New Holland Ichabod Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland Ichabod AleNew Holland Ichabod Ale
1,595 Ratings
New Holland Ichabod AleNew Holland Ichabod Ale

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,595 |  Reviews: 561
Photo of WolfAlynn
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is not a brew that I would purchase on a regular basis, but I really enjoyed the nutmeg flavor that comes through over the other spices. Similar brews tend to have a cinnamon base to them. I also found this to be less sweet than the cinnamon-spiced beers. This is not a great beer - buy it for the nutmeg!

 310 characters

Photo of LordBeardman
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of wcudwight
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber colored with hints of classic fall hues. Thin cream-colored head sticks on the surface. Smells like wheat with hints of spices, nutmeg and cinnamon. This pumpkin ale actually taste like beer as the spices do not over power it. That's nice. Spices kind of linger in the background. Little pumpkin flavor with a slight acidic finish that doesn't really detract from the beer at all. Medium bodied mouth feel with a little zip from the carbonation. Overall a decent pumpkin ale with it's strongest quality being that the pumpkin and spice flavors do not detract from the beer flavor.

 586 characters

Photo of beermeplease88
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of rapayn01
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jrfehon33
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of pirmannt1
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Zimm
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Kilhd
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kraticus41
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of mweso2000
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Joerwat
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks just like a pumpkin (amber) ale should, beautiful orange color, and a nice head. Were the head a bit thicker it'd have been perfect.
Nose: pumpkin, caramely malt and what is probably the exact right amount of spices. the spice is strong, but not overpowering. It smells sweet, but not sickly so.
Palate: sharp spices front and center, gives way to the malt notes, the pumpkin is present the entire time, but comes out more against the malt. I'm not a big fan of amber ale malt profiles and pumpkin, which this has, but it's as good as any amber pumpkin malt taste pairing.
the finish is lack luster, almost watery, but hints of spice and pumpkin linger.
overall: one of the best pumpkin ales I've had, possibly even the best.

 731 characters

Photo of beatlefan56
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of twat_waffle
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Waveoff
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of AngusOg
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of jmann40
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of creepinjeeper
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of sparx1100
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Satan70
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of magine
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ranokmai
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ujsplace
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of inspektor
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,595 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.