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Half Pints HoppenHeimer

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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Wheat Ale
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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common

on tap
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The hoptimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. A 100% Topaz hopped wheat beer. From their website: Sometimes, an idea for a beer drops in our laps like an A-bomb, and such is the case for this brew. We said to ourselves: “Selves! What would happen if we hopped the beejesus out of our delicious Wheat beer?” The answer was obvious! “It would taste like a bitter mushroom cloud explosion of fruity goodness!” So we brewed it... using malted barley and wheat, with enough hops to drop the Enola Gay from the sky (look it up if you don’t get it). We modified our brewhouse to fit it all in and used a special technique called hop bursting to achieve the tasty, almost peach-like aroma from a new variety called Topaz. The beer is dry, fruity with wheat beer esters of banana, all backed with an oily hop aroma of tropical fruits. The Hoptimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds! Try it at 8C. in a Weizen glass with grilled weissewurst and hot mustard, a sharp aged goat’s cheese.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (398) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Aroma grassy and citrus hops.Taste is sweet maltiness with a fairly strong bitterness that has a tangy aftertaste. Slightly cloudy body with a pearl white bubbly head that retains well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (189) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
A hazy golden yellow colour.. Tastes like a tropical fruit basket with floral hints. There is some wheat and some spice from the yeast. Over quite drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, via Winnipeg. Light golden, slight haze. Nectarine and honey aroma. Bright hop flavour, then a depth that belies its ABV. Finish is coriander and pepper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2152) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
Thanks to Lizotte for this. Pours a cloudy golden with a moderate white pillow top. Aroma is wheat and big pine hop bitterness. Taste is chewy wheat malts and a big bit off balance pine and astringent hop bitterness. Puckers you up but very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
On tap at Beer Revolution. Expectations shattered. Was expecting a mildly hoppy belgian style wheat beer. Hazy golden pour, decent white head. Aroma is lots of yeasty floral fruit esters, peachy mango aroma from the hops. Palate is not dominated by any one characteristic, impeccable balance of sweet fruits and mild bitterness. Wicked beer and great with appy platters and stronger tasting foods.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackmetal (112) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
Somewhat fruity beginning with a really strong hop finish.Some mentioned this beer is like a cross between an IPA and German wheat beer, which summarizes the drink perfectly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a pretty clear golden colour with a small bright white head that leaves a little lace on the glass. Aroma is fruity, wheat, and mild citrus. Flavour is spicy, resin, grapefruit, tropical fruits, strong bitterness and mildly sweet underneath the bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1061) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with a nice white head that leaves some sticky lace. Aroma of resinous hops, tropical fruits, light citrus, wheat and a bit of sourness. Taste is tropical fruits, resin, wheat with a huge hoppy bitter character on the finish and a bit of tart candy taste. Excellent hoppy wheat beer could drink this one again and again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (760) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
Draft to sleeve Wheat, citrus, and apple. Clear yellow with practically no head. Bitter grapefruit and wheat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Gold pour with a little haze and a big white head. Hoppy nose with citrus and some sweetness/fruitiness. Taste has citrus hops, some fruitiness and sweetness. Light body, soft mouthfeel. Very one sided hoppy brew but enjoyable.


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