~6.0% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Clean golden coloring. Medium carbonation with nice malty head.
Aroma: Not as hoppy as one might expect. Somewhat plain. Weak nose.
Taste: Hoppy and bitter. Slight spice/bite. Lingering hops in aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel. Crisp carbonation. Thinner/lighter body.
New Holland Brewing’s Hopivore is brewed with Michigan-grown Cascade and Brewer’s Gold hops from the Leelanau Peninsula. This harvest ale’s appearance says Michigan fall, reminding you of the leaves you had to rake up as a kid. What the beer lacks in the aroma department, it makes up for with hop-filled taste. With one swig of this, an earthy autumn fills your pallet. While the herbaceous taste is there, the aromatic quality dissipates quickly leaving you wanting something more from this wet-hopped ale. In the end, Hopivore is an average session IPA that is slightly off the mark.