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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland PaleoozaNew Holland Paleooza

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230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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 danoble1


3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-11-2013 20:19:18 | More by danoble1
Photo of jlginder


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-06-2013 23:20:54 | More by jlginder
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


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
Photo of dmorgan310


3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-05-2013 21:24:52 | More by dmorgan310
Photo of robhbest


3.36/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

02-24-2013 21:26:01 | More by robhbest
Photo of matjack85


4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-26-2013 15:38:20 | More by matjack85
Photo of rolandboy


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-10-2012 18:59:46 | More by rolandboy
Photo of tulipcitybob


3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-10-2012 02:11:26 | More by tulipcitybob
Photo of mcallister


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-19-2012 19:24:46 | More by mcallister
Photo of Tyrawlings


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-11-2012 13:43:06 | More by Tyrawlings
Photo of TasteTester


4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-17-2011 00:45:09 | More by TasteTester
Photo of imperialking


4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-01-2011 21:16:44 | More by imperialking
Photo of changeup45


3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

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!

08-24-2008 00:42:59 | More by changeup45
Photo of cooncat


4.05/5  rDev +11.3%

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!


06-09-2007 20:00:21 | More by cooncat
Photo of semihobo


3.43/5  rDev -5.8%

12 ozer, no date.

First few in the six-pack foamed up like crazy, filling up two pint glasses with foam on half a beer. This one, poured very carefully, produces little head. Hrm... A great deep orange color, though. Opaque and extremely appealing. The lace settles into a perfect six-pointed star snowflake, maybe I will call my local news channel.

Smell is muted, with some piney hops and amber malt notes. Grainy.

Taste showcases Cascades. Malts are typical although flavorful for the style. Mostly floral, somewhat bitter toward the finish. It is like an APA+, a heavy hitter for the style.

Mouthfeel is thick, carbonation is heavy. It works.

I could drink a lot of these, it's a pretty decent APA, above average. The way the first two blew up after sitting still in the fridge for days was piss poor.

04-20-2007 22:23:31 | More by semihobo
Photo of CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev +8%

Originally reviewed on October 10, 2006. 12 Oz Bottle. Pours a medium amber orange, with rise of bubbles and a fading creamy head of ivory. Aroma is a crisp waft of mature and sophisticated hops. There’s some Euro influence and an almost Barleywine-like character to the aroma. Aged lemon peels and almond centers show best. Flavor is distinctive, with a growing richness in grain body and texture. There’s a delightful citrusy sweetness to the sugars, that’s counterbalanced by the edgy hop character. Not abusive like many Cascade redolent APAs, nor lazy and gluttonous like the majority of slothful EPAs. This instead is nuance, full of breath and absolutely delightful. Like a small B-wine. Delicious. Finishes with an earthy grasp of Camomile flowers. However, the dancing bears are lame.

12-13-2006 02:35:05 | More by CharlesDarwin
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

08-24-2006 22:04:51 | More by brentk56
Photo of DaveFL1976


4.33/5  rDev +19%

Nice, honey-golden colored body. Topped with a white head that settles down into chunks, presumably because there's some hop oils in there. Smells like it, anyway. Spicy, piney, grapefruit hop smell towering above a sweet, malty base.
Taste is really nice. It's not a hop bomb, but could pass as an IPA if they needed it to. It's actually extremely well balanced. Quite nice. I'd like to drink this side-by-side a Bell's Two Hearted, because that's what this brew reminds me of. And I like Two Hearted a lot.

08-09-2006 21:10:27 | More by DaveFL1976
Photo of Gaisgeil


3.73/5  rDev +2.5%

This is a very solid APA, not overly fantastic, but just solid and tastey. Pours a hazy pale amber in color with a nice appreciable white head. Nose is slightly piney with juicy citrus notes. Taste is similar with some carmel malt notes, well balanced and not over the top in any one regard. Mouthfeel is medium to style. Easily sessionable. Too bad it's being retired, but honestly I would drink Mad Hatter over this anyway, so their line of thinking makes sense to me.


07-27-2006 10:12:46 | More by Gaisgeil
Photo of plaztikjezuz


4/5  rDev +9.9%

bought a bottle at world market in lansing, michigan. ($1.49 /12 oz.)
pours a bight copper with a sturdy off white head that slowly fell into a thin sheet.
the aroma is hoppy, citrus, lingering malt.
the flavor is piney, citrus, resinous, malt, carmelized malt.
this is a great beer, over all baseline standard for an APA in michigan.

06-24-2006 03:05:50 | More by plaztikjezuz
Photo of trep

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Sits in the pint-glass a semi-cloudy orange. Frothy foam forms fat funky floatiness. Looks ok, but just above average. Head fades into a thin layer and rings around the edge of the glass.

Smells of bittersweet hops and sweet malts. Light alcohol presence.

Very balanced taste. Mouthfeel is perfect for the sweetness of the malts. Not a bad beer.

You could drink these all night they're so easy-drinking.

05-05-2006 03:41:01 | More by trep
Photo of Brian700


4/5  rDev +9.9%

This one pours a pale/orange with a decent head that slowly fizzles down to a ring around my glass with decent lacing.

The aroma was pretty floral with citrus hops.

The flavor is of sweet malt with good balance of citrus hops. This is a very good tasting pale ale. I wish I would have tried this one sooner.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I think this is a very drinkable beer and I will definately go back for more of this one.

05-04-2006 00:45:40 | More by Brian700
Photo of ToggleEyes


4.1/5  rDev +12.6%

Now that we have all heard the news that New Holland is going to retire the old APA stand-by for me I thought to at least do it justice by giving it a beer review. Paleooza has served me well. It pours out a nice hazy copper orange and forms a perfect soapy head about 2 fingers tall and then deminishes with sticky lacing and a thin film that hangs out at the top just waiting to give the perfect beer mustache. The smell is of citrice, spruce rosin, and a little bit of malt, just enough to ballance things out. This ballancing act results in a taste that is just right. A taste that starts with a pinch of bitter then mellows out with a dry citrice aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good, and smooth, but not too thin. I like this beer a lot because of its drinkability. Served cold, and there is only a handfull that are as comparable when it comes time to quenching thirst.
Thank You Paleooza and Thank You New Holland.

05-01-2006 05:25:53 | More by ToggleEyes
Photo of ahking


3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

Quite a nice little APA from a brewery I have not been to in a while. While New Holland's Mad Hatter is the beer they make, this pale ale is only a short distance behind. I can imagine a lot of people call this their "regular" beer and that's great. Not as hoppy as the Hatter, but it fits the style of an APA to a T. Aroma is malty rich and sweet with tinge of american hops. Pours a perfect amber with a few yeast floaties and ever so slightly hazy. Flavor exhibits a rich malt character that is not too heavy. Caramelized malt and whole grain bread can be tasted. Hops are medium to medium-high in perceived bitterness. I would say this beer neither knocks the socks off of you, but it does not dissapoint. Another reason why Michigan is a great brewing state!

04-21-2006 01:20:11 | More by ahking
Photo of seebus


3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

Served in a bottle with a colorful label which has a little back story and some ingredients. No freshness date.

It has a nice sticky, white head and a golden amber color. Most of the head settled in a couple minutes. It smells clean and spicy; a warm buzz for my nose. It has a warm, sweet taste with good mouthfeel, and leaves with just a little bitterness. Very sweet for a pale ale. I will definitely pick this up again.

04-06-2006 01:01:02 | More by seebus
New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
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