Hops On Pointe
Garage Project

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Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #14
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
77
Ranked #28,296
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.81%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
28
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Hops On PointeHops On Pointe
Notes: German malts, Nelson Sauvin hops, Champagne yeast. Brewed in collaboration with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 28
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of kitschiguy
3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of bark
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CAN
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

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of ADZA
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Hops On Pointe from Garage Project
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 28 ratings