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Mad Hatter India Pale Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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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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Photo of MichaelNickerson
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - bright, clear golden yellow with white head about one finger

Smell - Extremely floral, fruity, and some spice notes at the end

Taste - Very distinct taste. Extreme flavors dominate, which I don't like too much in a beer. There is an intense amount of fruitiness that ends with a short bitterness that dissipates quickly

Mouthfeel - dry, low carbonation

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Beergelden
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of smb4087
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Kendo
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is coppery/orangey-amber with a small ivory head. Leaves some splotches of lace.

S: Not terribly strong in the nose; florally hops with a touch of caramel malt underneath.

T: Some underlying biscuity, caramel malt is followed up by the hops - think grapefruit and pine. Finishes quite dry, with a lingering almost lemony bitterness that creates a nice drying sensation mid-palate.

M: Call it medium-bodied; carbonation is active but not sharp.

O: By modern standards, this is almost APA rather than IPA territory, but it's real solid. Good hops over a nice malt foundation.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden/orange/amber color with a distinct radiance the head was bright white but wouldn't build.

Sweet floral hop aromas mix with a weaker malt body.

The taste has strong malt and barley characters. Hints of pine and burnt grass come towards the end. Perfumery and flowery tones hit the tongue at the aftertaste which are different but not necessarily bad.

Overall an interesting and pleasant IPA with good bones. A DIPA version could be quite stellar.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Pours a light copper color with a chill haze. Soapy white froth leaves some lace on the glass. Retention is OK.

SMELL: Resinous hops, muted citrus, pale malt sweetness, and caramel.

TASTE: Piney, resinous hops upfront with some grapefruit and stale pineapple. Bitterness is mild with a touch of warming alcohol. Smooth malt and citrusy hop.

FEEL: Medium bodied and well carbonated.

OVERALL: Just above average. Pretty decent little American IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 2,141 ratings
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