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Hancock & Co Craft Brewing
Brewed at McCashin Family Brewery

Style: American Pale Ale
Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sweet caramel and roasted hazelnut flavours fill the mouth. Balanced with nuances of tobacco, slight pepper, cloves and herb noted on the finish. Grand Pale Ale’s unique flavour comes from the combination of a variety of NZ hops and continuous hopping in the brewing process. This style will create a strong but not crushing hop flavour.

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3.1
tombutlin (316) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 Slightly surprised this is called an APA, as is is maltier and less hoppy than expected, but true to the label. Moderate aroma, but big taste of nuts, tobacco & herbs. Re-rated, this now has a vegemite aftertaste, which has persisted as I’m working through a dozen bottles. Downgraded from good to OK

3.2
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2014
330ml bottle pours hazy & golden, flavours are nuts, pepper & caramel with an enjoyable hoppy bitter finish. Great beer great price: again, free 4 pack with 6 Stokes!

3
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
The head is ok, the body gold-brown. It smells dry-grain. The taste is grain, dry, hoppy, bitter, bit mild. 3.0

2
3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Copper pennies, oxidized caramel malt, twangy corn. Sour, paper-y, starchy and metallic. Sherry malt, soda water carbonation, tin can finish. Bottle says notes of clove lol.

4
KodiBear (1) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
Darker golden colour than I expected, aroma of slightly sweet hay. Easy drinking, full round flavour. Nice rounded hops not too strong. Slightly nutty, really well balanced finish on the palate. Medium sweet, slick texture, soft carbonation and a very long, mellow well balanced finished. I really like it.

3.4
Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft. Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma of dusty straw. Taste is fruity straw. Decent.

0.5
waihekebrewer (1) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013 does not count
Possibly the nastiest beer I’ve tried so far this year. Unpleasantly cloudy with a wet cardboard aroma and dull, murky palate. Just another in a long line up of sily attempts by New Zealand’s big breweries to try and fool the public with fake craft beer. To paraphrase Monty Python, ’This is not a beer for drinking. This is a beer for laying down and avoiding.

3.5
DylansDad (649) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2013
Very bitter. The label mentions among other things nuances of tobacco, and man I’m getting that in spades. Reminds me of when I was a practising smoker rolling cigarettes and getting stray strand of tobacco on my tongue. Well, not quite that intense. To be honest, this is a slow sipping beer for me, it’s not quite balanced enough for me to want another one immediately.

4
HopMeASAP (2) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 2, 2013 does not count
Not your typical Pale Ale, it was a enjoyable easy drinking beer with great hop flavour..

3.8
monobrow (7) - Wanganui, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
average carbonation, bitter, long finish, light sweetness, very bitter, toast, I loved the malty , hoppy bitterness & aftertaste ,a real cracker I really enjoyed this . More flavour than Boundary Rd Flying Forttress but then this is a step up @ around $14 for 4 x 330 ml bottles.


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