White Hatter
New Holland Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian IPA
Ranked #300
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #42,275
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.02%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
602
From:
New Holland Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
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Gots
  116
SCORE
82
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Reviews by Raime:
Photo of Raime
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

New Holland White Hatter.

Saw this one sitting on the shelves a few hundred times and never actually picked it up until now. Let's see how it is. I've typically enjoyed the Hatter series out of New Holland so I'm hoping this one won't be much different from my expectations.

Look - Pours a very deep murky orange with a huge slightly off white head that turns into rock formations after about a minute of sitting. The murk somehow makes carbonation impossible to read despite the rather light color of the beer. Head retains very well altroughout the drink and leaves a pile of soapy suds sitting in the bottom of the glass. Lacing is soap bubble like and not very sticky.4.

Smell - Clove like and ripe with orange peel and high doses of citrus. Wheat and a touch of maltiness as expected. 3.75.

Taste - Flavors are very bright and vibrant starting off with a large dosage of lemon zests and wheat with a mixture of balanced citric acid. A touch clove like and quite juicy. Bit of a watery finish, but not much to complain about in this department. 4.

Feel - Mouth feel is pretty light with an exceptionally high dosage of carbonation that makes its present very apparent. As the beer sits it develops a slightly soap like feeling. 3.25.

Overall - Not too shabby. A fine beer for summer and quite sessionable. At $1.79 for a single 12 oz. I'd say I got my monies worth. Nothing that will knock your socks off, but certainly not offensive. 3.75.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

White Hatter pours exactly what it should be : an apricot/golden color with a tall, frothy, almost cappucino-like head. And it just stays. Forever.

Ripe stone fruits on the nose with canteloupe, coriander, pale malts, spring wheat, clove, candied honey-glazed carrots, and faint pine.

Hits hard with the bitterness of an IPA, but takes a soft curve treading gently ending with plush notes of wheat, coriander, banana, and bubblegum.

Delicate, yet plump with fruit and juices, soft as a feather on the palate, very polite and mild carbonation, and a sticky semi-dry finish.

Why hardly anyone else isn't raving about this beer is beyond me. This is a world class offering and totally worthy of merit.

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Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a cloudy light golden brown color with a half finger of head that dissipated quickly. The nose is pleasantly hoppy. The flavor profile is mild with light malt and a dry slightly hoppy finish.

This offering makes for a nice smooth session beer on a warm summer day but there is nothing extraordinary here.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I might have to try this again but not impressed.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serve on tap in a tulip glass

This beer pours hazy orange with an underwhelming white head. The beer has a ligt fruity aroma from the hops. This beer is all about the hops. The hop profile is really mid country, there is a lot of pineapple, orange, and lemons zestas well as a lot of other fruity notes. I did not get much of the "white" aspect of this beer but I bet it would be easier to differentiate by doing a side by side with the classic mad hatter. Drinks really easy and quite refreshing. A great white IPA, if my memory serves me right I like this more then the original but I didn't have the original fresh from the tap.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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White Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 602 ratings