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New Holland Paleooza - New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland PaleoozaNew Holland Paleooza

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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 9.26%

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:
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(Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-23-2002)
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Photo of mrfrancis


3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, creamy, clinging white mousse.

S: Gentle, approachable aromas of biscuit, caramel, minerals, lemon, lime, moist grass, herbs, and bitter orange are surprisingly well integrated on the nose.

T: Notes of herbs, grass, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and grapefruit are balanced by notes of leather, caramel, minerals, toffee, biscuits, and crackers. The finish is clipped and dry with mild citrus, herb, mineral, and biscuit flavors.

M: Light in body and dry. Carbonation is active, airy, and delicate. This ale is very easy to drink, but also feels a bit slight and insubstantial for my taste.

O: Far from an earth-shattering APA, but also far from bad, this ale is a bit slight and watery for my liking. I'm beginning to think that New Holland's pale ales just might not be my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 02:30:57 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of MJR


3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2003 15:19:34 | More by MJR
Photo of barczar


3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 00:40:40 | More by barczar
Photo of PhantomVodoo


3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off-white head sits atop this burnt orange colored brew.
Aroma of biscuity, caramel malt and grassy, earthy hops.

Taste shows a grassy, earthy hop profile. Biscuity, caramel malt. Some resinous hop oil lingers at the finish.

Good body to the somewhat creamy mouthfeel.
Good drinkability.
Overall, a solid pale ale. Brewed with Cascade hops per the bottle, but I didn't sense the usual Cascade hop profile I'm accustomed to. Thanks to TwelveVoltMan for the bottle!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2004 23:55:05 | More by PhantomVodoo
Photo of patpbr


3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 20:34:04 | More by patpbr
Photo of tectactoe


3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 16:01:59 | More by tectactoe
Photo of Act25

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A darker, tarnished amber color, dense foamy off-white head, moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is bready malt dominant with a bit of hop, grass, herbs (not much pine or citrus).

T: Follows the smell, but very solid malt backbone - almost an English style. starts with a smooth bready malt, and sweeter tones, light bitterness, and more of grassy than pineyness in the finish. A nice clean finish. A pleasant nuttiness is at play, too.

M: Feel is well weighted, and clean, refreshing, smooth and crisp, with a very nice creaminess and close to medium body. Nice finish.

Unusual APA, more English, more malty. Very well crafted. Not that memorable, but a great food beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 01:20:59 | More by Act25
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Ice tea coloring, misty haze with a full volume display of effervesce. Buff-pale yellowish tint on a scant, whispy quick to dissipate head that is stingy on the lacing.

S: Lemony-lime and citrus, fresh and wet delivery, perfumy.

T: Fresh wet lemony flavor of hops and pale grains. Touches of toasted sweetness, grapefruit with a spicy sweet bite on the finish. Light dry toastedness fade.

M: Mouthful is fairly crisp, luscious malting nice depth to body.

O: Overall a full bodied pale, good rate of carbonation and nice level of fresh hoppiness. Tasty, toasty, hoppy. With a name like paleooza (obviously refering to style) would it hurt if it were a bit more pale based? Dont get me wrong, nice use of speciality grains, fresh and toasty, not at all overdone like many try to do with a pale but....

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 01:21:31 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of Dogbrick


3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy golden orange color with a medium thin white head. Thin lacing. The aroma is floral hops and citrus. Medium body with a nicely bitter character throughout. Hops, citrus and pine are all evident. It contains just a touch of sourness toward the end but nothing too bad. The finish is nicely hopped with a pinch of malt. Overall this is a solid APA.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2004 22:12:56 | More by Dogbrick
Photo of blitheringidiot


3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orangey crisp 12 oz pour under a tight 1/4" head coating.

Cascade fragrace hops overpower the nose and hide the malts.

Hoppy dry clean, flavors. Not overpowering in anyway. A tasy Pale.

Standard brewski carbonation, like a soda.

Last swigs: Just a decent overall Pale that goes the distance. Might check out again if this Pale is in my path. Thanks to fellow BA Shapudding for the offering.

Beer is good. Happy Beering.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2004 05:05:06 | More by blitheringidiot
Photo of francisweizen


3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A deep amber with a beige head that lasted and left some decent lacing. The aromas are of SWEET malts and slight hops. The taste us sweet and malty up front with a pretty dry, but one-dimensional, hop finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and cask like. The drinkability is good as well. Decent.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2004 19:14:33 | More by francisweizen
Photo of ADR


3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy sub amber appearance, more like dark yellow. Nice 1/4 inch head of medium bubbles and leaving respectable wispy lacing on the glass. smell is nicely balanced, suggestion of aroma hops and an earthy sweet malty impression. Body is lightish with good medium carbonation. The major flavor profile is a little boring and unchanging -- a malt backbone, bready with a spare sense of spice. The hopping seems minimal compared to many, just a twang at the end. Dries slightly at the close. Easy to quaff brew, a little unmemorable compared to my faves in style.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2004 15:24:57 | More by ADR
Photo of seebus


3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2006 01:01:02 | More by seebus
Photo of GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2003 01:30:24 | More by GCBrewingCo
Photo of Gaisgeil


3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
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.


Serving type: bottle

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


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2004 14:39:35 | More by CRJMellor
Photo of trep

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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


3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing golden-orange mix. Small particles in suspension. Slight off white head. Lacing is spotty. Nice pungent hop nose. Citric and piney. Body is about medium and the carbonation is right on. Hop bitterness hits the palate first. Hop flavors are resinous and citric in nature. There's a decent toffee based malt backing as well. Solid APA, if not spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2004 04:22:32 | More by Bighuge
Photo of HappyHourHero


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

Big, light cream colored head made of medium sized bubbles leaves a scattering of lace. Fairly clear, dark golden colored beer, no carbonation apparent. Mild, floral hop aroma. Tea like hop flavor, a bit floral. Light, not quite froathy mouthfeel. Smooth beer, body is on the light side of moderate. Nice session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2004 03:44:35 | More by HappyHourHero
Photo of BrewMaster


3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. It poured a clear golden/orange color with a moderate tan head. The aroma is a clean hoppy smell that is just right for the strength of the beer. it is not overdone and has a floral aroma and no pine scent. The taste is pale malt wtih a full floral hop flavor and a bit of diacetyl fruitiness. Overall this is a good beer, but not a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2004 16:11:44 | More by BrewMaster
Photo of SupaCelt


3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sucked this off the tap at a restaurant claiming "HOPS" as one of the attractions to be had inside. It came off with a copper orange, heavily clouded appeal with a nice fluffy off white header. It was looking mighty delicious.

The smell of the brew was nothing really heavy. It had your typical citrus tones that smelled refreshing and sweet. Nothing much above the citrus, but that was good enough after a fresh spring day of disc golfing.

The taste was nice and refreshing, but not very deep in character. Reminded me of wheat beer mostly. Not much bitterness to speak of. Just a splash. I guess it was sweet malts and miniscule hops with double the water. Light and crisp favor with a light and crisp finish. This really did hit the spot as far as wetting the old whistle goes. Nothing to rave about, but definitely worth a pull on the handle on a nice hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2005 07:35:27 | More by SupaCelt
Photo of Ricochet


3.78/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2005 02:23:52 | More by Ricochet
Photo of dirtylou


3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2006 00:48:21 | More by dirtylou
Photo of sopor


3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2005 18:37:47 | More by sopor
Photo of GreenWBush


3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2005 16:14:16 | More by GreenWBush
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83 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.