Rye P.A. Hatter | New Holland Brewing Company

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85
very good
333 Ratings
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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:
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Added by fear025 on 07-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
333
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of delta490
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a beuatiful caramel/amber with a creamy white head that shows a nice will to live. The aroma shows off the strong malt basis with just hints of floral hops. The taste has the same profile as the aroma with just a small spiced note. Nice fullness on the palate. A very god pale ale with a small but well-executed twist.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Vintage 2014 per the bottle label..."Time" printed underneath the bottle cap...

Partially hazy, dark honey colored body topped with a thick, sticky, robust head (3.75). Rye spiciness initially and then a strong citric hop aroma; caramel (4.0). Nice blend of caramel malt sweetness with a zesty rye spiciness and tingly hop bitterness; slight citric tartness (3.75). Medium bodied; fairly dry finish (3.75).

Evenly balanced beer between the malts, grains, and hops regarding taste. Spicy, tart, and dry with a robust dark malt suggestion (perhaps the Munich malt used in the grain bill). A nice find along the Colorado Front Range and another reason to keep looking for some of those great Michigan beers...

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty beer. Pours deep amber with thick one inch head. The rye is very much present and pleasant. The caramel taste goes well with the rye. I would pick this up again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of rangerred
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a fairly hefty one finger off-white head. Head retention is very good although lacing is lacking somewhat.

Aroma has a touch of tropical fruit mixed with some pine and earth. That telltale rye spiciness is present although it is not as up front as I was hoping. Fairly juicy all-around but a bit of a let down.

The flavor improves somewhat but I feel it is still lacking a huge hit of rye. Orange and tangerine from the hops and a nice hop juiciness. The citra really comes through. Rye spice is in the background but really lacks a punch. Nice slick mouthfeel that I was expecting and solid malt backbone but sort of boring. Bitterness is only moderate.

Overall, I was a bit let down by this beer. It honestly doesn't seem a whole lot different from the standard mad hatter. Not really worth going out of your way for.

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Rye P.A. Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 333 ratings.
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