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Garage Project Hops on Pointe

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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Premium Lager
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer and ballet – the perfect Pas de Deux. Brewed by Garage Project for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Hops en Pointe teases the traditional boundaries between high and low culture. Brewed with premium German malts, Nelson Sauvin hops and finished with champagne yeast, the result is a pale gold lager with a crisp, clean palate, rich tropical fruit aromas and tight champagne bubbles forming a dense white head of foam. Available at all good barres.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1318) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
Clear golden body with a white head. Strong hoppy aroma of tropical fruits. Strong flavour of tropical fruits, with distinct notes of mango. Light sweet taste with a moderate to heavy bitter finish. Medium to light body, dry, quite lively carbonation. An unusually hopped lager!
[65 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6183) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours hazy straw colored with a small creamy snow white head.Weak grassy hop aroma, some exotic fruits. Taste is light sweet plum and grain, dry fruity hops dries it out towards the short end, enjoyable and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3384) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2015
65cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian, thanks a lot! Pours slightly hazy golden with a nice, white head. Lovely hoppy aroma with citrus, fruity notes, pale malt and hints of yeast and herbs. Moderate sweet with nice fruity flavours and a decent bitterness. Tasty stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3762) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Hasle. Golden hazy color, ok foam. Medium aroma intensity; hops, grassy, citrus. Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (692) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2015
- Short review- Fruity, crisp and dry. Balanced white grapes with champagne yeast. Nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1107) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
22oz bottle pours a pale straw color with a bit of frothy head. Nice hop profile but a little sweet. Fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlassBrass440 (246) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2015
Pours a mostly clear light gold with pillowy white head. Big hop aroma, while very pleasant, overshadows the pils malts. Catty hops, rather than tropical fruits as on the label. Crisp, bitter hop flavor. Ahh, here are the tropical fruits: mango. Along with some grapefruit zest and pith. Dry finish with a lingering bitterness. This could get me to the ballet.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (4548) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is grass, kiwi, grapefruit, straw, citric peel and hints of catty herbs, pale malts and tomato plant. Taste is dry citric peel tones, champagne yeast, pale malts, catty herbs, mild red fruits and hints of resin and straw. Medium body, crisp and dry finish. A bit too much on the bitter side for me; the citric-pale malts-champagne yeast combination doesn’t really work on my palate and the Nelson hop additions does nothing to relieve the feeling. I can see where this beer wants to go, but I don’t want to follow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2282) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Vika shared at daje’s place
Golden hazy, thin white head. Smell of sauvignon blanc grapes,hint of citrus, light malts, fruits and spices. Moderate sweet, quite fruity, some grapes and apple, quite herbal. Moderate bitter finish, alot of resins. Nice lager!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1977) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2014
It is what it is really. Yellow gold in colour with a tinge of haze and a coarse white head. A nose full of lime and yellow grapefruit peel with just a hint of sour juiciness reflected in the flavour. It’s a tasty, elegant thing with some real steel to its flavour. Some real tartness there, like the tears of a failed ballerina.


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