In this beer blog, we are going to sample Imperial Hatter India Pale from New Holland Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their Winter Seasonal, which is Cabin Fever, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please read it to get to know this Western Michigan craft brewery. Let us get into this Imperial IPA.
It has a cloudy dark copper with a constant white head. The aroma has a heavy grapefruit notes. The taste has a heavy grapefruit notes with a dry malty and hop bitter aftertaste. It is a nice sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
An assertively dry-hopped nose is followed by a bitter symphony of flavor. Bold hop character with lively grapefruit notes.
Here is a description from their website (www.newhollandbrew.com):
Assertive dry-hopping provides an aromatic telltale nose, indicative of the robust, bitter symphony to follow. Bold hop character with lively grapefruit and citrus notes.
Beer Style Imperial IPA
Degrees Plato 20
Alcohol by Volume 9.40%
Grains 2-row, munich, crystal, carapils
Hops Centennial, Cascade, Warrior
Yeast American AleFirst Brewed2007
Pairings Spicy heat, citrus and aged blue cheese
Here is their website and twitter addreses:
This is my second New Holland brewery beer review on this blog. I have had several of their beers. They are good beers but I just feel there are better brews out there. I am a huge hophead and I saw this brew when I was beer shopping. I thought sure why not. I love the hops they picked. I was pretty excited about it. I have to say I am pretty impressed. It is better then rest of the beers I have had from them. I will going to have to retry their beers again in the near future. I love the hops and nice malty backbone. The backbone is a little weak but strong enough to live with the bold hop selection. I highly recommend this beer and I would love to hear your thoughts. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser