Ichabod Ale
New Holland Brewing Company

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Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #352
Ranked #45,916
3.57 | pDev: 14.29%
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Ichabod AleIchabod Ale
Reviews: 575 | Ratings: 1,646 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very bright orange amber producing 3 fingers of creamy, off-white, moderately lasting head that recedes to a thin surface cap leaving blotches and streaks of lace on the sides of the glass. Aroma is herbal vegetal pumpkin, caramel and spices: ginger, cinnamon and clove; there is also a faint hint of grain. Taste is vegetal pumpkin caramel cola and spices. Ginger, cinnamon and clove are present but not overbearing which is a plus. There's an undertone of cereal and orange hints. Aftertaste is dry, bready and bitter spice heaviest to cinnamon. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, wet up front, prickly with carbonation and spice throughout, dry in the finish, grainy and chalky in the aftertaste.

Jan 17, 2021
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BlueShepard19 from Kentucky

3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can this pumpkin ale left a very light tan head floating just over the lip of my pint glass. Dark amber color. Fairly translucent.
Nutmeg is the most prominent flavor, followed by a hit of cinnamon. Then it seems to mellow out with lightly sweet pumpkin and malt flavor. It leaves a mild aftertaste that makes me feel like I just took a bite of pumpkin bread.
After sitting a minute the spicy flavor lingers more than anything else.
Overall a very good seasonal offering. The low ABV makes it very session-able.

Oct 04, 2020
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured hard from a can into a mug, forming a giant pile of frothy light tan head (probably a bit overkill). Nice dark amber color, mostly transparent. Smell is a nice pumpkin, almost pumpkin pie with no sweetness. Taste is similar, like a no sugar pumpkin pie and just a bit spices, more nutmeg than cinnamon. Light to medium bodied and light carbonation remaining after the hard poor. Very solid and affordable pumpkin ale.

Sep 25, 2020
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Zopiac from Michigan

1.85/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Like the aisle of a florists a week after Halloween when they're gearing up for Christmas. Cheap malt flavour, too much head, but a pleasingly dark amber colour. Too bad the taste and aroma leave you wondering if it's actually a beer or not.

Jan 01, 2020
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

(12 oz can, 07/17/19; purchased cold single at Shangy's... poured into a fat tulip)

L: crystal-clear, amber-tawny colored liquid (ok, perhaps it has a very faint haze, speckled sediment?); glistening off-white foam, finger-high; very little lace

S: after it sat about 30 secs, a Fireball-like cinnamon note made its way to my nose; dipping down, nose in glass, totally Fireball, with a subtle background coloring of nutmeg... maybe a hint of toasty light-order crystal malt... definitely not a 'pumpkin ale' or 'pumpkin spice' scent

T: nutmeg pops out a but more right up front, soft cinnamon spice buzzing; background has an almost snickerdoodle doughy malt essence, but without any real malt depth - all flavors seem to sit on a 2-D plane; slight cinnamon sugar aftertaste, but otherwise a rather (bone) dry

F: glassy-smooth, thin-plus body; semi-sharp snap in its dry, spicy-flushed finish... quick and dead

O: add a little more red color to this and it would easily pass as a holiday/xmas beer, which is really what this is... fair execution for what it is, but also devoid of personality or character (1624)

Nov 20, 2019
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edward_boumil from New York

3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer. What I like about it is that the spice isn’t overwhelming to me, can get actual pumpkin flavor.
It’s a little drier as well. Spice is certainly present on the finish and adds to dryness but not overwhelming.
I had this on tap yesterday and it was even better, slightly sweeter and less “spicy”, and stronger pumpkin. But this is still quite good from cans

Nov 10, 2019
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Sir-Buddly-Longfellow from Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nothing about this beer leaves me Sleepy nor Hollow, and pour this beer just right, & it won't leave your glass headless!

Hop aboard this Ichabod Trane, cause it's worth losing your head over!

Oct 24, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned 8/6/18; drank 10/30/18 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dark orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big eggshell head; strong, frothy lace.

Allspice, pumpkin & faint citrus notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Allspice & pumpkin flavors up front; macro lager notes on the finish.

A good pumpkin beer if you absolutely don't want too much flavor. Permanent pass for me.

