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Brewed by Hop Federation Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Riwaka, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Brewed with New Zealand malt and five varieties of local hops. Our Pale Ale has a soft bitterness and a full, fresh aroma with a long clean finish.


3fourths' rating

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Diacetyl to go with your caramel and apple malt and grapefruit and pine hops. Oily butter, solvent, some sweat / iso acid noticed. Medium body, sweet, medium bitterness, crunchy and brash malt texture with rough carbonation. The brewer knew that this batch had diacetyl and mentioned recipe changes and an increased boil temperature which he hopes will clean up the next release. From draft at the brewery in Riwaka.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1610) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2014
Copper amber colour with. Transient white had and evident carbonation. Aromas of brassy malt, apricot pulp, passionfruit and a hint of creamed corn diacetyl. I must stress that it is only a hint and doesn’t spoil the aroma for me. It has that brassiness up front along with flavours of orange peel as well, gentle bitterness and that creamed corn again. One pint of this would be nice. Two pints of this would be better.


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