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 Pete9094
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not quite what I expected. Poured into glass with super fluffy head. Had to wait to pour as the head was so big. I think this beer has been around a while

First smell was of nice malt aroma as I tried to figure this one out.

The label boasted of the Cascade hops in this brew but I never quite figured out where they came in...

All in all, this was an OK brew that I think might have been a little long in the tooth. Lots of things floating in this beer but am not sure if it is bottled conditioned. Not a bad brew but not a true representation in my opinion.

I need a fresh sample. Not what I would expect from an American Pale Ale.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Gary's in Wayne last week. I hadn't had anything from New Holland in quite a while and I figured this would be a welcome alternative to the West Coast APA's that I'm accustomed to. This wasn't that much different than them and I'm glad that there were only 4 of these in the pack, as this was a beer that didn't warrant anything bigger in terms of packaging.

The pour to this was typical - a light almond hue, somewhat decent head, and nearly no lacing to be seen. Lots of grapefruit and cascade hops in the nose with just as much in the taste, if not more. The bitterness was astringent, but not warming, and there wasn't any hop burn to last in between sips as well. While not a bad beer, there wasn't much of anything memorable to hold onto here and the carbonation wasn't enough to scrub my palate clean during my session. This was a very basic Pale Ale that needed more flavors and oomph to it.

At least the alcohol was somewhat light and if I wanted to have another one in a sitting, that wouldn't be a difficult thing to do. With so many of these on the shelf, I thought that this would have stood out a bit more. It's only worth a go if you can't get enough of these beers, but be forewarned - one of these at a time is just about enough for anyone.

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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 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 RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't know what a Michigan pale ale is supposed to taste like. But this one tastes a lot like an English pale ale. There is a minimal hop influence going on here. Fairly strong malt base, but not obnoxious. This is pretty well balanced.

10 years ago this may have seemed interesting. Today, I think people will consider it pedestrian.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a single of this for 3 bucks at the house of 1,000 beers. Into a pint glass.

A - Quite a dark pale ale, somewhat hazy with tiny floaties of sediment. Head is minimal with just a layer of foam that settles to a light ring.
S - Smell is rather sweet with pale malts, earthy hops, and a touch of grain.
T - Somewhat hash grainy tones mixed with bitter earthy hops. Even though its old it does stick to the palate for a while each sip. Not bad just average.
M - Light to medium. Not bad for an aged pale.

Overall it's a pity I couldn't try this fresh because it may have been slightly better for what its worth its a very hoppy bitter earthy and aggressive IPA which needs a bit more balance with malt sweetness,

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Photo of soju6
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a nice dark copper color with a small head and only bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of malt, some caramel sweetness, citrus and bit of fruit.

T: Taste of malt sweetness, some citrus, bit of fruit and fresh grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Moderate body, smooth and somewhat creamy with a nice balance.

O: Nice Pale Ale good for a few.

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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 damndirtyape
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Date stamp of 1244 10:47

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold color. Thin white head with lots of persistent walls and strands of lacing.

Smell: Floral, citrus. A hint of tropical fruit every now and then.

Taste: Citrus and pine bitterness up front, followed by a quick transition to a cracker-like malt. Crisp bitter finish with a bit of leafiness/herbal flavor at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slick, but a bit watery. Light carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: An okay APA. Nice aroma and appearance, but the taste and mouthfeel fall a bit short. One is enough as I'm not really wanting another one.

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

12 ounce bottle. New Holland's Paleooza pours out a clear, dark yellow color with a thick head. An intricate pattern of lacing is left on my glass. The aroma is pungent hops and a little lemony. Bready malt flavor with lots of juicy fruits. Hops are flavorful, but not bitter enough, at least for this beer drinker. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. This a decent beer, but there is nothing special to hold my interest. Works in a pinch, but it will never be my first choice.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy Amber color. Fine-bubbled white head settles into a quarter inch cap. Webby lacing.

S: Earthy hops bring pine, bark, and a hint of grapefruit zest. Floral. Sturdy malt presence of toasty grain and caramel.

T: Fat malt base of toast and caramel. Vague esters are quiet. Pine and bark from the hops. Floral into the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Fat and chewy feel. Prickling carbonation.

O: A pretty average American Pale. Classic Cascade hop presence, but other than that there's not a lot to look at twice.

