New Holland Hopivore - New Holland Brewing Company
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3.03/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Single 12 ounce bottle of a wet hopped beer I have not seen before - okay, I'll bite. $4 at Bruisin Ales.
Pours a deep amber color, clear, with very little head. Lace tidbits. Even a vigorous pour isn't helping much here. Hm... nose is frankly, incredibly weak. This is a 6% wet-hop pale ale and has half the nose of SN Pale ale. Double hmm. Highly suspect.
Flavor is, alas, quite pedestrian. Watery is a good first adjective. Some slight biscuity semi-sweet malt, weak citrus hop, some almost-interesting grassy-green notes... but why bother? Either this is a recipe misfire or some clever devil figured they can screw the consumer by putting "wet-hopped" on a very mediocre ale.
Now, Hopivore itself isn't undrinkable - the real insult here is the price. For two bucks more I can buy a SIX PACK of SN Pale, a 25 ounce SN Northern Hemi Harvest, (a true wet-hop ale) or heck, a sixer of Sam Adams Latitude 48.
Mouthfeel is thin, uninteresting. Flavor finishes clean with mild bitterness. There just ain't much here, folks, and at the price point this is borderline insulting.
New Holland makes two beers I really like (Night Tripper and Charkoota Rye) but the rest of their lineup is a big miss for me. Don't bother with Hopivore. It's actually a worse beer than Mad Hatter, and that's saying something. There are legions of better wet hop and pale ales out there at half the price. Well. You can't win them all.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2010 18:36:38 | More by kkipple
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