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Brewed by Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant
Style: American Pale Ale
Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Hops galore!" you’ll say upon supping this American Pale Ale. With a hop aroma bursting full of floral and zesty citrus, this one churtles down your slide with a clean honey malt flavour balancing wonderfully with that sensational hop tang. Overall, this fresh Kiwi take on the American pale is both zesty and tangy, indeed, we reckon you’ll find it uniquely ‘zangy’ and asking you back for more.

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3.2
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
(On tap) Slightly hazy golden with a creamy, off-white head. Fresh, lightly citrusy aroma. Medium body with sweetish malt accents, light citrus and a dry, lightly bitter finish. A very fresh and quaffable APA with the citrus being a little downplayed. 080208

3.5
Travlr (24755) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear light amber color, white head. Aroma of fresh hay, caramel, summer fruit. Taste is fruity and malty. Nice.

3.3
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2016-05-09. Crisp dark yellow body, small off-white head and lace. Aroma is mild, light fruity hops, muted green undertones. Flavour is moderately hoppy throughout, interesting tropical fruit and melon, mild green hops. Smooth average bodied palate, good carbonation. 6+/3/7/3/13-14 On tap at Hallertau Brewbar, Auckland, NZ.

3
3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Less a pale ale and more of a clunky crystal malt and garlic hop amber ale. Gum, garlic, shallots, tropical gum aroma... the hops have some resemblance to Simcoe and Citra, though no strong resin or Christmas tree or pet urine character, it’s still far outside of what I go for. Medium body, medium to heavy sweetness, medium bitterness with prickly hop acids, it’s not overly bitter but is strongly hoppy, and though it seems it’s hop-driven, it’s the malt that dominates: toasty, over-kilned and even smokey at times, a little bit like used cigarette filters. At first I thought this smoked malt character was in my head but I came back to the glass again and again and it’s definitely in the glass, so something went awry in the boil kettle. Finish is sweet and syrupy with a resemblance to Zebra Stripe gum with milder touches of gasoline (minus the alcohol association). Fits in nicely with the Session Pale Ale/IPA group though the hop bitterness seems lost in the sugar, and the hop aroma and flavor I don’t find appealing. From draft at Andrew Andrew in Auckland.

2.9
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
[8205-20160509] Tap. Mild grape citrus aroma. Clear, light orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Mild grainy straw and grape flavour. Light-medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
(@ Hallertau brewpub, Riverhead, NZ)

3.4
TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2011
Golden amber color. Lime, tangerine and a bit kiffer. Very light body. A touch sweet. Light bitter finish. Very quaffable.

3.3
sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
On tap at Manakau festival. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white diminishing head. Light sweetness with some bitterness. Light strawlike maltiness. Light, slightly grassy hoppiness with a citric hint. Light to medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Dry finish. I had a feeling that this festivl cask had a hint of diacetyl.

3.4
hawthorne00 (3946) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2017
Tap. Slightly hazy pale gold with a white head. Gentle aroma of lemon pudding, some grapefruit, crackers. Light bodied. Moderately sweet with crackers and sweeter citrus than expected. Quite floral. Dry but not very bitter at the end. Not "Hops galore", but a very decent quaffer.

3.6
gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2013
Medium sized head deep gold pour misty medium strong carbonation aromas fruity honey floral notes sweetness flavours strong zesty citrus bitter grapefruity honey floral sweetness lovely tasting ale the finish sharp tasting ale with ligering bitter sweet malt flral taste I enjoyed this

3
joe19612 (2925) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a gold colour, plenty of hops in the aroma, taste is very bitter with a dry bitter finish.


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