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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

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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 WoodburyMN
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

WoodburyMN, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

superspak, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%

Poured rom a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear copper/gold in color, with a nice two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, faint fruitiness
Taste-Toasted malts/pale malts in combination, rough-hewn earthy hops.
A solid, tasty pale ale. Pairs nicely with a hunk of aged Irish cheddar.

hosehead83, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Gonzoillini, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

whatname, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a brilliant copper with a frothy one inch fairly dense head that lingers, eventually leaving a coating of sticky lacing as it dissipates.

Grain is the predominant aroma, accompanied by pine late, and a metallic note. Slightly bready and floral.

Flavor reveals a deeply toasted, nutty malt backbone, with citrus at the base and a lightly bitter finish. Citrus and floral hops become more predominant, with lemon and perfume countering the initial malt dominance. The finish is fairly earthy.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation. The head on this beer never goes away completely.

A very drinkable pale ale, with one note hop flavoring and a good amount of malt character and bittering. Perhaps a little toasty for the style. Carbonation is a little odd, though.

barczar, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

miwestcoaster, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +10.2%

pathman, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Rifugium, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of Tracker83
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Tracker83, Mar 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Kerrie, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

danoble1, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of jlginder
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jlginder, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.04/5  rDev -16.3%

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 dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

dmorgan310, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of robhbest
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%

Poured from bottle into snifter.

P: Dark Amber, small head, kind of disappointing.

S: Light citrus, slight grassy smell.

T: Biscuity, grassy with a bitter finish.

M: Good carbonation

O: Kind of disappointed in this beer. Can think of many other APA's i'd rather indulge in. With the price of 2.50 per bottle i'll probably seek other things instead. Which sucks because I really enjoy New Holland so much. They missed the mark on this one.

robhbest, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

matjack85, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

rolandboy, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

tulipcitybob, May 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mcallister, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

imperialking, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of changeup45
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

I was pleasantly surprised with this one! Foggy tan color with a thick long-lasting head which produced lots of lace. Aroma is fruity and hoppy, not an overpowering scent but it's nice. Mild sweet and fruity taste, crisp hops with pleasant bitterness. Finish is hoppy, slightly bitter and dry. A good Pale Ale!

changeup45, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of cooncat
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%

Serving from a 12 oz. bottle, decanted into a 16 oz. glass. Reviewed 6-9-07

This is the first offering from New Holland that I've tried, and it happens to be their flagship beer, the first one they ever brewed. APAs are one of my favorite styles, so let's see how this stacks up against my favorite APA, Great Lakes Burning River.

The pour produces a nice sized foamy white head on top of a golden-orangish colored brew. The beer is nice and clear, and lots of tiny bubbles are seen coming up from the bottom of the glass. The head is not long lasting, but a nice cap sticks around to the bottom of the glass, and sheets of lace are evident on the side of the glass.

The nose is a mild mix of citrus hops, mixed with bready malts. It is light, but pleasant. Taste is similar to the nose, a nice balance of citrusy hops, backed by bready malts. Very well balanced, and the Cascade hops are easily noticed and enjoyed. The fine carbonation gives it a wonderful mouthfeel that is dry and crisp; very refreshing. I'd rate this high on the drinkability scale, as it is very refreshing and quaffable. Definitely a session brew that will please most palates.

This first sample of New Holland beers is an eye opener for me. The Paleooza is easily one of the better APAs that I've enjoyed and reviewed. Highly recommended. Don't miss a chance to try this very drinkable beer!


cooncat, Jun 09, 2007
New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.