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Hallertau Maximus Humulus Lupulus

Brewed by Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
The fiercely floral and fragrant hop, known as the Earth Wolf by the Ancients, has been cunningly tamed with a soft, rich maltiness. Please drink respectfully.

Note: ABV from 6.8 to 5.8.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UjoKlobasa (361) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Yellow golden color, clear liquid, white head. Soapy, floral, light, drinkable, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
canadiankiwi (131) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2015
Poured from bottle a cloudy golden colour with a large frothy head. Fruity aroma and slight citrus taste. Wonderfully hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombutlin (176) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2015
A strange initial aroma of raw meat was a surprise. Dry raw meet that has been hanging in a farmerís fridge for a few days. Perhaps half eaten by a wolf. This wore off after a minute and was replaced with classic kiwi IPA aromas of citrus, flowers and herbs. Great taste with a long bitter kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodies_Best (265) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2014
500ml bottle pours cloudy golden with frothy white head. Very carbonated. Aroma is light fresh citrus floral hops. Taste is amazing. Pineapple honey citrus bitterness with dry bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1189) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 A solid example of the antipodean take on the style. Inviting aroma followed by a finely balanced flavour and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2014
Itís a lively little fucker, this one. I opened to a violent surge of head out of the bottle. In the glass it is hazy and the head sits as a rocky remnant of the half-poured ale that remains in the glass to be carefully decanted. The aroma is outwardly herbaceous and grassy with green spruce cones. This beer has not been tamed one iota. Its virulent yeastiness dominates proceedings so far and even pointed reminders from the metaphorical bench have reminded the witness to tone down its evidence. The label suggests the hops have been tamed by the maltiness, which I would, your honour, suggest this to be misleading and deceiving under s6 of the Fair Trading Act. It is the hops that have humbled the malt as the characters suggest citrus rind, a mouthful of grassy chlorophyll and resinous redwood bark. There is some tropical fruit character underneath and gentle protesting reminders of the fruity malt and yeast characters but the star, first and foremost is hop, hop, hippy to the hip hip hop... Your honour, I rest my arse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Hazed gold body with a thin film of a head, difficult to to force even that. Grapefruit, flowers, green onion, cheese rind, honey, gum, nuts, a faint bit of armpit BO / mustiness, toasted grains, a little caramelization evident. Medium body with vibrant hop acids pricking the mouth throughout. Medium sweetness, medium to low bitterness, tends to be a bit goopy *and* watery in the finish (sugar goop across the middle gives way to thinning nothingness) and an unpleasant peanut oil flavor begins to awaken as it opens. Itís hoppy as all get out but not overly bitter, something which Iím finding common in Kiwi hoppy pale ales, which I certainly prefer over the "IBUs over everything" approach seem to commonly in the states. From 12oz bottle, 5.8%, 50 IBU.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle from the source. Clear golden color. Aroma of sweaty and dank pine and grass. Taste is bitter pine and grassy straw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
330mL thanks to Travlr fresh from NZ! Pours a clear golden with spotty foam. Nose is dusty, cheesy, candy corn, candied lemon. Taste is dusty, cheesy, soapy, hints of quenching grain. Dry palate. Hmm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1888) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 21, 2013
Impressive. Not quite your typical resin loaded new world style but perhaps all the better for it. Ultra clean with quite impactful hops, perhaps more than one could expect for 50 IBUs. Some metallic component, a nod to the classic style, but the hops are very fresh and floral. Really good.

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