New Holland Mad Hatter India Pale Ale

Big, big, bitter hops up front and continuing all the way through with this beer.

Light orange color with a lingering hop nose and taste. Good lacing but not much residual head.

This is really a bitter hop based IPA with little or no balance from malt. This takes it out of my comfort range for IPA’s and certainly makes it typically American in the style where the tendancy continues to be away from malt balance, toward the more extreme end of the hop/IPA scale. This is certainly not the worst offender (it’s not a Rogue beer), but it’s a little too much for my taste.

Outside of that, a decent oily mouthfeel and a certain drinkability make this a nice, if not spectacular drink.

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07/03/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.3 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.63
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