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New Holland Ichabod Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002

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3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dubnation
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aclockworkchris
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of luke12345
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of C_Adams
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brenn79
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
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 faitly sweet

elow medium on the mouth, spicy on the finish

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

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Photo of KLHBB
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erk0607
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of jenrhart
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of Nunya
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JerBear517
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Commandophile
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of udfan07
4.31/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

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Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScreaminScott
2.02/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Nice color. Bitter taste. No unique pumpkin or pumpkin spice taste.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,604 ratings
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