New Holland Hopivore - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 10-16-2010)
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3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
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"Michigan-grown hops are the story in this seasonal harvest ale. Hopivore is wet-hopped, with hops added to the brew just hours after harvest, creating rare, fresh flavors." Brewed in the style of an American Wet Hopped Harvest Ale. Available in 12 oz. bottled 4 packs and limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a New Holland tulip glass. Served above 47 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy head of a pale caramel white color over a deep amber body with mild haziness and spritely carbonation. Retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Peppery, herbal and musty hops with a moderate bitterness atop a biscuity and syrupy medium caramel backbone. Fairly unspectacular and difficult to discern this as a wet hopped ale apart from weaker or old dry hopped IPAs due to the mild and depreciated nature of the hop profile. Potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) More musty, peppery and dank hops with a mild bitterness atop a biscuity malt with a pinch of grain and caramel bread. Pleasingly reserved on the sweetness of the malt profile for an easy drinking and flavorful malt character, however the hop profile is unusually shallow for a harvest ale. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, mildly chewy, faintly dry. Carbonation generates a subtle frothiness for a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is evenly bitter and sweet. Alcohol presence is mild, no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Surprisingly unimpressive harvest ale, especially not worth the inflated price tag when you can get superior harvest ales for a fraction of the price. 3.5

New Holland Brewing Company's
Hopivore Michigan Wet-Hopped Harvest Ale

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3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a dark amber color. Darker than I would like in an APA and closer to what I would expect in a strong Imperial IPA. The beer is very clear and shows some good carbonation. A moderate head turns into a very thin lace.

S: The aroma is primarily dark fruity hops and toasted malts with some resin. Not as strong a hop aroma as most of the wet hop ales that I have been drinking.

T: The taste up front is crisp and tastes of muscat grapes and currant. The body retains some strong toasty malts and light resin flavors mix in with the fruit flavors. The finish has a stronger pine resin flavor and the resin lingers very lightly on the aftertaste. Nothing unpleasant, but it is a bit malty for an APA and the dark fruit flavors that I'm enjoying are too subtle.

F: The mouthfeel is rather thick for a pale ale. Good carbonation buzzing around and a crisp dry finish. For the style I desire a lighter feel on the tongue.

O: Not a bad beer by any means, but some elements are closer to an Imperial IPA without the hop strength to carry it. It is well balanced and I like the dark fruit notes and they help it stand out from the glut of grapefruit and tropical flavors that I've been drinking, but I just don't like it as much as the other wet hop ales this season and find it a bit lackluster for a 4-pack. If you like darker fruit flavors, you will probably enjoy this beer. I personally like this beer, but don't love it. I probably would if the dark fruit notes were more prominent.

This beer was poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Blind Pig mug and enjoyed at apx. 50F.

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New Holland Hopivore from New Holland Brewing Company
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