New Holland Hopivore - New Holland Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev +0.3%
New Holland Brewing
Pours a deep amber in color with an off white head. Somewhat dark for a pale ale, and smells almost like an IPA. Citrusy, orange tinged hop aroma and deep caramel. In the flavor, roasted malts, brown sugar, citrusy/grapefruit hops and some bitterness. A Black Pale Ale. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy with good carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice hoppy brew, but not quite pale.
01-28-2012 00:12:14 | More by Stinkypuss
3.43/5 rDev +1.8%
Poured into a shaker: Brassy amber body under two fingers of sticky heading that drops to a thick coating & leaves resinous lacing. Plenty of small, slow nucleation.
Smell is a combination of lemon tea &...uh...milk chocolate? Seriously, maybe I'm screwed up somehow, but I'm really getting a kind of cocoa powder character here. Weird. Some breadiness develops, & the cocoa goes away after a bit the aroma evens out.
Tea & lemon again in the taste, but flinty, slightly metallic or mineral, & with a biscuity malt character that verges more on a kind of dry, communion wafer thing. Even a little bit of umami, like metallic -> iron -> tomato, in a way. Interesting taste, not all good, not all bad. Ends with a decent dryness.
Medium-bodied, crisp at first & then gains some body & sugary quality, still ends nice & dry. Somehow the dryness is flattening in a way & sticks to palate, not unlike the communion wafers I mentioned above.
I was a little weirded out by the chocolate smell at first - this bottle was just dropped off by the distributor 3 days ago - but that subsided & left a decent pale ale. Can't say I'd go to it again, but I'm enjoying what I have here enough.
01-18-2012 02:12:27 | More by OneDropSoup
3.68/5 rDev +9.2%
A - Pours a clear copper color with 1 finger off-white head, leaves some nice lacing on the glass with each sip.
S - Caramel and some bready malts.
T - Subtle hop flavor, getting some citrus peel at first, followed by some malt & a slight bitter finish.
M - This one has a creamy mouthful & medium bodied.
O - Overall not a bad beer, just not what I expected from a beer named Hopivore. This one felt a little waterd down, but guess that is to be expected from a beer labeled as a Michigan Wet-Hopped Harvest Ale.
01-17-2012 04:06:08 | More by keytown
3.33/5 rDev -1.2%
A: ice tea body, trace head, no lacing
S: light grassy/pine nose, lemon peel
T: lemon/l. peel, malt, grassy/pine,
mild bitter finish
M: med body, light oily mouth
O: What was I thinking?
I have tried more than a few
New Holland beers and never
been blown away. Not bad,
but not great.
OK, NOT MUST HAVE!
01-10-2012 16:47:37 | More by BeerLover99
3.05/5 rDev -9.5%
On tap at New Holland last week. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate caramel color with a touch of a reddish hue. Good lacing. The nose carries faint hoppy notes along with some light bready malt. The flavor is pretty similar. Nothing too hoppy from a beer called Hopivore. Light-medium body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Decent, but nothing to come back to.
01-02-2012 14:33:09 | More by Thorpe429
3.88/5 rDev +15.1%
Nice to see the seasonal offering from new holland. Reading from notes, no bottling date on the review. A little dark for the style of the brew. I thought this might be a little bit more of an ipa rathe than a pale. Maybe the brew was a little past it's prime when I opened it, copper and metal were the main attractions on aroma behind the hops and citrus. Very proud to be a Home grown Michigander but this is was a little short on full fresh hop. Great brew to drink and session. Low abv so nice to fully enjoy. Tight head that is light tan.
12-27-2011 07:25:55 | More by HOPPYKC
3.98/5 rDev +18.1%
Small patch of off-white foam tops a cloudy medium brown body that bears a closer resemblance to a brown ale than an APA. Not much lacing, and the head duration is brief.
Good aromas of wet hops with a moderate grassy smell. Nice biscuit and caramel malt notes in the smell and taste. The wet hop taste is fresh, prominent without being overpowering, and delicious. Smooth taste and texture, with the malt a featured characteristic of this good APA.
I found Hopivore to be well-hopped, but really to be a fine APA whose malt did at least as much for it as the wet hops. Good beer that I'd be glad to enjoy again.
12-24-2011 23:17:56 | More by Gehrig
3.4/5 rDev +0.9%
This is a wet-hopped ale made with Michigan hops. Drink local!
It poured a golden-tan in color with a light hop aroma. There was a slight bitterness and a pleasing sweetness on the finish. Reminded me of a all around tasty pale ale. But—I had it in December and I think it was past the fresh hop window… the intense, floral vibrant wet hop flavor I love so much just wasn’t there. Drink fresh!
12-19-2011 17:14:53 | More by elNopalero
2.98/5 rDev -11.6%
I was at my friends house and tried the New Holland Hopivore. The beer pours out a clear ice tea color with a slight amount of white suds that included lacing around the glass. The scent is had a sublte hop with a sliught malt undertone. The taste is a bit of a letdown....kind of plain for the type of beer this is. Watery with some malt and a very small amount of black bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium body with good carbonation and clean as what flavors are in the brew leave quite quickly.
Drinkability is OK but needs more flavor to keep me interested.
12-11-2011 06:31:01 | More by WoodBrew
3.9/5 rDev +15.7%
First off, I love the color. A clear and sparkling light ruby. Not much in the way of head, but those hops flavors are there immediately. Grapefruit, pine, then grass and herbs at the end. With enough sweet malt to balance things out. At 55 IBU, there is some kick, but not so much that you'll pucker. And that's the beauty of the wet hopped IPA.
I think it's very tasty. I'll need to find more wet hopped IPAs to compare it to, but so far, I'm a fan.
12-07-2011 02:58:56 | More by McNealc31
New Holland Hopivore from New Holland Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.