RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1466) - 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 green 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 dont know why they chose the name Hopivore, which (to me) implies hopped up to the max (which this isnt). 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 (1163) - 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, its 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 (9671) - 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 yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
12oz bottle-Small Gathering @my place shared by jtclockwork-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is pine hops, medium malt-caramel. Taste is pine hops, medium malt-caramel. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Tasting this a bit past its prime - Orange-amber with decent, creamy, white head / Nose of caramel, toast, and cooked citrus / Medium body, somewhat fat, malty with only modest hopping and lightly sweet finish / Flavors of toast, caramel, and cooked fruit / Below average with no fresh hop character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
12 oz bottle. It pours a clear copper color with a foamy white head. It sticks for a bit and leaves some nice lacing. The smell is standard pale ale fair, it isnt much, a kiss of hops with a big candy/caramel malt presence. The flavor follows. It is mellow, the hops seem quite vegetal. Low bitterness, low carboantion. It is an average APA. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-17-2010 02:44:18

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (8879) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Earthy floral hoppy aroma with some sweet toffee malt. The flavor has toffee and herbal/floral hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a large foamy orange-beige head that lingered and produced a bit of lacing. The aroma was faint caramel and vague fruit. The flavor was sour caramel with light vague fruits and a touch of nut. Bland really. Long caramel finish. Medium body, fairly smooth. Eh.

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