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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 176   ABV: 5.85%
Michigan grown hops are the story in this seasonal harvest ale. Hopivore is wet-hopped with hops added to the brew just hours after harvest, creating rare, fresh flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2011
This is a decent milder IPA with a great nose but a bit lacking in flavor and bite. It is citric in character and pours a nice orange color with a minimal head. Light but slightly creamy texture keeps it drinkable, which is nice, but a bit more bitterness in the finish would make it moe satisfying as an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1865) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2011
12oz bottle. pours out amber/tan color with off white/cocoa head. some lacing but i have seen better. the aroma is a bit off you can smell the hops but its not overpowering at all...quite the opposite more subtle. for me the hop flavor just seems to be lacking in some quality, not able to pinpoint why. no real floral or citrus flavors just kind of bland hops..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
86Moose (62) - - NOV 13, 2011
Strong hoppy aroma, not overpowering though. Appearance was clear orange with frothy white head. Very good taste, medium bitter. Palate medium body, average carbonation. Enjoyed a very good beer. Not as hoppy as I expected though. Hoptober and Hophead much stronger hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1346) - Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2011 Copper color-orange and red highlites.LIttle to no head,fizzled quickly. Aroma of hops is very sublte,but im getting more malt, distinct malt grainyness & carmel and yeast notes- there is a weak cat-piss aroma and more definatly pronouced as it warms, yeah its getting danker now like magic. There are some yeast notes also.Seems it is more dominated with a octoberfest like mineraly/metallic smell Taste is munichy- light burnt carmel with toasted with nut tones. A litle light carmel sweetness.Then a pretty strong herbal grassy bittering a little more in the flavor than bittering. Overall its fairly smooth and sweetwith a malty nutty dryness and a hoppy dry medium bittering finish.All the remnants seem to linger in the finish. Its pretty strong in sweet toasted malt flavor, this with the bittering makes it seem a little on the harsh side.Sligtly disapointed very happy to drink it. Im kind of disapointed in the hop aroma/flavor of this,it seems more malty like a scottish ale or octoberfest,its just mild i guess,in hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2011
12oz bottle split at DC tasting. Orange-brown. Thin oily head. Very mellow, not unlike other NH beer. Clean, with lots of fresh hop tones. Doughy malt backbone. Very easy drinking, interesting contrast between the malt tones and the fresh, earthy hops. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into a shaker. Pours a clear amber with about a finger of thick white head. Aroma is caramel, some slight herbal hops and a surprising amount of skunk. Taste is very lightly bitter. Taste of caramel and light herbal hops. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, itís ok. Nothing I would seek out but itís still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Deep copper brown brew with one finger of dense off white head. Good head persistence and ample lacing. Nice aroma of light hops, toasted malts, earth, and a ígreení scent like fresh cut grass or crushed green leaves. Taste is lightly toasted malts with some sweet overtones, gentle hoppiness throughout the swallow with a very modest floral assertion in the finish. The green chlorophyl taste and a bit of earthiness lunk in the background, with the fresh green taste asserting itself modestly in the finish. This strikes me as a fine English Pale Ale, maybe an English IPA, not nearly hopped up enough to be a modern IPA. I donít know why they chose the name Hopivore, which (to me) implies hopped up to the max (which this isnít). Well - if you can get beyond the mis-match in the labelling and if you are looking for a great tasting brew this is great tasting and unique ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtw (1148) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2011
pours out a nice amber color with light carbonation, and minimal head and lacing. a musty, dusty, earthy hops aroma over a slightly toasty malt body; more inviting than bracing. I wonder if the hops have diminished somewhat in this short time between the hops harvest in Michigan and now, as the character is more of an english IPA than an american IPA. pleasant and certainly hoppier than something like an amber ale, but i think calling it an IPA is a bit of a stretch. having said that, itís quite tasty with a nice body and clean finish that leaves the glass very enjoyably.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9089) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear, orange bronze color. Minimal off-white head. Nice, typical juicy-resin hop flavor, but a bit subdued. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Mild dryness. Good bitterness with a bit of sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
hazy orange, respectable off white head, lacy. caramel and piney hops in the nose. caramel and pine in the flavor. medium bodied, bitter finish. an enjoyable ipa. my notes simply say íyumí.

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