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Garage Project Hops on Pointe

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


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (4353) - 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 (21761) - 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 (14691) - 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 (2967) - 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 (1609) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2765) - 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 (550) - 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 (421) - 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 (489) - 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 (6709) - 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.

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