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New Holland Ichabod Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Ichabod AleNew Holland Ichabod Ale

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1,355 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,355
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 39
Gots: 130 | 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 ZymCity
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - pours a cloudy pale orange with a thick two finger white white head (dissipates quickly with some lacing).

Smell - Hop and spice notes are present with subtle but appropriate notes of pumpkin.

Taste - hop and malt notes are suprisingly noticable given the expected presence of sweetness, spices and pumpkin. While the latter can be identified, I was left wanting just a bit more.

Mouthfeel - light body with appropriate carbonation.

Overall - when i buy a pumpkin beer i'm really not looking for a whole lot more than some entertainment. this beer was decent and it satisfied my craving on the first chilly night of september, but there aren't any aspects of this beer that could be considered exceptional.

ZymCity, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of bwilson1730
3/5  rDev -15%

bwilson1730, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a nice amber colored body with a nice small tanish head to it that holds its own for a while. The smell has nice pumpkin aroma alomost pie like. The taste is awesome, it has a nice roasted pumpkin flavor with the clove and some peppery notes, espcially once it warms up a little bit that is when the flavor come alive. The mouth feel is very nice, smooth and leaves a nice peppery after taste in your mouth. Overall this is a really good pumpkin beer, not the best i have had but i would say it is now in my top ten.

chefhatt, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of robthepenguin
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

robthepenguin, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of bgibson85
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

bgibson85, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of flyersfan900
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

flyersfan900, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear copper-orange. Head is big and off white. Falls to half a finger and holds firm there. Some lacing.
S- Meaty pumpkin, with minimal spice or anything else of note.
T- There is a bit of clove and black peppery flavor. Meaty pumpkin flavors round it out a bit but all around it's mild flavors. Just a bit of sweet brown sugar.
M- Dry finish. Lightish body for a pumpkin ale. Medium carbonation.
O- Merely a mediocre pumpkin ale for me. A bit disappointing considering my general liking of this style and brewery.

jsprain1, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of jereb33
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

jereb33, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of RodneyFarva
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into snifter

a: pours a copper-amber with a one finger white head that fades a bit and lazily sits

s: nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cardamon, strong pumpkin flavor. awesome.

t: similar flavors as in the nose, but a bit weaker for some reason, and a touch watery. the flavors there are excellent and balanced - pumpkin and spices.

o: overall, this is still a great pumpkin ale and probably in my top 3 or 4. it's also a lot more sessionable than some of the heavy hitters like Weyerbacher, Pumking, and Punkin that are closer to the 8-9% mark.

RodneyFarva, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of kynap55
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

kynap55, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of mlswirejones
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

mlswirejones, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Rojada1988, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

GaryMarkle84, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of BigTuna
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ichabod is an amber orange color and pours with little head. Not much lacing to speak of.

The smell is wonderful: cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, brown sugar, etc. The smell is followed nicely by a very similar taste. I got strong hints of cinnamon with undertones of nutmeg and pumpkin. And yet, Ichabod never forgets that it is a beer. The cinnamon taste accents the beer wonderfully.

Mouthfeel is where this beer gets in a little trouble. It's a bit flat and goes down almost too smoothly. It teeters on the edge of being too watery. But still, the wonderful flavor helped me overlook this slight malfunction.

Overall, I would say this is quite an underrated pumpkin ale. It does exactly what beer drinkers ask a pumpkin ale to do, no more and no less. Granted, it does taste a bit better on-tap than from the bottle, so if you have the opportunity to try this on draft, go for it. I'm usually not a huge fan of NH, but I have to say they pull this off well.

BigTuna, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
3/5  rDev -15%

WoodburyMN, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of elec
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

elec, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of Kubrickx
3/5  rDev -15%

Kubrickx, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of harrylee773
3/5  rDev -15%

harrylee773, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of jordand3
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jordand3, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of gutbuster
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

gutbuster, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of reynolds2121
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

reynolds2121, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of justinp
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

justinp, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of BrentFranz
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

BrentFranz, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Rich540
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Rich540, Sep 04, 2012
New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.