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New Holland Hopivore - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 10-16-2010)
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1/5  rDev -70.3%

11-22-2011 13:41:21 | More by brkstoutfiend
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1.2/5  rDev -64.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I do not review beer. That being said I feel it is my duty to tell everyone looking for this beer to look elsewhere. It is quite possibly the worst example of an APA on the market. I don't know what New Holland is doing with this beer. I generally like everything I have tried from New Holland. This beer needs to go. HORRIBLE!

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 14:17:48 | More by davidthebruce
Photo of maximum12


1.4/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Wow, shocked when I saw the score on this one; I thought it was just going to be me. Had a 10 oz. pour at the notably expensive Happy Gnome in St. Paul. Too bad they always have such great beer.

Pours like a standard IPA, amberish orange. Smell is a serious red flag; muted hops that have been rolled & baked in dirty, earthy must. My wife takes a sniff & her nose curls up. I probably made the same face.

Hopivore is some kind of experiment gone bad. The musty, earthiness permeats whatever hops, malts, water, & yeast went into this brew. Just like an IPA or APA that's been cellared for a year or seven. Tastes old. 10 ounces was way, way too much. I might have gone through 6 before I couldn't stomach any more.

What happened? I've visited New Holland, & really enjoy their beers. But this is a bad, undrinkable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2011 03:24:28 | More by maximum12
Photo of GreenPea


1.75/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I realy can't say much other than this was a dissapointment. The smell was kind of un-pleasant and the taste...well not far off from the smell. I would think something called "Hopivore" would be a hop bomb. This is just a bomb period. I only bought one of these and actually grabbed it after seeing someone grab six. Luckly I'm the guy that only bought one.

If I had anything possitive to say about this beer it would be in reference to the color. It has a nice bronzy orange tint and is filtered well.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 02:35:20 | More by GreenPea
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1.88/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very dark caramel orange color with burnt orange edges when held to a light and a one finger frothy off-white head that quickly dissolves into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Sweet caramel malt aroma with faint earthy hops. Subtle citrus and earthy pine needle presence but the nose is overpowered by the malt notes. Hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit and nut.

Medium bodied with more of a hop presence than the aroma suggests. Dry, resinous and slightly bitter with an earthy floral presence and some piny flavor. This is countered by a sweet malt profile with hints of caramel and biscuit. The hop flavor is kind of one-dimensional while not being very flavorful and the malt presence is a bit to strong for my preference. Not a fan of this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 05:48:03 | More by corby112
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

10-21-2012 22:47:42 | More by beergorrilla
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-06-2012 15:20:07 | More by smartassboiler
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-23-2012 04:24:25 | More by methtlcai
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

06-05-2012 00:45:50 | More by DonFrap
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-23-2011 20:13:52 | More by mmcnaughton
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

04-22-2013 00:22:03 | More by clfrost
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2.05/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

HOPIVORE.... I DON'T WANT NO MORE... I like NHBC. They have multiple offerings,but this beer was a large dissapontment. No hop flavor-mild at best. I enjoyed the flavor of 3 f's broo doo, Founders Harvest ale, and The great divide Fresh hop pale ale. This Hopivore is at the bottom of my very long list of alleged hoppy goodness- bland taste--reminds me of a Milwaukee beer...light mouth feel.. not a refreshing beer craving more. Price was $7.29 a 4 pak so I am not crying. NHBC has lots of room for improvement next year.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 21:12:47 | More by Luganwarrior
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2.08/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a deep amber color. Half finger white head shows weak retention. No lacing at all on the glass as everything just fell back into the beer.

S- This is a very weak beer in the nose. There is a lot of caramel malts with a light toffee tone to it. Very bready. Some light grassy hops in the ending but that is about it. For a wet hop ale this one sucks in the aroma.

T- Tons of caramel biscuty malts the run through and through this beer. Light citrus hops that kind of fall into the background. Some grassy notes that only hint at best. Nothing wet hopped about this beer.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer. Very watery overall on the palate with some light caramel malts. Burnt flavor in the aftertaste with some grassy hops. Balance is not in favor of the hops for the style. No real off flavors just boring at best for a wet-hop ale. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

D- This beer was a huge miss for New Holland. Wet-hop is the last thing that would have come to my mind with this beer. The ABV is well hidden but this drank more like a amber ale then anything else. Go back to the drawing board on this one guys!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 04:32:57 | More by alleykatking
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New York

2.3/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle, IPA tasting
Clear amber brew with fine bubbled head, decent lacing.

Aroma really conveys little other than smoky burned autumn leaves.

The flavor is thin with very little interest...over extracted black tea. Not balanced by malt. This was the only dud of an excellent flight of IPAs and DIPAs. Don't understand how this is so expensive.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 07:22:32 | More by kenito799
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2.33/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A- poured a transparent amber color with an off white/ tannish colored head. medium/ heavy lacing.

S- just malts. some caramel and slight raison kicking off. no hops which is LAME!!!

T- just how it smells. it's weird... if you take a sip you notice no hops but if you chug alil more comes out. totally weak if you ask me.
alcohol is undeteced.

M- solid medium bodied. good carbonation.

D- unless they do something (like add more hops) this will be the last 4 pack i buy.

