New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by ncbrewerbun:
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
The beer that started it all for New Holland! I like the bears on the label.
This beer pours a dark yellow-gold, with some chill haze and a small white head that laces as it (rather quickly) fades.
Good balanced aroma -- citrus hops with malty background. Some sweet and some bitter.
A refreshing beer with the balance coming through nicely in the taste. Flavorful but not overstated.
This beer should be very high on one's "session beer" list, as the bears on the label would attest to.
07-07-2005 01:49:28 | More by ncbrewerbun
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3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
New Hollands first brewed beer pours a light amber/copper with a tight one finger head that settles quickly.Mixed aromas of grassy,herbal hop and dry biscuity malt lets you know this is a well balanced brew,the flavors start out on the malty side some caramel and nut but a nice hit of herbal hop finishes this out nicely.A solid quaffable APA well rounded and enjoyable.
05-20-2005 12:25:50 | More by oberon
3.69/5 rDev +1.4%
New Holland brings back an old staple... Paleooza pours a mildly turbid orange-ish and amber color that cascades from top to bottom. A somewhat aggressive pour yields a huge, three-finger eggshell colored foam cap; creamy, thick, and long lasting as it slowly recesses towards the beer-head division line, lacing webs along the glass all the way down.
Cascade hops they give and Cascade hops you get. The nose is ever-mild while retaining all of the expected characteristics of Cascade hops. Mild grapefruit and citrus peels, light white pepper spice, and some mild floral and herbal notes. The malt errs on the darker-side relative to many pale ales as evidenced by the color of the brew, as well as the light caramel and heavy toasted bread notes in the aroma.
The malts are actually the first discernible ingredient from the flavor profile as Paleooza first hits my palate. Very light, toasty caramel notes and a blanket of bread and grains. The hops aren't far behind, and remain as "Cascade-y" in the flavor as they were in the aroma. Somewhat bitter grapefruit peel and citrus pith with just a touch of sweet, fruit juiciness.
Herbal notes and the spicy aspect of the Cascade hops are more abundant on the palate as well, giving lots of white pepper and some ashy dryness that aids in the robustness of the hop profile. Though the bitterness is noticeable much of the way though, the malts counter-balance nicely and the beer remains fairly mild and easy-drinking overall. The mouth feel is kind of thin and slick with a thin-medium body and medium carbonation.
Not too much to say about this one; it didn't really blow me away but it wasn't disappointing or anything at all either. Fairly neutral and actually very well balanced. A solid pale ale effort from New Holland, although they have a few beers I'd reach for before I picked this one up again.
06-05-2013 16:01:59 | More by tectactoe
4.08/5 rDev +12.1%
Dark golden and frothy big bubbles that wound up plopping around the edges. Scents of perfume, fruitcup, and grapefruit. Hoppy and flavorful. Label is damn cute. Had this one at my first little 'ol beer tasting, and so glad I bought that New Holland mix, cause listening to Megan describe the label to one of the boys was so freakin entertaining! Smooth and slightly cream, but very carbinated. Decent brew.
05-31-2004 21:20:32 | More by shapudding
3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured a clear honey color. Minimal amounts of off-white head form the top layer of this beer. Little to no lacing. This beer is brewerd with Cascade hops and it clearly shows in the nose. The hops dominate the aromas and mix nicely with a bready malt base. Flavor is more of the same, though a little more balanced. The bitterness that was more dominant in the aromas is tempered by a caramel sweetness. There is also a hint of honey at the very end. Finished dry and bitter. Low-medium body with minimal carbonation. Overall, a decent beer...nothing mind-blowing, but tasty and well-balanced.
Thanks to TwelveVoltMan for this bottle.
04-19-2004 03:55:45 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
3.04/5 rDev -16.5%
Yellow color beer, 1" off white head, the liquid has a good degree of clarity to it. The smell is lacking of dry hopping or hop character. If anything, its more herbal than hoppy.
The flavor is pretty much bland biscuit malt. Some cascade hops are used, sparingly. Gives off the faintest hint of citrus and bitterness. Tea like notes picked up. Carbonation was a little lazy. Not digging the herbal tea floral components of this one, just want hops and some malt please.
Mouthfeel was just same minor grapefruit notes, and grandma's tea. I liked a few of these guys beers, but this one just is as blase as pale ales get. Not bad, but not good.
03-05-2013 21:49:03 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
Slightly hazy sub amber appearance, more like dark yellow. Nice 1/4 inch head of medium bubbles and leaving respectable wispy lacing on the glass. smell is nicely balanced, suggestion of aroma hops and an earthy sweet malty impression. Body is lightish with good medium carbonation. The major flavor profile is a little boring and unchanging -- a malt backbone, bready with a spare sense of spice. The hopping seems minimal compared to many, just a twang at the end. Dries slightly at the close. Easy to quaff brew, a little unmemorable compared to my faves in style.
