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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

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82
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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-23-2002)
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Reviews by rangerred:
Photo of rangerred
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

rangerred, Jun 05, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, May 20, 2005
Photo of tectactoe
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

tectactoe, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of shapudding
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

shapudding, May 31, 2004
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Guinnsslvr, May 10, 2013
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

OldFrothingSlosh, Apr 19, 2004
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.04/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of ADR
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

ADR, Aug 13, 2004
Photo of cokes
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

cokes, Oct 25, 2003
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

whatname, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tdm168, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

NeroFiddled, Nov 22, 2004
Photo of dirtylou
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

dirtylou, Feb 22, 2006
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Gonzoillini, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of rolandboy
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

rolandboy, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.
Good drinkability.
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!

PhantomVodoo, Apr 26, 2004
Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. There’s 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. There’s a delightful citrusy sweetness to the sugars, that’s 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.

CharlesDarwin, Dec 13, 2006
Photo of alphaacid9000
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

alphaacid9000, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of nortmand
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

nortmand, Jun 02, 2004
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Danielr26, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Beerpiggie
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Beerpiggie, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

jtierney89, Jul 26, 2013
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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.