Mad Hatter India Pale Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
2,138 Ratings
Mad Hatter India Pale AleMad Hatter India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,138
Reviews:
793
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
411
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mbjb0720
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cjhkcmo
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeLoynes
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tjb14
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mojohawk21
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wardt16
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden orange hue with a puffy head. Pine, grapefruit, tobacco, toasted malt. Hefty bitterness balances the citrus. Spicy aftertaste - nice surprise that adds to the complexity of the brew. Slight alcohol presence combines with the hops to leave a lingering warmth on the palate.

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4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrQuantum
2.93/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not horribly impressed, to be honest. Head is weak, though the lacing on the glass is pretty nice. Crystal clear like apple juice, which is unusual in an IPA. The taste is pretty bland, and the IBUs just not up there where a good IPA ought to be. It drinks smooth - too smooth, really. Has the mouth feel of a "soft" brown ale, rather than the pungent bite of a Citra-hopped IPA that I was expecting. I'm quite surprised the IBUs come in at 65 (according to the packaging of the 6-pack I bought tonight) - feels like something more in the 40's. I'm not getting any pine, citrus, or any particular IPA-like flavor with this one. Won't be buying it again any time soon.

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Photo of DaneBramage
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Color is hazy orange with a medium head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Flavor is lighter hops but stronger citrus with a sweet finish, similar to a double IPA. This is a really tasty IPA that focuses more on taste (apricot and tangerine) and less on hops. I normally find DIPAs too sweet, but this one really hit the spot.

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Photo of scaliasux
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crewfan1952
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a sea of mediocre IPAs, this was a great surprise. Great body, beautiful aroma, perfectly citrusy flavor...very big thumbs up on this near perfect embodiment of what I think an IPA should be!

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3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalonbrewing
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eric_Smith
1.98/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 2,138 ratings.
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