P.S. Hokey name, hokey label.

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Photo of egrapplesberg
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with no bottle on date found. Poured into a pint glass. Cloudy copper with brown sediment. One inch head that recedes slowly leaving moderate lace. Smell is caramel, bread and some citrus. Taste is pretty hoppy for a pale ale balanced with a heavy sweet caramel malt flavor. Slick light finish. Pretty good pale ale! Cheers!

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Photo of beergoot
3.6/5  rDev -3%

Partially hazy, apricot-colored body featuring a thick, fluffy, white head (3.75). Floral and citrus scented aroma (4.0). Juicy, lemon/orange flavor with a very nice hop bitterness (3.5). Medium bodied; semi-dry finish (3.5).

Hops rule at the expense of any real malt aroma or flavor. This is not a bad thing per se, but does lessen the complexity and balance of this beer. A great beer overall if you care little for malt taste or aroma.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear honey color. Minimal amounts of off-white head form the top layer of this beer. Little to no lacing. This beer is brewerd with Cascade hops and it clearly shows in the nose. The hops dominate the aromas and mix nicely with a bready malt base. Flavor is more of the same, though a little more balanced. The bitterness that was more dominant in the aromas is tempered by a caramel sweetness. There is also a hint of honey at the very end. Finished dry and bitter. Low-medium body with minimal carbonation. Overall, a decent beer...nothing mind-blowing, but tasty and well-balanced.

Thanks to TwelveVoltMan for this bottle.

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Photo of MJR
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The body is bright amber and peach with copper edges. There's a fair amount of tiny sediment from the bottle-conditioning. It's off-white head starts out a full inch thick and fades to a small, but steady cap.

Smell: The aroma is full of Cascade hops: raw grapefruit and citrus. There's a medicinal note as well, but it's faint. A bit of malt hides underneath the hops, barely showing it's presence.

Taste: The flavor is full of grapefruit, citrus, and a touch of pine. Unfortunately, that medicinal note in the aroma is carried over into the taste. While it's not overpowering, it's noticable enough to throw off the balance. The malt takes a backseat to the hops, but what's there is quite fresh tasting. I'm getting phenolic burps...

Mouthfeel: Fairly dry and crisp with a mouthfeel that's on the thinner side of medium. Just right for a pale it's arousing my appetite.

Drinkability: Above average. This would be a very solid pale ale if it wasn't for that phenolic smell and flavor. A good, but flawed, brew.

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Photo of barczar
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant copper with a frothy one inch fairly dense head that lingers, eventually leaving a coating of sticky lacing as it dissipates.

Grain is the predominant aroma, accompanied by pine late, and a metallic note. Slightly bready and floral.

Flavor reveals a deeply toasted, nutty malt backbone, with citrus at the base and a lightly bitter finish. Citrus and floral hops become more predominant, with lemon and perfume countering the initial malt dominance. The finish is fairly earthy.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation. The head on this beer never goes away completely.

A very drinkable pale ale, with one note hop flavoring and a good amount of malt character and bittering. Perhaps a little toasty for the style. Carbonation is a little odd, though.

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Photo of patpbr
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured a deep orange possible copper with a light foamy head.
S - kind of bland, malt
T - Malt and sweetness is the first thing I notice. A little citrus hop and bitter finish
M - medium body.
O - A good pale ale, May have been a little bit older bottle.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, creamy, clinging white mousse.

S: Gentle, approachable aromas of biscuit, caramel, minerals, lemon, lime, moist grass, herbs, and bitter orange are surprisingly well integrated on the nose.

T: Notes of herbs, grass, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and grapefruit are balanced by notes of leather, caramel, minerals, toffee, biscuits, and crackers. The finish is clipped and dry with mild citrus, herb, mineral, and biscuit flavors.

M: Light in body and dry. Carbonation is active, airy, and delicate. This ale is very easy to drink, but also feels a bit slight and insubstantial for my taste.

O: Far from an earth-shattering APA, but also far from bad, this ale is a bit slight and watery for my liking. I'm beginning to think that New Holland's pale ales just might not be my cup of tea.

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off-white head sits atop this burnt orange colored brew.
Aroma of biscuity, caramel malt and grassy, earthy hops.

Taste shows a grassy, earthy hop profile. Biscuity, caramel malt. Some resinous hop oil lingers at the finish.

