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Garage Project Hops on Pointe

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2757) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle shared by esp0r november 29th 2014. Golden body with a thick white head. Aroma is sweet orange jam with a slight alcohol burn, taste is floral with earthy hops, pineapple and herbs. Grassy aftertaste with a high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (535) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2015
Color: Straw yellow with lasting white foam. Aroma: Pungent and moderately funky passion fruit, white grapefruit and yeast. Palate: Very fine soft, carbonated attack Flavor: Fine bubbly, passion fruit and grain. Finishes with a pungent passion fruit and white grapefruit rind that gains intensity as does a lingering grass and pine bitterness that overtakes the grapefruit bitterness. Comment:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (403) - HONG KONG - JUL 6, 2015
From Bottle Shop, drank after HKUST visit. Beautiful bright hazy golden pour with big fluffy white head and foamy legs. Smells of Nelson Sauvin hop - plenty of grape as well as mango and peach, woody. Biscuity lightly spiced malt too. Taste is wood chip floral hop, dry grape and mineral. Body is smooth, very fine carbonation (from the champagne yeast). Very interesting, fine and refreshing. Slick, fruity (grape + citrus), woody, fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (472) - HONG KONG - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Bright golden slightly hazy translucent pour with foamy white head. Vertical strips of bubbles like champagne. Looks great. Aroma is fresh crisp pilsner hoppiness. Taste is really clean - fresh hoppiness, smooth slightly sweet malts, crisp champagne carbonation. Lingering pilsner bitterness. The best version of what I'd imagined/hoped after reading the description. Would definitely get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of floral notes, white wine, fruitiness and yeast. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some white wine, malt and tropical fruits. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1440) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6641) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3684) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3992) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (849) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2015
- Short review- Fruity, crisp and dry. Balanced white grapes with champagne yeast. Nothing special.

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