New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
302 Ratings
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.07%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Fermentation character from Belgian-born yeast, envelops bright hop character with a spicy, tart Farhouse funk. Original Gravity: 12.2 ºP, ABV: 5.07%, IBU: 53 "

Added by PhineasGage on 05-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
302
Reviews:
106
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Photo of plfahey
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pours a nice amber-copper hue with a slight haze and a decent sized ivory head which laces nicely on the glass.

Aroma-Definitely delivers for the style-spicy, grassy, and hay like hops blend seamlessly with belgian hop funk-orange and lemon citrus, slight spicy phenolics, and pungent, earthy yeast. Underneath it all is light, bready malt, with just a dab of caramel.

Flavor- Quite good-the beer finish is complex and multi-faceted. It opens simply, with sweet, bready malt and a trace of earthy yeast, before expanding onto the palate with citrus, spice, and moderately high hop bitterness. The finish is solidly bitter, and grass/hay hops carry on into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-Medium body, with rather high and effervescent carbonation. Hop bitterness is never astringent, but leaves the palate quite dry.

In short, I think this is one of the better Belgian IPAs I've ever had. I could use a little more hop character in the aroma, but the aroma was still quite complex and satisfying. Bravo.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very nice clean dark copper pour with 2 fingers of frothy off-white head which dissipated slowly and left behind lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma of farmhouse peppery saison yeast is dominant, grassy hops, wheat bread.
The flavor profile is very tame, which isn't a bad thing. There's a nice grain bill present.. Lots of barley but also getting a hint of rye, maybe some wheat. The hops give off a nice citrusy flavor (grapefruit) albeit very subtle. The yeast again is dominant and very nice - peppery with a subtle Bretty tone.
Medium body beer with moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and sticky on the lips.

I saw this sitting for the past few years on shelves and never bothered picking it up. It's been hit or miss with new holland beers, but it seems like the price was just right for my thirst. Picked up this year's bottle and I am very glad I did so. This is a wonderful, yet subtle, display of a Belgian IPA.

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4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cool label on this one... 2012 vintage pours honey colored with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Murks up a touch as I finish this, good head retention & lacing

S: White pepper, pineapple, & slight wheat tartness

T: Pineapple, lemons, coriander & wheat tartness up front, & just a little red grapefruit. White pepper
& corriander as this warms with some orange peel.

MF: Light/medium bodied, lively carbonation, nice balance

A nice American-twisted Belgian IPA, very drinkable indeed

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Photo of morimech
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with two fingers of solid head that had excellant retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Interesting aroma. The Belgian yeast did their job with this beer. Hints of spearmint, cloves, cinnamon, and pine.

It did not take me long to identify what this tastes like. It tastes like Skoal Longcut Wintergreen chewing tobacco. Definate mint and tobacco flavors with a little citrus in the finish. Bitterness is higher than almost any other Belgian IPA. Not much sweetness to be found.

Body is robust and nicely carbonated.

Thouroghly Belgian in influence. I did not know what to expect with this beer and was pleasantly impressed.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice hoppy and tart twist on a Belgium-ish IPA

Presentation: 22 oz brown capped bottle. Silver foiled neck, and a main label with the overall design identity of the hatter series with a hatter holding up a pitchfork over a worn light cream background. Back offers a small narrative with the main description of the brew, food pairings, and notes Vintage 2011. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Pale to medium amber hazy pour with a rich creamy head, nice retention and rich lacing.

S - Rich smell with nice soft funky tartness, and a fresh spicy sense in the background.

T - Follows and expands the nose with a rich hoppy and tart start, citrus, sour apple, and that touch of funk woven with a spicy, peppery sense .

M - Medium body with ample carbonation. Nice bitterness with a long dry finish.

O - Very nice, the tartness add a nice edge to the Belgium IPA range.

Notes: The Farmhouse-Belgium-IPA is a bit unusual but it´s true that it either feels like a hoppy soft saison, or a tart Belgium IPA… Irrelevant in a way, given the overall pleasing sense of the brew. Maybe not overtly complex and extraordinary but it is a nice iteration of the style, and my favorite of the Hatter variations I´ve tried so far.

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4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a Blvd. Tank 7 tulip. Poured a hazy amber/gold with a couple of fingers of white head. Very fragrant with citrus and pine from the hops and a good dose of Belgian yeast spice. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Starts off with plenty of hop bitterness. Finishes with some Belgian spice. Very drying from hops in the finish as well. Very fresh tasting, which I always like. Interesting beer. Easy drinking.

