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Hop Federation Red IPA

Brewed by Hop Federation Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Riwaka, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Brewed with New Zealand and European malts with a big dose of hops from both New Zealand and America. Our RIPA has a full-bodied malt character that packs a punch on the palate and gives off a great, fresh aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a deep red colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, some caramel, and hops. Taste is medium to high sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (21802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
10th July 2016
Hazy deep amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is airy and mildly dry. Decent fine carbonation. Fluffy malts, trace of caramel. Loads of apples and pears - tangy. A little orange underneath. Mild orange peel. Light finish. Odd and not right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
[8362-20160526] Bottle. Apple fruity grains aroma. Hazy, dark brown amber with a quick foamy white head. Grainy fruity wood and strange fishy notes at first. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
Overheard: "Why are you staring at me?" "Cuz you’re bootiful."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-26. Brown body with a modest beige head that fades. Aroma is fruity, passion fruit, melon. Flavour is quite malty, moderate bitterness throughout, green hops, light melon and fruit. Average plus bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. Enjoyable but maltier than what I am looking for in an IPA. 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle from Hop Federation, Riwaka, NZ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canadiankiwi (146) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2016
Very malt filled nose. Dark copper colour. Poured from tap. Small head. Malt in taste with a small hop taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hop_Hedonist (462) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2016
Muddy looking - very malty nose - far too much malt taste for me - is this rye in there too? - hops very muted and lacklustre - too much like an English brown ale so this isn’t for me at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2016
500mL bottle that pours deep mahogany with a big off off white head. Massive toffee and citrus burst from the glass with a slight berry note. More of the sweet toffee and citrus in the flavour. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombutlin (209) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2015
Solid Red IPA, with a pine rich aroma and long lasting bitterness. Good balance and a strong roasted taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stuvetnz (9) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
Pint from Dodsons in Blenheim. Pours a deep amber red with a small head. Minimal carbonation. Earthy resin on the nose. Good mouth feel, lingering hoppy bitterness. Pretty good intro to this brewery

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (622) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2014
Its goood with three’o’s Nicely gently bitter, and then a great layer of warm sweetness and a reasonable finish. Quaffing myself into a happy place with this, and then I’ll go again. Fantastic colour, nice lacing, it is just nice.

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