Aerialist Hoppy Lager | Hi-Wire Brewing

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very good
20 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States
hiwirebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jhartley on 03-25-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
20
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
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Photo of Determined419
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregu2
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojo
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Pale yellow with clarity, 1/2 a finger of head and some lacing

S - German pilsner malts, biscuits

T - Biscuit, german hops. More like a pilsner than a lager

F - Light body and crisp

O - An average lager, probably refreshing on a hot summer day

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakley
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured 12 oz. bottle of Hi-Wire Aerilist Summer Lager into a Tipping Point pub glass...fair head, dissipating quickly. Very lemonade appearance...The aromas? Holy fresh fruit, like a fruit basket! German Huell Melon and Mandarina Bavaria hops blast off nicely, asking me nicely to chug it down...
SO light, dry and yet the fruit peel and rind effects trick the mind into thinking it is an ipa or apa. But it's so smooth, and un- bitter in taste, that it cannot be...it's just clean and light and champagne-ish. The malts are hidden in there somewhere I suppose...so very different and refreshing, to say it quickly...I've had two 6 packs of this in the last month or so, and will have more until season ends. Truly unique and refreshing. Definitely a mainstay of my warm weather seasonals. Hi-WIre is one of the best brewers in the US/world, if you ask me.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While the beer could just as aptly been named Houdini, its a lager that drinks like IPA. Drying the malt backbone to near pin-point perfection with the frame of a lager, the light bodied beer. And they newly developed Germanic hops are far from the traditional saazer types and more resemble those of the pacific northwest.

Aerialist layers into the glass with a bright and golden hue, only a hint of keller-bier haze to provide a modest translucent glow. Aromas of orange, peach and other stone fruit ride along with faint apple, melon and bread. Early sweetness greets the tongue with part grain and part malt for a crisp and cracker-like breadiness that's soon to dissolve.

And as the sweetness and malty structures retreat, the hops build in with the taste of citrus and orchard fruit. White grapefruit, slightly under-ripened orange, light lemon and apple precede a spicy, herbal and lightly piney bitterness. Hints of honeydew, kiwi and nectarine waft about with a peppery, gin-like bitterness that follows suit.

Light bodied, crisp and clean, the beer's grain character is sharp and refreshing, never distracting or unnecessarily astringent. A quick finish offers a glimmer of citrus and spruce with a light mint and tea linger in slight aftertaste.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djgustafson
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jak
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buckyp
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AshevilleHomebrewer
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hi wire knows lagers, and this one is superb!

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Photo of baklo
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aerialist Hoppy Lager from Hi-Wire Brewing
4.02 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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