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The Twisted Hop Improvisation

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Formerly brewed at The Twisted Hop
Style: American Pale Ale
Christchurch, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1560) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2010
Tasted on tap from the brewery during the jazz festival for which it was brewed. The Twisted Hop is a specialist in cask conditioned, hand pulled ales and rewards drinkers with a good balance of malt hops. While the emphasis here is on hops, it is easy to overlook the depth that the malt provides. Without it this beer would give the drinker zesty citrus, gooseberry and sprucy grassiness without terribly much else. In the Improv ale, the malt offers bready loveliness, nuttiness and maybe even a touch of coffee? There is a lovely tropical fruit flavour coming from the ale yeast. A beer as much for savouring and ruminating over as for enjoying the music with.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JUL 2, 2010
beer engine at Hashigo Zake Aroma: citrus (grapefruit, orange, tangerine, all of the above?) and hops; Appearance: golden brown and hazy, good lacing and good head; Taste: bitter, hint of sourness, rounded taste; Palate: sticky, slightly astringent finish; Overall: very hoppy, looks like an amber ale though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 27, 2010
On handpull at Eureka in Dunedin.

Really nice looking. A very creamy head.

Lots of fruit esters, with a pleasant yeast aroma. Simcoe hops are obvious. Nice flavours, which are much the same as the aroma.

A very mild bitterness and a crisp body and clean finish. Gooooood


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