queenholly (3619) - 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 (3630) - Cincinnati, 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 (117) - 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 (4480) - 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!
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade: Hazy orange with a dense white head. Nice Belgian yeast aroma. Some bubblegum phenols and mild spice notes (coriander?) Silky body. Minerally and dry flavor. Dry biscuity malt back withsome coriander and white pepper. Soft bubble gum phenols throughout. Long dry minerally finish. A nice Belgian ale.
tmongoose (2150) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft and poured the same as the others a copperish orange color with white head. not sure about this one though as a Belgian ale. had a nice hoppy aroma and some malts. really didn’t get a lot of a Belgian or farmhouse effect. flavor wise was a good beer and easy to drink. just not sure about the style
salvaticas (563) - - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Little on the nose. Really great balance between IPA and Belgian. Bitter finish. Good.
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BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Happy Gnome. Clear golden pour with a white clingy head. Soft farmhouse funk, palate is a touch bland. Just okay.
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was born in Western Michigan, so I really want to like the brews from New Holland. Unfortunately, most of the beers are very middling. This bours a barely hazy brown shade of amber with white head. Scent is almost nonexistent. Taste is a nondescript bland bitter. Palate is decent, but that cannot be any beers saving grace. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA