In this beer blog, we are going to sample another brew from New Holland Brewery. It is their Black Hatter Ale Black IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery. Let us get into this black ale.
It has a jet black color with a tan color head. The aroma has a slight coffee to citrus notes. The taste has a roasted malty with coffee notes. There is a nice citrus with burn to hoppy bitter finish. This is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.newhollandbrew.com):
IPA brewed with black malts which add dark, roasted flavors. Dry-hopped. Centennial finish.
Alcohol by Volume
2-row, Munich, Crystal, Black, Carapils
Nugget, Centennial, Cascade
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Ending, I get pretty excited when any craft brewery releases new beer or a beer I never had. It is fear of the unknown that brings out the excitement of brews. I have been curious about this beer for a while. I have had this beer on my beer list for a while. I broke down and finally picked up a bottle. I love the packaging and color to the beer. It has some nice tasting notes but I just thought it was pretty average beer. It is an OK but not worth the price that you are paying for it. At least, try it once. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser