But tried it and to not good.

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Photo of zebulon
1.92/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle no expiration date.

Very disappointing considering expectations after reading other reviews. This is basically bitter seltzer water. Good amber brown color and firm two inch foam. The looks are the best part.

No aroma. Initially a very slight sour lager like feel quickly turning bitter. No variation in the bitter, a tiny bit of grapefruit but really nothing of interest only bitter (I say that as one who looks for XIPAs every chance I get). Lots of light bubbles like drinking seltzer. No balancing malt or other flavor for the bitterness. Very light mouth feel like water.

All in all disappointing. Makes me wish there was an expiration date on the bottles then I could blame things on the age.

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Photo of Eric_Smith
1.98/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of StoneBlueTree
2.2/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Unimpressive. Average bitter hop taste. No fruit or floral notes to be had. If you are looking for more than your average IPA, this is not the beer for you. Light body. Copper color. Dry finish. This is the first beer from this brewery that I'm not totally impressed with. Can't like them all I suppose.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

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2.37/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Purchased from 3 Corners Liquor in Medford, MN. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber body with a thin white head that caps. Aroma is dominated by citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavor is nothing but green apple sourness. This might just be one bad bottle out of many, but consistency counts in my book.

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2.43/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Paid $8.99 for a 6 pack.

This is the super-hoppy IPA that so many people complain about. Enormous alpha content, highly acidic and tongue burning. I was very dissappointed in this brew. As the IPA saga rolls on, my palate leans more and more towards a good malt balance with the mind-numbing hops. See Avery's IPA for a classic example. I can detect little malt in this brew however. The mouthfeel is "stinging".

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Photo of LanceW
2.43/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Dark and hazy in the pint glass. Pour with a nice head to start. Carbonation ended pretty quick

Smell: Smell was ok. I was expecting more hops

Taste: unfortunately I was really disappointed. I will not order this on cask again.

Mouth fell: OK. I wish it had more body or a crisper IPA finish

Drinkability: Not for me.

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2.43/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A It's a nice looking beer in the glass. It is a rudy amber color and poured to a 2 finger head which lowly dissapeared. Really nice lacing aroung the glass. Good Appearance : )

S Average smell for an IPA. I would like to have more hop floral aroma. I get a mild hop floral with bread and a slight spice. Nothing impressive here.

T There is a very sharp metallic hop taste that takes any enjoyment from this beer. Like a friend of mine said best it taste like your sucking on the bottle cap. Not enjoyable at all. : (

M Nothing bad or good to say a very average feel it has a nice carbination to the beer. The feel of the beer has nothing to do with why I wouldn't want another.

D With so many options out there for an IPA why waste your time here??? Spend a little more and get some Bell's two hearted or a Dogfish 60 or heck anything but this very dissapointed

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2.48/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had not had this IPA in a while and wanted to give another try. Picked up a bottle with some friends in G.R. , MI.
A = This about the best thing I thought the beer had going for it.. unfortunately. Looked nice pouring, good clear golden color with a pretty thin white head. Did not lac the glass well at all.
S = All bitterness. No citrus, floral notes.
T = Metalic and bitter. Some floral flavorings came through.
M = Thin. Left a bit early after the beer was swallowed.
O = For the host of great MI IPA'S out there this one did nothing to make me want to buy it again. I was not impressed (have liked NH brews typically) and though I'll check out some other NH brews this one won't be one of them.

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2.48/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours nice, a bit of yeast floating around.
Pale copper with a cloudiness.
Thin eggshell head that fades fast, but leaves a little lace.
Not much nose, faintly flowery but nondescript.
Taste much the same as the smell, a little flowery.
Slightly unpleasant aftertaste. (I really don't like flowers in my beer.)
Overall kinda boring, not Madd at all.
If this is a comment on the midwest, it is not flattering to the region.
Overall disappointing, and what stands out is not good.
Oh well.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 2,143 ratings
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