Brewed by Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant
Style: American Pale Ale
Auckland, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
"Hops galore!" you’ll say upon supping this American Pale Ale. With a hop aroma bursting full of floral and zesty citrus, this one churtles down your slide with a clean honey malt flavour balancing wonderfully with that sensational hop tang. Overall, this fresh Kiwi take on the American pale is both zesty and tangy, indeed, we reckon you’ll find it uniquely ‘zangy’ and asking you back for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3815) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2013
Medium sized head deep gold pour misty medium strong carbonation aromas fruity honey floral notes sweetness flavours strong zesty citrus bitter grapefruity honey floral sweetness lovely tasting ale the finish sharp tasting ale with ligering bitter sweet malt flral taste I enjoyed this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (569) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2013
As it warms in the glass the hop taste begins to work harder, with moderate success. But sadly, I would then describe this as "thin" all over. Lacks body, lacks a defining taste, one that has depth, and carry. I’d enjoy one or two of these with mates but it couldn’t carry a long haul session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2012
It is one the pale side of most APA’s I’ve indulged in with a clinging collar of white head that seems stuck to the glass like frothy chewing gum. The aroma is of citrussy hops with grass and cone aromas, but not in any threatening quantity. Yes it smells like an APA, but usually you get an olfactory assault, which you don’t get here. Again, those zesty, resinous spruce gum hops have been converted into flavour. At first you think "Well, here it is, but there could be more of it." but then you start to consider how much is enough. I mean you get enough to let you know there’s American hops there, but not enough to grasp the tongue and start braying the star spangled banner. This is an APA with subtlety, but I’m afraid that will be lost on most. It’s finish is of orange peel and is spritzy. A charming beer, but one that is trying to gently cough to get attention in a very noisy throng.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omega (869) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2012
This is the bet selling in the numbers line up, maybe due to its higher presence of hops. However it is not overly bitter and has a nice clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2011
Golden amber color. Lime, tangerine and a bit kiffer. Very light body. A touch sweet. Light bitter finish. Very quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 Tap @ Hallertau. Cloudy gold pour with a short, fine white head leaving moderate lace. Toasty, pine nose. Pine, toast, almonds, tea and grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation. The latter is quite fine and yields a creamy mouth feel. This is one of Hallertau’s less hop-forward ales (i.e. more East Coast APA).. Recommended for those favoring a more bitter and meatier APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2011
330ml bottle. Hazy orange gold with a thin white creamy head. Delivers on the floral and zesty citrus and honey malt and although the aromas are luscious they are a lot more subtle than "hops galore.. and bursting" as suggested by the commercial deScription. (then I’m thinking Epic Armageddon or Renaissance MPA). Taste is very nice sweet and bitter with reasonably long duration. Tingly carbonation, slick and sticky, medium body, bitter then astringent finish. Probably not a classic but still very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Hashigo Zake on tap - hoppy citrus nose; - gold with yellow highlights, slightly hazy, small head and minimal lacing; - bitterness is distinct but not overwhelming; - medium bodied, slightly slick or sticky, lively carbonation, slightly astringent finish; Overall, a pale ale. Not complicated but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle. Poured into a glass saying ’oh, but this looks pretty’. Rose gold with a fine wispy head. Honey aroma with pithy grapefruit. Little sweetness followed up with some lemon bitter notes. Nice enough but a little underwhelming, drops away in the middle of the palate and leaves me wanting something more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2009
On tap at Malthouse. Pours hazy amber/orange, thin off white head. Aroma of zesty grapefruity hops. Quite a bitter flavour, but not much depth. A zesty citrus flavour followed with a biting bitterness. A simple but very enjoyable hoppy beer.

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