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.

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Photo of unclederby
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a fine APA. It poured a dark golden yellow with little foam, and not much lacing as it emptied. The aroma is of sweet malt with a pronounced fruity character. It starts you off with a dose of that malt and fruit (apricots, bananas) and finishes with a modest but very pleasant fresh hop bitterness...
The mouthfeel was good and plenty for the style and invited a little rest on the tongue before consumption.
Overall, i like this beer very much and would easily find it a session beer. A high quality APA that delivers on the stylistic promises...enjoy!!!

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Photo of neonbrown82
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I enjoyed the New Holland Mad Hatter IPA so much that I thought I would give this one a whirl, but the APA isn't even the least bit similar to the IPA it seems, and not in a good way.

The beer pours to a clear pale golden color, slightly hazy, and with a medium-thin fluffy white head that quickly disapates to a thin ring. Carbonation is apparent, but not too active. Leaves a thin spotty lacing.

The smell is spicy herbal hop with only a bit of floral. Has only a slight bit of a malty profile to the aroma.

The flavor is very biscuity with a bit of a citric hop afterthought. The sweet hits the tip of your tongue but is quickly washed aback by the bitter as the liquid is washed aback your palate. Doesn't seem to be the most balanced of pales, but it's enjoyable at the very least.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and not too bitter or dry. Not bad, but not as quenching and every-occasion as I like my pales to be. I probably won't revisit this beer, but it's big brother, Mad Hatter, is surely worth another quaff.

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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 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 ncbrewerbun
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer that started it all for New Holland! I like the bears on the label.

This beer pours a dark yellow-gold, with some chill haze and a small white head that laces as it (rather quickly) fades.

Good balanced aroma -- citrus hops with malty background. Some sweet and some bitter.

A refreshing beer with the balance coming through nicely in the taste. Flavorful but not overstated.

This beer should be very high on one's "session beer" list, as the bears on the label would attest to.

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

I almost blew this review by finishing the beer before I took any notes. Thanks yet this the last beer? deejaydan for a wonderful brew via B&G BIF. Apparently he sent me a case of beer and I keep working my way through it.

A normal looking dark orange with an angular white head. Not much carbonation...this beer looks like a glass of Southern Comfort when left alone for a minute or two. The nose is strong on those PNW hops (Cascade they're called, I'm told) with a touch of watery malt underneath. Taste is a fine admixture of smooth sweet malt and a tendentious hop finish. Mouthfeel and body are satiatingly medium with the watery bitter keeping it from a completely full feel. Again, I nearly had this finished before I remembered I needed to review it. Wonderful brew. Recommended.

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Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Hollands first brewed beer pours a light amber/copper with a tight one finger head that settles quickly.Mixed aromas of grassy,herbal hop and dry biscuity malt lets you know this is a well balanced brew,the flavors start out on the malty side some caramel and nut but a nice hit of herbal hop finishes this out nicely.A solid quaffable APA well rounded and enjoyable.

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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 SupaCelt
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sucked this off the tap at a restaurant claiming "HOPS" as one of the attractions to be had inside. It came off with a copper orange, heavily clouded appeal with a nice fluffy off white header. It was looking mighty delicious.

The smell of the brew was nothing really heavy. It had your typical citrus tones that smelled refreshing and sweet. Nothing much above the citrus, but that was good enough after a fresh spring day of disc golfing.

The taste was nice and refreshing, but not very deep in character. Reminded me of wheat beer mostly. Not much bitterness to speak of. Just a splash. I guess it was sweet malts and miniscule hops with double the water. Light and crisp favor with a light and crisp finish. This really did hit the spot as far as wetting the old whistle goes. Nothing to rave about, but definitely worth a pull on the handle on a nice hot day.

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Photo of aaronh
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy deep golden body is topped by a thin off white head. Head retention is very good, as the thin layer of foam maintains for most of the duration of the beer. Aroma has hints of bubble gum amidst a strong hop floral aroma. Not as "Fresh" smelling as many beers. Flavor is light and crisp, with a moderate bitterness. A touch of hoppy sweetness accents a light caramel malt flavor. Overall, there's a lot of hop flavor here, but there just doesnÂ’t seem to be enough malt to really balance it out. Bitterness seems to build as I work my way through the glass. Mouthfeel is average, again lacking any real substance. Drinkability is OK, but not as enjoyable as many APAs.