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Photo of GRPunk
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz., foil-capped bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- A moderate pour, careful to save the sediment, created a 1-1/2 to 2-finger, khaki head. The body was a clean, deep golden-orange with moderate-heavy carbonation. The head settled to a fully covering foam that left great, sticky rings and webbing about the glass. Really a beautiful beer.

S- It's a nice mix. Earthy and grassy hops combine with sugary sweet malts and a mild funk. It almost seems a "standard" IPA (good, but not suggesting the hybrid style). Warmth brings out more of the Belgian qualities, especially a spicy/herbal aroma.

T- A LOT more funk than the aroma initially suggests. Puckering sour overwhelms at first sip. It's not bad, just unexpected considering the scent. Another sip and I appreciate the sour and pick up a grainy backbone that's balanced by a grassy, near minty, hop flavor Much more balanced than the first sip suggests. A lemony finish dries and cleans up the flavor. Peripheral notes of apple skin and black pepper. Spice is kicked up a notch with warmth.

M- Near bone dry. Heavy carbonation creates a foamy effect. Significant body keeps it from getting too "pop-like." Pretty gentle without any trace of ABV.

O- It's a really nice beer and reasonably priced. No problem finishing the bomber. Unexpectedly Belgian flavor when compared with the initial aroma. I'd buy it again. Very competitive with my previous experiences in the style.

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4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy ruby amber topped by a thick, bubbly head that just won't die and sinks its claws in to the sides of my Duvel tulip and won't let go. Gorgeous.

Lots of c-hops and funky Belgian yeast. Perfumy. Peppery. Rustic.

The taste is a prickly bitterness, grains, dried orange peel, and floral hops. Finishes dry and crisp with a lingering pine bitterness and light peppery spiciness. There's a light touch of caramel malt underneath.

Light bodied with a crisp carbonation. Probably the weakest aspect of an otherwise great beer.

It tastes like I imagined it would: A cross between a Belgian IPA and a saison, and a harmonious one at that. I highly recommend it.

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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a light tan head. In the aroma, green apples, small earth and a small hp. In the taste, yeasty, earthy and ends with a green apple fruitiness. A small sour bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry yeasty green apple in the aftertaste. Nice tart, great saison qualities, I can dig it!

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/14/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, grapefruit, pear, apple, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light pine, light bubblegum, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest, pear, apple, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light bubblegum, light pine, and floral/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light pine, bubblegum, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and malt flavors; with a great sweetness/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. All around great balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of biegaman
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Farmhouse Hatter looks indeed like a farmhouse product; the nectarine coloured beer is clearly unfiltered and has a head thick as freshly churned butter. Its complexion is murky enough to make it appear thick as glue. Lacing hangs proudly down the glass like championship banners.

Farmhouse Hatter has a fair amount of tropical fruitiness (mango, pineapple especially), much more so than I'd expect from a Nugget and Centennial hop bill. Perhaps yeast esters are partially responsible? Regardless, it's a well crafted recipe that pairs graininess with grassiness, the farm with the orchard. And there's definitely a rose garden in the mix too.

The beer coats the palate in lemony citrus notes, preempting any biscuity flavour from the malt as well as the apple, peach and pear-like esters of the yeast. All parties manage to play nice, however, and create a flavour that is greater (and more unique) than the sum of its parts. Orange and assorted citrus arrive late on the scene but provide a breezy acidity.

The aftertaste can be intensely perfumed, as if I'd been gnawing on rose petals, and is loosely reminiscent of an herbal tea (reminds me of a spiced rooibos). Munich malt, however, provides some bready and lightly sweet coffee cake notes too. Indeed, despite a very substantial malt base, the beer is light and breezy nonetheless, excellent for warm weather quaffing.

Farmhouse Hatter makes great use of Saison and Abbaye yeast as well as American hops, combining them all with rich malt to create a super agreeable beer that is layered and hearty yet super approachable and ideal for casual drinking. New Holland aren't in the habit of making crappy beers. Definitely give this one a go. You'd be mad not to.

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Photo of sholland119
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear amber orange with a foamy white head that has great retention.

S-Funky with some peppery notes. Nice.

T-Great farmhouse funk in the front, peppery and spicy. Some hints of hops toward the finish but this is not very hoppy. But then, regular Mad Hatter is not all that hoppy for the style either. Very nice flavors.

M-Light to medium bodied, good carbonation.

O-A very nice funky farmhouse style. My favorite Hatter.

HV

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New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA from New Holland Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 302 ratings.
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