bth122 (1567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 draft, chips@ obx. Poured a straw honey color. Aroma of lots of spice, coriander maybe, honey. Med lite sweetness, lite/med bitter. Finishes drier. Mild ipa. Good stuff.
rerate 9/30: bottle this time. Huge frothy head, held up. Big spicy aroma, honey. Dry finish. Mild on the bitterness. Slight tartness. still good. AndyW68 (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Orange gold pour with a slight haze and a massive long lasting white head. Sweet funky citrus gets your attention as you pour. First taste is citrus funk followed by a little hop bitterness and finishes with sour. Finish is the only part that was not to my liking. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky golden with an overly carbonated, pillow top off white head that retains on the average side, I suppose into this tulip. Sticky cobwebs are present as lacing as well.The nose is lemons and grassy h ops, a touch of tropical fruits, and there is an earthy quality present here as well. The flavor profile shares those qualities, yet it is also bitter initially, and it finishes quite dry on the tongue. Almost annoyingly so - Anyway - this wasn’t bad by any means oobawa (1405) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Smells remarkably like floral soap. Don’t know whether this odor is good or bad. Tally ho! After a slew of subpar beers, a surprise helps turn things around! Farmhouse Hatter is quite the interesting beer, not a stunner, but with enough curiosities to keep me occupied for a while. It pours with the best of them, a gorgeous gold with a huge, fluffy white head that leaves lace with reckless abandon. Tastes solid, with more of a Belgian slant than that of a strong American IPA. The soap thing comes through, but the finish is bitter and yeasty and with a slowly evolving tang. Like I said, curious, and not in a bad way. coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bomber. Pours pale gold with a huge frothy white head that leaves lots of skuzz behind. Aroma is some brett, mild musty funk, citrus peel and earthy, spicy hops, some fruit (apricots?), some biscuity malt. Flavor is mild musty funk, a mild tartness, some citrus and fruit, more biscuity malt. Very well balanced between the farmhouse elements, the earthy, citrusy hops, and the malt. Soft carbonation, rounded mouthfeel. Continued to improve as it warmed. Like it a lot.
ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2012 bomber pours a clear orange with a big off-white head but practically no lacing. Smells like an IPA. Aroma is quite different: lemon, yeast, and white grapes. Tastes like a sour Belgian with a long dry finish Body is at best medium without too much carbonation. I’ve enjoyed some other New Holland "Hatters" in this series, but this is my least favorite so far. I probably will not try it again. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2009
On tap at new holland. Clear golden with white head. Aroma is big bubblegum, yeast and alc, perfume as well. Flavor is alc, perfume, punch you in the face bubblegum, pretty sweet. Medium with light creamy body. A little bit of a mess. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2012
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview, split with dwm1034. Pours a hazy amber color with an off white head. Aroma is fruity, Hoppy, wierd funky citrus, yeast. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, yeasty, a little tart, with a bitter hop finish. Wierd. Probably would not purchase again. Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAR 5, 2013
Golden with a thin white head. Aroma is strong citrus. Flavor is hops with an even stronger citrus oil flavor which becomes more apparent as it warms. Finish leaves a little bitter astringency on the back of the tongue. Pretty interesting. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours orange with a tiny white ring. Smells funky and a bit like flowers. Taste is funky and mildly bitter. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, New Holland farmhouse Hatter finishes with some bitterness and a touch of funk.