New Holland Hopivore | New Holland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

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
Ratings:
466
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
15.29%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Photo of knepper
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011: First off, I'm really disappointed by the ratings for this beer. Secondly, I'm even more disappointed that New Holland would call this beer Hopivore, knowing the expectations it would bring. Like most people, I was initially taken aback by this beer. It is incredibly malt forward. It isn't sweet, but the melanoidins make themselves known. To be honest, if I hadn't tasted Hop Trip from Deschutes, I don't think I'd recognized the subtle fresh-hop flavor that this beer displays.

Look: Dark amber and crystal clear. A beautiful appearance for autumn beer. Hints of orange and crimson make it fairly enticing. Considering the APA categorization, I was surprised by the color and automatically thought it'd be too sweet for my liking.

Smell: Like a toffee bar laced with tropical fruit sitting in an old wooden box. Incredible toasted malt aroma.

Taste: Huge munich/aromatic melanoidin malt character followed by a bit of papaya, mango, and sweet tropical fruit on the finish. If you've tasted Hop Trip, imagine the hop flavor cut in half. Toffee and caramel round out the beer's profile. A dry finish complimented by the sweet hop character make this beer a definite winner.

Overall, this beer defies categorization and should be appreciated as such. Love it and will seek it out next year. Another well crafted beer by New Holland.

2012 UPDATE: 2012's version is way hoppier and the above review really no longer applies.
This year's batch reminded me of SN Celebration but with a bit less body and less sweetness. The lighter body really allows the hops to shine through. This is an incredibly great beer. While last year's beer was maltier and less hoppy, this year's is much more hop forward. While it may lack a big punchy aroma, it certainly doesn't lack hop taste.

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Photo of Brad7132
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BYOFB
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of lupercmda
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of esullivan880
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with thick lacing on a clear amber gold body. Oak, caramel and earthy hop and candy sugar aroma. Metallic, pine resin up front moving to caramel, very earthy and grassy hops finishing with orange tartness. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not sure f I like the hop flavoring here. Seems well balanced but not memorable. I wanted more from a wet hopped brew.

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Photo of IPAchris
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of methtlcai
2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Athockalypse
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of ChrisMon02
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of tectactoe
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
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 BarrytheBear
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of mikediesel124
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of derricksmalls
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mbarnes0
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hopivore pours a copper color, with a nice lacing white head. There is a nice strong floral aroma. The taste has a nice bold floral taste as well. Good amount of hops and finishes with a nice dry taste. Rather easy to drink, not over powering. Overall a very solid APA, nothing special but not disappointing.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber body with a nice steady stream of carbonation. Head looks nitro. Foamy off white.

Smell has lost most of the wet hop flavors, but theres still a bit of the dank, resinous characteristics of those wet hops. Lots of spruce and light malt.

Serious spruce, pine hops come forward. A hint of dank, resinous fresh hops as well. Almost feels earthy as well. Malt body is super light, which would normally allow the hops to shine.

I bet about a month ago this thing was totally different.

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Photo of rolandboy
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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