New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by mfnmbvp:
2.95/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle, with a code printed on the side. My first encounter with this beer, expectations are about average based on my past experiences with this brewery. I do like pumpkin ales a lot though, so we'll see. My bottle lists a 5.20% abv, rather than the 5.50% abv listed on BeerAdvocate.
Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.
A - A bit of an over aggressive pour yields three fingers of thick fluffy off-white head with some nice staying power. Lingering at about two fingers of suds. Body is a light bright amber orange color with some very fine sediment suspended in the glass.
S - Smell is pretty nonexistent. All I'm really able to pull out of this is some light holiday spice, and some flat sugary cola. Pretty poor aroma.
T - Taste is pretty lackluster for a pumpkin ale, also. The cinnamon and nutmeg is apparent on the back end, but up front is all mainly malts and some bitter earthy hop presence. The gourdy pumpkin is pretty subdued, and isn't really noticeable at all until the finish, but it is in there.
M - Feel is smooth and clean, with some coarse cinnamon & nutmeg spice lingering on the palate. Finishes dry. Carbonation is okay.
Overall, a plain and boring pumpkin beer. Low on aroma, low on flavor, has a lot more hop action to it than actual pumpkin. Not a pumpkin beer I would want to try again. Slowly ticking away at the ever growing range of average New Holland beers.
New Holland Ichabod ---3/5.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2013 00:13:50 | More by mfnmbvp
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3.7/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Presentation: Very nice label with awesome artwork/graphics while keeping a classic classy look with a nice fall color scheme. Front label gives a small description of the beer. Back label gives ABV info and a small description of the beer. Neck label has Ichabod logo.
Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 20oz imperial pint led to a 2 finger off white head of a medium somewhat thick density atop a hazy copper apple cider looking beer. Head retention was a solid 3min 14sec before fading to a thick ring and frothy coating with excellent lacing.
Smell/Aroma: Smell is of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove with a bit of toasty caramel and heavy fresh pumpkin.
Flavor/Taste: Taste is of nutmeg and pumpkin with a nice bit of toasted caramel malt on the front end with a mid point of clove, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Back end has a nice toasty malt finish with pumpkin and cinnamon dominating and a toasty aftertaste.
MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and above average carbonation. Very very drinkable.
Overall/Comments: An overall very solid Pumpkin Ale that, while not great, is good across the board. This is one of the more drinkable pumpkin ales that I have had. Classified as a Pumpkin Ale @ 5.5% ABV. Consumed 12/7/2013.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 22:47:28 | More by thegodfather1076
New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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