New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA | New Holland Brewing Company

very good
302 Ratings
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Photo of seeswo
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of brewandbbq
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours hazy copper with an inch-plus head of white. Stringy lacing and a mostly solid skim coat on the surface for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with candied fruit and citrusy hops. Candied apples, pears, mango, and sugar-dusted grapefruit with a hint of grape jam.

Light to medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.

Cut grass with citrus and wet hay starts the palate. Spicy hops with earthy undertones and a tropical fruit background.

Finishes with grass-rubbed citrus fruit, pine dew, and a hint of pineapple skins.

Very nice beer. The nose is a bit subdued for the style but it has plenty of complexity and a decent hop bite.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TrentFox
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured some of a 22oz bottle into a belgian glass.

A- A slow but hearty-at-the-end pour gave two fingers of light tan head, which dissipated over the course of a few minutes to leave a thin layer of foam and medium lacing. The color is a bright light amber. Moderate carbonation bubbles are visible.

S- The smell is very yeasty with clear citrus notes. There is something almost nutty as well. It has that nice funky smell you get with some farmhouse ales.

T- The taste was interesting, and not quite what I was expecting. It drinks like a belgian IPA, but one that has a more serious yeast presence. It is somewhat sweet and has a light malt backbone. It finishes on the definite sour side, with flavors of lemon and a tart grassy/piny taste.

M- It is medium bodied, with light to medium carbonation. It isn't sticky, like some belgians with high sugar can be. It is pretty smooth, though the sourness drags a little.

O- I like this beer, and especially enjoy the prominent yeast, though the finish is a bit on the sour side. The 5% ABV makes it pretty easy drinking. And the lemon and grass/pine notes are enjoyable. Still, it doesn't establish itself as a real competitor to other heavy hitter Belgian IPAs. It would pair well with savory and rich soups or stews, where the lemon and hops could provide good contrast. This beer was a surprise from my girlfriend, and certainly enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I probably wouldn’t have tried this, but every Hatter variation was only $5 at the bottle shop; couldn’t pass up a Belgian-style IPA at that price.

Brewed sometime this year (“Vintage 2012” on the back of the bottle).

A: Pale yellow-orange body, slow-moving head of thick white foam. Quite a bit of chunky retention, with layers of lacing coating the inside of the glass.

S: All the sweet, luscious aromas of juicy hops, emphasized by herbal Belgian scents: lemon zest, grapefruit, spicy herbs, and citrus. Slight esters and yeasty banana in the back, followed up with some notes of clove and pepper (like your typical saison). Good balance between spice and hops, but it never takes any big chances.

T: Same as the nose: nice hop and herb back-and-forth, but pretty timid overall. Flowery, soapy hops with notes of pine, berries, and citrus, with characteristic Belgian notes of spice (Noble hop-like). Chewy saison maltiness, showing traces of biscuit, peach, and only slightly apparent cherry-vanilla tastes. A bit of grass and coriander blends it together; it’s not too layered, adding to its not-too-complex character. Finishes mildly tart and dry; very midly.

M: Feels just like a saison: chewy, frothy yet smooth overall. Satisfying, but a little more carbonation would put it more to style.

O: An enjoyable beer – I could see myself buying this at a bar and being very happy.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA pours a slightly dark golden color, with a nice size white head. There is a nice strong floral hoppy aroma. There is a nice strong floral hoppy taste, but then it blends with bits of a sweet candy like taste. Nice strong flavor, and a nice little kick of bitterness form the hops. Overall I found this fantastic. It has a typical floral bitter IPA, that mixes with sweet Belgian candy flavors, I found it unique and enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JackieTH
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Notes.

