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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-23-2002

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Ratings: 308 | Reviews: 108
Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.71/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Drinks smooth, moderate bitter ale aftertaste.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.89/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

This has been floating around since at least 2002? Where's it been hiding? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, light grass, powdered sugar, and some very light bits of orange zest. The taste brings in more of the same, with an odd vegetal flavor pervading the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, not my cup o' pale ale tea, partially due to the meekness of everything, but especially due to the vegetable-laden character near the end.

Photo of 10Crumra
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy rich golden color. Very little head, limited carbonation.

Strong citrusy hop aroma (Bottle says cascade hops). Some sweetness.

Taste was less hoppy than the aroma with more malt and breadiness coming through. Minimal bitterness. Light carbonation and medium-bodied.

Aroma and taste were surprisingly different. I found this beer quite enjoyable and would gladly buy some more.

Photo of 57md
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light copper in color. Decent hop nose. Good balance.

An average to slightly better APA.

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice color body with aroma of hops.
nice light hop bite to it.
tasty pale ale

Photo of Beerguy1969
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted more like an Indian pale ale to me. More hops than I would prefer.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Date stamp of 1244 10:47

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold color. Thin white head with lots of persistent walls and strands of lacing.

Smell: Floral, citrus. A hint of tropical fruit every now and then.

Taste: Citrus and pine bitterness up front, followed by a quick transition to a cracker-like malt. Crisp bitter finish with a bit of leafiness/herbal flavor at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slick, but a bit watery. Light carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: An okay APA. Nice aroma and appearance, but the taste and mouthfeel fall a bit short. One is enough as I'm not really wanting another one.

Photo of crzegrl
4.71/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Light amber in color, beautiful lacing and head retention. Citrus and slight pine notes. Medium body mouth feel with mild bitterness. Easy drinking and leaves me wanting more.

Photo of Vljensen
4.82/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A brilliant pale ale. Citrus, grassy, tropical fruit,lemon notes with a light/medium body. Very aromatic with rich flavors and sweet, vibrant hops within the structure of a lighter beer.

Photo of Slatetank
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this from Brass Rail, poured chilled from the 12oz into an IPA glass.

The color is dark golden with light haze and thick rocky white head with fine bead and lasting retention with visible carbonation rising. The smell has a slight tropical fruit smell with citrus and lemon zest with slight floral aroma and a mild spice ester. The feel is very thin with medium carbonation and mild bitterness with low sweetness and very dry finish with no alcohol apparent.

The taste has a spice element and citrus from the hops with a mild toasted grain accent and light lemon/tropical flavor with hints of floral hop flaovr with light grassy tinge and mild alcohol as it warms with dry finish and no astringency-nicely balanced. This is a very decent pale I found it refreshing and the hop flavor is balanced well with gently bitter quality for the style.

Photo of beergoot
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Partially hazy, apricot-colored body featuring a thick, fluffy, white head (3.75). Floral and citrus scented aroma (4.0). Juicy, lemon/orange flavor with a very nice hop bitterness (3.5). Medium bodied; semi-dry finish (3.5).

Hops rule at the expense of any real malt aroma or flavor. This is not a bad thing per se, but does lessen the complexity and balance of this beer. A great beer overall if you care little for malt taste or aroma.

Photo of ArrogantB
2.75/5  rDev -24%

12oz bottle purchased for $1.79. Hazy yellow, orange maybe. Aroma was this odd vegetal greenness, line celery. Flavor was slightly bitter, hops, then that weird flavor. Overall pretty average and I don't know how they are going to make it here in CO with so much competition on the shelves.

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +10.5%

On tap at the Engine Room in Mystic CT
Comes to the table a slightly hazy light golden color with a decent sized bubbly white head. Earthy pine with hints of bready malt. Nice pale but hard to follow that beer'd I just had.

Photo of KYGunner
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The body reveals a cloudy and dull copper with a billowing white head of dense foam.

The nose is weak caramel malt, barley grain, bran and a touch nutty pecan.

The flavor is light on barley, very malty with a dry roasted nut, pecan, tea leaf and a slight toast flavor.

The feel is dry but easily approachable and quenching. There's a thickness and thinness to it that leaves you guessing.

This is a Pale Ale reserved for the malt enthusiasts and not for those who want a hoppy ride.

Photo of buschbeer
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It is orange in color with some amber highlights. There is yeast suspended in it. This beer is topped with an inch of off-white head that meagerly clings to the glass.

S - The first thing I notice is grapefruit. There is also maybe a little pine. I smell more citrus as it warms.

T - The taste starts out kind of weak. I get some mild hops. This taste grows with each drink and as it warms. I taste some mild citrus which I find refreshing.

M - Moderate

O - This is an easy drinking pale ale with a mild hop presence that is nice after 12 hours in the heat. It has just enough hops to make it enjoyable but is by no means overwhelming.

Photo of rangerred
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass. There is some random code on the bottle but it means nothing to me in terms of a bottling date.

Pours a hazy dark copper with a quick half finger white head that is then gone. Just a few random splotches of lacing and head.

The aroma is fairly weak but I can pick out some light tropical fruit along with a touch of pear and peach. Can't really detect any malt at all.

The flavor has more fruit than the aroma but is still on the weak side. I feel this beer might have some age on it. Nice juiciness that is really leaving me yearning more a bit more. Turns into some pine closer to the finish. Just a touch of bread in the background. Bitterness is on the moderate side with a light mouthfeel.

