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Herevana – Workshop Brewing – Chop Hop Hybrid 04 Cinemo

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. 

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

The next pair up,
01 – Chop Hop – Even Stephen (Centennial + Citra) is a beer at 5.8% and is a 1:1 ratio on the hops
04 – Chop Hop – Cinemo (Citra + Nelson + Mosaic) is beer at 7.2% and is in a ratio 3:2:2 

Centennial hops were first developed back in 1974 from a predominant Brewer’s Gold hop mixed with Fuggle and East Kent Golding, among others. The result was a balanced aromatic and bittering hop which was released in 1990.
Citra Bright orange, grapefruit, lemon and other wonderfully tropical fruit flavors create an aroma that is totally unique to this popular hop

Nelson A bright aroma of gooseberry, grapefruit and citrus
Mosaic presents a complex bouquet of earthy, pine, and fruit aromas from berry to mango
Citra Bright orange, grapefruit, lemon and other wonderfully tropical fruit flavors create an aroma that is totally unique to this popular hop.

Workshop Brewing Chop Hop Hybrid 04 Cinemo is made at the Workshop Brewing Co. who are based in  Raglan, Waikato, 🇳🇿 New Zealand, this is 7.2% ABV which is 2.8 standard drink units.

The 01 was really nice, soft easy going tasty and quaffable. Of course I’m hoping for a bit of the same, what could possibly go wrong?

A deeper grassier note on this one,I though this was was a paler lighter golden orange pour with a less excitable head that is sitting proud atop and is a stark white in colour.

There’s a hint of dankness in this when it’s in the glass. I don’t quite know what magic is going on but this is something of a delight, there seems to be a sweet carry that lifting a bunch of flavours along, distracting you from what might be the higher alcohol content.

That hint of grassiness is persistent to the finish and is a lovely addition to the journey with this beer.

There’s an awful lot to like about a beer that is just going about it’s business and doing what it’s doing, without pushing you or pulling you in one way or another. This is just a take on a core beer, and once again, if this is the take on one they settled on then the core beer must be something good.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 on the arbitrary number scale. I’ve not been disappointed with both the 01 and this the 04, they’re both really easy beers to enjoy. They don’t push the boundaries or challenge you with an abundance of anything that leaves you aghast, this one is just a nice beer done well, with lots of flavour and enjoyment.

If you’re up for a bit of 30 year old Shoegaze then you need to listen to this, Slowdive – Just for a day, an hour 44 that you’ll not regret.

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.

A limited edition Chop Hop Hybrid Showcasing Citra, Nelson Sauvin & Mosaic.

Dry Hop Ration 3:2:2 

Using the base of our flagship beers we experimented with a plethora of small batch dry hop combinations to bring you the “chosen few”.Be wise drink Fresh : ) 

Brewers Notes

Pale Ale – American (APA)

The “American Pale Ale (APA)”, also known as “West-Coast Pale Ale” and “Northwest Pale Ale” is a golden to light amber colored, refreshing and average-strength hop-forward ale, yet with sufficient supporting malt to make it generally balanced and more accessible than modern American IPAs. The clean hop presence can reflect classic or modern American or New World hop varieties with a wide range of characteristics. The American Pale Ale will generally be cleaner, have a less caramelly malt profile, less body, and often more finishing hops than English counterparts. 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


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