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Herevana – Workshop Brewing – XP EH! CAMO – Hybrid 05

The Hybrid Box. Workshop brewing has taken their core range of beer, and used them as a base to experiment with different combinations and ratios of dry hops… The result – their Hybrid range. 

XP Eh! Hybrid 05 is 1:1 cascade:mosaic combination

For the Social #Herevana session I’ve picked up a mixed 6 pack, or is that a 2-way 3-way?

Xpeh! Hybrid 500ml bottle
04 – Wamo (Wai-iti + Mosaic) 5.4%
05 – Camo (Cascade + Mosaic) 6%

The first pair have a combination of hops:
Wai-Iti. – Expect an incredibly fragrant bouquet of lemon, lime, and mandarin citrus notes
Mosaic – bouquet of earthy, pine, and fruit aromas from berry to mango.
Cascade – fruity, citrus aroma with spicy notes.

What could go wrong 🙂

XP Eh! Hybrid 05 is made by Workshop Brewing Co who are based in  Raglan, Waikato, 🇳🇿 New Zealand. This is a Pale Ale of 6% ABV and that’s 2.4 Sandard drinks

After the outstanding 04 I was rather looking forward to this, I’ve changed to 2Pac for music, because you know you need the ying and yang.

This one has more ‘grassiness’ about it when you open the bottle. A less exciting pour and the head is firmer. It is an incredibly pale yellow beer.

This versions is bitterer, and there’s that bite that you might have expected to get, which is quite nice.

This, too, is a nice beer, it’s not a soft and easy going as #4 but that’s not a bad thing either, this drinks more like you might be familiar with as a Pale Ale.

I’ve got absolutely nothing bad to say about this beer. Like the 04 it’s really easy going, and there’s enough flavour and points to make it interesting if not outstanding or memorable. This one falls into the quaffer of a beer, it’s nice, balanced, but it’s not a talk-about beer.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 on the arbitrary number scale. I wasn’t taken with this version and it settles in the pack that is the good beers, the 7’s where you’d make the safe choices.

I’ve enjoyed the #04 and the #05 you would probably, I got mine at BeerJerkNZ I don’t know if they are on general distribution.

 I listened to Tupac – Because I’d listened to Biggie

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

Sometimes less is more…unless you add more to what was less…and then you realise that can be valid too sometimes…more or less. Confused? Don’t worry, all you need to know is that less malt and more hops means a super refreshing tropical Xtra Pale summer ale that will put a goofy smile on your dial. Drink it now! 

Brewers Notes

Pale Ale – Australian / New Zealand

The Australian Pale Ale and the New Zealand (NZ) Pale Ale are a golden to light amber colored, refreshing and average-strength hop-forward ales, yet with sufficient supporting malt to make it generally more balanced than IPAs. The clean hop presence reflects modern Australian or New Zealand hop varieties with usually features such as tropical fruit, mango, passionfruit or stone-fruit. These Pale Ales will generally be very reminiscent of American Pale Ales with specific hop varieties. Less bitterness in the balance and alcohol strength than an American IPA. More balanced and drinkable, and less intensely hop-focused and bitter than Session IPAs. The term Pacific Pale Ale is also accepted, to serve a function of describing Pale Ales featuring mainly hops from Australia and New Zealand, often mixed with American varieties.



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