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New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,289 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 37
Gots: 120 | 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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4/5  rDev +13%

Integritous, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of carlborch
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours brilliant amber with a two inch tan/off-white head of foam. Settles relatively quickly. Distinct, rich, pumpkin, allspice and nutmeg nose. Medium body and light carbonation. Malt, and distinct pumpkin and noticeable spice palate with persistent lingering. Hints of butterscotch and caramelized sugars? Somewhat sweet, although balanced against with spice and pumpkin notes.. Attractive Belgian lace. ABV is not noticeable. Fresh. Attractive. Will repurchase.

carlborch, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of JJStorm
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JJStorm, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is slightly hazy with a pretty reddish-brown color and a massive frothy white head that slowly dissipates. The nose has some sweet malty notes and some allspice and cinnamon.

Medium body and a sweet, spicy flavor. Nice toffee-like malt up front and allspice and cinnamon to provide balance. I don't get a lot of pumpkin, but it is enough to complement the malt and spices nicely. A fair amount of flavor for a non-imperial pumpkin beer.

Overall, an above-average offering. It seems a bit unfair to compare this to an imperial pumpkin beer (like Schlafly's or Pumking), but since ABV doesn't factor into my ratings, it should come as no surprise that this one doesn't quite reach the upper echelon.

deadonhisfeet, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Giggy, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Brewer1980, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

tyleeis, Sep 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

jameyp, Sep 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

HardyA, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

AlMarzo, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

crbnfbr, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Fergyx825
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A darker pumpkin ale, with a tiny bit of head on the pour and a little bit of residual head left over. Very bubbly remaining after the pour. Not as amber as most pumpkin ales but still within the characteristics of traditional pumpkin ales.

Smell: This has a much sweeter smell, and there is definitely some pumpkin obvious within the smell. A lot of flavor is noted when smelling the beer. I'm looking forward to tasting this.

Taste: A very medium taste. I think it benefits the actual taste. There is not so much spice upon tasting the beer just more pumpkin, which is a great mix up compared to the rest of the pumpkin beers. If this had perhaps been a bit sweeter it would have been outstanding taste, but none the less i really enjoy this happy medium.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a medium carbonation, and is medium thickness beer. I think this properly suits the actual taste of the beer and makes it a good beer. I can't really complain about the mouth taste of this beer other than i like it.

Overall: This is a pretty good pumpkin ale. I really enjoy the smell, and the taste actually pairs nicely with the smell and mouthfeel brings it all together. They did a good job, i feel like this captures the essence of a Pumpkin ale.

Fergyx825, Sep 06, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brownish / orange with good clarity and nice head and lacing.

S - Nutmeg, pumpkin pie, spices.

T - Huge spice flavor hits you - nutmeg, pumpkin spice, followed by some malts. Medium body that finishes with a dry touch of pumpkin spice.

O - Solid for the style - worth a shot.

andrewjraab, Sep 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Acuity, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Dennis_Hamel, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

lauries444, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

Jedi8625, Sep 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

BarryMFBurton, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

SaxmanRick, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Wrex68, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Ristaccia, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

rypkr, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

CDubbs75, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

bhawk1, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

OB1, Sep 02, 2013
New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.