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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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with a code printed on the side. My first encounter with this beer, expectations are about average based on my past experiences with this brewery. I do like pumpkin ales a lot though, so we'll see. My bottle lists a 5.20% abv, rather than the 5.50% abv listed on BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - A bit of an over aggressive pour yields three fingers of thick fluffy off-white head with some nice staying power. Lingering at about two fingers of suds. Body is a light bright amber orange color with some very fine sediment suspended in the glass.

S - Smell is pretty nonexistent. All I'm really able to pull out of this is some light holiday spice, and some flat sugary cola. Pretty poor aroma.

T - Taste is pretty lackluster for a pumpkin ale, also. The cinnamon and nutmeg is apparent on the back end, but up front is all mainly malts and some bitter earthy hop presence. The gourdy pumpkin is pretty subdued, and isn't really noticeable at all until the finish, but it is in there.

M - Feel is smooth and clean, with some coarse cinnamon & nutmeg spice lingering on the palate. Finishes dry. Carbonation is okay.

Overall, a plain and boring pumpkin beer. Low on aroma, low on flavor, has a lot more hop action to it than actual pumpkin. Not a pumpkin beer I would want to try again. Slowly ticking away at the ever growing range of average New Holland beers.

New Holland Ichabod ---3/5.

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12 oz dated 23-JUL-13 into a Hoffman House chalice.

A - Crystal clear bright red-amber with a trace of off white foam. Carbonation appears mild.

S - Pumpkin-like malt with a hint of nutmeg and a tiny bit of cinnamon.

T - Malty, simple front transitions into a caramel, spice and aggressive noble-type hop finish. Spices are mild enough not to interfere. Surprisingly hoppy for a pumpkin ale. Finish has a subtle cinnamon heat increasing the perception of dryness.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation.

O - An APA with a pumpkin kick. Less sweet than many commercial examples but still a full-flavored beer.

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New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 1,581 ratings.
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