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New Holland Mad Hatter Ale (-2015)

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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Orange-copper, almost murky body loaded with particles of various sizes. Fleeting soapy head. Nice strong nose of pine, cheese, fruit, and caramel malt. Fresh and crisp dry hopped flavor. Full mouthfeel. This beer is downright bawdy and a fine IPA. Drank in celebration of my RateBeer FFL 2003 championship. Arrogant Bastards upset the undefeated CaveCreekChiliSquad to take the championship!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Typical IPA. Sweet hopy haziness. Average. It did, however, go well with the nachos I ordered at the restaurant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Appetizing cascade-y aroma as soon as the bottle is opened. Hazy copper color with plenty of carbonation. Thin white head that leaves minimal lacing. Great aroma! Sweet malt background with floral hop notes. The flavor is a step down, there's that same pleasant sweetness, and great bittering hops, but to me there's a staleness in the aftertaste. I expected something a little more citrusy, I guess. All in all, a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 2003 Bottle. Nice amber color. Hazy, small yellow orange head. Tiny bubbles, lots of lacing. Big alpha hops aroma, very delicate yet tart and powerful. First sip is light, flowery, airy. Then a big dose of hops, mostly dry. Finishes with a huge bitterness. Wow. This is just way too overboard on the hops. Malt never gets through. The flavor is good, the balance is just off. Very perfumy hops flavor though, I like it, not syrupy or very piney, just citric/floral. Hop heads only please! couldnt be more true. 2004 draught Itís fresh, itís fruity, itís juicy and flavorful and I will up the palate score, as it is much more balanced than I remember, but it still tastes a bit one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Bottle. Pours gorgeous clear deep amber color with a somewhat formy white head that diminished quickly but left nice lacing. Aroma is dominated (as expected) by hops, grapefruit and pine with some caramel malts also discernable. Flavor is hops and more hops. A little unbalanced actually, I was looking for more malt backbone, so this came off as slightly like hoppy water with a dry, tart, grapefruit rind finish. The malt is present, but overpowered IMO. Smoothe mouthfeel, medium body but could benefit from more carbonation. Felt flat on the tongue. Definitely delivered the hop blast, but was over all kind of a disappointment for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Amber color, lots and lots of sediment. Pine scent. Pine hops, which aren't all that intense, and not much to back them up. It's a simple beer; easy to sip, but not much there to grab you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9057) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Very sweet and creamy hop aroma. Hugely sweet flavor, candy-like. Has a soft cloudy orange appearance. Sweet peaches and soap, with some light lemon and orange flavors as well. Thanks Tanner!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5553) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Hazy amber/copper colour with a thin tan head. Very pleasant fragrant hop aroma with pine, grapefruit, citrus all coming out - all balanced by strong malt. Literally mouthwatering-this one is a beer! Medium to Light-bodied; Initially hoppy taste quickly fades and leaves the palate completely clean. No noticeable malt background and no long-lasting hoppiness. Some soapy qualities as well as some pineyness...but this actually fairly mild for the taste and especially in the palate. Overall, I enjoyed it, and if I'm ever in the mood to have an 'easy drinking' ipa, I'll drink this one. Complex in the aroma and appearance, but not so much in the taste and palate. I owe a large amount of thanks to jah_noth for giving this one to me locally, its been a real treat - Thanks Dan! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle on 18-November-2003.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2003
bottle-im going to start this brew by saying how similar it is to Two hearted. This must be a michigan thing to make the most citrus-y IPA's out there. This one has a little more pine than 2 hearted. This beer poured with a HUGE head. Aroma was full of citrus hops, but had a note of Mr. Clean! Copper hue-somewhat cloudy(darker than two hearted). Very aggressive carbonation with large bubbles in the head. A little more malt than two hearted(two hearted lacks in malt IMO). Another great IPA from the great lakes. Again, i thank Bunkypop for sending this one my way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 now THATís a hoppy aroma. smells like dry-hopped centennials. itís a light copper, dark gold color with lots of fine bubbles and a small, slightly offwhite head. itís very bitter and slightly acidic, but it has a malty finish that nicely compliments the intense hops taste. a good IPA, but someting a little too bready or floury to make it ideal. for the same price and availability, go with two hearted.

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