New Holland Paleooza | New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland PaleoozaNew Holland Paleooza
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
371
Reviews:
122
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
55
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 371 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of aratcliffe
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. A new one to me from New Holland, acquired a single of this as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Label art is different on my bottle than the beer pictured here on BeerAdvocate. No abv listed on the bottle.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange body. Less than a finger of frothy soapy white head. Lots of good thin scattered strands of lacing. A good traditional appearance.

S - Clean pale bready malts, soft notes of caramel, and some earthy yeast content. Earthy, herbal hopping is noticeable but faint.

T - Taste follows the nose: bready & malty. Notes of caramel, and some earthy coppery metallics. Subtle dried herbal hop content. I've had greater pale ales.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Bready & malty, mildly metallic finish. Light-bodied and easy-drinking.

Overall, I've had better pales, but it is inoffensive and easy-drinking. Gets the job done. Sessionable, but very average.

New Holland Paleooza -----3.5/5

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Photo of DanGeo
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
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 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 kinmundy77
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 atrocity
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste is pale malt and citrus with orange and lemon jumping out. True to style, but very sessionable. Nice mix of bitter and sweet. This could be a go to summer pale ale.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent if mild citrus and hops aroma. Nice, crisp, and easy going, which is what I look for in a pale ale flavor. I could see this being a good beer for a day at the lake.

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Photo of Suds
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brew is a pale golden color with a thick, blanket like white head. The aroma is floral, and the taste is soft,month nice malt undertones and balancing hop bitterness. Fruit is present in the taste....peach? Nice east coast pale.

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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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Photo of MKrauss
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yinz11
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.71/5  rDev -27%
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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Photo of TMoney2591
2.89/5  rDev -22.1%
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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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ummswimmin
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buddha5050
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 10Crumra
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy rich golden color. Very little head, limited carbonation.

Strong citrusy hop aroma (Bottle says cascade hops). Some sweetness.

Taste was less hoppy than the aroma with more malt and breadiness coming through. Minimal bitterness. Light carbonation and medium-bodied.

Aroma and taste were surprisingly different. I found this beer quite enjoyable and would gladly buy some more.

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Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 371 ratings.
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