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New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,033 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,033
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 27
Gots: 40 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002)
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Photo of Winter


3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber with a white head that settles on the surface. Aroma consists of fleshy pumpkin, malt, damp hay, nutmeg, clove and a hint of cinnamon. Medium-bodied mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Taste consists of pumpkin with a chewy bready malt front. The middle introduces a nice balance of bitterness from Cascade and Mt. Hood hops. A nice spice-flavored finish of clove and nutmeg close things out.

As far as pumpkin beers go, this isn't half bad. Definitely something you have to be in the mood for (which I was). Not sure if I could drink this on a regular basis, but Ichabod is pretty good for a Autumn offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2003 20:07:44 | More by Winter
Photo of tavernjef


3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is a dark pale squash-like yellow, how fitting, head is small, loose and white, fading very fast, leaves minimal lace. Smell reminds me of fresh squash and pumpkin guts, but faintly, not all that aromatic, but is complexingly nice. Some lighter mild and dull fruits are more so in the smell with some dried light lemon, tomato, melon, yellow pepper, and nutmeg noted. Nice mild vegetable spiced nose. Taste is intreging and mildly spiced with various vegetable and fruitish qualities, balanced well with cracker like malts and a moderate little hop bite. Subtle flavors intice alot of garden memories with tomato, a touch of dull lemon, a bit of squash and pumpkin, mild spice, cinnamon, mild pepper, & nutmeg, actually it kinda reminds me of old ketchup, just not as thick of course. Feel is lighter then medium, clean and fresh with a super quick and crisp finish with some mild and dull spices lingering. I actually liked the little nuances this had, the subtlites are quite nice, every sip brought out something a bit different then the last. A nice refreshingly spiced little beer.

Thanks goes to my neighbor who travels to Michigan every now and then to visit family and just happens to think of me when at the liquor stores. Thanks Rebecca!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2003 22:03:25 | More by tavernjef
Photo of granger10


3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured an amber, almost pumpkin-like color. The body was cloudy and the head was lacking. This really does taste like autumn in a glass. Pumpkin flavor is there and the spices, which are cinnamon and nutmeg, mix well with the pumpkin flavor. The flavor isn't too strong and this still tastes like a beer. Great job blending the flavors together by New Holland.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2003 21:57:58 | More by granger10
Photo of jcalabre


3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Originally sampled on 11 January 2003. I am writing this review from my notes. This one surprised me. I had another brewer"s pumpkin beer a few years back and hated it. However, Ichabod is very nicely done. The pumpkin is well balanced w/ the malt & hops. It"s a hazy amber color w/ a huge, long lasting head.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2003 19:46:23 | More by jcalabre
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

While Iam not a pumpkin pie fan,I haved enjoyed alot of the pumpkin ales I have had,I really enjoyed cottonwoods pumpkin ale down in NC.This one however fell a little flat,poured a nice deep orange color with pretty decent sized head,smell was not strong enough for me some hint of spices but not rich enough for me.Some spiceness and a very faint pumpkin taste just kinda left me wondering where the rest of it was.I'll be sure not to seek this out when Iam back in Michigan.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2003 18:33:44 | More by oberon
Photo of mjohn27603


3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured with no head at all. Tasted of allspice and nutmeg. Spices are more subtle than the Buffalo's Bill Pumpkin Ale I tasted. Do I detect some hops cutting through? I got this beer out of a kind of fascination similar to gawking at car accidents. Sometimes pumpkin ale can be truly horrible. This one doesn't seem to be one of the basket cases, it is quite drinkable. Still I wouldn't buy a case, one or two would satisfy the curious.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2002 10:27:51 | More by mjohn27603
Photo of putnam


3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reddish orange. No head or lace. Smells like raw pumpkin, together with some of the stem and vine thrown in. Pale sweetness initiates a complex of green squash, pie crust and cumin flavors. A delicate if awkward balance overall. Finish is dry and absent of grit or metal.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2002 12:27:35 | More by putnam
Photo of proc


3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A pumpkin ale that is not overpowered, nor oversweetened by the pumpkin taste. I actually tasted malt and hops along with a slight pumpkin taste that blended quite well in the mix. Good stuff. Some pumpkin ales are "overspiced". This one isn't.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2002 10:06:10 | More by proc
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New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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