Oct 31, 2018
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TheGent from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a gorgeous looking beer. A nice copper orange color with a thick beige head. It’s got enough of the spices to say “pumpkin pie” but the natural pumpkin adds a nice flavor and it has a dry, crackery malt finish with a touch of bitterness. An all around nice beer. And it’s just that, a beer, first. Love the 4.5% on it too.

Oct 11, 2018
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This goes a long with the October theme, of course this makes a great brew when the leaves are falling. A different variety to the Oktoberfests. This one has variations of sweet and bitter. This one seems to a bit drier than the others but still has a sweet finish.

Oct 08, 2018
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quite a nice, refreshing beer that was surprisingly flavorful. Pours a nice amber color with lots of fluffy white head initially that slowly fades. Nice spotty lingering lacing. Smells of cinnamon, pumpkin and maybe a little clove. Tastes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, pumpkin, grain and malt. Not too sweet and not too overspiced - nicely restrained. Smooth mild mouthfeel and good amount of carbonation.

Sep 04, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New Holland Brewing Company "Ichabod"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED 07/10/17 03:54"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: What's this, a pumpkin beer I haven't tried before? Hahaha, only kidding, I've just never rated it. And I will say, at least they got the name! Washington Irving, was it? Great little story. Anyway, it pours a hazy orange body beneath a finger thick head of creamy off-white. The head falls but it maintains a thin cap across the entire surface and some lacing is left where it fell. The aroma is there with the pumpkin pie spice, and in this case they list it as cinnamon and nutmeg. It's bright and clear but not overblown, and I somehow think that they've toned it down from the early days, perhaps even eliminating some other spices but I digress. The flavor follows with a caramelish maltiness, a hint of brown sugar, and some floral and leafy hops. The spice then is a perfect marriage with the gently sweetish malt, and it seems that they've set it up so that there's more spice in the aroma than there is in the flavor which is exactly the way it should be. There's a light touch of yeasty fruitiness as well, apple mainly. The only thing that I miss is a little more depth of character within the spice (allspice, clove, and ginger perhaps) but I'll gladly trade that for the nice balance that they've got going on here - and the fact that it's not overdone, too many pumpkin beers are just overdone. Oh, and I also forgot, there's actual pumpkin in the mash as well, which is nice even if it doesn't actually contribute much flavor; you can call it a pumpkin beer rather than just a spiced ale and be completely honest about it. A moderate bitterness balances it and it finishes with spice and caramel malt followed by lingering earth and spice. Medium-light in body and gently crisp. One of the more pleasant and easy to drink pumpkin beers on the market.

Oct 24, 2017
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brenn79 from Idaho

3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle- Pours hazy orange with a medium whiteish head that reduces fairly quickly leaving a thin head that retains. Aroma is strong pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, seemingly a touch of chocolate. The taste is similar, pumpkin spices, not overly sweet, balanced with enough hops. Pretty straight forward pumpkin spiced ale.

Oct 21, 2017
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at the knickerbocker tavern in altoon pa, friday night.

pint glass brought to the table, clear orange/amber body, small white head, which dissipates quite quickly leaving minimal lacing.

aroma of pumpkin spices

and, of course, it tastes like pumpkin spices. however, the taste is not strong, which i personally appreciate. it is faintly sweet

Below medium on the mouth, spicy on the finish

overall, an okay pumpkin spice beer. there are better options. and worse.

Oct 15, 2017
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erk0607 from Colorado

3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Coppery orange with short lived head that turned to quick lacing.
Smell: Minimal. Not very strong, you really have to stick your nose in there, but there's some pumpkin and graininess to it.
Taste: Half bread, half pumpkin. Not many auxillary spices in this one.
Feel: Medium-heavy, not super thick though. Mild carbonation but energetic.
Overall: Ok pumpkin beer. At least it tastes like pumpkin, but there are better ones.

Oct 13, 2017
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Red5StandingBy from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Standard Pint glass. Bottled on August 10th, 2017.

L: Pours a coppery orange, half finger off-white head has okay retention.

S: Smells of lots of spice and pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon are very noticeable.

T: Good amount of spice and pumpkin flavors, nutmeg and cinnamon are again the headline here, although the rich flavor seems to fade away quickly.

F: Light, crisp, semi-dry clean finish.

O: A decent Pumpkin beer, just wish the flavor would last longer.

