Michigan Hatter | New Holland Brewing Company

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Michigan HatterMichigan Hatter

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Beefytits4 on 06-02-2013

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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 26
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Leaning on the heels of the "Hatter" series comes a Michigan-grown attitude about the beer that best celebrates the northern Mid-west state. Its taste is raw, rustic and true to its form.

As the beer pours a light blend of honey-amber and copper, its hazy hue is well headed with a frothy slight off-white cap and retains with clinging broken rings at each sip.

Thin caramel and honey rise to the nose just before the hops arrive- its then that grapefruit, oranges, papaya, apricot, and an almost banana taste takes the scent from citrus to tropical fruit punch.

And to taste, the early sweetness is slightly of caramel and honey and weaves deeply into fruit sweetness of both yeast esters and juicy hops. A late turn to bitterness allows for citrusy and piney resinous character with floral and perfumy grass notes. Spicy with light white pepper and a clove-like aftertaste gives this IPA a mild Belgian and German character.

Medium-light in body, the ale errupts with carbonation early but quickly settles to a slim creaminess before turning vanilla-like and minty-cool. A late texture of astringency is light, grainy and and nearly peppery to the cheeks and jaws.

Michigan Hatter is a fine rendition to the "Hatter" family. But its fruit and perfume character cause it to taste slightly Belgian-like and German-like as it steers away from the clean dialogue of dry caramel and citrus.

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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!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of barnzy78
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, pours copper in color with a creamy off-white head that holds great retention. Tone of yeast particulates suspended in the body making it very cloudy. Aromas are pleasant with caramel, fresh citric hops, rye bread, grapefruit, pine. Nice balance of flavors - bready malt, caramel, grapefruit, pine. Creamy, medium body, nice balanced bitterness on the finish. I like this IPA. I'd prefer a 12oz bottle, but this was good to try.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 4.99. 2013 vintage. Served in a New Holland stemmed glass.

Pours an amber hue with a finger and a half ecrue head. Head fades slowly, leaving sheets of lace.

Aroma is straight forward and pleasant. Light citrus hops and sweet biscuit.

The nose was quite indicative of the flavor. A nice citrus hop character with a big biscuity sweetness. As in the smell it isn't too complex but it's decent.

Medium feel with moderate carbonation.

Simple, no surprises but tasty enough. It lacks the depth and bold flavors I typically crave but it does well at under 5%.

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3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 5/10/2013. Pours moderately cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, caramel, toast, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, pine, grass, caramel, toast, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a nicely balanced malt backbone that does not overpower the hops; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, sticky, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish as expected. Overall this is a damn nice session IPA! Well balanced and packed with plenty of hop and malt flavor for the ABV; and extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Michigan Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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