pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pours a rather light, almost macro yellow with just about no head. The nose is a bit more inviting. Holiday spices, light malt, and a hint of something vegetable-like? Hell, maybe even pumpkin. The body is fizzy and light, which I suppose suits the style, a real session beer. The flavor isnít bad, but doesnít distinguish itself from the rest of the genre. Light malt, filled to the gills with cinnamon and nutmeg, with only the slightest bit of pumpkin rounding out the end. Perhaps, a bit soapy. Still, I could drink a dozen of these, and I was in the mood for this at the time, so this is a decent beer, when in the mood for an easy drinking seasonal. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2006
An OK pale ale with some pumpkin overtones. Nothing special in its appearance. Some hints of cooked pumpkin, lighly spiced in what is otherwise a pretty straight forward ale. Better than some pumpkin ales I have had recently ... at least the pumpkin is not spoiled. But I donít see any point to a beer made of cooked squash or cooked carrots or whatever ... unless it adds a distinctive sweet spice to the beer. This is just a lightly vegetal ale. Yeah ... ok but sort of pointless. NaturalIce (149) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Excellent spicy pumpkin aroma, but I was a little disappointed with the pour; very little head, decent color. Somewhat weak finish but the overall palate is great, starting with spicy pumpkin and moves to nut/fruit finish. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle: Clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma, cinnamon, pumpkin, caramel and some grassy hops. Flavor, pumpkin, and some maltyness, some light spicing. It was pretty smooth but a little too light bodied for me. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Found this one bottled at my local Binnyís in St. Charles, Illinois. Orangeish-yellow pour with a thick, off white head. Peppery in the nose with a bit of clove and pumpkin. Flavor is sweet, with pumpkin, nutmeg, orange peel and lemon. Finished strangely astringent. I liked everything about this but the finish.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 8, 2006
12 oz bottle: Pours a slightly cloudy medium yellow color with smallish off white head. Aroma is malty, hint of pumpkin, allspice, black pepper. Flavor is slightly malty, with a faint twinge of pumpkin. Finish has a metallic note and is a bit too bitter IMO for this type of brew. Lowe1983 (1589) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Pours a hazy golden color wiht a thin whilte head. Aroma is of pumpkin, spices, fruit malt, and slight bitterness. Flavor starts off with the pumpkin then gives way to the spices and fruit. Finishes slightly bitter. Better then I expected but still isnít anything Iíll be looking forward to getting every winter. xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2006
New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, carved into 10/06
Medium pour in a tulip glass.
Poured a hazy amber with a small foamy quickly diminishing white head.
Smelt of moderate sweet pumpkin with light cloves, and a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Taste was upfront moderate bitter sweet pumpkin taste with the medley of spices followed by a light bitter pumpkin/squash taste and a hint of spices on a short/medium light bitter finish. Mouthfeel was light bodied, watery, fizzy, with medium astringency.
Overall, a beer that does a good job showcasing the pumpkin. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2006
12 oz bottle pours amber in color with a small off white head. The nose is lots of vegetables pumpkin and squash, alright but iím expecting more from these guys. As the beer fills my mouth itís pumpkin spiced, ginger and nutmeg. Not too bad until it fades, it fades to an astringent lactic tinge. This suddenly turns this into an undrinkable drainpour. I donít know what happened but this unpalatable. JFGrind (2043) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Iíll give props to New Holland for not relying on spices to define its pumpkin beer. Light amber ale with pumpkin and malt flavors in the forefront.