New Holland Paleooza | New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland PaleoozaNew Holland Paleooza

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New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our classic Pale Ale, with Michigan grown, cascade hops. Bright hoppiness and pleasant aromatics framed with balancing sweetness of pale malts.

Added by Mitchster on 09-23-2002

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Ratings: 371 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of Vljensen
4.82/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A brilliant pale ale. Citrus, grassy, tropical fruit,lemon notes with a light/medium body. Very aromatic with rich flavors and sweet, vibrant hops within the structure of a lighter beer.

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Photo of crzegrl
4.71/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Light amber in color, beautiful lacing and head retention. Citrus and slight pine notes. Medium body mouth feel with mild bitterness. Easy drinking and leaves me wanting more.

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Photo of pb9613
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I love cascade hops and this pale ale puts them front and center. I remember living in Holland and stopping every Tuesday after work to get a growler filled with Paleooza or Zoomer Wit. They quit producing both beers a year or so later. I am so glad they brought back Paleooza. It proves that prayers to the beer gods sometimes gets answered.

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Photo of jamison_sheppard
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of Creevo
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice deep golden body with healthy white head. Nice citrusy nose on it and nice hoppy punch. The taste is really well balanced and the hoppiness hits halfway down. Overall, very nice Pale with tons of flavors and nice crisp taste. One of my favorites from New Holland!

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is really good. Big head that stayed through out. No bitterness, great flavor. Must try.

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Photo of Jack74
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkh895
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Schwarzbart
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light amber in color with some lace. Hop aroma is very apparent with hints of unpeeled orange, but also somewhat floral. Taste a little hoppy for a pale ale but a little mild for an IPA. If I were blindfolded, I would of probably guessed an IPA. Mouthfeel is smooth with good carbonation. One of my favorite pale ales so far, but then again I also like IPA's.

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Photo of MacStinson
4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveFL1976
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, honey-golden colored body. Topped with a white head that settles down into chunks, presumably because there's some hop oils in there. Smells like it, anyway. Spicy, piney, grapefruit hop smell towering above a sweet, malty base.
Taste is really nice. It's not a hop bomb, but could pass as an IPA if they needed it to. It's actually extremely well balanced. Quite nice. I'd like to drink this side-by-side a Bell's Two Hearted, because that's what this brew reminds me of. And I like Two Hearted a lot.

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Photo of Zach136
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear yellow body, off white head, good lacing.

S - Chamomile tea, herbal hops, some passionfruit as well. Super interesting nose for an APA.

T - Light hop forward flavor with assorted fruity hops, light grassy pine.

M - Dissipating and refreshing.

O - The Michigan Cascade hop strain they used it super interesting. I'm a big fan!

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Photo of ypsifly
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Undated 12oz poured into a pint glass. The dancing bears on the label remind me of something Grateful Dead related.

Clear, light copper with an off-white head that is good sized and lives a long life thanks to the ample carbonation. Layered rings of lace left in its wake.

Has a nice balance of west coast hops and bicuity malts in the nose. The hops are floral with just a pinch of pine. Simple, straightforward, what an APA should smell like.

The malts are first to hit my tongue, and they start off sweet but turn biscuity before the hops come in. The hops take over and are a bit leafy, but they don't overpower or leave any lingering bitterness in the finish.

Nice moderate to full mouth. Almost perfect for my interpretation of the style. I would session this beer more often if it was as available as my usual APA: SNPA.

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Photo of utahbeerdude
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Nice and clear; very light in color for a pale ale; not much head.

Smell: Really nice Cascade aroma. Dry hopped?

Taste: This pale ale is rather light in taste and thus very definitely hop centric. Most brewers these days would refer to this beer as a Session IPA. Apparently this beer has been brewed for many years, and so its introduction preceded the moniker Session IPA. This beer only used pale malt, Caramunich and Carapils, and not much of the specialty malts, as judged by color and taste.

Feel: Light on the palate.

Overall: A really delightful beer. I had this in a flight at Lock 47 in Centerville, OH (recommended). It was definitely my favorite in the flight.

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Photo of drummerguy
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of MidwestBA
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bearcat_42
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Very Clean and Crisp with a small, quickly retreating head

S: Pleasant aroma - neither overpowering or nonexistent

T: Crisp and Refreshing - Fruity with a very slightly bitter finish, definitely not a kicking IPA

F: Very smooth and easy to drink

O: A great, refreshing pale ale that is perfect for a go to drink outside in the summer by the pool.

First Review! Whoo!

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Photo of pat61
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy brass or tea tinted gold under a 1” fairly quickly dissipating foam cap.
S: Grassy, resiny hops over lightly toasted malts with traces of biscuit.
T: Pale malts, biscuit, fruit, pear. The flavors are mainly fruit and biscuit to graham cracker that gives way to citrus and leads to a citrus rind bitter finish.
F: Creamy, medium body and carbonation.
O: Refreshing, easy to drink, moderate alcohol.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: a murky orange fading to yellow along the edges. A very nice fluffy white head forms. Sticky clumps of lacing cling to the glass.

Smell: Slightly citrusy and wheaty. Seems to have a nice character and balanced well.

Taste: Grapefruit rind bitterness with some strong hop presence that fades into a sweeter orange juice-like characteristic. This is all maintained with a good wheaty/yeasty base that holds it all together. Finishes slightly dry and tight.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crispy. Nicely balanced and carbonated.

Drinkability: I could definitely see me drinking a few of these.

A finely crafted APA. Very good balance leaning toward the hop end of things. Strongly recommended.

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Photo of brentk56
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly dark golden color with a modest head; the retention wasn't great but there was some decent lacing action

Smell: Modest pithy aromas waft around the caramel malt

Taste: Starts out with a nice caramel biscuit backbone that is quickly joined by that pithy bitterness; the two flavors blend nicely through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: While it won't knock your socks off, this fits the APA category perfectly and is a great session beer

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Photo of Jerryodell
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of entenduintransit
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of inebrius
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose of shortbread cookies placed next to a spring floral arrangement. Layers of lace coat the glass like tree rings; my trees happen to be fast growers. Hazy pumpkin complexion. Starts quick with a sweet biscuity flavor that rides a mild citrus that tartens quick and loiters favorably. Smooth and round and drainable.

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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 371 ratings