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New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Ichabod AleNew Holland Ichabod Ale

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1,394 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,394
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 39
Gots: 138 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002

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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
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of simplejj81
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

full flavored well spiced pumpkin ale

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.7/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber in color with on off white head. Faint Brussels lacing. Aroma of nutmeg,cinnamon, and pumpkin permeate out of the glass. The taste is a bit muted with the spices not really discernable like I found in the aroma. I think it's probably a bit too much nutmeg. The mouth is moderately carbonated and slightly watery.

Photo of rangerred
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark gold with a one finger white head that disappears quickly into some soapy bubbles. No lacing to speak of.

Aroma has loads of clove and cinnamon with some vanilla and graham cracker. Pretty typical for the style but nothing wrong with it.

The flavor is where this beer really stands out. Starts off much like the aroma but has much more depth. Cinnamon seems to dominate with plenty of clove as well. Sweetness is held in check with a drying bitterness making this very drinkable. Mouthfeel is a little watery but it doesn't really detract.

Overall, one of the better lower-alcohol pumpkin beers out there. Great flavor and very drinkable.

New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,394 ratings.