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.

Added by Mitchster on 09-23-2002

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Reviews: 122 | Ratings: 370
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 57md
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light copper in color with well over a finger of head. Decent hoppiness on the nose. Good balance between the malts and hops.

An average to slightly better 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 seebus
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a bottle with a colorful label which has a little back story and some ingredients. No freshness date.

It has a nice sticky, white head and a golden amber color. Most of the head settled in a couple minutes. It smells clean and spicy; a warm buzz for my nose. It has a warm, sweet taste with good mouthfeel, and leaves with just a little bitterness. Very sweet for a pale ale. I will definitely pick this up again.

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

Pours a lightly hazy golden orange color with a medium thin white head. Thin lacing. The aroma is floral hops and citrus. Medium body with a nicely bitter character throughout. Hops, citrus and pine are all evident. It contains just a touch of sourness toward the end but nothing too bad. The finish is nicely hopped with a pinch of malt. Overall this is a solid APA.

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Photo of trep
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sits in the pint-glass a semi-cloudy orange. Frothy foam forms fat funky floatiness. Looks ok, but just above average. Head fades into a thin layer and rings around the edge of the glass.

Smells of bittersweet hops and sweet malts. Light alcohol presence.

Very balanced taste. Mouthfeel is perfect for the sweetness of the malts. Not a bad beer.

You could drink these all night they're so easy-drinking.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, base, pale ale. It poured a light browish color betraying the dark amber I'm used too. Smelled standard for a APA, citrus, hops, a little more than JWD's Pale. Mouth is exceptional for a pale and reminds me of my current standard for best Pale, the Cumberland in Louisville. Very standard feel with hop bitterness. Quite hoppy, a touch of citrus flavor, can't really taste the alcohol and welcome bitter at the end.

Drinkablility is very good. As a standard six, this would be a favorite, and if this is served at a microbrew, it would become my standard order.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It is orange in color with some amber highlights. There is yeast suspended in it. This beer is topped with an inch of off-white head that meagerly clings to the glass.

S - The first thing I notice is grapefruit. There is also maybe a little pine. I smell more citrus as it warms.

T - The taste starts out kind of weak. I get some mild hops. This taste grows with each drink and as it warms. I taste some mild citrus which I find refreshing.

M - Moderate

O - This is an easy drinking pale ale with a mild hop presence that is nice after 12 hours in the heat. It has just enough hops to make it enjoyable but is by no means overwhelming.

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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 Gaisgeil
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a very solid APA, not overly fantastic, but just solid and tastey. Pours a hazy pale amber in color with a nice appreciable white head. Nose is slightly piney with juicy citrus notes. Taste is similar with some carmel malt notes, well balanced and not over the top in any one regard. Mouthfeel is medium to style. Easily sessionable. Too bad it's being retired, but honestly I would drink Mad Hatter over this anyway, so their line of thinking makes sense to me.

SlĂ inte!

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light copper color. Small head ebbs quickly but leaves wave of lace on the glass.
Aroma is heavily hopped, very citric and somewhat musty note.
Minor and relatively soft plae malt flavor leads smack into heavy hop bitterness that is very much on the citrus side.
Aftertaste leaves a very astringent and gritty taste distracting from mouthfeel to some degree. Despite this the drinkability is pretty good

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Photo of HappyHourHero
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big, light cream colored head made of medium sized bubbles leaves a scattering of lace. Fairly clear, dark golden colored beer, no carbonation apparent. Mild, floral hop aroma. Tea like hop flavor, a bit floral. Light, not quite froathy mouthfeel. Smooth beer, body is on the light side of moderate. Nice session beer.

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Photo of sopor
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sopor has a new session brew! A great example of APA.

Light clear ambers with a thin cap of dead froth. Some light, rapidaly rising bubbles, but not enough to keep the head around. Slight butterscotch note and some citrusy hop in the nose.

A hint of butterscotch (less than nose) underlies toasted malt and caramel. Assertive cascade hops attempt to clean up house, but are just outlasted by a toasted malt aftertaste.

