Garage Project Hops on Pointe

Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Beer and ballet the perfect Pas de Deux. Brewed by Garage Project for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Hops en Pointe teases the traditional boundaries between high and low culture. Brewed with premium German malts, Nelson Sauvin hops and finished with champagne yeast, the result is a pale gold lager with a crisp, clean palate, rich tropical fruit aromas and tight champagne bubbles forming a dense white head of foam. Available at all good barres.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1348) - dkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2017
I have to say I was extremely surprised that I actually enjoyed this beer. Lagers with high ABV always taste too alcoholic, but this one is an exception. Very tasty and they managed to hide the faulty tastes with nice hopping, very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skarecrow (639) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2017
330ml can Pale straw color with huge head. Aroma is light fruity hop - lemon/lime plus yeasty and slight cooked vegetable sulfur. Mild bitterness with light hop palate and dry finish. OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
YI (3) - - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
This is what I'm looking for in a lager.....75 chars............................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (6178) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Pale straw color with a taller, lasting, white head. Aroma is heavier with hops, with tropical fruit of pineapple and mango. Hints of citrus and pine. Mild pale malt backdrop. Light and lively feel. Flavors are subtle and light. Sweetness seems to go from start to finish with light malt and juicy hops. Finish returns to light sweet malt, while linger dries up and has a near woody bitterness. A hot summer night on the deck type brew. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Inbreak (5643) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2017 23.03.2017, 0,65l bottle shared with friends @ local tasting:
Big fizzy-creamy longlasting head, slightly hazy golden color. Aroma is mild grainy, worth, wet hay, flowers, grass, minerals, yeast, cereal. Taste is harsh mineraly, weeds, worth, minerals, wet hay, paper, cereal, bark, yeast, flowers. Medium bitterness, harsh boozy mouthfeel. Crap!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmeup (674) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2017
650ml hazy yellow 15mm white head that laces the glass and remains to the end. Quite carbonated, never ending tiny bubbles re charge that head. Light grainy malt and pleasant tropical fruity hops together with the clean yeast just work a treat. Remarkably easy to drink this one considering the fairly high ABV of 6.7%. Classy new style Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (703) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2017
En lager i den nya skolan med mer slktskap med en ipa en en klassisk lager. Funkar!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
M_Sack (675) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2017
Can. Cloudy straw colour with frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Tropical fruit bomb aroma, with a touch of grass and background malt. The flavour profile belies the aroma, with a spicy, dry and bitter front palate. There's a touch of passionfruit towards the finish and a small amount of malt adds some balance. The champagne yeast is indiscernible and the spicy, bitter hops overpower. The heavy ABV rears its head towards the end of the glass. Over carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnbuck100 (305) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Santa Barbara . One of the the best imperial pils I have had. Full bodied flavor yet reasonably crisp. Not too cloying like many imperial pils. I was concerned it Would not travel well from New Zealand - no bottled on date, only some obscure numbering on bottom of bottle. But the Beer tasted fresh and had a great flavor. Recommended ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (1438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2016
Can. Semi hazy blonde yellow beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of citrus, grapefruit, pine needles, gooseberries and herbs. Flavor is spicy with notes of citrus, pine needles, yeast, gooseberries and grass.

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