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Brewed by Hop Federation Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Riwaka, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with New Zealand malt and five varieties of local hops. Our Pale Ale has a soft bitterness and a full, fresh aroma with a long clean finish.

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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (9210) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Diacetyl to go with your caramel and apple malt and grapefruit and pine hops. Oily butter, solvent, some sweat / iso acid noticed. Medium body, sweet, medium bitterness, crunchy and brash malt texture with rough carbonation. The brewer knew that this batch had diacetyl and mentioned recipe changes and an increased boil temperature which he hopes will clean up the next release. From draft at the brewery in Riwaka.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
[8359-20160524] Bottle. Biscuit grainy aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Quite bold biscuit malt in the flavour with a bit of citrus. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-24. Lightly hazy amber body with a nice beige head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly fruity, light melon and green hops. Flavour is lightly bitter, pleasant hoppy character, light melon. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. 3+ Enjoyable. 7/3-4/7/3/14-15 Rigger/growler from Hop Federation, Riwaka, NZ.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5314) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2016
150616. An aroma of freshly dropped pine needles wafts out of the bottle when you open it, strong and alluring. It doesn’t look like the greatest beer when it is sitting in the glass, with its thin looking dishwater foam swirl and hazy orange colour. In the mouth the beer is lively and almost spritzy with strong hop flavours and a musty earthy aftertaste, that is both pleasant and unpleasant at the same time. While it looks thin the beer actually has some substance to it when it hits your mouth and the finish leaves your mouth filled with hop flavours. All in all this is not the worst pale ale to ever come out of New Zealand.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2016
Find this a bit too malty for the APA classification. Good length on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2015
Yellow gold with basically no head subtle aroma of hops & fruit tastes crisp citrus hoppy & lightly bitter & dry, enjoyed this

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1414) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2014
A solid example of the breed but nothing that stands out from the competition. Their Red IPA is a better bet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2014
Copper amber colour with. Transient white had and evident carbonation. Aromas of brassy malt, apricot pulp, passionfruit and a hint of creamed corn diacetyl. I must stress that it is only a hint and doesn’t spoil the aroma for me. It has that brassiness up front along with flavours of orange peel as well, gentle bitterness and that creamed corn again. One pint of this would be nice. Two pints of this would be better.


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