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Garage Project Hops on Pointe

Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Sort of hazy dull tan. Thick head. Big rich hop nose, touch yeasty, lots of pear, gooseberry bitterness. Nice brew, dryish, slightly alcoholic IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (534) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2015
650ml bottle poured a fine pale gold with a lasting frothy head & a hoppy aroma the taste is complex bitter carbonated hops citrus fruity herbs yeast loads of flavour & a bitter lingering finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
KŘLF 030715. Golden-yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit, yeast. Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1220) - HONG KONG - OCT 29, 2015

330 ml can bought at Little Beer Shop in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Cloudy hazy golden honey with faint trace of yeast hazeone and a half finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 mniutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant full Pils malt, with strong passion fruits, raw grapes, yellow fruits, notes of grapefruits, floral, molasses, biscuits, yeast, lemon and thin grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet Pils malt, with light passion fruits, light honey, molasses, dry biscuits, yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Close to medium body. Dry and slightly creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Very good Pils maltyness in somewhat thin but very smooth background. Nelson Sauvin dominates with unassuming passionfruits, honey and lemon. Strong bitterness is well balanced by subtle sweetness. Lovely!

Hoppiness: Strong passion fruits, raw grapes, yellow fruits, notes of grapefruits, floral, and lemon in nose. Light passion fruits, molasses, strong lemon and sharp grass I taste; Bitterness is intense but pleasant for a lasting, high astringent bitter-sweet finish.

After Taste: Dry. Fruity, creamy and nicely bitter to mouth.

Comments: After the Pils and Thrills, things can only get better with this Imperial Pils and I was right: excellent heads with wine yeast, solid Pils maltyness, and Nelson Sauvin with good aroma and taste. Well rounded with lovable bitter and sweet balance. Almost perfect!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2015
Tap at Bitter phew. Cloudy Amber, white lace. Super fresh citric, ginger like hops, flowery and vinous notes. Sparkly, fun. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (4737) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2015
On tap at SBWF15. Clear golden with white head. Aroma has malt, biscuit, grass, hay, bread and earth. Taste is fairly dry, bread, floral, grain, biscuit and earth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Keg at BrewDog Kungsholmen, Stockholm. Clear pale golden, small head. Luscious hop aroma with white currant. gooseberry and passionfruit. Mid sweet with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Grainy with lots of tropical fruits. Mid bitter finish. Excellent NZ hops!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Draught at Brewdog Kungsholmen, Stockholm. Clear pale golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy, grapes, citrus, peach, pine apples, some bread. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, hay, floral, herbal, some caramel. Nice lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Draught. Clear golden liquid with small white head. Aroma of malt, bread, flowers, apples and earth. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of bread, light floral hops and grain. Light to medium bodied withedoum to high carbonation. Nice NAND bright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1685) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2015
Draught @ Beer Deluxe, Fed Square Pale gold, holds a good creamy head. Prominent hop nose; citrus rind, passionfruit, guava, grass, a touch of pale pilsener malt toastiness. Med-full body, resiny, not sure of its strength but it feels pretty big! Delivers a good measure of hops on the body; passionfruit, citrus rind, grass, melon, bitterness seems a bit subdued at first but builds. Imperial pilsener? Full on but enjoy the hop character.

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