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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Photo of carmike813
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of NJB145
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Chuffbomb
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Kerrie
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of dbc5
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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 Shandycan
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Faded orange color with about a half finger of white head that dies rather quickly. Bit piney and citrusy on the nose.

A little boring but clean and with good flavors. Bit of soapy hop up front, Medium body that stays consistent and full throughout, faint fruitiness underneath it all. Slight bitterness to balance it all. Again, a little boring, but pretty clean with well layered flavors. In a 4 pack though? Eh, probably wouldn't get it again for that reason.

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Photo of heliocopter
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bears!

A golden honey amber color starts this one off...with a tall, fluffy 3 fingered head. 80% opaque made up of haze and sediment.

I get typical faint IPA aromas on the nose...halved orange, pale malts, pine, hop oils. Not particularly loud or interesting.

Flavor is mostly pine with a cracker backing. The finish is rather heavy with hop oil but only in flavor, not in feel (a positive). Some bread soaked in pine juice remains.

Feel is pretty darn creamy, and also sustains a taut carbonation as well. Great drinker, this one.

Overall I think next time I'll take a pass on Paleooza. It was one I hadn't had before, and it's really nothing special - even though it never claimed to be. It's a little less than decent.

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Photo of robhbest
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into snifter.

P: Dark Amber, small head, kind of disappointing.

S: Light citrus, slight grassy smell.

T: Biscuity, grassy with a bitter finish.

M: Good carbonation

O: Kind of disappointed in this beer. Can think of many other APA's i'd rather indulge in. With the price of 2.50 per bottle i'll probably seek other things instead. Which sucks because I really enjoy New Holland so much. They missed the mark on this one.

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Photo of SteadyEddie93
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Tone
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, slight earthy malt, hint of sugar, hint of grass, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, earthy malt, hops, pine, slight grass, and slight sugar. Overall, decent appearance and feel, but weak body, blend, and aroma. The exaggerated sugariness is unfavorable.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MNAle
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Beer was dated using the mysterious secret decoder ring code. I knew it was old since it was marked down, but I took a shot anyway. Looked up the code: bottled March 24, 2015, so a year old. Keep this in mind in reading the review. Massive foam eruption on opening 4 of the 6 beers in the 6 pack, making a mess the first time in that it overlowed my Imperial pint glass. Aroma a mixture of fruit, vegetable, and bread, no hops. Super large thick, creamy, white head that recedes slowly. Hazy golden amber with heavy carbonation. Some small floaties visible. Good mouth feel for the pale ale style; excellent and thicker than expected for a low ABV pale. With lots of malt presence, the initial taste is fruit/vegetable with bread (like the aroma) sustaining through the middle, with a slight bittering asserting in the finish. Finishes dry and clean. The fruit/vege taste is front and center in this beer. It is not a citrus taste, but more of a melon taste combnied with green vegetables. Not unpleasant, but not standard for a pale ale. On the positive, this beer has substantial malt presence even though it is low ABV and billed as a session ale. Fresh, this probably would have been much better.

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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 Beaver13
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of semihobo
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ozer, no date.

First few in the six-pack foamed up like crazy, filling up two pint glasses with foam on half a beer. This one, poured very carefully, produces little head. Hrm... A great deep orange color, though. Opaque and extremely appealing. The lace settles into a perfect six-pointed star snowflake, maybe I will call my local news channel.

Smell is muted, with some piney hops and amber malt notes. Grainy.

Taste showcases Cascades. Malts are typical although flavorful for the style. Mostly floral, somewhat bitter toward the finish. It is like an APA+, a heavy hitter for the style.

Mouthfeel is thick, carbonation is heavy. It works.

I could drink a lot of these, it's a pretty decent APA, above average. The way the first two blew up after sitting still in the fridge for days was piss poor.

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Photo of IMFletcher
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stadmo1
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a four pack of New Hollands Paleooza a few days ago for $8.79 at Meijer's. I haven't seen this one around before and I'm pretty sure this is the first time New Holland has bottled this beer, so I decided to take a chance on it, lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it just showed up so I'm sure it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The Label looks ok, but it could look better, I'm not really sure what makes a Michigan Pale Ale different from an American Pale Ale, but it seems like they are just using that to help market the beer. It poured a slightly hazy darker golden color that took on some amber hues when held to the light with two fingers worth of dense white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left a good amount of lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, the color is little dark for the style, but the head and lacing were really nice.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of sweetness followed by some grainy and bready malts that had a slight caramel malt aroma to them and there was also a slight metallic aroma in the background. Up next comes hops that are nice mixture of floral, piney and ctirus hops aromas that's on the medium side with grapefruit and floral pine aromas sticking out the most. This beer had a nice aroma, it was pretty balanced, but it would be better without the slight metallic aroma.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of medium sweetness followed by some grainy and bready malts with a slight nutty taste in the background. Up next comes the hops which impart some floral and citrus hops that were a little on the lighter side and they imparted a medium amount of bitterness with a grainy and floral hop like aftertaste. The taste is nice, it's pretty balanced and it's not overly bitter.

M- Fairly smooth, clean, crisp, slightly refreshing, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a good amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was decent beer and a solid example of the style, it had some nice balance to it that often get neglected in most new American Pale Ales and I thought that was a pretty redeeming quality. This beer had ok drinkability, it was fairly smooth and slightly refreshing, but the flavors didn't do the best of holding my attention, I could probably drink a couple of these, but I don't think that's something I would choose to do, there's many other APA's I would rather session. What I liked the most about this beer was the balance, no aspect was to overpowering and the bitterness was at just the right level. What I liked the least about this beer was that it comes in a four pack, I think it should be in a six pack, Pale Ales like this generally don't get the four pack treatment and this one shouldn't either. I don't think I would buy this beer again, it's not a good value and the packaging really isn't conducive to the style, but I do recommend it to anyone who likes the style. All in all I thought this was a Solid APA, but it's nothing special and it doesn't warrant being put in the four pack. It's not a bad beer by any means, it just not something I would buy on a regular basis and I think New Holland could have marketed this beer much better, it's solid but there's room from improvement.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. No freshness dating evident. Pours a dull honey color with a hazy clarity and a tight, quarter inch, off-white head that eventually settles into a consistent slick. Swaths of lacing are revealed during the tasting and exhibit excellent retention. Nose expresses floral notes and a hint of citrus. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also a light, toasted malt backbone and a trace of cardboard. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light) with a pleasant, even carbonation and a hint of acidity. Overall, not bad but I think it may be a bit past its prime as evidenced by the cardboard quality in the flavor profile.

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