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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 302 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of schultzm
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of codsmith
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage

A: Pours a dark dirty orange with a dense and massive white foam head that extends out of the glass.

S: Has a somewhat slightly sweet in the foam; fairly funky and awkward. Once the head dies down there is a earth and spicy hops and Belgian yeast hop aroma. There is somewhat of an acetone aroma as well that is caught in the head

T: Has some of the classic Belgian taste and feel, but a very earthy and spicy hop mixture. Plus, an odd strain of yeast that brings some funk to the finish and also that weird acetone that came out in the smell.

M: light-to-medium body, but sits somewhat heavier...as Belgian's tend to do. Goes down smooth, but maybe a touch above appropriate carbonation levels

O: I enjoyed a lot of the other beers in this series, but this one just missed the mark for me.

O:

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Served chilled into a standard pint glass.

Poured a light amber color that was hazy but looks well filtered. Had a large cream color inconsistent head that stuck to the sides of the glass otherwise fleeting to a thin layer. The aroma wasn't overwhelming but was very refreshing none the less. It was more on the citrus hoppiness side with slight tangerine, slight grapefruit with an overall floral freshness. A slight biterness at the ends that fades slowly. A great beer that I'd drink again. Good offering.

Found at Cardinal Liqs, Niles IL

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Photo of hardy008
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange with a large off white to light tan head with good retention and a sticky lace. The aroma has floral hops, pine, grapefruit, pepper, Belgian yeast, and a small amount of peaches in the background.

The taste is just like the aroma. Much less sweet than I thought it would be. Is also hoppier than expected and there is a lot of pepper flavor. The peaches come through more as the beer warms.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, and dry. Has a bit of a peppery aftertaste. Well worth trying if you get the chance.

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3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy light amber-orange with a pillowy 2-finger head. Solid retention and decent retention followed.

S - Noticeable Belgian notes (reminiscent of your typical saison) present themselves in the nose alongside a very muted hop profile

T - The flavor profile is almost the inverse of the nose. Here, a few funky Belgian notes are subdued upfront, but floral and slightly piney hop profile dominant the flavor.

M - Almost medium bodied and moderately carbonated with a lingering bitterness

O - This is definitely an enjoyable brew, however, I don't think the nose or flavor profile was where NH's description lead me to believe. Had the hop profile been more present in the nose and the Belgian notes more present in the flavor, I would've enjoyed this even more.

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3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Amber with a golden glint in the big tulip. Lots of foam, which lasts surprisingly well. Rather bitter. Aftertaste is just bitter. Chalk dust in the nose. Bordering on metallic with a lot of mineral flavor. Very dry, more of a hint of sour. Not terribly bitter, but the hops do not contribute anything floral.

This is like a Saison with the malt drained out. Something about this tastes incomplete and used up. The Belgian character is there, with a touch of yeastiness, but the bacteria seems to be eating whatever malt was left. Austerity in a bottle.

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3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear light copper with three fingers of creamy tan head. Head has excellent retention and leaves a lot of lacing.

S - The Belgian yeast component of the smell seems to outshine the hops. This bottle is a few months old. Hops are mostly citrus, with oranges and grapefruit present.

T - Taste starts with citrus and bread malt, followed by some funky yeast and a bit of spice. Finishes quite dry and bitter.

M - Medium mouthfeel, actually a bit creamy. Finish is very earthy and bitter.

O - Not one of the better Belgian IPAs I've had, but not bad. There is quite a bit of earthiness to this one.

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2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks for Jim (RatedZ) for send me this, the Black and the Rye.
Shared with my wife in tulip glasses.

A – A golden straw color, but a little more on the orange side, a decent haziness that is expected from the style. A large off white almost oat colored head that had great retention.

S – Oranges, maybe a little banana some Belgian yeast funk, a mild hop profile and some fresh baked bread to it.

T – Some fruity/citrus flavors in the beginning with a little funk intertwined some bready taste and also a little bitterness almost on the grassy side of the spectrum.

M – On the lighter side of medium bodied, but not to thin, decent carbonation.

O – I was left wanting a little more from this beer, but was left a little empty. I would put this more into the Belgian Pale category than the Belgian IPA. This still was a decent a respectable beer.

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Photo of mattboyer182
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours golden in color with a nice thin white head with really good retention.

S - light hops and belgian yeast. Bready malts.

T - very citrusy and fruity up front then finishes dry and bitter.

M - light bodied and medium carbonated.

O - nice dry Belgian ipa. Light and wild

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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very light haze to this bronze and copper colored brew. One finger of head that recedes after the pour to a thin thin of foam. I like the bubbling.

Very delicate, earthy aroma from both the yeast and some light, baking biscuit dough malt. The hops add lots of earthen meadow, grass, and citrus.

The taste starts as delicate as the aroma, earthy, malty, but a little more bitter. The middle has more dry biscuit flavors popping up along with earthy dry meadow yeast and bitter American hop citrus. The finish is almost all hop bitterness in teh citric range with a little grass still holding on to the palate.

The mouthfeel is very bubbly, somewhat dry, and finishes on the metallic side.

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Photo of doughanson78
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to bobpack for this.

A: A dark orangish copper in color. A touch of haze. Huge 3+ finger head, slight orange tint. Very bubbly. Awesome retention and lacing.

S: Lemon and oranges. Light citrus and floral hops. Coriander spice. Belgian yeast comes through. Some fresh grass. Light clove. Light bready notes.

T: Bready malts upfront. Very spicy and citrusy in the middle with a touch of bitterness. Lemon and orange peel. Very grassy towards the end. Belgian yeast throughout. A very light touch of alcohol.

M: Light to medium bodied. Medium carbonation. A touch of dryness. A little funk in the aftertaste.

O: Not as good as the other Belgian IPA's I've had. It's decent and definitely drinkable and refreshing. At only 5% ABV I'm surprised I get any alcohol in the taste.

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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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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for this one, Derek.

A: The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a large white head.

S: Very lemony with plenty of yeast to go along with it. A nice combination of citrus peels and a light floral hop note. It's fairly bready with some other sweet malt notes such as a touch of cracker. A light spice, perhaps some apples.

T: A bit more bread than on the aroma with some yeast and maybe toffee. There is a lot of citrus character, particularly lemon, with a mild grass note. Not much bitterness, but a lot of sweet fruity esters.

M: A bit on the light side in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Kind of funky for a Belgian IPA, but a lot going on and some nice flavors.

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

Served this 22 oz. brown bottle in a Tripel Karmeliet glass. 2011 vintage. The body was golden amber in color with a large pithy, tan head. There was minimal lacing but but sheets of fine foam slide up and down the glass on each drink.

The smell was, not surprisingly, of grandpa's basement. Spices and apples too. Peppercorn. Belgian yeast character.

The taste was spicy and boldly bitter. Wow, a nice combination of Saison/IPA. Fruity and drying. There was a distinct lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel was medium to light in body. There was a mouthfilling, fluffy carbonation. Nicer than I had expected.

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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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