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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Hops galore!" youll 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 youll find it uniquely zangy and asking you back for more.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, - FEB 14, 2011
330ml bottle. Hazy orange gold with a thin white creamy head. Delivers on the floral and zesty citrus and honey malt and although the aromas are luscious they are a lot more subtle than "hops galore.. and bursting" as suggested by the commercial description. (then Im thinking Epic Armageddon or Renaissance MPA). Taste is very nice sweet and bitter with reasonably long duration. Tingly carbonation, slick and sticky, medium body, bitter then astringent finish. Probably not a classic but still very nice.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3806) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
explosivedog (840) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours gold with small head thats gone quickly. Lemon, bitter grapefruit, biscuits. Crisp, clean bitterness with a slight acidity. Something a touch metallic near the end. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skarecrow (590) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 8, 2016
330ml bottle Pale amber color with OK head. Slight hoppy aroma. Mild bitterness which lingers and a slight malt character in the middle. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2016
A golden looking beer with a fleeting head. Hops are crisp and straw like. Malty and well balanced with a citrus rind finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8735) - 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)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10258) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1913) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2016


500 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Clear golden honey colour; Explosive three finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Good sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with passion fruits, pineapples, grapefruits, lime peels, assorted berries, blackcurrant, floral, honey, sugar, light pine, biscuits and fresh grass.

Taste: Medium sweet Ale malt, with grapefruits, citrus oil, light caramel, floral, molasses, light pine, dry biscuits, lime, fairly strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to full body. Thick and oily palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltyness in a thick and rich background. Citrus elements abound, with mostly lemon oil, light grapefruits and light pine. Quite flowery, sweetness is moderate and good lime peel to round. Mellow and nice!

Hoppiness: Fragrant passion fruits, pineapples, grapefruits, lime peels, assorted berries, blackcurrant, floral, honey, light pine and fresh grass in nose. Grapefruits, citrus oil, floral, light pine, lime and grass in taste; Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, medium astringent bitter sweet finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Limey and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has some really nice and impressive NZ hop aroma, so tropical and berry-like I sniffed for a few minutes before drinking it. Taste is fairly rich sweet malts with yet mellow, limey and oily hoppiness. Not so APA-ish but what a great Summer drink this is. Will buy again!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2016
Poured from bottle a golden yellow with medium head. At first smell this is appears hop filled with citrus notes. Falls a little flat throughout though. A nice start but not much of a finish on the palate leaving you wanting more.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombutlin (300) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 A nice beer, but I expected a bit more, given the amazing reputation of the brewery. Citrus aroma, but nothing too complex. Great balance of bitterness and malt - not too sweet. Would be a good session beer and Ill try it on tap one day. Update on tap - even more underwhelming

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2015
couple of 330ml bottles at home really like this beer looks good orange gold & frothy with a hoppy aroma the taste is definitely floral & zesty citrus full of hops with malty tangy tones delicious


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