Overall, I feel this could be a respectable APA when it is fresh but it falls off quickly. I need to try to find a fresher sample.

Photo of Zach136
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear yellow body, off white head, good lacing.

S - Chamomile tea, herbal hops, some passionfruit as well. Super interesting nose for an APA.

T - Light hop forward flavor with assorted fruity hops, light grassy pine.

M - Dissipating and refreshing.

O - The Michigan Cascade hop strain they used it super interesting. I'm a big fan!

Photo of schoolboy
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

While this is an interesting, high quality pale, is a major disappointment over priced.

It looks nice in the glass. Nice and orange. The aroma is weak but good. The taste iß a nice balance and it is amazingly creamy.

It is missing the characteristics of the style, the crispness, the bite. Generally, it is a terrible value.

Photo of mrfrancis
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, creamy, clinging white mousse.

S: Gentle, approachable aromas of biscuit, caramel, minerals, lemon, lime, moist grass, herbs, and bitter orange are surprisingly well integrated on the nose.

T: Notes of herbs, grass, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and grapefruit are balanced by notes of leather, caramel, minerals, toffee, biscuits, and crackers. The finish is clipped and dry with mild citrus, herb, mineral, and biscuit flavors.

M: Light in body and dry. Carbonation is active, airy, and delicate. This ale is very easy to drink, but also feels a bit slight and insubstantial for my taste.

O: Far from an earth-shattering APA, but also far from bad, this ale is a bit slight and watery for my liking. I'm beginning to think that New Holland's pale ales just might not be my cup of tea.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Ice tea coloring, misty haze with a full volume display of effervesce. Buff-pale yellowish tint on a scant, whispy quick to dissipate head that is stingy on the lacing.

S: Lemony-lime and citrus, fresh and wet delivery, perfumy.

T: Fresh wet lemony flavor of hops and pale grains. Touches of toasted sweetness, grapefruit with a spicy sweet bite on the finish. Light dry toastedness fade.

M: Mouthful is fairly crisp, luscious malting nice depth to body.

O: Overall a full bodied pale, good rate of carbonation and nice level of fresh hoppiness. Tasty, toasty, hoppy. With a name like paleooza (obviously refering to style) would it hurt if it were a bit more pale based? Dont get me wrong, nice use of speciality grains, fresh and toasty, not at all overdone like many try to do with a pale but....

Photo of Act25
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A darker, tarnished amber color, dense foamy off-white head, moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is bready malt dominant with a bit of hop, grass, herbs (not much pine or citrus).

T: Follows the smell, but very solid malt backbone - almost an English style. starts with a smooth bready malt, and sweeter tones, light bitterness, and more of grassy than pineyness in the finish. A nice clean finish. A pleasant nuttiness is at play, too.

M: Feel is well weighted, and clean, refreshing, smooth and crisp, with a very nice creaminess and close to medium body. Nice finish.

Unusual APA, more English, more malty. Very well crafted. Not that memorable, but a great food beer.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a single of this for 3 bucks at the house of 1,000 beers. Into a pint glass.

A - Quite a dark pale ale, somewhat hazy with tiny floaties of sediment. Head is minimal with just a layer of foam that settles to a light ring.
S - Smell is rather sweet with pale malts, earthy hops, and a touch of grain.
T - Somewhat hash grainy tones mixed with bitter earthy hops. Even though its old it does stick to the palate for a while each sip. Not bad just average.
M - Light to medium. Not bad for an aged pale.

Overall it's a pity I couldn't try this fresh because it may have been slightly better for what its worth its a very hoppy bitter earthy and aggressive IPA which needs a bit more balance with malt sweetness,

Photo of soju6
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a nice dark copper color with a small head and only bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of malt, some caramel sweetness, citrus and bit of fruit.

T: Taste of malt sweetness, some citrus, bit of fruit and fresh grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Moderate body, smooth and somewhat creamy with a nice balance.

O: Nice Pale Ale good for a few.

Photo of Tone
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, slight earthy malt, hint of sugar, hint of grass, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, earthy malt, hops, pine, slight grass, and slight sugar. Overall, decent appearance and feel, but weak body, blend, and aroma. The exaggerated sugariness is unfavorable.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Gary's in Wayne last week. I hadn't had anything from New Holland in quite a while and I figured this would be a welcome alternative to the West Coast APA's that I'm accustomed to. This wasn't that much different than them and I'm glad that there were only 4 of these in the pack, as this was a beer that didn't warrant anything bigger in terms of packaging.

The pour to this was typical - a light almond hue, somewhat decent head, and nearly no lacing to be seen. Lots of grapefruit and cascade hops in the nose with just as much in the taste, if not more. The bitterness was astringent, but not warming, and there wasn't any hop burn to last in between sips as well. While not a bad beer, there wasn't much of anything memorable to hold onto here and the carbonation wasn't enough to scrub my palate clean during my session. This was a very basic Pale Ale that needed more flavors and oomph to it.

At least the alcohol was somewhat light and if I wanted to have another one in a sitting, that wouldn't be a difficult thing to do. With so many of these on the shelf, I thought that this would have stood out a bit more. It's only worth a go if you can't get enough of these beers, but be forewarned - one of these at a time is just about enough for anyone.

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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
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