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
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange-tinged amber with a creamy, thin white mousse.

S: Aromas of caramel, cream, toffee, biscuit, herbs, pine, lemon, lime, and mandarin orange come through on the nose.

T: Flavors of caramel, cream, toffee, biscuit, crackers, lemon, lime, mandarin orange, kumquat, grapefruit, grass, herbs, and pine wash across the palate. The finish is earthy, herbal, and zesty with pronounced flavors of caramel, biscuit, herbs, grass, lemon, and pine.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, and creamy in the mouth with prickly, yet somewhat restrained carbonation. Very easy to drink.

O: I'm not really sure that I can accept this beer as an IPA, but I really like the Cascade aromas and flavors the brewers showcase in this ale. If and when you try this ale, keep an open mind and do not think of this as a typical American IPA because, in truth, it is really more of an American pale ale billed as an IPA. Still, the aromas and flavors here are great. Highly recommended for fans of balanced and/or hop-forward ales.

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Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy copper with a two-finger foamy white head. Heavy lacing.

S - Fair amount of pine and citrus from the hops. Some light caramel sweetness is also present.

T - Lots of caramel malts. Hop are fairly weak producing a light bitterness with some light citrus notes also come through in the finish.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is watery with a dry finish.

O - Decent. I wish the hops would have came through more. Very light easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of rmank
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of BYOFB
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of corby112
2.79/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear dark copper/golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger off-white head that immediately fades into a thin ring.  Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Floral, earthy hop aroma with a nice balance of resinous, earthy notes and sweet citrus/tropical fruit charater.  There's a stronger malt presnce than expected with hints of caramel, graham cracker, toffee and biscuit.  Soily with pine needle and spruce tip countered by grapefruit sweetness and zesty orange peel.  

Lighter bodied than expected with a earthy hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter malt notes into a dry finish.  Not overly bitter or resinous but it's pretty dry with lots of spicy grass, soil and pine needle flavor.  Citrus/tropical notes are subtle with some pineapple and orange zest providing a touch of sweetness.  More malt character than expected with caramel sweetness, toffee, bread and biscuit.  Decently balanced and light enough to drink easily but the hop flavor isn't very intersting which is odd considering the use of cascade.  

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Photo of taospowder
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Eric1Mess
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DeschutesFan
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of MadScientist
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of chuckv
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of nickfl
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a hazy, amber body. Musty hops with a touch of brown sugar. Caramel and toffee up front with a bit of spicy hop character and little else. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a silly sweet finish. Kind of bland without a lot to recommend it, I wouldn't drink it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Michigan Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 168 ratings