pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy pale gold with a decent loose white head. The aroma is straight up Cascades. Other than the slight edge in malt, nose-wise, I don’t think I could tell this apart from a SNPA side by side. When I try to chew this beer, I notice my teeth sticking together, which is always a good indicator. There’s quite a bit of viscosity and creaminess to this brew, which I thoroughly enjoy. Where this beer really shines is in its balance. Again, this really reminds me of an SNPA, but the malt is richer and sweeter, bringing some balance to this ale. A bready, caramel sweetness compliments the floral hops really nicely. I think this is one of the few "accessible" beers that I enjoyed this much.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale cloudy yellow beer with a small white head. Smells hoppy and malty, sweet, peaches. Tastes similar but the maltyness really comes out a bit more so its really well balanced. The bitterness lingers- I wish some of the other flavours lingered along with the bitterness though. A great pale ale!
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
great flavor, broke me from my dislike of pale ales. not much head, just the right amount of hops, a great smooth drink
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a yellow-orange color with a good head. Aroma was hoppy but, nothing overpowering. Taste wasn’t anything to take notes about - so I didn’t.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a thin head that fades quickly. A modest hop aroma, less than I expected. A good level of american hops for a midwestern beer. Good balance of malt.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(02.10.06) 12 oz brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. Hazy orange hued ale having a small white head. No carbonation. Small white particulates. Fruity hoppy aroma. Light-to-medium bodied ale that starts dry with tiny malt sweetness and some hop/fruity flavors. Some mushroom flavor noted. Finishes dry with fruity and light hop fade. Watery flavored. A decent drinkable pale ale but not one of New Holland’s more memorable offerings.
gilvanblight (796) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong scent even at arms length. Bitter yet sweet and flowery hops. Warm taste with lowish carbonatoin. Bitter grapefruit taste that really comes out in the aftertaste. Bites in the back of the throat a bit. Biggest issue is the bears on the lable (note the one walking like an egyptian)
Zeswaft (1390) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma of malt and grass. Light copper in color. Flavor is malty and grassy, quite sweet. you can feel the plaque building up on your teeth. moderately bitter. passable.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber. Lightly floral on the nose. Really good attempt at a balanced APA, mixing malt and hops, but could have used a slight injection of some further hops. Some bitterness, intertwined with caramel. Nice.
JFGrind (1854) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not a fan of dancing bears but a huge fan of Lollapaloozer. New Holland’s dancing bear label and ’Paleooza’ name had me conflicted even before I opened the beer. The beer itself was a good representation of an APA, light golden color, generous amount of floral hops and a foamy head.