Poured a dark orange with a thin head that leaves fits of lace. Smell is malt, and lightly citric hop. Taste has citric elements along with fruit tartness, cherry and green grapes, gooseberries. Medium-light bitterness level. With all these flavors it would seem surprising that there isn't much depth and complexity. Mouthfeel is too light and it falls apart across the tongue. The aftertaste has late-appearing sour notes that linger.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bright clear amber body with a towering whith frothy head that stands four fingers tall. smell is real floral with hints of bread, citrus and yeast. taste is a crisp hop presence with yeasty bread and malt. mouthfeel is light and crisp yet oily with a dry finish. overall i really like this beer, easy drinkin, good taste, getcha some while you can.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A feverish macro-bubbly effervesce rages within a bengal-tiger orange colored body. A frumpy, bready, oatmeal tinted head is a bout a finger high, but sticks around nicely. Lacing is kinda weak, sparse, yet the head somehow manages to maintain a coverage thoughout the course of the drink.

S: Light smoky pine, old barn wood, musky cobwebs and grapefruit. A bit of lightly kilned orange peel, herbaceous scent of parsely and celery. Moderate level of awareness, good complexity.

T: Spicy bright and tart flavor of oranges, dry pineapple with a peppery flair. Herbaceous musky scent of hops, pine, grapefruit, tart lemon with a dry woodsy-grassy finish. Bright oranges sneak out once in awhile with a manageable funk.

M: Tightly bubbly sensattion on the tip of the tongue for mouthful. Medium body with a peppery wood finish off the tongue.Small alcohol warmth.

O: a decent farmhouse ipa, managebale funk for those who don't like it overdone. Toasted peppery flair with a decent level of hops. End of day a solid mid level B range style.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a hazy orange color with a white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a lighter level of lacing.

Smell – Standard Belgian style IPA with a good dose of biscuit, banana, and yeast. Mixed with these aromas are lighter aromas of pepper and a grassy like smell.

Taste – The flavor starts out more heavily of citrus and tropical fruit. A somewhat bitter orange and lemon hoppiness are mixed with banana, pineapple and mango. Along with these at the start, is a yeasty taste. As the flavor advances some of the spicy and peppery notes that were detected in the nose come to the tongue. A grassy and pine hop flavor then enter the taste along with a upsergance of the yeasty flavors to in the end leave a bitter yeast cake flavor left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the light to medium side with the carbonation level being on the higher side. The carbonation is very fitting for the style and very nicely excites the tongue in light of all the bitter flavors.

Overall – Very enjoyable overall with some nice flavor transitions and a good feel.

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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a pint glass

This beer pours hazy orange with a one finger white head. The beer has a lightly hopped nose and the belgian yeast really comes through. This beer has a moderate bitterness and a very piney, citrusy hop profile that is on par with the other hatters. The belgian yeast really gives this beer a unique spiciness. There is flavors of clove and wheat but a spicy note only the yeast could add. It has a good deal of feel for a beer this size and its not super quick to drink but makes for a nice paced beer. Overall, its not my favorite of the hatter line up but its a pretty decent farmhouse IPA.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1436th Review on BA
Bottle to Piraat Tulip

Vintage 2012
Purchased at Binnys Naperville,IL for $4.99

App- Its a glowing amber orange with some lighter edges. A nice two finger head with some good cling. A good density and a good looking beer.

Smell- Well its a Belgian IPA, but not much aromatically. Had a good hoppy nose with a touch of yeast and a bit dry and floral. Just wasnt alot there really.

Taste- A nice beer but not great. The Belgian yeast was a bit small but the overall flavors prop this one up. A lot like the description. Dry, hoppy, floral and dry. Needs a bit more funk but was good with the pork chops I paired it with.

Mouth- A solid medium body with a lower medium carbonation. A bit right down the middle with bubbles. Residual floral, grassy flavors.

Drink- I liked this one a tad more than the oak. Really hoping the Rye will be better.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of daledeee
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22 oz bottle.

Poured a volumunous head with a bubbly dark orange body.

Nose: I am not sure if the head covered the nose or if it just doesn't have any.

Taste: So many of these Belgian IPAs taste like there are American Hops in them. This one is the same. OK but a little too citrus rind for a true Belgian angle.

Mouth feel is pretty good. The beer is drinkable, but there is some tough competition.

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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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