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Kereru Hop To It Pale Ale

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Brewed by Kereru Brewing Company
Style: English Pale Ale
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An assertively-hopped IPA with bitter marmalade hop flavour balanced against malt sweetness with NZ cascade hops on the nose.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (437) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2015
on my 2nd bottle which poured golden brown with a fine frothy head the aroma is mildly hopped & inviting the taste is real good full of hops bitter tangy malty flavours a bit rough but is going down really well

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyleCameron (33) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2015
Hops are dominated by the chewy malt profile. Felt cloying and sweet. With a whole lot more hop bite, it may have had a chance, but it just wasn’t enough to match the style. I found it difficult to finish the beer to be honest.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DylansDad (449) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 19, 2015
An easy drinking if unspectacular little number. Starts sweet and fruity then a touch of citrus a tad of pine and a decent bitterness at a good level to match the light body. Slightly metallic/sour after taste. Not bad at all.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2014
Solid little drinker this one. Not overtly hoppy, but enough to keep the senses engaged. Little light on the palate, but had to keep reminding myself this is not meant to be a hopmonster.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2014
From tap at The Twisted Hop, Woolston after a long day of judging beer and I just needed a nice quaffable stable ale. This was just the thing. Mahogany in colour but with a minimal head, nice mature fruity aromas and flavours in a pint with good body and lengthy but well balanced bitterness. Plenty going on in terms of flavour, moving from fruity and sweet at first to measured, woody and elegant as it sat on the palate. Another pint would have been perfect if I had time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (944) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Christmas dinners are not the best times for tasting. This was nice and fruity on the nose, well balanced on the flavour, easy to drink. The appearance though was not too kosher, completely lacking a head. I should re-visit this one day. Love the bats on the label!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
The head is robust. It smells aromatic, full bodied, fruity. The taste is very nice aromatic, hoppy, malty, bit bitter, fruity, creamy

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
p13 (3) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
Had a pint of this after work yesterday poured from a freshly filled (and beautifully branded) flagon. Aroma kinda thin, sweet and lightly floral, poured a deep gold with a low white head that laced lightly. Tasted mainly sweet with yeast underneath. Slight bitter and sour tones developed as the brew quickly warmed in the afternoon sun, adding an interesting complexity. Fairly light body with the slight yeast adding more perceived weight. Average-light carbonation and a short finish reflecting the overall taste. Good beer overall, can see it as a mainstay over BBQ season and afternoons in the sun. An interesting easy-drinker for those times when I’d want more than a couple of glasses of something that has an interesting flavour but not the complexities, higher alcohol or price of the double IPA crafters.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (818) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 A surprisingly full bodied pale ale. Definitely worth including in a tasting session if available.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
Dark red in colour with thin white head, sweet candy floss aroma. Well balanced hop and malt flavour.


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