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New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,166 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,166
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 30
Gots: 89 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +13.3%

MPiper, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

mrmitsui29, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Chetti, Dec 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Hallce2, Dec 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

UltimateLivewire, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Brad7132, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of RandyKemka
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

RandyKemka, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: thin head on a cloudy copper body with nice lacing.

S: toasted malts, pumpkin, hint of caramel with brown sugar and nutmeg.

T: nice pumpkin, spices, yam and brown sugar flavors. typical pumpkin beer but better transition between flavors. not liking the aftertaste though.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. the aftertaste is fairly oily and a little dry.

Overall: More well rounded and complex than others even for the style which is usually straight up pumpkin which comes across as too sour.

kylehay2004, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a small head of off white foam on top of a lightly hazy, copper colore body. The foam settles quickly and leaves decent lace on the glass.

S - A distinct, vegetal pumpkin note with all the standard spices and some caramel malt character in the background.

T - Allspice and clove up front with some nutty malt in the middle. Finishes with cinnamon, nutmeg, and toffee as well as a touch of hop character for balance.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Well done overall with a good balanced of spices and malt and a finish that is both dry enough to avoid becming cloying, but also malty enough to keep the spices from seeming harsh. This also has the odd distinction of being perhaps the only pumpkin beer that have had that smelled like raw pumpkin, which isn't as unpleasant as it sounds.

nickfl, Dec 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

BYOFB, Dec 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Tawny, Dec 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

JennieKoeper, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

rolive, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of nukem5
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a reddish color with a nice lacy cap of tan resting on top.

S: Aroma is of spice, mostly cinnamon, some ginger,Allspice in general...some malts with non-existent hop aroma.

T: Taste is of pumpkin pie like spices with a nice malty backbone and some lightly biting hops at the end.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good carbonation level. slight metallic taste at the back end.

O: Overall an excellent brew. love the brewers at NH They do awesome with ease.

nukem5, Nov 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Kahlerbock, Nov 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

tmars13, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

DruC4, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

nlriehl87, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of ummswimmin
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured the beer into a snifter. I got a ton of foam from the initial pour. That died down with time.

Off the top I get a ton of pumpkin. I also get a decent dose of nutmeg. The smell is good, but there is a little bit of balance issues in the nose.

I don't understand the taste. The pumpkin is way off. I get a ton of spice and tobacco in my mouth. This flavor is confusing and pretty wrong. I don't get how this could be so far from the smell.

Overall this is disappointing. I usually like New Holland, but this one was not for me.

ummswimmin, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

cackalacky, Nov 17, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle was purchased at The Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA during a recent beer haul.

Poured and sampled from a DFH Signature Glass

A - Beer pours a cloudy, hazy, semi-translucent golden orange color. A one finger head quickly fades to a skim. A small amount of lacing left after drinking.

S - A faint aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon.

T - A beer that has all the flavors of a standard pumpkin ale but just not enough of them. It has a a rather sour taste initially that is mixed with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon but in my opinion it just falls flat compared to other pumpkin ales. It does go down easy and the ABV is not noticeable.

M - Thinnish consistency. Light carbonation.

O - I've had a lot of pumpkin ales and I guess I'm spoiled by that intense "pumpkin pie" flavor that I really enjoy. The aroma and taste pales in comparison to DFH Punkin Ale, Weyerbacher's Imperial Pumpkin or BrewWorks Devious. This beer is just a middle of the road pumpkin ale, in my opinion. I'll look elsewhere for my pumpkin fix.


BuxMontBeerLover, Nov 16, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled 7/26/2012. Pours very hazy orange copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of pumpkin, bread, cinnamon, clove, caramel, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, and herbal hops. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and decent balance. Taste of biscuit, caramel, toast, cinnamon, pumpkin, clove, ginger, nuttiness, and herbal hops. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, spices, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of flavors with a good malt/spice balance; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Not too much pumpkin in the taste but it is noticeable; a slight vegetative note but it isn’t detrimental. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Pumpkin ale. Good balance of malt and spices; very smooth to drink. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

superspak, Nov 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

woodencardboard, Nov 09, 2012
New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,166 ratings.