Ichabod Ale
New Holland Brewing Company

Ichabod AleIchabod Ale
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From:
New Holland Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #176
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,012
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 14.33%
Ratings:
1,656
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 16, 2021
Added:
Oct 02, 2002
Wants:
  55
Gots:
  244
SCORE
81
Good
Ichabod AleIchabod Ale
Notes: None
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Photo of vigorousjammer
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by vigorousjammer

Nice simple amber look, with a decent head.
Subtle nose, with a subdued pumpkin undertone, and a smooth, slightly hoppy mouth feel.

Nov 16, 2021
 
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Oct 18, 2021
 
3.72 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Oct 16, 2021
Photo of klarcbarr3
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

A 12 oz. can pours a light orange ale, with a one inch head that recedes fast, as most pumpkin heads do. The aroma is faint, but what is there, has subdued, soapy cinnamon nutmeg notes. The carbonation is adequate, and provides light lacing, even after the head is gone. The flavor is bland. The seasonal spices taste good, but are over run with a hop bitterness typical of an average American lager. The taste is light, the smell is light, the mouthfeel is watery, the 4.5 ABV is light. You know it's a rough go when the mouth feel is the highlight of a brew. This is a boring concoction designed to keep prices low. It is not good, it is not bad.. it simply exists. I will not repurchase.

Oct 07, 2021
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3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Beerma from Ohio

It is not very pumpkinie. Tastes more like an IPA. It is growing on me. At first sip, I didn't like it because I was expecting more pumpkin. If I think of it as an IPA it isn't
too bad!

Oct 03, 2021
 
3.7 by KT3418 from Colorado on Sep 19, 2021
 
3.3 by mltobin from Connecticut on Sep 12, 2021
 
4 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas on Sep 01, 2021
 
3.74 by j0hnc2468 from New York on Aug 30, 2021
 
3.67 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Aug 20, 2021
Photo of mothmanscott
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by mothmanscott from Georgia

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
 
3.73 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Oct 26, 2020
 
3.53 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Oct 21, 2020
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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BlueShepard19 from Kentucky

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
 
3.29 by Ralphs66 from New York on Sep 28, 2020
Photo of EnderFett11
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

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
 
3.35 by Yendor61 from Michigan on Mar 22, 2020
 
3.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jan 22, 2020
Photo of Zopiac
1.85/5  rDev -48%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
by Zopiac from Michigan

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
 
3.18 by chris826 from Mississippi on Dec 01, 2019
 
3.5 by zbooks from Texas on Nov 22, 2019
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(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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3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by edward_boumil from New York

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
 
4.25 by dflo32 from North Carolina on Oct 26, 2019
Photo of Sir-Buddly-Longfellow
4.68/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Sir-Buddly-Longfellow from Michigan

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
 
3.7 by MJSFS from Florida on Oct 04, 2019
 
3.54 by Calraven from Michigan on Aug 23, 2019
 
4.06 by Trboley from Ohio on Aug 11, 2019
 
3.77 by mholdefer from Alabama on Jan 31, 2019
 
3.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Dec 02, 2018
 
3.08 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2018
Photo of GuyFawkes
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
 
3.82 by torrch from Indiana on Oct 31, 2018
 
3.5 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
 
3.33 by KurtisCarman from Ohio on Oct 11, 2018
Photo of TheGent
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TheGent from New Jersey

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
Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

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
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Oct 02, 2018
 
4.08 by mpolewan from Ohio on Oct 02, 2018
 
3.5 by dsshuck from Delaware on Sep 30, 2018
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