New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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1,384 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,384
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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Photo of HattedClassic
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of FlyingHellfish
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of BigMarty1980
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of EBeckett3
4.36/5  rDev +23.2%
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

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of TCmichigan
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: a deep brownish orange color. good clarity and a small tannish head that fades quickly

Smell: spices, pumpkin and nutmeg, lots of pumpkin pie sweetness

Taste: very smooth blend of pumpkin pie with nutmeg and pumpkin spice. maybe a touch of hops for a balance

Mouthfeel: smooth, good carbonation, medium body feel

Overall: a tasty pumpkin beer and probably my favorite from new holland. a great new try for the fall time.

Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -15.3%

New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,384 ratings.