alobar (2593) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow-orange with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spice, and lemon. Belgian yeast flavor with spice, and citrus. Very nice.
GTAEgeek (1024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Light orange color, with a medium, beige head and solid lacing. The aroma is big resinous and citrusy hops, lemon zest, salt, and some funk. Musty and chalky sweetness, and mild, buttery hop bitterness that lingers through the finish. Medium body, acidic, silky, and surprisingly smooth. Overall, this is a nicely funky, hoppy, easy-drinking beer.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 6-12-2012 @ 800 Degrees (Fort Wayne, IN). This draft beer pours a small ivory head that was mostly lasting, transparent body, spotty amounts of lacing, very little carbonation, and a golden hue. The Aromas consist of malt, wheat, funky yeast, hops, fruity, and spicy. This beer taste sweet, bitter, malty, yeasty, spicy, and pine hops. The Palate is tingly and semi-dry. This beer is light-medium bodied. In conclusion, this beer is quaffable, a "hophead" beer and is worth trying.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a slightlt cloudy burnt orange with full thick head. Aroma is very fruity. Loads of tropical and citrus fruits with a bunch of Belgian yeast and a little bubblegum and spice at the end. Taste is light bitter. Belgian yeast and herbal and citrus hops dominate. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Not my favorite but very enjoyable.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Lemon malt and tropical hops aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange/lemon, yeast, malt and lightly bitter grass flavor. Very nice beer.
queenholly (2569) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Buttery caramel, funky Belgian yeast, and a tropical fruity hops aroma. Slightly hazed straw gold with a large white head. Flavor practically identical to the aroma - Caramel malt, yeast, and tropical fruity hops. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/01/2011: New Holland Farmhouse Hatter (Farmhouse I.P.A. - Belgian-style Pale Ale)... Aroma: Really nice tropical fruits (papaya, pineapple, and banana) paired with a subtle spice character. Appearance: Cloudy orange-gold color with waves of carbonation and a ballooning heaf of dense, rocky, ivory-colored head; great lacing. Flavor: Grapefruit and citrus peel hop flavor right up front along with some herby leaf hops that taste a bit like basil and spearmint; moderate bitterness overall; biscuit malt blends seemlessly with the hoppiness; quite floral, notes of perfume, a bit soapy toward the backside; really spicy (a touch peppery) and fairly dry (cedar?) through the finish with more oily-soapy-perfume coming out. Palate: Medium-bodied; nicely caronbated; but not over carbonated; fairly smooth. Overall: All of the flavors are pretty well-balalnced, but I am pretty much done with the non-traditional Belgian-fusion styles (e.g. Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, etc.); the overly spicy Belgian yeast character just doesn’t work for me in this beer; I’m not disappointed because my expectations were already reduced based on the style; skip this and stick with the NEW HOLLAND RYE HATTER!
1 ping 6 fl. oz. bottle from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #185 for this beer.
MattyKakes (62) - Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
New Holland farmhouse is good.. I love Belgian inspired ales, and this one is good. You mastered the recipe. I’m not going to make out with it... it’s all good though. No hard feelings . You are good in my book. Enough said!
superspak (2124) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/14/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, grapefruit, pear, apple, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light pine, light bubblegum, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest, pear, apple, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light bubblegum, light pine, and floral/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light pine, bubblegum, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and malt flavors; with a great sweetness/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. All around great balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a caramel amber color. Nose is a nice farmhouse funk similar to Monkey King. Palate is a nice mix of funk and big Mad Hatter hops. Kinda hard to describe other than another delicious New Holland beer!