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:
61
Gots:
412
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,138 |  Reviews: 793
Photo of Rich540
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is amber, translucent, with a light tan head that sits about 1/2" thick and lingers nicely with some light lacing.

Smell is clean malt with some light biscuit and then hops, mainly pine with light citrus as it warms.

Taste is balanced mix of some light malt sweetness and mild biscuit flavors followed by solid hop bitterness, piney and citrusy with light grass.

Mouthfeel is solidly bitter with a nice sweetness in the backbone to clean it up; light cloying from the bitterness but its presented well with this beer.

Overall, this is a solid IPA, a little light on the aroma but comes through in solid flavor and mouthfeel.

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Photo of jimelee108
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of wakajawaka76
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of mkdeezy
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of aaronblain22
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of thatdavegy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jeff96gt
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of HollyHops
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of HarmonMW
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head on a hazy, amber body with crimson hues.

S: grapefruit citrus, toasted malts, and grains. weak overall however.

T: citrus, earthy and floral hops. decent amount of malts.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: fairly standard IPA. Nothing super special about this one but its still very drinkable.

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Photo of bunnyVonW
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of beerhawk41
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bnes09
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparent orange, copper color. Thick frothy head that never goes away and coats the glass in a blanket of lacing with unrelenting stickage.

Robust and fresh pine notes in the nose.

Rye bread flavor forms the backbone. Hops come to life with a pine and soapy bitterness. Flavor is focused on the hops as expected. A little tart in the aftertaste with a medicinal character.

Medium bodied, slick feel and drying in the finish.

Pretty good. There are better examples out there, however.

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Photo of MaddGeneral
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Clayton1220
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Breen
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pour/Appearance: Dark Amber, nearly reddish in color, thick 1 finger head, which remained throughout the drink and left lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus, slight yeast, and strong hops

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied ale, light carbonation.

Taste: A complex IPA, started quite fruity with citrus that switched to a roasted malt flavor with earthy hops.

I enjoyed the complexity of it as the taste changed from start to finish.

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Photo of Casedogg43
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6 pack to give it a try.

Appearance: Looks like an IPA. Small head, copper in color.

Smell: citrus, hops and floral.

Taste: Starts with Citrus off the bat, toasty grain and then malt and more grainy fast. Not sure how to describe it, but there is more of a lager taste lingering.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean.

Overall: Not a big fan, I do believe it's a fine beer, just not the taste that will keep me coming back. Too many options out there.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

Reviewed from notes.

Appears an orange-tinted amber with a fair amount of haziness to it. One finger of eggshell colored head dissipated to nothing in about a minute, not surprising considering it was served from a cask. Both the flavor and aroma are rather floral-hopping focused for an IPA, with lesser focus on the pine resin, citrus peel, and caramel malt. Body and carbonation are both medium. No real complaints, nor anything in particular exceptional about this one, a serviceable IPA.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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