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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002

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3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours brilliant amber with a two inch tan/off-white head of foam. Settles relatively quickly. Distinct, rich, pumpkin, allspice and nutmeg nose. Medium body and light carbonation. Malt, and distinct pumpkin and noticeable spice palate with persistent lingering. Hints of butterscotch and caramelized sugars? Somewhat sweet, although balanced against with spice and pumpkin notes.. Attractive Belgian lace. ABV is not noticeable. Fresh. Attractive. Will repurchase.

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3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is slightly hazy with a pretty reddish-brown color and a massive frothy white head that slowly dissipates. The nose has some sweet malty notes and some allspice and cinnamon.

Medium body and a sweet, spicy flavor. Nice toffee-like malt up front and allspice and cinnamon to provide balance. I don't get a lot of pumpkin, but it is enough to complement the malt and spices nicely. A fair amount of flavor for a non-imperial pumpkin beer.

Overall, an above-average offering. It seems a bit unfair to compare this to an imperial pumpkin beer (like Schlafly's or Pumking), but since ABV doesn't factor into my ratings, it should come as no surprise that this one doesn't quite reach the upper echelon.

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3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A darker pumpkin ale, with a tiny bit of head on the pour and a little bit of residual head left over. Very bubbly remaining after the pour. Not as amber as most pumpkin ales but still within the characteristics of traditional pumpkin ales.

Smell: This has a much sweeter smell, and there is definitely some pumpkin obvious within the smell. A lot of flavor is noted when smelling the beer. I'm looking forward to tasting this.

Taste: A very medium taste. I think it benefits the actual taste. There is not so much spice upon tasting the beer just more pumpkin, which is a great mix up compared to the rest of the pumpkin beers. If this had perhaps been a bit sweeter it would have been outstanding taste, but none the less i really enjoy this happy medium.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a medium carbonation, and is medium thickness beer. I think this properly suits the actual taste of the beer and makes it a good beer. I can't really complain about the mouth taste of this beer other than i like it.

Overall: This is a pretty good pumpkin ale. I really enjoy the smell, and the taste actually pairs nicely with the smell and mouthfeel brings it all together. They did a good job, i feel like this captures the essence of a Pumpkin ale.

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A - Dark brownish / orange with good clarity and nice head and lacing.

S - Nutmeg, pumpkin pie, spices.

T - Huge spice flavor hits you - nutmeg, pumpkin spice, followed by some malts. Medium body that finishes with a dry touch of pumpkin spice.

O - Solid for the style - worth a shot.

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