Good body to the somewhat creamy mouthfeel.
Good drinkability.
Overall, a solid pale ale. Brewed with Cascade hops per the bottle, but I didn't sense the usual Cascade hop profile I'm accustomed to. Thanks to TwelveVoltMan for the bottle!

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Ice tea coloring, misty haze with a full volume display of effervesce. Buff-pale yellowish tint on a scant, whispy quick to dissipate head that is stingy on the lacing.

S: Lemony-lime and citrus, fresh and wet delivery, perfumy.

T: Fresh wet lemony flavor of hops and pale grains. Touches of toasted sweetness, grapefruit with a spicy sweet bite on the finish. Light dry toastedness fade.

M: Mouthful is fairly crisp, luscious malting nice depth to body.

O: Overall a full bodied pale, good rate of carbonation and nice level of fresh hoppiness. Tasty, toasty, hoppy. With a name like paleooza (obviously refering to style) would it hurt if it were a bit more pale based? Dont get me wrong, nice use of speciality grains, fresh and toasty, not at all overdone like many try to do with a pale but....

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Photo of Act25
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A darker, tarnished amber color, dense foamy off-white head, moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is bready malt dominant with a bit of hop, grass, herbs (not much pine or citrus).

T: Follows the smell, but very solid malt backbone - almost an English style. starts with a smooth bready malt, and sweeter tones, light bitterness, and more of grassy than pineyness in the finish. A nice clean finish. A pleasant nuttiness is at play, too.

M: Feel is well weighted, and clean, refreshing, smooth and crisp, with a very nice creaminess and close to medium body. Nice finish.

Unusual APA, more English, more malty. Very well crafted. Not that memorable, but a great food beer.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

New Holland brings back an old staple... Paleooza pours a mildly turbid orange-ish and amber color that cascades from top to bottom. A somewhat aggressive pour yields a huge, three-finger eggshell colored foam cap; creamy, thick, and long lasting as it slowly recesses towards the beer-head division line, lacing webs along the glass all the way down.

Cascade hops they give and Cascade hops you get. The nose is ever-mild while retaining all of the expected characteristics of Cascade hops. Mild grapefruit and citrus peels, light white pepper spice, and some mild floral and herbal notes. The malt errs on the darker-side relative to many pale ales as evidenced by the color of the brew, as well as the light caramel and heavy toasted bread notes in the aroma.

The malts are actually the first discernible ingredient from the flavor profile as Paleooza first hits my palate. Very light, toasty caramel notes and a blanket of bread and grains. The hops aren't far behind, and remain as "Cascade-y" in the flavor as they were in the aroma. Somewhat bitter grapefruit peel and citrus pith with just a touch of sweet, fruit juiciness.

Herbal notes and the spicy aspect of the Cascade hops are more abundant on the palate as well, giving lots of white pepper and some ashy dryness that aids in the robustness of the hop profile. Though the bitterness is noticeable much of the way though, the malts counter-balance nicely and the beer remains fairly mild and easy-drinking overall. The mouth feel is kind of thin and slick with a thin-medium body and medium carbonation.

Not too much to say about this one; it didn't really blow me away but it wasn't disappointing or anything at all either. Fairly neutral and actually very well balanced. A solid pale ale effort from New Holland, although they have a few beers I'd reach for before I picked this one up again.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The body reveals a cloudy and dull copper with a billowing white head of dense foam.

The nose is weak caramel malt, barley grain, bran and a touch nutty pecan.

The flavor is light on barley, very malty with a dry roasted nut, pecan, tea leaf and a slight toast flavor.

The feel is dry but easily approachable and quenching. There's a thickness and thinness to it that leaves you guessing.

This is a Pale Ale reserved for the malt enthusiasts and not for those who want a hoppy ride.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12/25....pours dark dirty amber, almost brown. Thick white foam layer on the top. Classic pale smell, burnt toffee, malts, breads. Smooth layered malt taste, even, with a hint of a pine bitter. Crisp finish. Some citrus deep below. Murky but well flavored.

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

The beer poured pale golden with a low head and particulates in the beer. The aroma was slightly medicinal with a slight hop aroma. The balance between malt and hop bitterness was well done. Lots of American hop flavor. Finish is dry and hop bitterness. Body is medium.

The beer is ok, but not very interesting.

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