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New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,201 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,201
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 33
Gots: 100 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002)
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3.11/5  rDev -11.9%

One of the least impressive pumpkin ales I've ever experienced. Not very flavorful, only a tiny iota of spice and pumpkin flesh. All in all, very ho-hum and meh.

Trifecta1, Today at 08:19 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

McAfee85, Today at 03:02 AM
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3.76/5  rDev +6.5%

jimmygord, Today at 12:36 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

tcrellin, Tuesday at 04:26 PM
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3.6/5  rDev +2%

Johnroby, Tuesday at 12:54 AM
Photo of fossage78
3/5  rDev -15%

fossage78, Monday at 04:14 PM
Photo of InkedinRi
4/5  rDev +13.3%

InkedinRi, Monday at 03:57 PM
Photo of Mike412
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Mike412, Monday at 02:29 AM
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3.76/5  rDev +6.5%

ps6756, Sunday at 11:08 PM
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3.3/5  rDev -6.5%

muskiesman, Sunday at 10:33 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +28%

TheTerryance, Sunday at 07:31 PM
Photo of Suds
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

I'm a sucker for pumpkin beers. Usually they are over-spiced. This one is a pleasant surprise. Malty, moderately sweet, and not overly spicy. There is a nice pumpkin flavor, some moderate pie spice, and a good balance. The finish isn't overly sweet. It's a little hazy, bronzish-amber in color, and has a nice white head. The smell is the best quality, although the taste is solid as well. Full in body. It's a great Fall brew.

Suds, Saturday at 11:46 PM
Photo of Faroveryonder
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%

Faroveryonder, Saturday at 07:48 PM
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i was unimpressed by this, it seems incredibly flavorless compared to the style standard of the pumpkin beer. maybe folks like it because its so mild, minimal in malt character and in pie spice flavor. maybe its just a touch of fall, rather than a full on plunge into it, but in the context of other pumpkin beers, this one doesnt taste like much. amber colored base beer should have more sweetness and more body, its pretty thin. there is a light cinnamon nose and taste to it, but the pumpkin itself is invisible and there isnt enough other additives in here to fake it. nice carbonation though and with the lighter body i suspect this may make a decent fall session beer for some, but it lacks the spirit of the season for me.

StonedTrippin, Saturday at 03:59 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

h-bomb, Saturday at 02:14 AM
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4.08/5  rDev +15.6%

ynnusd, Saturday at 12:15 AM
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3.65/5  rDev +3.4%

ordybill, Friday at 09:48 PM
Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Typical pumpkin beer spices, pumpkin, caramel, bready malts, and toasted grains.

Taste: Same as above. Nice, but I want more gourds.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty standard pumpkin feel. Nice flavor, bit a little more pumpkin, yam, or squash could make this beer a bit more starchy and presentable to the consumer.

Flounder57, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

HoneyLamb, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

runner72, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a great deep pumpkin color, semi-clear. Head is a couple inches and hangs out for a long time. Lacing is some of the best I have seen. Aroma is of spiced pumpkin, what I expected. Flavor is ok, but the spices are a little much and take away from the true pumpkin flavor. Spice also leaves a little dry spice feel on the palate. Overall, would have been a bit better with less nutmeg and spice and a little more natural pumpkin flavor

hophugger, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Trappist77, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

jewellrunner, Sep 25, 2014
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New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,201 ratings.