New Holland Paleooza | New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland PaleoozaNew Holland Paleooza

Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 122 | Ratings: 370
Photo of Vljensen
4.82/5  rDev +29.9%
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 +27%
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 +21.3%
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 ALESwhatCURESya
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
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 Schwarzbart
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
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 DaveFL1976
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
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 +15.9%
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 +15.1%
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 +15.1%
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 Bearcat_42
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +14.3%
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 +14%
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 +13.2%
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 inebrius
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
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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Photo of nortmand
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice, typical Pale Ale color, with a nice dollop of white froth. The smell is very "green" hop flavor, with a bit of malt meatiness in the background.
Full flavor, with a nice malty presence, backed up by a citrus hoppiness. Creamy mouthfeel, very smooth, going down quite nicels on a warm summer afternoon. Definitely worthy of multiple doses.

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Photo of Wildman
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a light golden color and formed an nice white head and left some lace. An aroma of hops and spices. Also the flavor was of hops and spices. It had a light body.

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Photo of gimmehead
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice orange copper with a big frothy white head that never diminishes and leaves thick, foamy rings on the glass. Smells of floral hops with a little citric grapefruit thrown in and quite a lot of fuity esters. I was a little surprised at the intensity of the yeasty banana notes and it put me in mind of a hefe. There is also some grainy malt character, but the overall aroma is pretty fruity. The taste is much like the nose, with a little more citric hop presence. Still fruity, but good. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. This is a very drinkable beer with alot of sweetness, but plenty of hops to balance and keep it interesting.

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Photo of ToggleEyes
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now that we have all heard the news that New Holland is going to retire the old APA stand-by for me I thought to at least do it justice by giving it a beer review. Paleooza has served me well. It pours out a nice hazy copper orange and forms a perfect soapy head about 2 fingers tall and then deminishes with sticky lacing and a thin film that hangs out at the top just waiting to give the perfect beer mustache. The smell is of citrice, spruce rosin, and a little bit of malt, just enough to ballance things out. This ballancing act results in a taste that is just right. A taste that starts with a pinch of bitter then mellows out with a dry citrice aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good, and smooth, but not too thin. I like this beer a lot because of its drinkability. Served cold, and there is only a handfull that are as comparable when it comes time to quenching thirst.
Thank You Paleooza and Thank You New Holland.

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Photo of Applesauce1
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured about a half inch head out of the bottle into the glass. Golden-copper type color. Looked really good. This beer tasted great too. A good amount of hops in this APA. This beer is simply a great pale ale. The drinkability is pretty good for this. Definitely a beer that you can sit down with and enjoy on a weekday or weekend night. I'll definitely have more of these in the future.

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Photo of alphaacid9000
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark gold in color with an almost off-white head. Highly carbonated with constant fine bubbles throughout the sample.

Aromas of grain, grass, orange, hay and slight must

Flavor is very well balanced. Nice mouthfeel with very pleasant bitterness. Earthy hop flavor, biscuit, bread, tangerine

Overall - Very nice and drinkable pale. Very sessionable, full of flavor and aroma. Well done

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Photo of cooncat
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving from a 12 oz. bottle, decanted into a 16 oz. glass. Reviewed 6-9-07

This is the first offering from New Holland that I've tried, and it happens to be their flagship beer, the first one they ever brewed. APAs are one of my favorite styles, so let's see how this stacks up against my favorite APA, Great Lakes Burning River.

The pour produces a nice sized foamy white head on top of a golden-orangish colored brew. The beer is nice and clear, and lots of tiny bubbles are seen coming up from the bottom of the glass. The head is not long lasting, but a nice cap sticks around to the bottom of the glass, and sheets of lace are evident on the side of the glass.

The nose is a mild mix of citrus hops, mixed with bready malts. It is light, but pleasant. Taste is similar to the nose, a nice balance of citrusy hops, backed by bready malts. Very well balanced, and the Cascade hops are easily noticed and enjoyed. The fine carbonation gives it a wonderful mouthfeel that is dry and crisp; very refreshing. I'd rate this high on the drinkability scale, as it is very refreshing and quaffable. Definitely a session brew that will please most palates.

This first sample of New Holland beers is an eye opener for me. The Paleooza is easily one of the better APAs that I've enjoyed and reviewed. Highly recommended. Don't miss a chance to try this very drinkable beer!


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Photo of hosehead83
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured rom a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear copper/gold in color, with a nice two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, faint fruitiness
Taste-Toasted malts/pale malts in combination, rough-hewn earthy hops.
A solid, tasty pale ale. Pairs nicely with a hunk of aged Irish cheddar.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was impressed with New Holland's Mad Hatter IPA so I'm interested to see what they can do with an APA. Hazy orangish amber with a dark cream-colored, firmsticky head. A thick disk persists for the (short) life of the beer and thin, concentric rings of lace appear each time the glass is put back on the coaster. So far, so very good.

The nose is classic Cascade grapefruit fruity and is wonderful. Paleooza inches into the lower reaches of the IPA style in terms of flavor, hoppiness and mouthfeel. There's a sweet, lightly caramel-like malt base with plenty of bitter grapefruit and orange zest doing a tap dance across my taste buds.

Malt and hops fight to a draw (although hops get in one solid punch after the bell sounds) with each one present in a greater quantity than one usually sees in this style. The body is medium-full for an APA and the mouthfeel is pleasantly silky and a trifle slick on the finish.

Paleooza is one of the bigger and one of the better APAs that I've had to date. New Holland continues to impress and I can't wait to see what the rest of their lineup has to offer. Thanks to Dogbrick for the bottle.

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Photo of granger10
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one has a peach color to it with golden highlights. It displays a weak head that leaves abruptly. Nose is of flowers. Taste shows more of those floral hops along with some citrus hops (definitely grapefruit). Malt is there and pleasing but pretty weak and not that sweet either. Yeast is noticed at the finish and brings out a nice little spice from the beer. This ones a little thin and not near as flavorful as Mad Hatter, but that's a good thing in this case. Easy drinking for sure.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with some sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for a while.

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