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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 clvand0
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light amber color with a small head that doesn't stick around long and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of citrus. Oranges. Can't find any malts or hops in the back. The flavor has the same orange character with some slight floral hopping. Not much to find in the way of malts here. This is not what I want from an APA. It's a decent beer, but it's nothing special.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a golden color with a finger of head that falls to coat the beer. The nose is a lot like orange juice. Not very complex. The hop is not present in this beer at all. The flavor is more hoppy than the nose would say, but not too full in flavor. There is an orange sweetness on the flavor, but just a hint of the earthy flavors I expect in an APA. The feel is moderate at best. Drinkabiliy is not bad, but not great. Overall, this is a beer worth trying, but I wouldn't get a 6er of it.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

New Holland's flagship Paleooza delivers a bright, golden-amber body beneath an inch or so of bright white froth that drops shortly but leaves some nice splashes of lace as it receeds. The aroma offers floral & citrusy Cascade hops over a bready maltiness. The body is medium-light with a fine, crisp carbonation that tingles the tongue and enhances its bitterness. The flavor teeters between floral & citrusy hop flavors and a biscuity & lightly caramel maltiness that's backed by an agressive bitterness. It finishes dry with a splash of floral & citrusy hops that's immediately backed by toasty malt, and then eclipsed by it's bold, lingering bitterness. Quite enjoyable with pizza!

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Photo of BrewMaster
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. It poured a clear golden/orange color with a moderate tan head. The aroma is a clean hoppy smell that is just right for the strength of the beer. it is not overdone and has a floral aroma and no pine scent. The taste is pale malt wtih a full floral hop flavor and a bit of diacetyl fruitiness. Overall this is a good beer, but not a great beer.

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Photo of ken3c
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There is a good half-inch rocky head on this beer that reduces slightly to a full layer that sticks to the glass hear and there. The color is light copper and the it is quite clear.

The aroma is floral and malty.

The floral sense hits my tongue first with sweetness next and then bitterness. The finish is clean with a hint of butterscotch.

Light and bubbly feel with a slight slickness.

This is quite good. It could use a bit more body but very tasty.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A slightly hazy golden body is topped by a nice head of off-white foam that laces decently down the glass. The nose is mostly of the malt with some slight sense of citrusy hops. The body is medium and creamy without being cloying. The sweet malt taste is balanced by just enough hops to give this beer a delicately blended flavor. The drinkability is quite good. A fine APA.

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Photo of ADR
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy sub amber appearance, more like dark yellow. Nice 1/4 inch head of medium bubbles and leaving respectable wispy lacing on the glass. smell is nicely balanced, suggestion of aroma hops and an earthy sweet malty impression. Body is lightish with good medium carbonation. The major flavor profile is a little boring and unchanging -- a malt backbone, bready with a spare sense of spice. The hopping seems minimal compared to many, just a twang at the end. Dries slightly at the close. Easy to quaff brew, a little unmemorable compared to my faves in style.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A deep amber with a beige head that lasted and left some decent lacing. The aromas are of SWEET malts and slight hops. The taste us sweet and malty up front with a pretty dry, but one-dimensional, hop finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and cask like. The drinkability is good as well. Decent.

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

The beer pours a golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale malt scent along with a very pleasant floral hop aroma. The taste is good. It has a pale malt flavor with floral hops in the aftertaste. It goes down easy and finishes bitter and smooth. It has excellent mouthfeel. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine American pale ale. It has good flavor and aroma; a fine sessions ale.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Edit: 3-28-05 Only changed the numbers a bit for the aroma and drinkability.

Dreggy goldish yellow color, small foamy off-white head, great lacing in strings all over the place.

Aroma has a dullish amount of clean citrusy hops with a light play of pineyness and a sweet bready malt backing.

Flavors are good, nice hoppy citrusy balance with a smooth bready malt, submissive sweeter tones, bitterness is moderately controlled, smidges of grassy and pineyness continue to add a bit to the hop profile towards the finish and some residual sweetness and resin hop lingers.

Feel is clean, smooth and crisp, some slight creamyness and maintains close to a medium body.

Quite drinkable, slides down with ease, due to the easy going balance and overall character. A solid APA, one worth keeping around.

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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 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 pheurton
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

crystal clear dark copper. cream soda colored head interspersed with big bubbles of carbonation. pleasant cascade hop aroma of citrus and ale-ish fruitiness. steady stream of small bubbles shoot to the top. medium bodied, maintains some semblance of girth while being refreshing. light bready malt flavor holds up OK to the big cascade hop flavor. thirst quenching in its spruce character. pleasing in its overall estery fruit flavors. easy drinking. nice pale ale, though offers nothing new. reminds me of sierra nevada pale ale, which was one of my first loves. solid.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orangey crisp 12 oz pour under a tight 1/4" head coating.

Cascade fragrace hops overpower the nose and hide the malts.

Hoppy dry clean, flavors. Not overpowering in anyway. A tasy Pale.

Standard brewski carbonation, like a soda.

Last swigs: Just a decent overall Pale that goes the distance. Might check out again if this Pale is in my path. Thanks to fellow BA Shapudding for the offering.

Beer is good. Happy Beering.

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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
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