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New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,362 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,362
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
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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Photo of jjauga
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

jjauga, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

nheinzie57, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of alphagnome
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Pours a very deep orange-bronze color with a thin, pale yellow head. The sediment that hangs in suspension here is insane - if I didn't know any better, it could be mistaken for a slushy. Carbonation is light, but noticable.

Aroma:
Gentle and sweet. Spicing is spot on - it's not overpowering and it's not too light. Ground nutmeg and allspice are dominant with a generous amount Cool Whip to top it off. Pumpkin is nice and toasted - reminds me a fresh piece of my favorite pie!

Taste:
Not nearly as fantastic as the aroma, but not bad either. The good - it taste like pumpkin pie. The bad - it taste cheap, like it came from diner one step below Village Inn. That said, even a cheap Pumpkin Pie is enjoyable. The spicing is light and it's not as sweet as I had imagine it would be, but everything the nose picked up is noticable.

Mouthfeel:
Carbonation is hardly noticable and body is lighter than most pumpkin ales. Finish is dry.

Overall:
A solid Pumpkin beer. If this one were available here where I live, I'd have no trouble reaching for this one every fall. It's light enough to drink repeatedly if desired, but packs just enough flavor to keep you wanting more.

alphagnome, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance:
The lace is an off white color and bubly. Nice lacing. However, the head dissipates quickly. The beer is a dark and clear amber.

Smell:
A strong pumpkin smell with faint bits of nutmeg and a very slight hint of cinnamon.

Taste:
The beer tastes like a slightly roasted pumpkin and bits of pecan. The nutmeg and cinnamon are still part of the taste and are about as strong as they were in the smell.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied but still thicker than most pumpkin ales that I've had. Biting carbonation. Smooth but can sometimes feel a little watery..

Overall:
A fairly unique take on the pumpkin ale. The pumpkin tastes strong and appears to be roasted as well as a lesser role for spices. I'll definitely have to pick up a six-pack next year.

HattedClassic, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Evoforen
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Evoforen, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Jas45678, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Zach136, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of FlyingHellfish
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

FlyingHellfish, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of BigMarty1980
4.09/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- A plush dark Amber color. Looks like dark honey

S- Pumpkin spice. Faint nutmeg.

T- Tastes like a cold piece of pumpkin pie by itself. No creaminess.

M- Moderate body. Fuller bodied than most pumpkin ales I've had.

O- At this point, this is the best Pumpkin ALE I've ever had. I prefer Pumpkin Porter, but if you want a great pumpkin ale in mid-late October, steel gray sky and watching college football, look no further.

BigMarty1980, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +13.3%

jjwisenheimer, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

SLOTerp, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of scottwurst
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

scottwurst, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of TapHeadBrewing
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

TapHeadBrewing, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Cramerican, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
5/5  rDev +41.6%

BrewtalHonesty, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of PhilDaBrewer
4/5  rDev +13.3%

PhilDaBrewer, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

kjkinsey, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Texasfan549, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of RWLawman
4/5  rDev +13.3%

RWLawman, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
4.36/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- beautiful blood orange with nice head, decent laces
S- Pumpkin pie baby - think holidays
T- more pumpkin pie than pumpkin, sweet barley malt & pie flavors, spicy and a little thinner than expected
M-nice finish, drier than I expected, a bit of allspice at the end - drank 2
O - I'm no pumpkin aficionado, but it hit the spot. Nice autumn day and a beer that tasted like it.
Served in a 16 oz pint glass at the Pourhouse , Westmont NJ

EBeckett3, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

arthurbdavis, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

AdamElb, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of TCmichigan
4.23/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As far as fall beers go, Ichabod is one of my all-time top 5.

In a pint glass, it looks to be a dark orange, with a nice head to it. It smells thin, but you can get the hint of nutmeg and spice, like most fall beers.

The difference in this, compared to others, to me, is it's sustainability. After finding a place with it on tap, and settling in for some college football/playoff baseball, I was able to down 4 of these puppies without even wanting to switch it up.

I found too that as the beer got closer to room temperature, I was enjoying it more. Not to say heating it would be an option, like fall wines, but if it were a cold day and I were outside, I'd grab an Ichabod right off a shelf without a care for temperature.

TCmichigan, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of crytion
3/5  rDev -15%

crytion, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

ConorGolden, Oct 07, 2013
New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,362 ratings.