Black Hatter
New Holland Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
Ranked #501
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,949
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 11.86%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
355
From:
New Holland Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  38
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews by nickadams2:
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nickadams2 from New York

4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Uptown Grille Commerce MI

A_Dark brown with ruby red highlights. Thick khaki colored head. Lots of lacing.

S_ Hops,roasted malt,chocolate.

T_Dark fruits,roast barley,hops,hint of coffee and vanilla.Chocolate. Very nice.

M_A little thin but very smooth and very creamy.

D_Very very drinkable.

Aug 12, 2010
More User Reviews:
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mikeburd1128 from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Sep 08, 2013
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tmm313 from Georgia

3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Looks exactly like a Porter in the glass. Darkest possible reddish brown with a quickly dissipating 1/2 finger head. Good lacing.
S- Weird... Prunes and booze with a touch of chocolate and spicy hops. Notes of tropical fruit when you really dig in. How can I be smelling so much alcohol? Its just over 5%.
T- Dark fruits up front with a touch of caramel, followed by spicy hops, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some citrus. Pine and char on the finish.
M- Thin with slight carbonation. Drying.
O- Rye Hatter is one of my favorite beers, so I was expecting much more from this one. When my wife asked me how it was, I paused for a minute and finally answered, "It's confused." I'll stick with Rye.

Jan 07, 2014
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TwelveOunces from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours pitch black with some blood red around the edges. The beer has a hop dominant nose. There is an impressive amount of citrus notes as well as a heap of pine needles. The flavor is also all about the hops, the pine and citrus come through full force. There is not a ton that would give away the "black" part of the beer other then the appearance, the roasted malts and other dark flavors aren't too strong. However this beer drinks really well and is a worthy version of the original.

Aug 05, 2012
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AlMarzo from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Aug 17, 2013
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tmcarter23 from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Feb 21, 2013
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bootsdomino from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Jun 18, 2012
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AlaskanYoung from Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Says review optional. It is not

Jul 21, 2015
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danp14 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Jul 18, 2012
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beerme626 from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Jun 17, 2013
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kynap55 from Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Jul 27, 2012
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dragomni from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Sep 29, 2013
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mikediesel124 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

Oct 04, 2012
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mjmadsen21 from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Jan 13, 2012
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brureview from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured a jet-black brown color in a mug- good glassware for the style- with a 3f head which eventually resolved itself.

Very nice aroma-sweet, fruit, malt, and bubblegum( esters?)
The aroma eventually fades, however, with the re-pour it refreshes itself.

The mouth feel is moderately carbonated.

The taste is dark roasted malt, typical of the style.
The finish is crisp, malty textured, with dark roasts on the palate.

Overall, a very drinkable black IPA. Although Beer Advocate recommends a lower serving temp of 40F, the beer is more tasty at higher temps: the fruit , sweetness, and chocolate are more prominent.

Sep 12, 2014
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jhillwastaken from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Sep 02, 2012
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%

Jul 06, 2014
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chanokokoro from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a globe glass

Pours opaque black with a two and half finger off-white head. The aroma of pine, citrus rind and roasted malt, although a bit more understated rises from the glass. Pine and citrus rind dominate the opening of this brew which transitions to a mild dark chocolate roastiness, and then finishes dry with citrus-like bitterness and a touch of roasted malt. Adequate carbonation, lighter-medium bodied brew. I've had Black IPA's I liked more, but I've also had some I didn't like as much. A solid, tasty brew.

Jun 27, 2012
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djtomain from Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

Jun 10, 2012
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BTFU from Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

Jul 18, 2013
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BMMillsy from Florida

3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours deep black with a big off white head, some ruby coming through the light on the edges. Smells of pine hops and lots of roasty malts. Very nice. Flavor is hop forward, with lots of pine, some earthiness, and then a good bit of roast. Creamy finish on this one and rather pleasant. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, this was actually pretty decent.

Jun 27, 2012
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Dec 06, 2013
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beergorrilla from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Aug 25, 2013
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bluckbeyes from Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

Sep 20, 2012
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neckbracesub from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

May 30, 2014
Black Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 355 ratings