Crisp moderately light body and small carbonation action on the tongue.

My experimenting has recently been with Pale Ales. I've been looking for the toastiest biscuitiest malty profile. I got closer here than I have come yet, in a bottle that is. A very nice APA that will likely start a permanent residence in my fridge.

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

Glowing golden-orange mix. Small particles in suspension. Slight off white head. Lacing is spotty. Nice pungent hop nose. Citric and piney. Body is about medium and the carbonation is right on. Hop bitterness hits the palate first. Hop flavors are resinous and citric in nature. There's a decent toffee based malt backing as well. Solid APA, if not spectacular.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I haven't had anything from New Holland in a long time, pours deep golden, mild haze with a foamy, white head, good retention & thick lacing at the top of the glass as the head fades. Citrusy, cascade hop nose, (I always find them to be a bit soapy in aroma & flavor), bready, caramel malt. Tastes are sweet caramel, bread crust, toasty grain, pungent grapefruit rind, faint orange rind. Mouth-feel is creamy & smooth, nearly full bodied, pungent hops linger with some astringency on the finish. Nice balanced APA with good flavors.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz single, a goldmine visit to Steve's-University Ave

appearance: pours a hazy dull amber, looks almost like applejuice, a huge foamy beige head forms and makes it's presence felt immediately, a foamy 1/4 cap remains throughout

smell: floral and fresh, sweet fruity, lemon, grapefruit and other citrus...hops are herbal and floral, touch of pine

taste: fresh and grassy...sweet fruity malts combine with grassy earthy, light apricot, orange, grapefruit, lemon zest. delicate flavours, refreshing

mouthfeel: finishes a touch dry, medium-light body, crisp and clean

drinkability: good session apa

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Photo of moulefrite
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light caramel color-or perhaps heading towards amber. Decent milky white head-lace stays with the glass throughout. Not super complex on the nose, with fruity hop aromas dominating. On the palate fruity bread dough upfront and some melon notes as well. A fruity sweetness blends with the bitter from the hops on the finish which is fairly lengthy, with bitter lingering a good minute or more. A solid, rather drinkable pale ale that I will re-visit again.

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Photo of GreenWBush
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This comes out of the bottle a prototypical pale-ale gold but with a remarkable amount of glass-stick. Multilayered rings everywhere - one of the best lace patterns i've seen from a beer in a long while.

Coming out of the bottle, the nose is very hop-forward but as it settles it leans much more towards a biscuity-caramel aroma, grainy, with vague hints of cinnamon.

Absoutely butter-smooth to start out with, almost disguising the flavor. A cascade bitterness drips down and lingers, leaving a mouth-coating blanket.

There's a slightly odd, off chemical thing going on in the finish which knocked the score down significantly, followed by a chewy English pale-ale maltiness.

Still, tasty, and better than your average usually predictable pale-ale. Seems like it would be heaven on cask.

But what wouldn't, really.

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

Quite a nice little APA from a brewery I have not been to in a while. While New Holland's Mad Hatter is the beer they make, this pale ale is only a short distance behind. I can imagine a lot of people call this their "regular" beer and that's great. Not as hoppy as the Hatter, but it fits the style of an APA to a T. Aroma is malty rich and sweet with tinge of american hops. Pours a perfect amber with a few yeast floaties and ever so slightly hazy. Flavor exhibits a rich malt character that is not too heavy. Caramelized malt and whole grain bread can be tasted. Hops are medium to medium-high in perceived bitterness. I would say this beer neither knocks the socks off of you, but it does not dissapoint. Another reason why Michigan is a great brewing state!

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

Attractive for an APA. Cloudy copper with golden highlights, it catches the light well. The easy-forming white head is a bit fizzy and fades quickly to a soapy film. The citric cascades hit the nose first but after teh beer airs out a bit, the malt comes through more. The flavor is sharp bite of the hop followed by the mellow malt. There's a brightness and slight ester character that makes this a pleasant drink. Simple but crisp and refreshing.

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New Holland Paleooza from New Holland Brewing Company
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