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New Holland Mad Hatter

Almost no aroma, but with some searching, found a subtle hop fruitiness. Taste has a clean edge to it, clearing the palate, then leaning some mild hop taste with a bit of clean malt in the background.

Taste fills in better after the beer warms a little bit. There is also a slight soapy taste to it, but I just had another beer (NEIPA) just before it in this same glass with no hint of that.

Canned 10/05/2023, drank 1/9/2024.

4 out of 5 stars.

Bell’s Big Hearted IPA

From a mixed holiday pack. Canned 11/29/2022, drank on 1/5/2023.

Strong sweet aroma, almost smell a little alcohol heat. No bitterness bite, but a strong hop sweetness comes in quickly, which is then replaced by a yeast sweetness. Aftertaste is fairly mellow with some sweetness mix of hops, yeast, and malt. In the background you can tell there’s some alcohol waiting to catch up with you (9.5%).

4 out of 5 stars.