New Holland Hopivore - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by rangerred:
3.79/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium amber with not much in the way of a head or lacing.
Aroma is quite fruity with some pine notes thrown in.
There is a bit of candy sweetness up front in the flavor with more citrus in there behind. Bitterness is on the moderate side with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and finish.
Overall, a pretty good beer but it comes up a bit short when compared to some other harvest ales out there. Not really one to seek out.
Serving type: on-tap
12-26-2013 02:32:58 | More by rangerred
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3.49/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 17:48:22 | More by hosehead83
4.15/5 rDev +23.1%
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!
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 14:05:01 | More by woodychandler
New Holland Hopivore from New Holland Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.