New Holland Rye Hatter Ale

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Rye Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing Company of Michigan is one of their Mad Hatter series.   It pours a dark amber, with a huge, dense, long lasting rye head.  It’s heavy on the malt which gives it extra body and fullness, and smooths out the usual crispness that I associate with rye-based ales.  The nose is toasty grains, and there’s some spiciness and citrus in the middle with citrus and floral hops at the end.   It’s fairly bitter, but the rye also makes it a bit more complex than the usual IPA, which I find nice.  This is a good beer.

I give it a 4.2 out of 5.

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