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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

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82
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273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly dark golden color with a modest head; the retention wasn't great but there was some decent lacing action

Smell: Modest pithy aromas waft around the caramel malt

Taste: Starts out with a nice caramel biscuit backbone that is quickly joined by that pithy bitterness; the two flavors blend nicely through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: While it won't knock your socks off, this fits the APA category perfectly and is a great session beer

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Resurrected from the days of old, New Holland reaches into the coffers of early days and pulls out Paleooza- a well-balanced American Pale Ale that hits the moderate stride of the style with consistency and a great deal of satisfaction.

Starting with the stalwart appearance of slightly hazed copper, the ale builds a frothy ivory-stained foam. With solid staying power and broken lace, the beer casts the quintessential look of American Pale Ale.

Balanced aromas of hops and malt align on the nose, neither allowing the other to pull ahead. The result is a scent of caramel-soaked citrus fruits, toasted barley, pecan, and straight-up Grapenuts cereal.

On cue, the taste does similarly as the malt sweetness lays on the early palate with the caramel taste that slowly develops into a grainy-sweet balance late. Layered upon the malts are the hop contributions- white grapefruit, citrus peel, and soft pine notes to balance the beer mid-palate. With very little influence from fruit notes or spices, the taste is all about the even-keel balance of hops to malt.

Medium bodied through and through, the soft carbonation rises from residual malt textures for a creamy upstart but a malty-dry finish that's accentuated by moderate hop resins, alcohol warmth, and trailing sweetness.

I can see where Paleooza would have been the epitome of Pale in the early New Holland days. Where the ale falls to simply another well made ale, it does little to remain memorable. Nevertheless, the beer is a pleasant and refreshing ale that's well suited for a vast array of American cuisine.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was impressed with New Holland's Mad Hatter IPA so I'm interested to see what they can do with an APA. Hazy orangish amber with a dark cream-colored, firmsticky head. A thick disk persists for the (short) life of the beer and thin, concentric rings of lace appear each time the glass is put back on the coaster. So far, so very good.

The nose is classic Cascade grapefruit fruity and is wonderful. Paleooza inches into the lower reaches of the IPA style in terms of flavor, hoppiness and mouthfeel. There's a sweet, lightly caramel-like malt base with plenty of bitter grapefruit and orange zest doing a tap dance across my taste buds.

Malt and hops fight to a draw (although hops get in one solid punch after the bell sounds) with each one present in a greater quantity than one usually sees in this style. The body is medium-full for an APA and the mouthfeel is pleasantly silky and a trifle slick on the finish.

Paleooza is one of the bigger and one of the better APAs that I've had to date. New Holland continues to impress and I can't wait to see what the rest of their lineup has to offer. Thanks to Dogbrick for the bottle.

Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
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 zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
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 RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't know what a Michigan pale ale is supposed to taste like. But this one tastes a lot like an English pale ale. There is a minimal hop influence going on here. Fairly strong malt base, but not obnoxious. This is pretty well balanced.

10 years ago this may have seemed interesting. Today, I think people will consider it pedestrian.

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Darker amber pour, with a thin white head that retained as a small ringlet; nice lacing. Aroma of toasted bread, caramel malts, light grassy hops. Taste was more on the malty side, toasted bread, caramel malts with a surprising amount of roastiness, with light citrus and grassy hops taking a back seat. Medium body, quite drinkable, but not exactly what I'm looking for in the style. Still pretty good overall.

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale malt scent along with a very pleasant floral hop aroma. The taste is good. It has a pale malt flavor with floral hops in the aftertaste. It goes down easy and finishes bitter and smooth. It has excellent mouthfeel. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine American pale ale. It has good flavor and aroma; a fine sessions ale.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/15/2013. Pours moderately cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, peach, lemon zest, floral, light pine, caramel, biscuit, and light nuttiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pine, lemon zest, floral, caramel, biscuit, light nuttiness, and floral earthiness. Moderate pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, floral, caramel, biscuit, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice complexity of hop and malt flavor; with a great hop/malt flavor balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale. Nice hop/malt balance and complexity; very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
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 liamt07
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Tone
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, slight earthy malt, hint of sugar, hint of grass, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, earthy malt, hops, pine, slight grass, and slight sugar. Overall, decent appearance and feel, but weak body, blend, and aroma. The exaggerated sugariness is unfavorable.

Photo of Bighuge
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing golden-orange mix. Small particles in suspension. Slight off white head. Lacing is spotty. Nice pungent hop nose. Citric and piney. Body is about medium and the carbonation is right on. Hop bitterness hits the palate first. Hop flavors are resinous and citric in nature. There's a decent toffee based malt backing as well. Solid APA, if not spectacular.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.04/5  rDev -16%
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 johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +10.5%

On tap at the Engine Room in Mystic CT
Comes to the table a slightly hazy light golden color with a decent sized bubbly white head. Earthy pine with hints of bready malt. Nice pale but hard to follow that beer'd I just had.

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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.