Sep 25, 2017
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udfan07 from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draught while out at a restaurant. A very drinkable pumpkin ale. Smelled of cinnamon and sugar and while tasting it I tasted hints of graham cracker. Very good fall beer.

Sep 10, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a nice semi-dark to light orange to brown color-ed body with a nice less than a half fingered white foamy head that died extremely quickly. Lacing, hmmm...what lacing, there wasn’t any. The smell had a nice cinnamon to ginger spiced somewhat pumpkin-esque sort of spiciness trying to let a semi-decent maltiness to come about it. Does it? Hmmm....Not really, but still good for the most part. The taste, hmmm....well, its a fairly good spicy to sweet to a light hoppy bitterness combining and coming all about into itself. On the palate, it sat at/about a fairly light to medium on the body leading into a decent sessionable quality and having a fairly good carbonation running about its body. Overall, for the most part, I’d say this was a good Pumpkin Ale.

Jun 10, 2017
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale orange with a foamy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma of pumpkin and spice. Taste is sweet and a bit spicy. Good mouth feel. A good pumpkin beer.

May 28, 2017
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Caveworm from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New Holland Ichabod Ale | New Holland Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head on this beer is three fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a clear deep mahogany brownish amber body.

I smell milder pumpkin/ginger spice with caramelized malts.

Tastes like the caramelized malts mixed with gingerbread making this a damn tasty brew, let alone the lighter pumpkin hints.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate New Holland Ichabod Ale | New Holland Brewing Company with a 4.5

Feb 02, 2017
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber colour, Smells like sweet pumpkin, cereal malts, caramel, slight spiced hop, and nutmeg. Tastes like light pumpkin throughout, cereal malts, kind of sweet, a bit of pumpkin spices at then end, but quite light.

Dec 28, 2016
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

New Holland Ichabod Ale brewed by New Holland Brewing Company. This pumpkin ale pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice off white head. Now Ichabod Ale , has an ABV of 4.50% There is a decent amount of lacing to this pumpkin ale, it sticks nice to the glass. Ichabod Ale smell is rich with spices and pumpkin. The smell puts you in the mind set of pumpkin pie, not saying that is a thing. Between the color and smell this brew is really inviting. Now for the taste, it is bold with spices, you pick up on cinnamon and nutmeg, then pumpkin. You also pick up on a decent amount of grains and malts. There is a lot going on in this pumpkin ale. This pumpkin ale has a bit more spices than most on the market, but it gives this brew a nice kick, that is a good thing. There really is nothing overpowering about New Holland Ichabod Ale, it a has a real nice balance to. I can't get over how smooth this ale goes down. This a fine drinking pumpkin brew, really puts you that pumpkin pie state. This is one pumpkin brew I can really enjoy. The mouth feel of New Holland Ichabod Ale is Spicy , Bold, Clean , Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving New Holland Ichabod Ale a 4.75 out of 5. I would definitely buy this brew again. New Holland Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this brew.

Dec 11, 2016
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1angrydwarf from Kansas

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: pours to a 1 finger head with some lingering froth over an amber body.
S: subtle pumpkin notes with an light touch of nutmeg. Very light on the spice smell.
F:Soft small bubbles make for a smooth drink of medium body.
T:Some pumpkin seems to strike first but very well integrated with the malt/grain the follows. A trace of nutmeg through out like a guide. Slight tart flavor from hops or pumpkin? despite that finishes clean no lingering flavors, very tidy.
O: I feel this is a decent beer with a touch of pumpkin and nutmeg. It is not sweet or a spice bomb. They give you a beer with a light touch of something different. I would perfer a stronger roasted pumpkin flavor but this isn't bad.

Oct 31, 2016
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown/amber color into the trusty old tulip. A little over a finger of off white foam. Good retention, no lacing. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg, malt, pumpkin flesh. Taste is a nice spice blend without the cinnamon becoming too overpowering, followed by bready malt, pumpkin, green apple, white grapes. Something to have every fall.

Oct 24, 2016
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Yeldarb92 from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer at my local Krogers at a make your own six pack station. Poured quite nicely, and as a person that doesn't particularly enjoy pumpkin beers this one kinda takes the cake. It isn't overpowering and has a really decent lighter flavor than most beers of its type. I would gladly drink a sixer of these by a campfire and tell ghost stories.

Oct 22, 2016
Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 1646 ratings