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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: American Pale Ale
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hāpi, the Maori word for hop, inspires this truly Pacific pale ale. Brewed with New Zealand barley and the best of the Kiwi hop harvest, Motueka, Wai-iti, Riwaka and Nelson Sauvin. Assertively Hoppy - exceptionally drinkable. Sessionble in strength, bright golden in colour and loaded with generous quantities of aromatic New Zealand hops. Very friendly indeed.

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3.4
danjs5 (357) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2017
Fairly restrained really. Floral and tropical hops aroma and flavours. Stone fruit and grass. Very drinkable. Crisp and refreshing.

3.8
GoufCustom (2253) - HONG KONG - NOV 29, 2017


330 ml can at abv 4.8% bought at YATA in YOHO Mall, Yuen Long.

Looks: Clear golden honey colour; One finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with active slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and fruity Ale malt, with strong white grapes, passion fruits, gooseberry, strong citrus, floral, light sugar, biscuits, lemon, and grass.

Taste: Close to light sweet Ale malt, with light grains, grapefruits, white grapes, melon, floral, light sugar, spices, dry biscuits, lime, fair bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to medium body. Quite slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Pretty good Ale maltyness in a slightly thinned but very slick background. Strong Nelson Sauvin influence as in white grapes and melon with moderate grapefruits. Also strong Motueka with notable citrus. Flowery with fair sweetness, light spicy, dry biscuity with fair lime to round. Pleasing!

Hoppiness: Strong white grapes, passion fruits, gooseberry, citrus, floral, lemon and grass in nose. Grapefruits, white grapes, melon, floral, spices, lime and grass in taste; Bitterness is fairly strong for a lasting, medium astringent sweet-bitter fruity malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Viney citrusy and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one focus is Nelson Sauvin (grapes and melon) on aroma, and Motueka (citrus and lime) on taste. Somewhere between a APA and Session IPA, not as bitter but certainly on the fullfilling side. Good stuff!

3.7
drjoeng (1461) - SINGAPORE - JUL 22, 2017
4.6%ABV. IPA. Poured out golden amber. 12 SRM. Nose has fresh pine and grapefruit peel. Mouthfeel is light soapy. Palate has wheat toast solidity. Hop flavors are spicy with pepper leaf and cilantro near the middle and back. There is grapefruit peel and citrus oil on the front. Hint of old socks throughout the palate. Finish is medium and grapefruit peel bitter.

3.3
ANZUShophunter (651) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2017
From can at Sasquatch Bar. Pours cloudy amber with white frothy head that laced nicely. Fruity hop and ale yeast aroma with modest bitter finish. Refreshing

2.9
Dredd (978) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2017
A bit milder than the average Project beer. Slightly dusty aroma with some lemon and grapefruit. Initial impression is it is a bit thin with some almost grainy malt. Finish is solid hops with a slightly harsh twang.

3.8
colui72 (1157) - HONG KONG - APR 28, 2017
Hazy golden to amber, medium white head, some lacing. Aroma is mango and passion fruit. Medium body with nice carbonation, taste is strong on hops (lots of mango and passion fruit, citrus, resin) on top of a good malty backbone, with caramel and bread. Medium bitter, the fruitiness is lingering and gets tart notes. Very nice APA.

3.8
Skarecrow (1042) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2017
330ml can Golden amber color with great head. Pine resin/grapefruit aroma. Medium bitterness with slight malt/hop notes, clean palate and hoppy tang to finish. Very nice.

3.1
Humlehode (866) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2017
Pours clear golden. Citrus, pine, grassy aroma. Light bodied. Slightly watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Senap (748) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2017 En trevlig apa som väl passar in i smakidealet. Inte exceptionell, utan snarare bara gott hantverk.

3.2
Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2017
330mL can. BB 08/12/16 Hazy pale gold body, fluffy white foam. Grainy, toast malts, spicy herbal & tropical fruit hop on nose; subtle nose. Medium body, nice creamy sort of texture. Opens out a bit more on the palate - nice cereal, toasted bread crust sort of malt going on, spicy grassy hops take a slight backseat but good balance. Past its best but an enjoyable brew.


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