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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland PaleoozaNew Holland Paleooza

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118 Reviews
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Reviews: 118
Hads: 343
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 44 | 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

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-23-2002

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Reviews: 118 | Hads: 343
Photo of robhbest
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of changeup45
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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!

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Photo of cooncat
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!


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Photo of semihobo
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
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

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Photo of DaveFL1976
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Gaisgeil
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.


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Photo of plaztikjezuz
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of trep
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of Brian700
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of ToggleEyes
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of ahking
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of seebus
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz single, a goldmine visit to Steve's-University Ave

appearance: pours a hazy dull amber, looks almost like applejuice, a huge foamy beige head forms and makes it's presence felt immediately, a foamy 1/4 cap remains throughout

smell: floral and fresh, sweet fruity malts...apple, lemon, grapefruit and other citrus...hops are herbal and floral, touch of pine

taste: fresh and grassy...sweet fruity malts combine with grassy earthy hops...apple, light apricot, orange, grapefruit, lemon zest. delicate flavours, refreshing

mouthfeel: finishes a touch dry, medium-light body, crisp and clean

drinkability: good session apa

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Photo of beveragecaptain
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. New Holland's Paleooza pours out a clear, dark yellow color with a thick head. An intricate pattern of lacing is left on my glass. The aroma is pungent hops and a little lemony. Bready malt flavor with lots of juicy fruits. Hops are flavorful, but not bitter enough, at least for this beer drinker. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. This a decent beer, but there is nothing special to hold my interest. Works in a pinch, but it will never be my first choice.

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Photo of peterittenhouse
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not quite what I expected. Poured into glass with super fluffy head. Had to wait to pour as the head was so big. I think this beer has been around a while

First smell was of nice malt aroma as I tried to figure this one out.

The label boasted of the Cascade hops in this brew but I never quite figured out where they came in...

All in all, this was an OK brew that I think might have been a little long in the tooth. Lots of things floating in this beer but am not sure if it is bottled conditioned. Not a bad brew but not a true representation in my opinion.

I need a fresh sample. Not what I would expect from an American Pale Ale.

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Photo of GreenWBush
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This comes out of the bottle a prototypical pale-ale gold but with a remarkable amount of glass-stick. Multilayered rings everywhere - one of the best lace patterns i've seen from a beer in a long while.

Coming out of the bottle, the nose is very hop-forward but as it settles it leans much more towards a biscuity-caramel aroma, grainy, with vague hints of cinnamon.

Absoutely butter-smooth to start out with, almost disguising the flavor. A cascade bitterness drips down and lingers, leaving a mouth-coating blanket.

There's a slightly odd, off chemical thing going on in the finish which knocked the score down significantly, followed by a chewy English pale-ale maltiness.

Still, tasty, and better than your average usually predictable pale-ale. Seems like it would be heaven on cask.

But what wouldn't, really.

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Photo of ypsifly
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Undated 12oz poured into a pint glass. The dancing bears on the label remind me of something Grateful Dead related.

Clear, light copper with an off-white head that is good sized and lives a long life thanks to the ample carbonation. Layered rings of lace left in its wake.

Has a nice balance of west coast hops and bicuity malts in the nose. The hops are floral with just a pinch of pine. Simple, straightforward, what an APA should smell like.

The malts are first to hit my tongue, and they start off sweet but turn biscuity before the hops come in. The hops take over and are a bit leafy, but they don't overpower or leave any lingering bitterness in the finish.

Nice moderate to full mouth. Almost perfect for my interpretation of the style. I would session this beer more often if it was as available as my usual APA: SNPA.

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Photo of sopor
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sopor has a new session brew! A great example of APA.

Light clear ambers with a thin cap of dead froth. Some light, rapidaly rising bubbles, but not enough to keep the head around. Slight butterscotch note and some citrusy hop in the nose.

A hint of butterscotch (less than nose) underlies toasted malt and caramel. Assertive cascade hops attempt to clean up house, but are just outlasted by a toasted malt aftertaste.

Crisp moderately light body and small carbonation action on the tongue.

My experimenting has recently been with Pale Ales. I've been looking for the toastiest biscuitiest malty profile. I got closer here than I have come yet, in a bottle that is. A very nice APA that will likely start a permanent residence in my fridge.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, base, pale ale. It poured a light browish color betraying the dark amber I'm used too. Smelled standard for a APA, citrus, hops, a little more than JWD's Pale. Mouth is exceptional for a pale and reminds me of my current standard for best Pale, the Cumberland in Louisville. Very standard feel with hop bitterness. Quite hoppy, a touch of citrus flavor, can't really taste the alcohol and welcome bitter at the end.

Drinkablility is very good. As a standard six, this would be a favorite, and if this is served at a microbrew, it would become my standard order.

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Photo of unclederby
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a fine APA. It poured a dark golden yellow with little foam, and not much lacing as it emptied. The aroma is of sweet malt with a pronounced fruity character. It starts you off with a dose of that malt and fruit (apricots, bananas) and finishes with a modest but very pleasant fresh hop bitterness...
The mouthfeel was good and plenty for the style and invited a little rest on the tongue before consumption.
Overall, i like this beer very much and would easily find it a session beer. A high quality APA that delivers on the stylistic promises...enjoy!!!

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Photo of neonbrown82
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I enjoyed the New Holland Mad Hatter IPA so much that I thought I would give this one a whirl, but the APA isn't even the least bit similar to the IPA it seems, and not in a good way.

The beer pours to a clear pale golden color, slightly hazy, and with a medium-thin fluffy white head that quickly disapates to a thin ring. Carbonation is apparent, but not too active. Leaves a thin spotty lacing.

The smell is spicy herbal hop with only a bit of floral. Has only a slight bit of a malty profile to the aroma.

The flavor is very biscuity with a bit of a citric hop afterthought. The sweet hits the tip of your tongue but is quickly washed aback by the bitter as the liquid is washed aback your palate. Doesn't seem to be the most balanced of pales, but it's enjoyable at the very least.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and not too bitter or dry. Not bad, but not as quenching and every-occasion as I like my pales to be. I probably won't revisit this beer, but it's big brother, Mad Hatter, is surely worth another quaff.

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Photo of Applesauce1
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured about a half inch head out of the bottle into the glass. Golden-copper type color. Looked really good. This beer tasted great too. A good amount of hops in this APA. This beer is simply a great pale ale. The drinkability is pretty good for this. Definitely a beer that you can sit down with and enjoy on a weekday or weekend night. I'll definitely have more of these in the future.

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Photo of gimmehead
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice orange copper with a big frothy white head that never diminishes and leaves thick, foamy rings on the glass. Smells of floral hops with a little citric grapefruit thrown in and quite a lot of fuity esters. I was a little surprised at the intensity of the yeasty banana notes and it put me in mind of a hefe. There is also some grainy malt character, but the overall aroma is pretty fruity. The taste is much like the nose, with a little more citric hop presence. Still fruity, but good. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. This is a very drinkable beer with alot of sweetness, but plenty of hops to balance and keep it interesting.

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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.