Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Michigan Hatter | New Holland Brewing Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
83
good
26 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Michigan HatterMichigan Hatter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beefytits4 on 06-02-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
167
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
30.52%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 167
Reviews by BTFU:
Photo of BTFU
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking in honor of my dad, a Michigan brewed beer.Poured into an imperial pint glass a deep hazed copper color with a tightly formed one finger off white head that took it's time settling.Aromas of piney hops and sweet biscuit malts,not complex but nice enough.Flavors of piney and pithy citric hops over top of a big sweet caramel base,the maltiness is almost as big as the hops.It's not overly complex but it's packed with good flavor.

 439 characters

Photo of MadScientist
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: A medium copper colored ale with good clarity and an off-white head. The head is made of rocky bubbles and fades to a ring of soapy bubbles while leaving some lacing on the glass.

S: A fairly strong citrus and pine aroma from American hops with a moderate, caramel malt note.

T: A strong hops bitterness with a medium-strong citrus hop flavors, again mostly citrus with some pine. The malt brings a little caramel malt sweetness but the balance is fairly bitter. The finish is moderately dry with a lingering aftertaste of hops bitterness.

M: A medium bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation

O: Almost a typical Cascade Hops IPA, with a strong hops bitterness and hops flavor. There is a slight uniqueness to the hops.

 740 characters

Photo of SpyderMan14
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of xdefeatsy
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of bbudnik
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JIMTRK16
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of joeseppy
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had I seen the overall score on this I would never have picked this up-but hey we're snobs right?!? This sits last on the shelf gazing at Me!, so I take her home-who could resist, cute girl in a hat holding hops, c'mon.

Pours a cloudy honey that clears with a half-inch merengue head. Lacing follows down.

Smell is downright a bullseye. Sweet malt, floral hops, grapefruit pith and modest pine.

Taste is floral hop laying on the tongue and breaths nice through the nose. Really not a lot of malt which may come as a relief to some.

I find this on the lighter side and refreshing-going down smooth. Definitely not a slouch by any stretch. If your looking for a lower malt bill and mild citrusy bitterness, this is it. I say great job boys!

 743 characters

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wiseguywood
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snow81
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of spartanlaker
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of beergorrilla
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Bieniek30
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of morimech
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color with just over one finger of head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Quite fragrant aroma. Plenty of citrus and floral hop notes. A little bit of toasted, bready malt underneath the hops.

The promising malt bill did not really show up in the flavor. A touch of sweetness but otherwise this is a pure hop display. Citrus rind, orange, and quite a bit of bitterness.

Feels like a substantial IPA. The carbonation is splendid resulting in a pleasant overall texture.

Not an IPA that sets itself apart from a lot of others. Probably would mean more to Michigan beer drinkers. Wish the malt came out a little more ass I believe they used some promising ingredients.

 748 characters

Photo of fishmich
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of machostacos
4/5  rDev +9%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Michigan Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe