New Holland Brewing Company Ichabod Pumpkin Ale

I’d like to thank the folks at Outsider Public Relations for sending me New Holland Brewing Company Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, 4.5% ABV. This beer is from Holland, Michigan. This beer has real pumpkin, nutmeg, and Allspice in it. I am not the biggest fan of the whole pumpkin beer, or anything pumpkin flavored/scented other than pumpkin pie. But I thought I’d give this particular pumpkin ale a fair review. It pours a deep orange color with a two-finger steady white head. The aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet, and a little pumpkin. This pumpkin beer has a big cinnamon flavor at first sip. Then it flows into sweetness with nutmeg and pumpkin. It’s spicy toward the end. It does finish with a spicy pumpkin cinnamon note. The aftertaste is sweet with pumpkin and cinnamon. New Holland Brewing Company Ichabod Pumpkin Ale is not terrible. But I also don’t care for many cinnamon-flavored things, which is better than pumpkin-flavored stuff. It has a lighter flavor to it, so it’s more approachable and easier to drink. I give New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale a D+, a high D+. This particular is one of the more popular pumpkin ale on the market, the most popular is Southern Tier Brewing Company Pumpking, which I’ve had. That one isn’t as easy to drink like this one. That has bolder sweet and candy-like pumpkin flavors too. Ichabod is more of a sessionable pumpkin beer. The flavors don’t overpower your tastebuds. I have found that some pumpkin beers to wallop your tastebuds with pumpkin or pumpkin pie flavor. I think they do that to let you know it’s a pumpkin ale. Like you can’t read the label. This New Holland Brewing Company Ichabod Pumpkin Ale would be a good starting point for someone who wants to try pumpkin ales. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

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