Hops On Pointe
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New Zealand
Lager - European Pale
3.76 | pDev: 9.84%
Feb 12, 2020
Jun 08, 2013
Very Good
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Notes: German malts, Nelson Sauvin hops, Champagne yeast. Brewed in collaboration with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
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3.27 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Feb 12, 2020
4.15 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon on Jan 14, 2019
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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from 650ml bottle into glass. No dating information found on bottle/label.
Cloudy, straw colored body. Poured with a thin white head, which stays around a spell as islands and a ring fed by rising bubbles. Leaves behind differing patterns of lacing.
Does have tropical fruit aromas as described on the label, which seem to be mostly orange citrus.
Taste is refreshing with light fruit hops and sharp lager yeast.
Rather thick for a lager beer. Does have good carbonation, with a champagne bubble mouth feel.
Has kind of a flat overall taste, but is quite refreshing. Upon first pouring the beer appears to be more in the saison experience, but the lager yeast perfectly identifies the beer. Appearance is the best aspect of this beer.

Aug 24, 2018
3.75 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2018
3.53 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Jan 04, 2018
4.02 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Aug 10, 2017
4 by jxb345 from California on May 31, 2017
3.28 by hasse67 from Sweden on Apr 21, 2017
4.5 by myfirstbeer from Illinois on Jan 09, 2017
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3.19/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by kitschiguy from Hong Kong

330ml can into 350ml beer glass.

Pours a hazy yellow with little head and no lacing.

Up front bitterness that lingers and leaves a floral perfumery taste - a bit unusual.

Citrus and grapefruit on the nose.

Mouth is OK.

Overall a pretty nice idea but an average beer.

Oct 11, 2016
3.59 by FatsoSvuLLo from Sweden on Oct 01, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Andrewharemza from Australia

From a 330ml can, pours a hazey blonde colour with a thin layer of white coloured head.
Aroma lemon, malt, citrus.
Taste lemon, grapefruit, citrus, malt.

Sep 13, 2016
3.75 by dddddddd from Washington on Aug 01, 2016
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3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by bark from Sweden

The colour is yellow; the liquid got some chill haze. The high head is white and compact; it sinks slowly leaving thick lacing.

The smell is smooth with some pilsner malt, lemon peels and grapefruit hops. White wine and rubber in the background.

The taste starts off bitter with passing grainy sweetness. Some grapefruit peels and green bananas. Medium body. The aftertaste got growing clean alcohol, tart citric fruits and lemon liquor. The short finish is bittersweet.

The carbonation is strong; the many small bubbles long-lived. The liquid is a bit sticky.

Quite strong new-world pilsner… I did not think it was particularly interesting.

Jul 22, 2016
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Jul 21, 2016
3.71 by JamFuel from Sweden on Jun 16, 2016
4.2 by Stillyman11 from California on Jun 13, 2016
3.78 by Waggman from Sweden on Jun 09, 2016
3.75 by GRG1313 from California on Jun 05, 2016
4.25 by Joshmistake from Minnesota on May 11, 2016
3.54 by Birmz from California on May 07, 2016
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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by StJamesGate from New York

Champagne blonde with snowy froth. 4
Vinous, corky nose with some funky lemon. 3.75
Invisible malts, winey tang, light papaya, and spicy, musty grape NS hops. 3.75
Crisp, fizzy, light. 4

Champagne pils, and kills the concept. Pretty raw though - Nelson at full volume and the yeast is a bit crazy. Interesting, if a bit tough to stomach. 3.75

Apr 27, 2016
3.53 by eric5bellies from Australia on Dec 23, 2015
3.5 by GarthT from Hong Kong on Jul 16, 2015
4.25 by deniserat from California on Sep 26, 2014
4 by Kroehny_Loves_Hops from Australia on May 02, 2014
4.5 by Rwalford74 from Australia on Apr 25, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by CrazyDavros from Australia

Pours gold with a large, fading head.
Nose shows spicy and floral hops along with some grassy notes and a little soft malt.
Flavours include grainy malt, spicy and herbal hops and a very faint passion fruit note. Quite an aggressive sharp bitterness in the finish.
Needs more carbonation.

Jul 11, 2013
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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ADZA from Australia

This is done for the New Zealand ballet weird I know and uses german malts,Nelson Sauvin hops and champagne yeast and it pours a golden clear hue with a fluffy one finger head and little lacing,the smell is kiwi fruit,gooseberries,white grapes,sweet malts and lollies,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,well carbonated and dry with tastes of grassy herbal hops,kiwi fruit,lemon sorbet,fruit salad,a touch of sweet malts and finished dry and thirst quenching and overall not a bad drop which I would buy again perfect for watching the footy cheers.

Jun 08, 2013
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