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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 176   ABV: 5.85%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strongpieman (1479) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle. Copper color, off white head. Assertive hop aroma and bitterness in the taste... Fresh hops moderate and make refreshing. Very good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Draft pint at Bavarian Lodge. Darker copper than your average IPA. Nice stiff topper of foam. Smell is what you want in an IPA, too. The description doesnít mention the varietals of these Michigan hops, so Iím free associating citrus with a hint of mint and earth. More beerlike than the sweetness I had the two ratings previous, what definite hop profile and tingly bubbles. Not that the word "mint" is in my head, I keep associating it with the taste, almost like liking an envelope. Well, youíre either a hophead who demands pine tar and catpiss, or an adventurer who digs any iteration of the lupulin gland. If itís in a beer, Iíll drink it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcnealc31 (250) - Elida, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
First off, I love the color. A clear and sparkling light ruby. Not much in the way of head, but those hops flavors are there immediately. Grapefruit, pine, then grass and herbs at the end. With enough sweet malt to balance things out. At 55 IBU, there is some kick, but not so much that youíll pucker. And thatís the beauty of the wet hopped IPA. I think itís very tasty. Iíll need to find more wet hopped IPAs to compare it to, but so far, Iím a fan.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Amber appearance with little head. Not an overwhelming aroma, but has hints of floral and grass smells. Tastes of resin and grains.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (917) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finhead (1171) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
A hazy amber pour with orange fringes and white head. It has an earthy hop aroma mixed with some wheat and faint spices. The taste begins mildly sweet with an oily texture and lively carbonation. The bitterness in the finish slowly creeps up, but it manages to stay pretty balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SPDickerman (941) - Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours murky brown with an off-white head. Smells kinda malty, kinda hoppy. Taste is bitter with a pleasant malt backbone. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, New Holland Hopivore finishes with a mild spruce bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Pours clear and copper, not a lot of head but moderate lacing. Nose is caramel and slightly hoppy, but not as much as Iíd expect. Thereís a roast note in there too. The hop aromas are more towards the citrus/floral end and not very resiny. Mouthfeel is very creamy and carbonation is moderate. Nice sweet malt body up front, moderate bittering on the finish, lingers nicely, crisp, fresh...pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Clear, caramel colored with a long-lasting creamy white head that dresses the glass. Spicey and piney hops in the aroma and caramel malt in the nose. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, and a lasting finish. Flavor balanced more toward the malt, but clear spicey hop flavor, and a grassy and lightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1151) - 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!


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