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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 27 | 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

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-23-2002

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Ratings: 303 | Reviews: 106
Reviews by robhbest:
Photo of robhbest
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into snifter.

P: Dark Amber, small head, kind of disappointing.

S: Light citrus, slight grassy smell.

T: Biscuity, grassy with a bitter finish.

M: Good carbonation

O: Kind of disappointed in this beer. Can think of many other APA's i'd rather indulge in. With the price of 2.50 per bottle i'll probably seek other things instead. Which sucks because I really enjoy New Holland so much. They missed the mark on this one.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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.

Photo of shapudding
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

Photo of ADR
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of cokes
3.09/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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!

Photo of dirtylou
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
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

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!

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.92/5  rDev +8%
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.

Photo of alphaacid9000
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
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

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.

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.

Photo of KYGunner
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
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 beerthulhu
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
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 CRJMellor
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light copper color. Small head ebbs quickly but leaves wave of lace on the glass.
Aroma is heavily hopped, very citric and somewhat musty note.
Minor and relatively soft plae malt flavor leads smack into heavy hop bitterness that is very much on the citrus side.
Aftertaste leaves a very astringent and gritty taste distracting from mouthfeel to some degree. Despite this the drinkability is pretty good

Photo of ncbrewerbun
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of MJR
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The body is bright amber and peach with copper edges. There's a fair amount of tiny sediment from the bottle-conditioning. It's off-white head starts out a full inch thick and fades to a small, but steady cap.

Smell: The aroma is full of Cascade hops: raw grapefruit and citrus. There's a medicinal note as well, but it's faint. A bit of malt hides underneath the hops, barely showing it's presence.

Taste: The flavor is full of grapefruit, citrus, and a touch of pine. Unfortunately, that medicinal note in the aroma is carried over into the taste. While it's not overpowering, it's noticable enough to throw off the balance. The malt takes a backseat to the hops, but what's there is quite fresh tasting. I'm getting phenolic burps...

Mouthfeel: Fairly dry and crisp with a mouthfeel that's on the thinner side of medium. Just right for a pale ale...as it's arousing my appetite.

Drinkability: Above average. This would be a very solid pale ale if it wasn't for that phenolic smell and flavor. A good, but flawed, brew.

Photo of buschbeer
3.74/5  rDev +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 damndirtyape
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
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 StoutHunter
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a four pack of New Hollands Paleooza a few days ago for $8.79 at Meijer's. I haven't seen this one around before and I'm pretty sure this is the first time New Holland has bottled this beer, so I decided to take a chance on it, lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it just showed up so I'm sure it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The Label looks ok, but it could look better, I'm not really sure what makes a Michigan Pale Ale different from an American Pale Ale, but it seems like they are just using that to help market the beer. It poured a slightly hazy darker golden color that took on some amber hues when held to the light with two fingers worth of dense white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left a good amount of lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, the color is little dark for the style, but the head and lacing were really nice.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of sweetness followed by some grainy and bready malts that had a slight caramel malt aroma to them and there was also a slight metallic aroma in the background. Up next comes hops that are nice mixture of floral, piney and ctirus hops aromas that's on the medium side with grapefruit and floral pine aromas sticking out the most. This beer had a nice aroma, it was pretty balanced, but it would be better without the slight metallic aroma.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of medium sweetness followed by some grainy and bready malts with a slight nutty taste in the background. Up next comes the hops which impart some floral and citrus hops that were a little on the lighter side and they imparted a medium amount of bitterness with a grainy and floral hop like aftertaste. The taste is nice, it's pretty balanced and it's not overly bitter.

M- Fairly smooth, clean, crisp, slightly refreshing, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a good amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was decent beer and a solid example of the style, it had some nice balance to it that often get neglected in most new American Pale Ales and I thought that was a pretty redeeming quality. This beer had ok drinkability, it was fairly smooth and slightly refreshing, but the flavors didn't do the best of holding my attention, I could probably drink a couple of these, but I don't think that's something I would choose to do, there's many other APA's I would rather session. What I liked the most about this beer was the balance, no aspect was to overpowering and the bitterness was at just the right level. What I liked the least about this beer was that it comes in a four pack, I think it should be in a six pack, Pale Ales like this generally don't get the four pack treatment and this one shouldn't either. I don't think I would buy this beer again, it's not a good value and the packaging really isn't conducive to the style, but I do recommend it to anyone who likes the style. All in all I thought this was a Solid APA, but it's nothing special and it doesn't warrant being put in the four pack. It's not a bad beer by any means, it just not something I would buy on a regular basis and I think New Holland could have marketed this beer much better, it's solid but there's room from improvement.

Photo of trep
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sits in the pint-glass a semi-cloudy orange. Frothy foam forms fat funky floatiness. Looks ok, but just above average. Head fades into a thin layer and rings around the edge of the glass.

Smells of bittersweet hops and sweet malts. Light alcohol presence.

Very balanced taste. Mouthfeel is perfect for the sweetness of the malts. Not a bad beer.

You could drink these all night they're so easy-drinking.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
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,

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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.