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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2007 It’s a classic looking IPA. Honey colored and translucent average white head. Well balanced between the hop and the malt. Taste mostly citrus, but there is a kind of "earthy" wood taste also. Finish is mostly bitterness from the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 11, 2003
I would characterize this beer as a ’grapefruit IPA’. Lots of white grapefruit in the flavor. I have a grapefruit tree in my yard; Mad Hatter tastes like they juiced some of my grapefruit. It does start out nice & tart but fades in the finish. Decent, but not outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Crisp and citrusy. Initially very pleasant, but somewhat unsetteling in the end.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Copper colored, decent head with much lacing of the glass. Smelled of grapefruit and hops. Flavor was excellent. Slightly sweet, fruity, and that bitterness is kind of sneaky. It gets you just as you swallow. Dry finish which begs you to try another.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Not much of a head, but oh what hops! Dry and very balanced. I like it. A very decent effort.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2002
An excellent IPA right up there with Bell’s two hearted. Hops, Hops and more Hops. some grapefruit notes and well balanced bitter finish, very good

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 21, 2002
That’s funny, I don’t remember Michigan being on the west coast...I liked this a lot, it’s among my favorite IPAs, right up there with Stone and Hop Devil. Standard grapefruit and lawn clippings smell of an insanely hopped IPA, but New Holland showed some originality in the flavor, with a surprising explosive burst in the middle. It’s like a two-pronged assault on your palate, not just a constant attack. Appearance is about average but for some reason I liked the way that the head maintained itself during the pour after I dumped the first 2/3 of the bottle, let it settle down, and then poured the rest. Somehow the finish is a bit quieter than expected. Rather complex and original.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2002
This was a descent IPA. This was the first New Holland I drank that I thought was good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Golden orange out of the bottle, with a thin white head that lingers around the edge of the glass. Aroma of grapefruit with some floral undertones. Balanced flavour with a great bitter finish. Another strong IPA from MI.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 30, 2004 After a couple of years, I keep coming back to this one. The nose is one of the best hoppy aromas on a beer. Sweet citrus, sticky pine resin and fragrant flowers. Unfortunately, the flavors are not quite as nice as the nose, but are still pretty good. Not the best IPA ever, but one, of which, I can drink several. The cask conditioned variety is also quite amazing.

9/6/2004: Very crisp and clean. Nose of significant hops (citrus, floral, and spice). A nice maltiness to the body before the extremely clean and bitter finish, led to a nicely balanced beer. Splendid.


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