New Holland Ichabod Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Ichabod AleNew Holland Ichabod Ale

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002

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Photo of bwilson1730
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a nice amber colored body with a nice small tanish head to it that holds its own for a while. The smell has nice pumpkin aroma alomost pie like. The taste is awesome, it has a nice roasted pumpkin flavor with the clove and some peppery notes, espcially once it warms up a little bit that is when the flavor come alive. The mouth feel is very nice, smooth and leaves a nice peppery after taste in your mouth. Overall this is a really good pumpkin beer, not the best i have had but i would say it is now in my top ten.

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Photo of robthepenguin
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of flyersfan900
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of jsprain1
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear copper-orange. Head is big and off white. Falls to half a finger and holds firm there. Some lacing.
S- Meaty pumpkin, with minimal spice or anything else of note.
T- There is a bit of clove and black peppery flavor. Meaty pumpkin flavors round it out a bit but all around it's mild flavors. Just a bit of sweet brown sugar.
M- Dry finish. Lightish body for a pumpkin ale. Medium carbonation.
O- Merely a mediocre pumpkin ale for me. A bit disappointing considering my general liking of this style and brewery.

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Photo of jereb33
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of RodneyFarva
3.92/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into snifter

a: pours a copper-amber with a one finger white head that fades a bit and lazily sits

s: nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cardamon, strong pumpkin flavor. awesome.

t: similar flavors as in the nose, but a bit weaker for some reason, and a touch watery. the flavors there are excellent and balanced - pumpkin and spices.

o: overall, this is still a great pumpkin ale and probably in my top 3 or 4. it's also a lot more sessionable than some of the heavy hitters like Weyerbacher, Pumking, and Punkin that are closer to the 8-9% mark.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mlswirejones
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of BigTuna
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ichabod is an amber orange color and pours with little head. Not much lacing to speak of.

The smell is wonderful: cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, brown sugar, etc. The smell is followed nicely by a very similar taste. I got strong hints of cinnamon with undertones of nutmeg and pumpkin. And yet, Ichabod never forgets that it is a beer. The cinnamon taste accents the beer wonderfully.

Mouthfeel is where this beer gets in a little trouble. It's a bit flat and goes down almost too smoothly. It teeters on the edge of being too watery. But still, the wonderful flavor helped me overlook this slight malfunction.

Overall, I would say this is quite an underrated pumpkin ale. It does exactly what beer drinkers ask a pumpkin ale to do, no more and no less. Granted, it does taste a bit better on-tap than from the bottle, so if you have the opportunity to try this on draft, go for it. I'm usually not a huge fan of NH, but I have to say they pull this off well.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of BrentFranz
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Rich540
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mintfish
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 1,579 ratings.
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