08-13-2004 15:24:57 | More by ADR
3.1/5 rDev -14.8%
Dandelion hued under a white milky froth.
Nose full of Cheerios squeezed with lemon.
Begins with the same cereal sense, grainy and plain. Things improve with subtle influxes of honey. Hopping is limited but provides a lightly piney, lemon rind tartness. This boasts Cascades on the label, but it hardly seems so. Whatever though. The bottom line is that this is overly straightforward and uninteresting.
Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. At this point I've lost interest.
No nuance here other than the rather strange mixture of flavors.
Quite drinkable if nothing else. But as far as APAs go, there are scores and scores that I prefer to this.
10-25-2003 08:11:18 | More by cokes
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
New Holland's flagship Paleooza delivers a bright, golden-amber body beneath an inch or so of bright white froth that drops shortly but leaves some nice splashes of lace as it receeds. The aroma offers floral & citrusy Cascade hops over a bready maltiness. The body is medium-light with a fine, crisp carbonation that tingles the tongue and enhances its bitterness. The flavor teeters between floral & citrusy hop flavors and a biscuity & lightly caramel maltiness that's backed by an agressive bitterness. It finishes dry with a splash of floral & citrusy hops that's immediately backed by toasty malt, and then eclipsed by it's bold, lingering bitterness. Quite enjoyable with pizza!
11-22-2004 22:34:26 | More by NeroFiddled
3.8/5 rDev +4.4%
12oz single, a goldmine visit to Steve's-University Ave
appearance: pours a hazy dull amber, looks almost like applejuice, a huge foamy beige head forms and makes it's presence felt immediately, a foamy 1/4 cap remains throughout
smell: floral and fresh, sweet fruity malts...apple, lemon, grapefruit and other citrus...hops are herbal and floral, touch of pine
taste: fresh and grassy...sweet fruity malts combine with grassy earthy hops...apple, light apricot, orange, grapefruit, lemon zest. delicate flavours, refreshing
mouthfeel: finishes a touch dry, medium-light body, crisp and clean
drinkability: good session apa
02-22-2006 00:48:21 | More by dirtylou
3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
Off-white head sits atop this burnt orange colored brew.
Aroma of biscuity, caramel malt and grassy, earthy hops.
Taste shows a grassy, earthy hop profile. Biscuity, caramel malt. Some resinous hop oil lingers at the finish.
Good body to the somewhat creamy mouthfeel.
Overall, a solid pale ale. Brewed with Cascade hops per the bottle, but I didn't sense the usual Cascade hop profile I'm accustomed to. Thanks to TwelveVoltMan for the bottle!
04-25-2004 23:55:05 | More by PhantomVodoo
3.93/5 rDev +8%
Originally reviewed on October 10, 2006. 12 Oz Bottle. Pours a medium amber orange, with rise of bubbles and a fading creamy head of ivory. Aroma is a crisp waft of mature and sophisticated hops. Theres some Euro influence and an almost Barleywine-like character to the aroma. Aged lemon peels and almond centers show best. Flavor is distinctive, with a growing richness in grain body and texture. Theres a delightful citrusy sweetness to the sugars, thats counterbalanced by the edgy hop character. Not abusive like many Cascade redolent APAs, nor lazy and gluttonous like the majority of slothful EPAs. This instead is nuance, full of breath and absolutely delightful. Like a small B-wine. Delicious. Finishes with an earthy grasp of Camomile flowers. However, the dancing bears are lame.
12-13-2006 02:35:05 | More by CharlesDarwin
4.06/5 rDev +11.5%
Pours a nice dark gold in color with an almost off-white head. Highly carbonated with constant fine bubbles throughout the sample.
Aromas of grain, grass, orange, hay and slight must
Flavor is very well balanced. Nice mouthfeel with very pleasant bitterness. Earthy hop flavor, biscuit, bread, tangerine
Overall - Very nice and drinkable pale. Very sessionable, full of flavor and aroma. Well done
04-18-2013 01:42:51 | More by alphaacid9000
4.13/5 rDev +13.5%
Very nice, typical Pale Ale color, with a nice dollop of white froth. The smell is very "green" hop flavor, with a bit of malt meatiness in the background.
Full flavor, with a nice malty presence, backed up by a citrus hoppiness. Creamy mouthfeel, very smooth, going down quite nicels on a warm summer afternoon. Definitely worthy of multiple doses.
06-02-2004 19:47:14 | More by nortmand
3.3/5 rDev -9.3%
Faded orange color with about a half finger of white head that dies rather quickly. Bit piney and citrusy on the nose.
A little boring but clean and with good flavors. Bit of soapy hop up front, Medium body that stays consistent and full throughout, faint fruitiness underneath it all. Slight bitterness to balance it all. Again, a little boring, but pretty clean with well layered flavors. In a 4 pack though? Eh, probably wouldn't get it again for that reason.
07-25-2013 23:04:04 | More by jtierney89
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
07-07-2014 01:56:30 | More by KYGunner
New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
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