New Holland Hopivore | New Holland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JamnesCameron on 10-16-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
465
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
27.14%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
31
For Trade:
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Reviews: 146 | Ratings: 465
Reviews by Erish:
Photo of Erish
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: orange-amber color, hint of haze, decent beige head, good cap & lacing.

S: caramel, faint citrus note, faint earthiness, faint herbal note.

T: the yeasty, earthy note hits first, quickly followed by caramel malt and vanilla/oak note, the finish start herbal, then goes grassy, and is infused with a hint of steeliness. The front is a bit hollow, and the balance is off.

M: light weight, watery to slightly oily, low to moderate carbonation, very "weedy" finish.

D: with so many great APAs readily available, I don't think I will make this one of my staples.

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I didnt see as many fresh hop ales this fall as Iam used to.This from my home state poured a rich bronze color with a thinner tight white head that left a few broken rings of lace as it settled.Nutty malt over top of leafy hops in the nose,the hops dont pack much puch but the aromas are decent enough.Again nutty malt is a main component on the palate,light caramel with leafy hops showing thru in the finish.Well its not very hop driven but its a decent APA,I actually like the malt complexity to the beer.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours copper with a beige head, very minimal lacing, surprising for this style of beer. Nice citrus and mango hits the nose first, followed by the floral goodies - resins, hops, and light pine in the back. The first thing I notice upon taking a taste is a slight peppercorn overtone, along with "spicy" hops and pines. Spicy as in full of spice, not "hot". Some wet grass and leafy flavors come in pretty heavily at the end, and all the while, the pepper notes are in the background. The malt becomes more noticeable at the end, and the beer finishes with malt and pepper, only a slight amount of lasting bitterness from the hops. The alcohol warmth, a bit on the rubbing side, also comes out at the very end of the sip, and more so as the beer warms up. Medium body with heavy carbonation.

Not bad, but miles away from the best wet hopped ale out there. Just not as pure on the floral notes and hops as I would have liked. The peppercorn tones were actually pretty nice, because they were present but not overpowering. Okay beer, but not worth the price tag.

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Photo of nickadams2
4.3/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A_Nice golden amber color with a thin white head.Moderate lacing.

S_Floral,grassy hops and pale malt.

T_Same as the nose. Floral notes and grassy hops. Biscuit like malt with a hint of spiciness. Good balance of fresh hops with a hearty malt backbone.

M_Medium bodied with a crisp finish.

D_Very drinkable. Can't really make sense of the mediocre review.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of barhoc11
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of arthurry
3.99/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper brown color with great clarity. A thin layer of head partially covers the top of the beer. A faint dough like aroma is all I get with this beer. I also get a bit of caramel and dark cereal grain flavor and I get some bitterness from the hops at the back of the palate. The mouthfeel is a bit carbonated and due to it I get a lot of prickling on the tongue. Where is the fresh hop flavor or aroma?

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant copper tinted amber under a 3” off white foam collar that dissipates to a thick, clingy film. S: Grassy hops. T: Big herbal hop flavors, some vegetal flavor, a bitter accent on the finish. F: Medium body, medium carbonation. O: Big on hop flavor and bitterness.

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Photo of bpfrush
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of juicebox
2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appears a dark ruby amber hue with a nice light tan head forming thick. Speckled lacing forms nice and evenly. Aroma earthy herbal tea like tannin notes, with a touch of caramel and nutty malt tones going on. Flavors end up much more malt heavy than hoppy, this could have been labeled the Maltivore. There's a herbal grassy earthiness that I'm guessing is the hop profile going on here, loads of caramel and toasted malts to balance this out and end up on the maltier side of the equation. A bit of vegetable green chlorophyll kicking up the dust amongst the other hop notes. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied even easy going carbonation nothing harsh, just a bit of a tannic resiny hop texture complementing the experience. Overall drinkability is solid probably the tames fresh hopped ale I've ever had actually a nice change of pace that pulls it off okay as a sessionable earthy English style pale.

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Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a lager glass. Pours slightly hazy, apricot-amber color with a dense off-white head. Good retention. Leaves soapy lacing clinging to the glass.

Aroma: Herbal/floral and fruity, with hints of hay, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon and orange. Good complexity.

Flavor: Moderately strong and dominated by fruity hop tones. Grapefruit with hints of lemons and orange peel. A touch of caramel and faint, light bread. Moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and body. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: a very nice wet hopped APA that's more hop-forward than average.

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Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden amber. Small frothy head that disciples quickly. Nice carbonation.
Sweet fruit, malts, hops, pepper aroma.
Fresh hop, grapes, pepper,grant Smith apple taste. Carmel back.
Slick, sweet and semi dry mouth feel. There's a nice bitterness in the back.
Sorry, I'm not site what a wet hop is supposed to taste like, wish I did, but this isn't a bad Farmhouse Ale.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of JIMTRK16
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly dense clear deep aged copper body with a bubbly light tan head that has a slow microcarbonation gliding to the surface.

S- The green earthy hops are mellow with a softer caramel malt note and a biscuit quality in the finish.

T- The green herbal pungent hops are dark in character wtih some pine qualities coming through as it warms. There is a perfect amount of pungency to the hops for the taste and a soft malt sweetness finishes the beer. There is a green pungent hop note that lingers but it doesn't have much bitterness to it.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has that nice mellow but full wet hop character with nice malt support and not much bitterness. It is a well balanced beer that is not a hop monster by any means but good hop flavor.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of cynical1027
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of imbuckeye
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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New Holland Hopivore from New Holland Brewing Company
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