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New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,032 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,032
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 27
Gots: 38 | 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 +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle picked up in Nov'12

A - Full amber with a touch of clarity, but murky. Nice tannish red head and sticky lace left all over the glass

S - A big ole piece of pumpkin pie. Lots of nutmeg, spices, and other goodness going on. Terrific aroma.

T - Surprisingly, the taste is much more tame than the aroma. Fairly smooth and lightly pumpkin'd amber ale. Still lots of nutmeg and spices. Very drinkable.

M - Medium carbonation and easy on the palate

O - An easy to drink, tasty amber ale. Better than most pumpkin beers for sure. Well done

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 23:53:09 | More by BeerDawgs
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stakem

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3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a mildly hazy burnt copper color with a strong yellow stained froth atop. The cap holds with big patches of lace clinging to the glass as the cap fades.

The aroma is fairly muted with minerals, sulfur and cheese emiting when swirled. A faint spice like ginger, clove and cinnamon is present before a raw vegetative pumpkin flesh aspect.

The flavor is dry with a sort of cinnamon spice that tastes more like bark than anything else. Somewhat tannic and veggie-like with minerals and a citrus spice almost lemony with ginger. A starchy raw pumpkin flavor persists in the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is decent with a raw pumpkin character that I typically look for in pumpkin ales but for some reason it seemed weird here. Interesting to try but would probably pass on in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 16:20:42 | More by stakem
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Tenuta's, Kenosha, WI
Date: None on bottle, 2013 release
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

New Holland's Ichabod is an average pumpkin ale, almost reminding me of a thinner, lighter, less pronounced brown sugar "toaster pastry." While the pie spices, brown sugar, and toasted bread characters were present, the beer itself felt a bit thin and poorly defined. I'd enjoy consuming the "toaster pastry" more than another glass of this beer, I think. One I wouldn't purchase again.

Pours a 1cm tall head of off-white-colored foam, made up of small to medium-sized bubbles, giving a somewhat sponge-like appearance. Retention is about average, lasting about one minute in a decline to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass and a small island of residual foam resting atop the body of the beer. Lacing is modest, with some small to medium-sized dots clinging to the glass' walls. Beer's body is a dark amber brown color, with light bringing out dark orange-brown hues. Carbonation readily visible through the semi-hazy (30-40% opacity) body, though quite low in number and activity.

Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, then seamlessly transitioning to light caramel, then toast. Similar to many versions of the style, a well-balanced interplay between spices and malt sweetness, pleasant, but not particularly stand-out in any way.

Dominant flavors of thin and somewhat watered-down cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cloves. Front of palate enjoys flavors of cinnamon, toasted bread, brown sugar, nutmeg and cloves. Mid-palate of continued cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, with caramel-like, toasted bread, and dried leaf-like sweetness/characters. Back of palate finds cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove all mixed with mdoerately dark caramel. Aftertaste of malt graininess, mild cinnamon and nutmeg, slight sweetness.

Beer is medium-light to medium in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, leading to a mouthfeel that is smooth and gently foamy on the palate, overall rather enjoyable and good for the style. Closes dry, with light stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 07:07:53 | More by falloutsnow
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,032 ratings.