New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by tubacharlie:
3.6/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Nice aroma of coriander with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon - pumpkin pie spices.
Pours a decent head with good retention and spotty lacing. A pretty clear golden amber color - the color of a ripe pumpkin. Good carbonation with continuous streams of bubbles from the bottom.
Pumpkin beers are not really a favorite, but this beer has improved with six months aging. When first sampled in October, it was not very impressive. Somewhat flat and tinny. While it still has a hint of minerals, the pumpkin pie spice predominates -- it has mellowed and is more well-rounded with better definition of the herbs. Succinct, pumpkin pie aftertaste is pushed by a mild hop rush through the middle of the slosh.
Went surprisingly well with a bowl of Doll'ed-up pickled-vegetable flavored ramen noodles with lemongrass tofu, cilantro and vegetables. Still not my cup of tea though, except maybe as a party novelty.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2010 02:18:48 | More by tubacharlie
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3.7/5 rDev +5.4%
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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