Overall- i'm not going to be a "chode" and say this beer is great cuz i paid 10.99 a four pack and it's a special seasonal or whatever. new holland to me lacks in the hop department. their imperial hatter sucked and i've only heard bad about the regular mad hatter which i'm waiting to buy just a single. for the name "hopivore" this beer BLEW! i wonder if they even know about the 5:1 hop ratio when your using "wet" hops? coming from michigan new holland is a joke. i wish they would change and get some balls and stop making all their beers bland and step out. to me this so called "hopivore" reminds me of arcadia's scotch ale which is sad. sad beer = sad brewery

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 06:28:22 | More by claminat420
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2.4/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: appears a deep golden color, thin white head, decent lacing

S: smell includes big bready malt profile....but where are the hops? This is a fresh hop ale...right? Maybe an ever so faint tinge of citrus, but for a fresh hop APA, this one is seriously lacking

T: front feature malty sweetness, followed by breadiness, again a touch of bitterness is somewhere in there, primarily on the finish. The hops are hidden and what hop character there is is not entirely pleasant.

MF: medium body, high carbonation

D: What a disappointment. I opened the brew hoping for a nice freshly hopped beer, but all I got was a subpar malt bomb. It definitely doesn't meet style parameters and isn't a great brew regardless of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 05:40:55 | More by homebrew311
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2.41/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a tupip. Pours a hazy glowing copper with a nice white head that sticks around and leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas are full of caramel malts. The aromas doesn't have much of a fruity nose, although there is a decent amount of orange peel that blends with the caramel. The flavors are pretty malty. More hints of orange. Subtle hints of grass and pine. The flavors aren't too bitter. There's not bite at all. It can be considered "refreshing". Mouthfeel nice is on the lighter side of medium-bodied; active carbonation. It drinks smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This just doesn't work. Aromas and flavors just don't pop at all. It's also not worth the price of admission. I rarely ever say to avoid a beer, but I'd personally pass on this, sorry.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 16:26:52 | More by BB1313
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New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

$3.29 for a 12 ounce single at Oak Tree.

Dark but shiny copper body, good clarity, topped by one finger of rapidly decaying white foam. Little bit of lacing. Disappointing head for a hoppy ale.

Extremely mild aroma of fresh hay with bits of caramel and herbs. Not what I expected from a fresh hop beer.

Sweet caramel foundation. Bitter earthy herbal hops. Not as much hops as a wet hop ale would call for. Is balance a good thing here? A touch of juice at the finish. Touch of dust in the aftertaste.

Medium mouthfeel, could use just a tad more carbonation to keep it moving.

Lackluster drinkability, not a bad beer, but not special either.

Definitely a disappointment to style. Nothing really note worthy on its own. Slightly pricey. Overall, not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 22:47:22 | More by RonfromJersey
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

02-16-2014 00:29:19 | More by dsshuck
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

11-21-2011 23:21:47 | More by Supergenious
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

02-11-2012 09:27:09 | More by founder26
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2.55/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

pours bright clear dark amber orange with a 1+ finger head that left no lacing

smells of bready spiced malts

taste - NH underwhelms yet again! - hell you could have told me this was a pumpkin ale - watery spiced bready malts - where are these fresh hops????

mouthfeel - a medium body with an almost flat feel

drinkability not good - an under flavored overpriced 4pack screams not again

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 04:52:14 | More by jsh420
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2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

2011 Vintage bottle in pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown amber that pours almost no head, and settles with even less.

Aroma: Malty brown sugar with a subtle piney hops and grapefruit aroma.

Taste: Very malty with a slightly bitter bubbly finish from the carbonation. The flavor does not linger very well or long. Some earthy/caramel flavors detected too, though it is hard to tell because the flavor is "quick and gone" because the beer is so watery.

Mouthfeel: Very thin bodied and watery texture.

Overall: Very disappointed by my second venture into New Holland's beer following my trying Dragon's Milk this past weekend. This is a very weak IPA, and if you are looking for a more malty than bitter IPA just seek out Sierra Nevada Celebration.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 01:56:15 | More by jegross2
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2.59/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Bottled September 26, 2013 [code I263], poured into snifter.

A: Very foggy amber color, half finger of frothy off-white head with spots of lacing.

S: Really faint smell, I get a bit of pine hops, caramel malts, and must, but not much beyond that.

T: Again, not a lot going on here. It's stronger than the nose, which is a plus, and it's based around the pine and caramel flavors from before. A little earthy and herbal.

M: On the lighter side of medium-bodied with lively carbonation; pretty smooth and with a nice dry finish.

O: This beer doesn't do anything offensively bad, but it's pretty limited across the board. Not that I'm docking the beer for this, but it's pretty mild given its name. The nice mouthfeel can't save it, but it did make this one pretty easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 04:41:55 | More by AwYeh
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2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: sits a crystal clear dark copper

Smell: slightly malty with a toasty/nutty quality. no hops. what variety did they use?

Taste: clean, light malt flavor with a hint of toast or nuttiness. again, where is the hops? very subtle, earthy hop flavor and bitterness in finish that doesnt last long

Mouthfeel: light-medium body. smooth with medium carbonation

Notes: this would have been an OK effort had they been trying for something like an ordinary bitter. again, not sure what hop variety they used but this beer does not showcase hops at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 03:55:49 | More by Frosty80
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New Holland Hopivore from New Holland Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.