New Holland Paleooza | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland PaleoozaNew Holland Paleooza
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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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Ratings: 371 |  Reviews: 122
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

2.6/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.71/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Drank from the bottle, so I can't comment on looks. I picked it up on a whim because I liked the bears on the label. (Different label than the one posted on this site at the time of this posting.)
Smelled of nothing special, your average hoppy smell.
Tasted of moderate carbonation with a moderate bitter aftertaste I find common with most ale's. Goes down smooth.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

12oz bottle purchased for $1.79. Hazy yellow, orange maybe. Aroma was this odd vegetal greenness, line celery. Flavor was slightly bitter, hops, then that weird flavor. Overall pretty average and I don't know how they are going to make it here in CO with so much competition on the shelves.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ngandhi
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I have a tough time believing this brew is all Cascade. The nose reminds me of a lot of poor efforts from Goose Island and of Two Brothers Clark St. Ale House contract brew. You know that hops-gone-wrong smell? I guess you could describe it as sweetned bile. It leaves me longing for fruit and flowers.

On the palette, New Holland Paleooza just won't deliver. A little herbal, a little green, mostly this beer tastes like a light hop tea and washed out fast. The yeast dominates and offers a sort of styrofoam flavor that yields to a latent malt sweetness, but this beer is, overall, quite dry.

The mouthfeel is foamy, but smooth, and makes the beer taste stale. Cascades do eventually show up, far after the finish, lingering and redeeming this beer. Quaffable, I suppose, but probably the most uninteresting "flagship" craft beer I've had yet.

Relax, relax.

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2.88/5  rDev -21.1%

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2.88/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.89/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

This has been floating around since at least 2002? Where's it been hiding? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, light grass, powdered sugar, and some very light bits of orange zest. The taste brings in more of the same, with an odd vegetal flavor pervading the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, not my cup o' pale ale tea, partially due to the meekness of everything, but especially due to the vegetable-laden character near the end.

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2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

BMC colored beer, but a full inch of head on it, plenty of clarity. Aroma is lacking hops.

Flavor is meh, bland, unimaginative and just lacking. No off flavors, but also just so mild, lacking hops/bitterness. Fuck that herbal shit tea coming out. Meh dude.

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Photo of abents
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden color, red hints. Small white head, no lacing.

Smell: Citrusy hops overwhelm your nose.

Taste: Very ehh... Sharp citrus hops than smooth out with sweet malt and makes for a pretty nice finish. Nothing too spectacular, but not bad.

Mouthfeel: light to medium good carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable beer, drink a 6 easy.

Overall I wasn't that impressed. I would rather drink a multitude of other pales as opposed to this, but what do I know.

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Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Beerguy1969
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted more like an Indian pale ale to me. More hops than I would prefer.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 46.1% out of 100 with 371 ratings
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