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 pstam87
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd88
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a review pre-Citra hop addition, back when it was the old non proprietary C hops.

Light copper, 1/3" white head. Clarity is up. Forest nose. Dry hopped well.

Taste is a little more mellow on the hops, usual mix of Cascade and Centennial. Good stuff, well hopped, but not crunked out on hops. Other than that, toasted pale malts that stay out of the way, lighter in body.

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

On tap at Knickerbocker (New Holland)

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Sandrat
2.48/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours nice, a bit of yeast floating around.
Pale copper with a cloudiness.
Thin eggshell head that fades fast, but leaves a little lace.
Not much nose, faintly flowery but nondescript.
Taste much the same as the smell, a little flowery.
Slightly unpleasant aftertaste. (I really don't like flowers in my beer.)
Overall kinda boring, not Madd at all.
If this is a comment on the midwest, it is not flattering to the region.
Overall disappointing, and what stands out is not good.
Oh well.

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Photo of moodyxc9
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsucks
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mad Hatter is a nice IPA that pours amber-bronze, a bit hazy with nice head action and great lacing. This brew smells of citrus and hops with a bit of malt. The taste is pretty spot on, medium-body with great balance to highlight the citrus hops with a bit of a malty after-kick. The hops blend is beautiful and makes the Mad Hatter quick flavor deep and complex. Delicious meal in a bottle.

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Photo of SpartanJenks
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This hazy orange beer has a stubborn foamy, beige head that leaves behind sticky lacing quite well. Nose is pretty complex actually, as I'm getting grapefruit, grassy stuff, earthiness and sweetness. Tastes right along the same lines, but grassy takes center stage in this medium bodied beer. Good product right here.

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Photo of GrizzlyRogers
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

smooth but crisp and very refreshing on a hot day. Tastes great with a citrus tinge and piney after taste that lingers for a few seconds.

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Photo of Majestic
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of majorbase2
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky orange color with a moderate foam head that quickly recedes to nothing. Leaves a small amount of lacing on the sides. Littered with tiny bits of sediment.

Aroma of pine, pale malts and fruity, candied malts. Very sweet, almost more of something you'd expect from a Barleywine.

Taste again is very sweet, with citrus, pine, and again some thick candy malts, oddly thick for an IPA, frankly. Hints of caramel. Malts are a bit too strong. Grapefruit is fairly dominant, and there is a strong hint of alcohol, surprising considering its modest 7% ABV. Cloyingly sweet and bitter on the finish, and comes off a bit more artificial than desired. Just overly sticky and sweet. A nice departure from the fruit hop bombs that dominate the IPA landscape these days, but not so sure that this was successful.

Medium bodied, and quite sticky of an IPA. Sweet and more bitterness than you' expect for 55 IBU. Still fairly drinkable despite these qualities.

Overall, a respectable effort to brew a slightly different IPA than what you'd typically expect on the market. Although it is not my cup of tea, I could see others enjoying it and I would say this is, at worst, worth a try.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dag1991
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the Mad Hatter.....picked this up off the Meijer single shelf. It pours cloudy copper with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent is a nice pine with some citrus peel accent. The taste is good....maybe a bit sharp but definitely has the pine citrus zeal. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer and well worth a taste.

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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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