New Holland Hopivore | New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland HopivoreNew Holland Hopivore

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JamnesCameron on 10-16-2010

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Photo of brkstoutfiend
1/5  rDev -70.6%

Photo of davidthebruce
1.24/5  rDev -63.5%
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!

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Photo of maximum12
1.46/5  rDev -57.1%
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.

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Photo of GreenPea
1.72/5  rDev -49.4%
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.

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Photo of 2261
1.83/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of corby112
1.91/5  rDev -43.8%
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.

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Photo of beergorrilla
2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of methtlcai
2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of DonFrap
2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of mmcnaughton
2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of clfrost
2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of Luganwarrior
2.06/5  rDev -39.4%
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.

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Photo of alleykatking
2.08/5  rDev -38.8%
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!

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Photo of Jwaks
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BB1313
2.32/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | 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.

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Photo of kenito799
2.34/5  rDev -31.2%
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.

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Photo of claminat420
2.35/5  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

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Photo of homebrew311
2.44/5  rDev -28.2%
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.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
2.46/5  rDev -27.6%
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.

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Photo of dsshuck
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Supergenious
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of founder26
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Beerlover
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of jsh420
2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
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

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New Holland Hopivore from New Holland Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 466 ratings.
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