New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company
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2.83/5 rDev -22.3%
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.
01-16-2004 23:01:32 | More by ngandhi
2.98/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
04-06-2004 00:32:48 | More by abents
3.03/5 rDev -16.8%
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.
06-05-2014 01:11:36 | More by rangerred
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
3.1/5 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
3.11/5 rDev -14.6%
Average head, gold/amber hue, good clarity. No notable smell. Flavor is distinctly APA, Hop dominant with few other notes. Good sweetness, balanced flavor, lingering hop flavor on the tongue. This is a beer that would go well with rich, flavorful foods.
07-05-2013 21:50:31 | More by Jason417
3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
Pretty, lacey head. Golden brown-hued honey color. This APA is completely unobtrusive, which in my opinion makes it a boring, uninteresting drink. Smell is lightly hop and vegetal; taste is straight up hoppy and bitter tang. Finish is a subtle wood taste: almost the same as when you've been chewing on a toothpick past its point of recognition--probably the most interesting taste of a veritably pedestrian beer.
04-14-2004 03:01:25 | More by marcellaproust
3.2/5 rDev -12.1%
All in all, a slightly above-average pale ale, this brew oozed out of the bottle with qa darker-than-golden colour. The head was somewhat legitimate, with some foam to speak of, only to fade to a light lace therafter. The aroma had some notes of hops and some background sweetness, but not enough to get this hophead in a tizzy. A decent pale ale, all in all.
05-01-2004 03:47:18 | More by goindownsouth
New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.