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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear to just a touch hazy amber in color with some orange highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall off-white head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon dominates but there are hints of nutmeg and allspice).

T: Strong flavors of cinnamon with moderate notes of pumpkin and light notes of nutmeg. Light notes of malt sweetness upfront and very light bitterness near the finish (which does not linger).

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is OK but unfortunately the pumpkin pie spices are a little out of balance - way too much cinnamon for the amounts of nutmeg and allspice.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Infamous7100
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a rich amber to orange hue. A tad hazy with a finger width white head. No lacing to speak of.
S: semi muted, but the aroma does creep out a bit more as it warms and when agitated. Notes of cinnamon dominate the aroma, but naturally some pumpkin sneaks though as well. Spicy.
T: cinnamon and other pumpkin spices dominate the flavor from front to back. Starts with a huge amount of spice and some sweet malts. As the brew moves across the palette the pumpkin notes start to present themselves. Not a huge fan of the mix of flavors, seems a little out of balance.
M: light in body and medium in carbonation. Seems a bit too thin and a tad watery.
O: this is a decent pumpkin beer. I have had better, certainly, but worse as well. I just wish the flavors were balanced a bit better and a little more pronounced.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that left a thin layer of bubbles completely covering the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin spices in the nose
T: The taste has flavors of cinnamon along with notes of pumpkin and nutmeg. The cinnamon really stands out in particular and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Like some IPAs can be considered as a hop bomb, this beer seems like it's a cinnamon bomb and could use a better balance between the flavors of pumpkins and spices.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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A= Pours a dark amber color with a thin bubbly head that rises to a skin and falls somewhat slowly to a ring around the glass Solid lacing despite the lack of a head.

S= A little light but I get a nice pumpkin aroma with the right amount of spice in it. Cinnamon and nutmeg come through nicely.

T= The taste is very nice. A good mix of beer and spicey pumpkin flavor. Lots of good spice comes up front before being swallowed by a rich malty sweetness and a strong pumpkin finish. There is a bit of a hop profile that briefly makes an appearance as well.

M= A little too high on the carbonation.

O= This is a solid pumpkin beer. It deserves way better than it's rating that's for sure. A good drinkability as well as a nice flavor profile. Most pumpkin beers are either too light on flavor or too large in alcohol. This baby is just right.

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4.24/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky caramel color with a minimal off-white head that soon disappears. It's nice to see a pumpkin ale that actually looks like pumpkin. Aroma is a pleasant blend of citric hops, cinnamon, and nutmeg, with none in excess. Crisp and invigorating, I might be perfectly content just smelling this beer instead of drinking it.

The flavor profile has a lot going on, but it's really well balanced, so much so that the flavor is more of a cohesive whole than the disparate collection of elements that one finds all too often. There is some of the citric hop flavor that was present in the nose, along with a decent dose of pumpkin and just enough of the pumpkin spices to lend some zip to the mouthfeel. The carbonation feels spot-on for the style as well. There isn't much progression in the taste, as all elements are present from start to finish, though the hops may linger just a shade longer than the rest. I typically am not a hop man myself, but it seems that in the midst of the pumpkin spices, a decent dose of hops is exactly what is called for to balance things out. If I had to identify a negative, there may be a slight metallic taste in the finish, but that really is nitpicking.

Overall, this a very well balanced and aromatic brew that embodies the season and is easy to drink. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin ales, but this is surely one I would enjoy having again.

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New Holland Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 1,582 ratings.
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