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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

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85
very good

114 Reviews
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Reviews: 114
Hads: 333
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 4
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 114 | Hads: 333
Photo of marcellaproust
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (413 characters)

Photo of abents
2.98/5  rDev -21%
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. (484 characters)

Photo of CRJMellor
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
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 (419 characters)

Photo of ngandhi
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
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.
ng (873 characters)

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured pale golden with a low head and particulates in the beer. The aroma was slightly medicinal with a slight hop aroma. The balance between malt and hop bitterness was well done. Lots of American hop flavor. Finish is dry and hop bitterness. Body is medium.

The beer is ok, but not very interesting. (315 characters)

Photo of cokes
3.09/5  rDev -18%
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. (652 characters)

Photo of granger10
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one has a peach color to it with golden highlights. It displays a weak head that leaves abruptly. Nose is of flowers. Taste shows more of those floral hops along with some citrus hops (definitely grapefruit). Malt is there and pleasing but pretty weak and not that sweet either. Yeast is noticed at the finish and brings out a nice little spice from the beer. This ones a little thin and not near as flavorful as Mad Hatter, but that's a good thing in this case. Easy drinking for sure. (491 characters)

Photo of moulefrite
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light caramel color-or perhaps heading towards amber. Decent milky white head-lace stays with the glass throughout. Not super complex on the nose, with fruity hop aromas dominating. On the palate fruity bread dough upfront and some melon notes as well. A fruity sweetness blends with the bitter from the hops on the finish which is fairly lengthy, with bitter lingering a good minute or more. A solid, rather drinkable pale ale that I will re-visit again. (463 characters)

Photo of MJR
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (1,045 characters)

Photo of maxpower
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, pours cloudy light golden-copper in color, has a good frothy white head that sticks around for a bit, citrus and flowery hoppy aromas. Great refreshing citrus flavors balanced with a nice malt presence, creamy rounded mouthfeel that finishes clean and crisp, very drinkable and tasty. (298 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed with Caramunich, Special Pale, and Carapils malts. Cascade hops.

OG=1.060, 5.80% ABV, 32.94 IBU

This beer pours out to a clear, sediment-rich golden, with a thin white head despite a vigorous pour, sitting atop small bubbles with mild to moderate carbonation. Lacing is moderate. Aroma is decent with the unique New Holland BC caramunich malt huskiness, mild fruity esters, and definite Cascade hops. Mouthfeel is soft with a medium-light body and astringent finish. Taste begins with sweet husky grains and flavorful Cascade hops, fades into a toasty malt background with just the slightest inkling of alcohol, and ends in a slightly oxidized bittering hop complemented by the lingering grainy malts. There is a faint sweetness in the back of the throat and an interesting water cracker character in the finish. The bittering hop finish is somewhat earthier than I would expect for Cascade, but I think this is secondary to the lightly astringent carapils.

Always pleasantly surprised with what the boys from New Holland BC cook up...this is a decent brew, but I'm no longer a fan of Cascade with it's funky kinda-oxidized, kinda-vegetable taste. It tastes almost exactly like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which I don't really care for. Still, it's a decent brew but I prefer other New Holland brews over this. (1,323 characters)

Photo of inebrius
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose of shortbread cookies placed next to a spring floral arrangement. Layers of lace coat the glass like tree rings; my trees happen to be fast growers. Hazy pumpkin complexion. Starts quick with a sweet biscuity flavor that rides a mild citrus that tartens quick and loiters favorably. Smooth and round and drainable. (319 characters)

Photo of Wildman
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a light golden color and formed an nice white head and left some lace. An aroma of hops and spices. Also the flavor was of hops and spices. It had a light body. (176 characters)

Photo of aracauna
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive for an APA. Cloudy copper with golden highlights, it catches the light well. The easy-forming white head is a bit fizzy and fades quickly to a soapy film. The citric cascades hit the nose first but after teh beer airs out a bit, the malt comes through more. The flavor is sharp bite of the hop followed by the mellow malt. There's a brightness and slight ester character that makes this a pleasant drink. Simple but crisp and refreshing. (448 characters)

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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.