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New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,400 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,400
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 39
Gots: 144 | 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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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.

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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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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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New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,400 ratings.