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RATINGS: 974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Is insanely dry hopped with Centennial Hops. This pale copper colored ale has a flowery hop aroma and a bold hop bitterness. Hop Heads Only Please!


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JFGrind (1905) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2005
My local beer distributor was blowing out some old cases of beers and I picked up a case of New Holland mixed case for $15.99. Case was a "bastard step child" and possibly the last New Holland product that will make it to Nicoletti’s for some time to come. Mad Hatter had a citrus hop aroma, red-yellow body, and momentary head. I was expecting an punch in the kisser from an "insanely dry hopped" beer but it never materialized. There was an overall "grittiness" to this beer that turned me off in addition to a middle of the road IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (2135) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2005
On tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor

Nose is grapefruit and pine; flavor is all grapefruit feel - in a pleasant way - turning long and bitter in the finish. But the mouthfeel is troublingly thin and the beer has no attack whatsoever, leaving it just a mediocre offering in the American IPA category.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2005
The last of a gift sixer from BBB63 (Thanks a million). I’ve actually wanted to try this one for a while. I pour very golden, dryhop haze, with a big sticky frothy white head. The aroma is great. We hit the trifecta with citurs, flowers, and spice. I also get some peachy apricot notes. That’s where the praise starts to go down hill a bit. The flavor is pretty one sided. Lots of bitterness. Its quite thin too. I love IPAs, so I’d never turn Mad Hatter down, but I was expecting more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Pale yellow color with smallish off white head. Aroma has notes of toffee and malt, faint hint of hops. Flavor has a fair amount of bitterness, with a slight malt hint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2719) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Very nice hoppy aroma. Nice floral/pine taste on the IPA, very reminiciant of a west coast IPA, nice clean flavor. Pretty darn good

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2005
As noted, the hops are what’s afoot. The nose really is quite nice with explosive scents of pine and citrus. The flavor does waver but the hoppy bitterness is mostly consistent. A good, crisp IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Pretty nice and fresh IPA when on tap. Nothing stands out, though. C-hops, a little grass. Nice clean malt background. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1394) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Strongly hopped, not very well balenced, but as a hop lovers beer, they often are far from that. Its good, but nothing to make me want to choose it over some of the more popular and well regarded choices when it comes to IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2560) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Aroma is really nice. Hops, pine, floral and citrus all come through. Appearance isn’t bad... a bit more effervescent than I would have liked. Flavor is pretty good, but waivers a lot, going from bitter to malty to bitter. It doesn’t do this really smoothly, which is a minus, but the flavors are alright, which is a bonus.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Big hiss as the cap comes off, pouring mostly translucent and bright, pretty orange. Booming frothy tan head reaches an inch tall in the tulip glass. Honey soaked hops kick start the aroma, amplified by pine, citric orange kisses and melons. A damn good aroma, but it’s all downhill from here. Tin is the first flavor to come to mind, followed by orange juice (but we’re nowhere near 100% natural or Florida squeezed.) Hops produce a potpourri floral derivative, like an elderly woman’s bathroom that has too pine-indoctrinated jars stashed away in every nook and cranny. Highly spritsy, but its attempt toward aggression is laughable. Hops intonations are whisked away by metal and a perfunctory artificial malt sweetness. Finishes like sun-spoiled orange juice. New Holland - I’m through with you.


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