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


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a gold colour, plenty of hops in the aroma, taste is very bitter with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (591) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2013
Doesn’t live up to the marketing hype on the label. The flavours are there, all right, and they are nice, but overall the beer feels thin and undercarbonated. I’ll try it again once summer comes around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear light amber color, white head. Aroma of fresh hay, caramel, summer fruit. Taste is fruity and malty. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1368) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 A surprisingly zesty (as advertised) pale ale. Definitely worth including in a tasting session if available (but nothing to go searching far and wide for if not).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - 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 (643) - 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 (898) - 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 (5095) - 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 (555) - 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.

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