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New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA | New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA
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3.72/5
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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
Ranking:
#26,095
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
302
pDev:
11.29%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 302 |  Reviews: 106
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty two-finger cap of head, somewhere between off-white and tan, sits creamy and dense on top of this clear copper-colored brew. The head stays at just under a finger in height the rest of the way and leaves a mix of spotty and patchy lacing.
The smell is nice. This beer is more what I expect from the series in terms of hoppiness, a bit more hop-forward than Black Hatter. It's a nice leafy, herbal, soft sort of bitterness. The yeast offers more of the dry, almost lightly chalky quality and a touch of earthiness with a very gently peppery nip to it and a bit of grassiness is underlying.
The taste just about follows suit, but a touch of saltiness rises out right up front. The chalkiness comes out even more and into the super dry finish.
The body is medium, moderately carbonated with a brisk, consistent crispness. It's smooth enough to keep the flow moving, even creamy to a point right up to the bone-dry finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of MDDMD
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-golden amber color with a generous white head and good lacing

S-malt, yeast, bananas, spices

T-bananas, biscuit, slight yeasty funk, some citrus, cloves and some grassy notes, bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, slight crispness

O-an interesting Belgian IPA with a unusual mix of flavors

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

New Holland Farmhouse Hatter

Poured into a Schlafly tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a very nice bright golden copper color with a nice thin head that recedes quickly leaving some nice lacing stuck to the sides for the glass. NIce and bright with some very slight haze. (4.0)

Aroma is of piney and citrus hop notes that have a slight spicy and yeasty backed aroma. Notes of grain and bread are present. (3.0)

Flavor starts off with some citrus hop notes followed by some slight pine. Then there is a slight funk that overtakes the hop notes with some nice yeasty esters and some nice spice notes. There is a bit of a metallic note on the flavor but it kind of smooths out after a bit. There is some more funk on the back end with some crisp dryness on the backend. (3.0) (3.0)

Overall. This is not my favorite. Its a bit mild on both ends the Belgian and the IPA side. Middle of the road for me. (3.0)

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of fmccormi
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straight pour from pry-off 22oz bomber with silver foil over the cap and neck to a large wineglass. The only dating information available is “Vintage 2012” printed clearly on the back label.

Appearance (4.5): Seriously attractive pour on this, the head isn’t out of control but it’s tight and leaves a ton of lace on the way down, as it recedes. What is there is off-white, kind of cream-colored. The body, meanwhile, is a rich amber color and just slightly hazy. Many, many streams of bubbles rise to the surface, and this beer looks great.

Smell (4.5): The Belgian side of this beer actually smells more BSPA than “farmhouse” to me, but it definitely smells nice. Pretty good biscuit and clove notes in the nose, plus some banana and pear fruitiness. The hops also are evident here, citrus fruit and somewhat tropical in character, and slightly dank—bright citrus becomes more prominent as it warms.

Taste (3.5): This is definitely bitter. The first thing you get is a medicinal, yeasty character, somewhat chalky, but it quickly transitions into an herbal, astringently citric bitterness, like chewing on fresh lime peels. There’s a solid Juicy Fruit kind of sweetness that must be coming from the yeast underneath, which comes NOWHERE close to dominating the mix of flavors but just kind of floats along underneath. The body develops a definitely earthy character as it warms. The finish is good, solidly bitter, not overpowering, but slow to dissipate, and it finishes dry. There are some very good elements here, but it doesn’t totally mesh—definitely smoothes out and gets more even-handed as it warms, too.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Medium-bodied, it’s got an even, smooth, but somewhat one-dimensional carbonation that tingles slightly going down. Dry in the finish, not too heavy or oily by any means. Does a good job, nothing spectacular.

Overall (3.5): To me, this beer is like a classic saison, done relatively well, with a ton of bittering hops thrown in. It’s not FANTASTIC as a Belgian style, and the IPA side of it could use a little more malt depth / grain richness, some solid dry-hopping, and more flavoring hops, in my opinion. This would POP with a richer grain body and some serious tropical hop flavor. It’s pretty good, for sure, but not excellent in any way, outside of the appearance (which is damn good) and the smell (not quite as good, but very good in its own right).

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark orange with a huge spongy white head. Nice lacing as well.

S: Bright citric hops, pale malt, banana and pepper esters, slight pleasing touch of dry hay funk on the end.

T: Weak, slightly fruity hops, cakey malt, banana, cloves, bright grain - and indeed a palpable tart note, mildly acidic and nice. More esters in the finish.

M: Frothy, medium-bodied.

O: Looks and smells nice, and I like the tartness, but the hops were way too weak in the taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 302 ratings
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