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New Holland Hopivore - New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland HopivoreNew Holland Hopivore

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335 Ratings
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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%


Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 10-16-2010)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy copper/apricot in color, with a big blooming head of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Whiff of herbal hops
Taste-Herbal, earthy hops, subtle malt backbone, hopleaf finish. A bit unbalanced and leaning towards the bitter end of things.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just as the sea will eventually disgorge its dead, my kitchen is beginning to unleash beers that I have no idea from whence they came. It is my pleasure to open and review these treasures and I only wish that I could participate in New Beer Sunday, but I am currently in Persona Non Grata status.

From the bottle: "Michigan Wet-Hopped Harvest Ale"; "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."

As with my earlier bottle of Mad Hatter, I could see strands of something in suspension, so I again employed a VERY gentle pour. The trade-off for clarity is the loss of head. In peering into the glass, I noticed an oh-so-slight haze in the deep-copper color (SRM = ~ 17), so I can only wonder what might have occurred with a heavier hand. Nose smelled like tea! I mean that in a good way, BTW. I have had hop tea before and not only is it totally mellow, but this is exactly what it smelled like. I am getting excited as a self-avowed hophead. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was minty fresh, reinforcing my claim of hop tea. I can understand why this may not be an APA for everyone, but I was digging it. Once again, I was not experiencing a lot of malt, but while others dun this as "unbalanced", I would prefer that little to nothing stand between me and my precious hops. The finish was extremely dry and minty, and I was reminded of picking fresh mint with my aunt many years ago. Phew! Again, I get that it may not be for everyone, but I liked it. My last pour was, indeed, sludgy, but not as bad as I had expected. Remember, if you want to be a regular guy, drink your lees!

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I was fooled by the name and the packing on this beer. Shame on me, I should have done my homework. I put down a mini keg of Bell's Best Brown to buy this crap. Since it was sold in 4 packs, and with a name like Hopivore, being very familiar with most New Holland's offerings, I expected something entirely different. I am so disappointed with this purchase. It's probably fine for an APA, but how the hell would you know when New Holland doesn't list ABV or IBU on their beers?!?!

A: Caramel amber with a less than average head, some lacing on the pint glass.
S: Nothing much going on here. Where the hell are my hops? The beer's name is Hopivore? It should be Maltivore.
T: Meh, I am so not impressed. I was mildly excited to find a wet hopped beer after having a few Founders Harvest Ales recently. This beer is a totally different category.
M: Nothing special. Again, this might be an OK beer in the APA style, but I'm so disappointed by the purchase, I really can't give this a fair score.
O: Never again. Thanks for nothing New Holland!

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3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear copper color with hues of amber. Lacing is okay. The head amounted to a solid inch.

Pine and floral hops. Not especially hoppy. Malts are entrenched in semi-dry caramel. Okay.

Spiny pine and floral hop bitterness, compiled by drier flavors despite a sweeter caramel malt base. Malt punch like biscuits and some vegetal notes. Has a hint of stone fruits. Almost faintly tart.

Sips okay, mostly because it's thin. Carbonation is low, too. Generic feel for a harvest IPA.

Okay. Nothing to look forward to, with all due respect.

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New Holland Hopivore from New Holland Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.