Mad Hatter India Pale Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

Mad Hatter India Pale AleMad Hatter India Pale Ale
2,140 Ratings
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in to one of the fancy pint glasses

Nice redish orange color , 1 finger head that lingered with spotty lacing that sticks to the glass through out the beer

Not a hoppy smell to me , almost a candy type smell , not to sweet but enough to make you want a drink of it , the small hop aroma comes in at the end

Nice mouth full with great carbonation

The taste is bitter , the hops nor the malt really comes straight through to me , it reminds me of a home brew I made using belgium candy sugar, I mean Im sure its not in this beer but it reminds me of that. I like it for what it is , not a typical IPA , but an enjoyable beer that I would purchase again

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in cask in a pint glass at Pinocchio's in Media PA.

2 finger head with pretty solid lacing that remained throughout the drinking.
Caramel colored, a bit dark for a typical IPA but not too brown.

It smelled quite hoppy and floral.
It also had a very dry taste from the Centennial hops which were very evident on the back of the tongue.
Also quite floral but minimal citrus flavoring and I didn't catch any pine at all.

The mouthfeel was quite weak, almost flat to some degree, this I assume due to being served in cask. Despite this weakness I believe the flavor of the IPA was good enough to merit a 3.5 overall because it's saved by the dry hoppiness.

Try it if you get a chance.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Overall a good tasting ale, my first experience with craft beer in many years. Adding the bottle to my new collection. A start on my journey and appreciation of beer, mass produced and craft. Took this a shot in the dark as a single in the grocery store.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright amber. Head is white with good retention and great lacing.

S - Relatively faint, but typical American IPA. Slight caramel malt aroma with American hops leaning towards floral/pine than grapefruit.

T - Flavor is much brighter and more complex than aroma. Starts with malt sweetness with a nice mid palate transition to hop bitterness. Very long finish, but is not cloyingly bitter.

M - Medium body with nice compliment of carbonation.

O - Not that there is a shortage of American IPAs, but a good version that is wont disappoint. Only lacked real strong aroma.

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3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Slight hazy amber/copper color. Good head retention and solid lacing. Dissipated into a nice creamy foam.

S- Bready maltiness. Not too much hops up front which surprised me a bit. A bit of spicy earthiness comes through.

T- A bit malty which again, surprised me as I was hoping for a bit more from this seeing as I've heard such good things about this beer. Not so much floral compared to the sort of spicy bitterness I was getting.

M- Pretty much what you would expect from a beer of this type. Although it seemed a tad bit undercarbonated, which lended a sort of smoothness to it. But undercarbonated nonetheless. I enjoy hoppy delicious bubbles dancing on my tongue!

O- Somewhat disappointing. Certainly didn't live up to the billing although I was still grateful to be able to sample this. If you have other options, pass this one up. You won't be missing much.

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Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 2,140 ratings
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