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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: 29   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (997) - 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 (147) - 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 (4375) - 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 (2165) - 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 (1855) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NezArmstrong (1) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014 does not count
Good easy drinking beer, malt upfront on the pallet with a clean and crisp finish to make this an enjoyable experience. Well worth the test.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6177) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bouteille de 650 ml partagé lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de fruits de la passion avec une pointe de miel et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #5827)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (262) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours golden with good white head. Lines of bubbles. Aroma is fruity, crisp with hints of baking soda, very winey hop aroma, distinctive yeasty aromas as well. Taste is very much like wine. Bitter dry sweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (109) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
BOTTLE. Shared, straw colour with small bubbly head. Honey & banana on the nose with a small sent of cork. Sweet almost wine profile with a honey lemon crisp sweet finish. Sourced form Cellarbrations Capel

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (903) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2014
Aroma of grapefruit and ice wine grapes, lime rind, with a squirt of skunk. Flavour is hoppy bitter, a bit grassy, but still balanced with the same fruits as on the aroma (except the mustelid). Very creamy palate, nice for this lager. Nothing too exciting about the appearance, lemony gold with a creamy white head. Really much better than the average lager. I could drink more of this.


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