Chad9976 (884) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Dark rusty orange/almost burgundy-like hue. Hazy and cloudy, but not completely opaque. Forms an average sized, white, frothy head which mostly dissolves but does leave plenty of lacing on the glass.
Smell: A strong floral fragrance plus significant sweet malty notes.
Taste: Usually, Iím not a fan of sweeter, thicker, stickier India Pales Ales, but in the case of New Holland Mad Hatter IPA it works (mostly because itís not that thick, sticky or sweet). A well-balanced IPA that has a lot to offer. Honey and toffee malty flavors from the two-row, Munich and crystal malts, plus citrus flavor and a hint of resiny or vegetal quality (a hint of garlic) from the Centennial and Nugget hops, respectively. A dry, slightly starchy bitterness up front immediately followed by a surprisingly rich malt character. More citrus bitterness at the apex, but it washes away on the finish leaving a pleasant aftertaste. This beer shows you donít need a ridiculous amount of hops or aggressive bitterness to make for a very good beer.
Drinkability: I was genuinely impressed by the amount of flavor and body of New Holland Mad Hatter IPA considering itís only 5.25% ABV. Itís not simply a pale ale with extra hops, it truly is an IPA all around. The mouthfeel is thicker and fuller than most of the weight, but comfortable with a softer texture. Thereís only a mild dry bitterness that lingers, so itís easily tolerable. Though not quite refreshing per se, itís definitely versatile making it ideal as a stand-alone drink or something to work with the right food.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Amber with frothy white head. Aroma is pine hops. Taste is watery pine and floral hops. Eh.
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is light and hoppy. Taste is slightly bitter and feels very crisp. Smooth drink.
DedicatedToFun (653) - Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
loved this bottle so chose it at a bar in chicago, overall very good beer with an amazing design
geologyguy (334) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
IPA taste...so not my thing...ok taste but too hoppy...nice aroma though....ok beer.....
jkwood04 (2286) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Looks lighter with a lacy head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops plus some pale and caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent IPA.
BrewBoxer (1229) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Bright amber color with a dark bronze look. Smells and tastes like a combo of a pale ale and an amber. Not as hoppy ad I'd expect for an iPa but its drinkable nonetheless
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Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Its alright. Malty and too sweet with heavy back end bitterness that lingers. Not that flavorful just kind of a hard to drink low abv IPA.
bagalagalaga (51) - Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like a recently felled pine tree. The hops are bitter enough to make you cringe at the first few sips, but then you can settle in and enjoy one. I really prefer the Imperial Hatter, that one has heavy alcohol and some sweetness to balance out the hops.
jkbachman (151) - - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earthy, spicy, and musty hop aroma. Hop bitterness is resin and pine. Very light bodied malt enhances hop flavor.
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