Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Beer Review: Hopivore

Reviewing the Hopivore from New Holland Brewing Company.
Score: 68

2011 vintage bottle served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown amber that pours almost no head, and settles with even less. 3/5

Aroma: Malty brown sugar with a subtle piney hops and grapefruit aroma. 3/5

Taste: Very malty with a slightly bitter bubbly finish from the carbonation. The flavor does not linger very well or long. Some earthy/caramel flavors detected too, though it is hard to tell because the flavor is "quick and gone" because the beer is so watery. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: Very thin bodied and watery texture. 2/5

Overall: Very disappointed by my second venture into New Holland's beer following my trying Dragon's Milk this past weekend. This is a very weak IPA, and it's misleading in flavor given the name. If you are looking for a more malty than bitter IPA just seek out Sierra Nevada Celebration.

Recommendation: Casual beer drinkers may enjoy this one, but I cannot in good faith recommend this beer to people who like good beer.

Pairings: The kind of steak you buy at a restaurant and put A-1 sauce on.

Cost: $14.99 for a six pack.

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