jsmerig (1031) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brownish amber with a tan head. Aroma of darker malt and hops. Taste is mildly sweet with strong peppery bitterness. Nicely balanced strong hops, but tempered nicely.
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Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours deep amber in color. Aroma was dark fruit, earthy, grassy and piney hops. Taste followed but drank like an Imperial. Good malt balance. Was looking for more in your face hop! May be bottle age?
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper with a beige soapy head. The aroma has toasty malt, earthy / spicy hops, must and light fruit. Not very hoppy for a fresh hop beer called Hopivore. Medium / full body that’s smooth and rich with semi-sharp assertive carbonation. The flavor is fairly rich with hearty caramel toasty malt and a decent amount of green hops with dry grapefruit, earth and spice. The finish is resiny, spicy and earthy. A well balanced fresh hop ale, but I was hoping for more of a hop forward beer.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bright fresh citrus hop aroma for a few seconds,dissipates fast to a balanced orangy tangy malty aroma flavor is at first a bitter creamsicle, this fades into a hop bitter grainey flavor,nice enough not good enough for a 4pack premium price
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours light amber-orange with a very small head. It smells of earthy hops and some background malt. The flavor is earthy, grassy hops with moderate bitterness and maybe a touch of pine. There’s some lingering bitterness in the finish. This is a solid IPA but don’t expect a citrus heavy west coast style brew. These are fresh Michigan hops.
86Moose (42) - - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild hop malt aroma. Strongly tingly start to finish. Strong hop palate. Strong hop flavor. Very nice balanced hoppy brew.
BeerSquare (115) - - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t remember liking this beer very much when I first tried it a couple years ago, but I have definitely enjoyed it this year.
The hop notes have an interesting subtle, earthiness to them that, together with the substantial malty backbone really make this a thick, complex beer. The slightly bittersweet and sour finish lasts quite some time.
Nose is especially notable-- really great earthy floral smells. I also like that they got such impressive, champagney carbonation in a meaty harvest ale.
Good beer (this time around)
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2010 alright first to rate this one and have been waiting to taste this one since hearing about it. pours a dark copper color with a good creamy bubbly tan off white head. aroma is a little lighter than expected with caramel malt and some citrus piney hop resin. also has some toast and earthy grassy type aroma. flavor is stronger than the aroma and pretty much the same elements. the piney resin definetly come out more and sticks to the tongue in the aftertaste for a little while. lacing is pretty descent and has just enough carbonation to tickle the tongue. damn! I want to give it a better rating, but I have to go by what the liquid is giving me. don’t get me wrong though this is a nice fresh hop beer. enjoy, cheers, and go new holland it is a keeper just give it a little more next year. poured from a 12 oz bottle.
EithCubes (4409) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose of citrus and bread with light grass and pine, also has some fruity, floral notes I more commonly associate with teas. Copper pour with rose edges and a tan head. Taste is sharp and lightly tangy, caramel and toffee with low bitterness but good gritty dry tones. Yummy new fresh flavors, bread and bread crust, sweet citrus and flower, grapefruit and subtle spicing, and a surprising amount of rose hips (!). Some dank resin, tobacco, honeydew and cantaloupe, and mango juice. Juicy medium body. I think this is getting some undo negativity due to its deviation from the typical IPA style template - considered as a beer unto itself, this is unique and delicious!