Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Holland Rye Mad Hatter IPA

Brewery/Name: New Holland Rye Mad Hatter
Style: American IPA (w/rye)
Brewed In: Holland, MI
Origin: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Serving Glass: Pint
OMG Beer Rating: 8.1

Appearance: orange-amber, fine lacing like a net inside the glass

Aroma: citrus on top of a rye bread base, fresh grass, maybe even a little fruit sweetness

Taste: citrus and toasted bread. I remember the original Mad Hatter having a touch of a sweet caramel note to the breadiness, but that is lost to subtle spiciness playing on the tongue from the rye.

Aftertaste: strangely, seems to end less bitter than the original Mad Hatter. Almost suggests spicy orange, a bit like the fruit rind/pith bitterness.

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