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New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,383 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,383
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 39
Gots: 132 | FT: 0
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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3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alpha309
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of Gmartin75
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

A great pumpkin beer.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Thereformedtheo
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of gotweid
4.29/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of routledc
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Orange tinted brown, mostly opaque, but with some light passing through. White head, short, which fades to a thin film over the top. Lacing is moderate.

S - Spice first, but with subtle squash notes from the pumpkin itself. Caramel and bread elements, as well.

T - Not quite as robust as the nose, with the spice notes of clove and cinnamon fading into squash notes and closing with a slightly sour aspect.

M - Moderate carbonation and a clean close.

O - Nothing wrong here, but also nothing terribly interesting. A well-crafted pumpkin beer that delivers decent spice and a reasonable taste of the pumpkin itself, but not a brew that immediately drives me to seek another.

Photo of blinky1717
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of an0maly
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of McMatt7
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Cyrano41
4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this from a bottle, poured into a pint glass. It was a dark orange and smelled faintly of pumpkin pie. The pumpkin flavors are there, without disguising the fact that it is a beer. A real solid seasonal and fine pumpkin ale.

Photo of Adam_Wenger
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Kevin72
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%

Soapy head that always has me worried. You definitely get the pumpkin and spice in the smell and also in the taste but it is all kinda mild. Nothing really jumps out at you. A little off in the carbonation. Nothing special, way to many Pumpkins out there to go here.

Photo of humuloner22
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

I don't know about this one. It was too much of a spice beer to me. It almost had a soapy chemical taste to me. I was not impressed at all really. I have had this one in the past and it was pretty decent to the best of my recollection, but this batch was just bad. Maybe my palate has changed or this was just a bad batch but it was not very good. Honestly it was a drain pour for me and the only reason it got as good of a review in points as I gave it was because I remember it was better in the past.

Color: Same as just about all of them

Aroma: Spices, but soapy almost

Taste: Nasty, bad combination of poorly executed spices and soap. Very much a chemical flavor going on on this one, which for New Holland is a surprise because they usually make some decent beer.

Overall: This year is a solid pass! Past years seemed to be much better.

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New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,383 ratings.