strongpieman (1651) - 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
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Pours a slightly hazy orange golden color with white head, light and fluffy. Hops, floral, grassy, citrusy goodness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with mostly grassy and citrusy combination of hop notes. Nice wet hopped ale. DrnkMcDermott (3097) - 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! mcnealc31 (255) - 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. ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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.
rangerred (989) - 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.
superspak (5511) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/12/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright/dank citrus/floral/piney hops and light-moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of bright/dank citrus/floral/piney hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky/resinous mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice wet hopped American pale ale style. All around very good robustness, complexity, and balance of bright/dank citrus/floral/piney hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. Finhead (1742) - 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. SPDickerman (1239) - 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. Quick3Beers (1204) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours an amber from a bottle, white head. Aroma of grapefruit, somewhat grassy. Taste is somewhat reminiscent of Pine-Sol, but in only the best way possible. Good beer.