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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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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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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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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