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New Holland Hopivore - New Holland Brewing Company

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365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

csmartin6, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of BreakfastStout
2.84/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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!

BreakfastStout, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of MikieV
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

MikieV, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

thecheapies, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of instinct2
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

instinct2, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of 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.

rangerred, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

baconman91, Dec 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

guytyping, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of AwYeh
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.

AwYeh, Dec 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Keiferfillinger, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Agentveba, Dec 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Fargrow, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

Artjsantos, Dec 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Zimm, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

loupap, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Lukass, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

TequilaTom, Dec 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

jroberts8811, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

inspektor, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Jamison85, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

runawaycyborg, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

drbenderdo, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Yeroc, Nov 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Wukk, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.13/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clean amber pour with a finger of off white head, slow dissipation but not much lacing. Smells wonderful, a nice caramel malt aroma, nutty, bready, with floral notes and fresh cut grass from the hops. The flavor is a citrusy sweetness up front with a delicious malt backbone. Biscuity but with a hint of roasted fruits.
Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.
Overall this is a great fresh hop ale. On par with celebration as one of my favorite winter seasonals.

facundoCNB, Nov 18, 2013
New Holland Hopivore from New Holland Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.