7.2% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Gold amber with a small white head.
Aroma: A bit of a fruity smell.
Taste: Some fruit and malt are present, but otherwise very balanced. Some wood taste as well.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth, medium bodied with a moderate amount of hops.
New Holland’s Oak Aged Hatter is a perfect example of an easy-drinking IPA that is anything but bitter. The hops provide a bit of zing in the aftertaste, but otherwise their presence is covered up by the balanced taste of fruit and malt. There’s a bit of a wood taste to the brew as well, which makes it a bit earthy. All in all this is a smooth, well-balanced IPA that I’d be happy to drink again.