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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

jbierling, Apr 20, 2013
2.6/5  rDev -28.4%

ROBSTARR, Sep 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

EuellGophar, Jun 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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.

ArrogantB, Sep 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

gehlbach, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of ngandhi
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I have a tough time believing this brew is all Cascade. The nose reminds me of a lot of poor efforts from Goose Island and of Two Brothers Clark St. Ale House contract brew. You know that hops-gone-wrong smell? I guess you could describe it as sweetned bile. It leaves me longing for fruit and flowers.

On the palette, New Holland Paleooza just won't deliver. A little herbal, a little green, mostly this beer tastes like a light hop tea and washed out fast. The yeast dominates and offers a sort of styrofoam flavor that yields to a latent malt sweetness, but this beer is, overall, quite dry.

The mouthfeel is foamy, but smooth, and makes the beer taste stale. Cascades do eventually show up, far after the finish, lingering and redeeming this beer. Quaffable, I suppose, but probably the most uninteresting "flagship" craft beer I've had yet.

Relax, relax.

ngandhi, Jan 16, 2004
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2.88/5  rDev -20.7%

winters49441, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of abents
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden color, red hints. Small white head, no lacing.

Smell: Citrusy hops overwhelm your nose.

Taste: Very ehh... Sharp citrus hops than smooth out with sweet malt and makes for a pretty nice finish. Nothing too spectacular, but not bad.

Mouthfeel: light to medium good carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable beer, drink a 6 easy.

Overall I wasn't that impressed. I would rather drink a multitude of other pales as opposed to this, but what do I know.

abents, Apr 06, 2004
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Rod_J, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Chizzzy, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

BrewtalHonesty, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

MichiganderHB, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

McBAINx, May 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

olivermonster, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

malfunxion, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Pillowburn, Jun 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

fellowrs, Dec 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

CDubbs75, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

clager, Apr 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Le_HopHead, Dec 07, 2013
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
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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 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
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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.