New Holland Black Hatter | New Holland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
354
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle

pour was a light think black cola like with about an inch or so of head.

light citrus hops and sweet roasted malt.

light sweetness and light roasted malt. nice and hoppy through out, blend of citrus and some bittering. lots of juicy ripe fruit.

light, mild to moderate carb

for the price, this is great. i will buy a few more.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, deep brown black with ruby high lights around the edges. A tall tan head sits on top leaving lots of sticky lacing.
Its dry hopped so along with a nice roasted malt bill we have some pungent oily hops with a citrust scent. Taste finds a good roasted malt bill and some light hops citrusy as in the nose but more complimentory to rhe malts. Drinks well.
Smooth tasting but a little flat also. Finishes semi dry and semi bitter. A solid offering from the boys at New Holland.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep cola pour with red brick highlights glisten from the light upon exit. A dense black in the vessel with a khaki colored head that was a finger in size and fairly firm in structure has a good stay. Window dressing is kept to a minimal.

S: Sweet caramel and pine mix nicely together, smooth easy roast bitterness is enough to appreciate accompanied by a creamer touch, some mocha and a spicy bit of tarragon. Subtle complexity, just wish it should more muscle to really shine though.

T: Flavor had a spicy bit of pine-roast and licorice, burnt barley sweetness and some coffee flair. Flowery citrus and pine brings a modest level of hops to the table while the earthy coffee roastiness is left to shine.

M: Good tingle of carbonation, thick oily feel, frothy texture on the hold with a warming bitterness of burnt citrus and wet coffee grounds.

O: Overall a decent cascadian ale. Flavor was decent, but felt it fell just a bit short of being a solid good (4.0) rating with a linear complexity and lacked that spike or stand out quality. End of the day a good example, respectable, worthy of a try.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep-deep brown nearly black color with a small tan head. The head faded relatively fast to leave a lighter level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a combination of hop and dark malt. The hop aromas are mainly of a citrus nature but are mixed with a nice presence of pine as well, with the malt aroma of brown bread and chocolate.

Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt flavor of coffee, nut and chocolate mixed with a lighter caramel flavor. While initially the roasted flavors are the alone and heaviest in the taste (although not really “heavy”) they are soon greeted by a surge of some hop flavors. While citrus is the biggest, there are notes of a pine and earthy hop as well. The roasted malt and caramel body at the beginning support the bitter hop flavors rather well.. In the end a roasty and slightly hoppy flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the light to medium side with the carbonation level being slightly high. A little more body and a little less carbonation would have helped those roasted notes stand out more perhaps, but regardless the feel was not too bad.

Overall – A rather nice roasty and chocolaty flavor with some nice hoppy accents. While not the greatest black IPA it is rather tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased in MI in July, labelled "vintage 2012" on the bottle. Pours a clear and dark reddish-brown, almost black in the centre, with a limited but surprisingly light-coloured head.

Initial aroma was stunningly “west coast” hop, but that has faded as the pint has warmed into caramelized dark and chocolate malts. This bready malt sweetness is definitely forward at the beginning of the taste, but it transitions into a nicely hopped flavour, with lots of tropical fruit followed by a dry finish. That finish is pleasantly bitter and lingers for an impressively long time.

I’m a big fan of New Holland’s The Poet stout but haven’t been that impressed anytime I’ve tried their Mad Hatter IPA. I view this beer as a very pleasant surprise and one I would purchase again.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TwelveOunces
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

New Holland Black Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 354 ratings.
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