Rye P.A. Hatter | New Holland Brewing Company

Rye P.A. HatterRye P.A. Hatter
BA SCORE
66.4%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 333 ratings
Rye P.A. HatterRye P.A. Hatter
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by fear025 on 07-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,290
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
333
Liked:
221
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
11.38%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 333 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of SaxmanRick
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Brenden
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A sort of bronze, deep and murky dark orange color, this Rye version of Hatter looks the part, sans the cloudines typically accompanying the appearance of dry-hopped beers. It does have some hazy depth, though. A just off-white foam is strong and dense with a retention akin to the structure itself. Lacing is left in firmly-deposited patches.
Herbal with an evident spicy and earthy overtone belying the rye, it's also nicely hopped with strong notes of citrus and leafy bitterness. It's strong and somehow both dusky and bright, which actually makes for a nice combination. To balance, some drier bread notes of toast and crust combine with a bit of caramel sweetness.
The medium body sports a steady and firm carbonation that makes for a good, crisp and creamy movement on the tongue. As the dryness kicks in, it takes a little out of the body, but not too much.

 865 characters

Photo of BrownAleMale
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of drewfull
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dwren89
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep amber with slight brown, about 19 SRM, great clarity

Aroma: citrusy, floral, piney, spicy, toasted bread

Taste: bready and spicy with distinct floral, citrus, and pine hop character. Toasty and warming, with great refreshing quality on the finish, drying thru the finish,

Mouthfeel: Beautifully medium and smoothly drinkable body, light and nimble on the palate, not heavily weighing

Overall Impression: The best of the RyePAs I have had this far. Beautifully balanced with easily noticeable but not overwhelming rye character, great American citrus/floral/piney hop regimen, and very clean and smooth dry finish. New Holland really knocked it out of the park with this one.

4.6/5

 704 characters

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of smalenberg
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BTFU
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a orangish-brown color. a foamy fingers worth of head that leaves a bit of a lacing. and good clarity

Smell: citrus and rye mixing together pleasantly

Taste: a nice smooth citrus upfront that turns to a weak rye spicy bitterness. rye is a bit too weak

Mouthfeel: fairly heavy in an unpleasant way. moderate bitterness

Overall: not unique and not perfect enough to be great. well crafted but fairly average taste in terms of rye hoppy beers

 455 characters

Photo of randysandals
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 5/9/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, floral, pine, spicy rye, caramel, grass, and floral earthiness. Very nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops with moderate rye/caramel malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, caramel, floral, pine, spicy rye, grass, and floral earthiness. Decent amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, caramel, spicy rye, floral, pine, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus hops with rye/caramel malts; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Rye pale ale! All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

 1,274 characters

Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of HardyA
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of starshockey9
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Gtreid
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Sparty55
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Ragnarok88
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mychalg9
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Rye P.A. Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.4% out of 100 with 333 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.