Crash (532) - 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 (819) - 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 (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, 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 (1935) - 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.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy medium amber with a towering initial white head... took about 7 minutes to pour, and there was still a creamy cap after about 20 minutes. Nose picked up citrus fruitage (lemon and orange zest), floral hops, and sweet, pale malts... but the aroma was a bit on the weak side. Crisp, clean, hoppy mouthfeel with moderate bitterness throughout. Hoppy orange and grapefruit flavors with a lighter malt backbone. Finish was long, fruity, and quite pleasant.
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml brown bottle, shared with gilvanblight. Poured cloudy orange with a thin white head. Fruity aroma, floral hops and oranges. Hop flavour jumps right out, malty base. Well hopped finish with long lingering bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was a simple mild malt hop one. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish with a tingly hop feel. The flavor mostly crisp clean hops.