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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

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82
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241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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 tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tdm168, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

tectactoe, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

TastyIsBeer, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

MichiganderHB, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Whatup14
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Whatup14, May 30, 2013
Photo of Eric1Mess
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Eric1Mess, May 30, 2013
Photo of StoutHunter
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

StoutHunter, May 23, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

I haven't had anything from New Holland in a long time, pours deep golden, mild haze with a foamy, white head, good retention & thick lacing at the top of the glass as the head fades. Citrusy, cascade hop nose, (I always find them to be a bit soapy in aroma & flavor), bready, caramel malt. Tastes are sweet caramel, bread crust, toasty grain, pungent grapefruit rind, faint orange rind. Mouth-feel is creamy & smooth, nearly full bodied, pungent hops linger with some astringency on the finish. Nice balanced APA with good flavors.

barnzy78, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

HarmonMW, May 14, 2013
Photo of patpbr
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

A - Poured a deep orange possible copper with a light foamy head.
S - kind of bland, malt
T - Malt and sweetness is the first thing I notice. A little citrus hop and bitter finish
M - medium body.
O - A good pale ale, May have been a little bit older bottle.

patpbr, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

mjw1200, May 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

olivermonster, May 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Slay40, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Guinnsslvr, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

RedneckBeerz, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

UltimateLivewire, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

beerhawk41, Apr 29, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

RblWthACoz, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

BEERchitect, Apr 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

jbierling, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours with a hazy complexion and amber in color. The lingering head is small.
Aroma is mostly grains and malts, not much in way of malts.
Taste is unflavorful and bland with raw grains and some malts. The ending is a sharp bitterness.
To me it was a rather boring beer that lacked flavor,

micromaniac129, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of alphaacid9000
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%

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

alphaacid9000, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Bitter_Echo, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Skryber, Apr 08, 2013
New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.