Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

New Holland Black Hatter | New Holland Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
New Holland Black HatterNew Holland Black Hatter
354 Ratings
New Holland Black HatterNew Holland Black Hatter

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by granger10 on 06-30-2006

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 354 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of TastingRoomCharNtony
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of tmcarter23
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of thecheapies
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Red-black color. Lacy beige head. Looks very sticky.

Mildly malty (light coffee and cocoa) and nicely hoppy (grapefruit, herbaceousness, light pine). Not too showy.

Floral pine-y with some resinous flavors. All coupled with light coffee roastiness and maltiness. Mellow, but not without bitterness.

Medium-bodied... maybe a little fuller. Carbonation is lacking, however. Could use some livelihood.

Okay black IPA. Very forgettable. Nothing I'd seek out.

 459 characters

Photo of Rons35
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Tracker83
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of shick1
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Chaney
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This sucker was cheap, cheap, CHEAP! Only $5/bomber.Pou

Served in a Delirium Tremens shaped-glass.

A: Poured as black as night, with a light, 2-finger mocha head that resembled a souffle somewhat.

S: I got more citrus than dark malt, which in many circles is a good thing. However, this IS a Black IPA. I wanted a bit more roast.

T: Definitely an IPA, not sure about the rest. Not a lot of bite to the citrus (maybe that's what they were intending with the dark malt), but still pretty good.

M: There was rounded, non hop-bomb finish to the end of it. I liked that. This wasn't sweet in any way and the lacing was absolutely insane.

O: I think this is slightly better than the overall average here on BA, especially considering the price.

 744 characters

Photo of kbuzz
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of TheSteak22
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of sliks96
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of rolandboy
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Crosseye
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Trying the Black Hatter...and I think it is pretty good. Another fine creation by Holland. The beer pours a almost opaque black with teh deep ruby hugh. The head is at least a finger thick and is leaving a lace. The smell has very fine hoppy with pine leaning tones. There is not much in the form of roast or malt. The taste is a bit bitter than I would prefer from a black ipa....would like a bit more roast and malt to start and then let the hops clean the pallete. The beer has a light to moderate body with smooth carbonation. Overall it isnt bad....but definitely not the best. I like the flavor with the lower abv which makes this a potential session brew.

 662 characters

Photo of swanson45
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Beer_Runner
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The label states: “Vintage 2012.” There are no dates on the label or bottle that are more specific.

A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass created about two fingers of a dense and slightly clumpy head, light mocha colored head. After a few minutes the head dissipated to a collar and left some fairly good lacing. The brew was a dark cola color with a red hue, and it was opaque.

S: The aroma consisted of dark, sweet malt and floral hops with a hint of citrus, too.

T: The taste consisted of mild roasted malt and a strong floral and citrusy hops flavor the bordered on harshness. There was also a little earthiness to the hops flavor.

M: The body was to the lighter side of the medium range and it was very smooth with a medium amount of carbonation.

O: This was a different take on IPA. The darker malt did not provide a strong enough backbone to support the hops. It lacked the sweetness necessary for balance. And, the hops flavors were one dimensional and almost harsh. Overall, it was okay, but not something I would go very far out of my way to find.

 1,070 characters

Photo of dfillius
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint.
A: Moderate pour yields 1/2 finger of fizzy dark brown head with fair retention. Chill hazy dark brown liquid. I'd like better head retention, otherwise nice.
S: Delightful hop forward aroma. Centennial, maybe cascade? NW hops no doubt, not terribly fruity, slightly dank. No roast. Slightly estery apple is not forceful and pleasant.
T: Hop forward with only slight roast in the finish. Exactly as I like my CDAs. One of the top 5 that I've had. Slight green banana rides on the alcohol. Slight chocolate. Very tasty. Would rate it higher if the hops stayed stronger than the alcohol throughout. They end up equal near the end.
M: A tad thin at the start, becomes fuller once esters and alcohol character grows. Slight warmth.
O: Very nice and a good CDA. Will buy again, especially since it's only $4.50 for a bomber. I'd order another.

 859 characters

Photo of kuestegg
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of CorneliusBunker
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

New Holland Black Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 354 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.