Mad Hatter India Pale Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

very good
2,138 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep amber colored beer with a one finger white head. The head fades in about 1-2 min. leaving a decent amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of malt and hop. The malty nature of the aroma is heaviest of a bready smell while the hop aroma is of a grapefruit and earthy smell mixed with a bit of a herbal smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a very lightly caramel sweetened bready taste with a lighter citrus hop flavor. As the taste advances the sweetness fades with the citrus hop growing stronger. More towards the end of the taste, with the sweeter flavors largely gone by now, a good dose of herbal and earthy hops come to the tongue. In the end a bitter earthy/herbal biscuit flavor are left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is just above average in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that was just shy of average. The slightly thicker body and the lower carbonation were nice for accentuating the hoppier and breadier flavors of the brew.

Overall –The lower abv and more mild hop flavors were nice for making it more session style and the beer has a pretty nice hop flavor that comes to the tongue at the end. While these things were nice, the flavor transitions and balance were not the greatest. Overall it was a decent IPA.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A deep bronze with low clarity with lots of sticky lace and head left all over the top of the beer

S - bitterness

T - Lots of bitterness. Not much citrus or balance

M - Medium bodied and highly carbonated

O - Not a solid IPA in my opinion. Not well enough balanced.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled served in a pint glass

A - bronze amber, clear with a 1.5 finger frothy white head with excellent retention and good sticky lacing all round the glass

S - pine resin, chiefly grapefruit, lemon zest, biscuit, crackers

T - taste follows the nose, pretty heavy of the grapefruit and fairly bitter, just a touch of malt and booze, this one could be balance a tad better

M - medium body, mod carbonation. Chewy

T - not bad but I've had so many better iPad that I'll pass on this one lest someone else is paying. Their imperial is much better

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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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