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Herevana – Workshop Brewing – Wakey Jakey Hybrid 02 Amalaxy

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? and for this, the final session I’m having the Wakey Jakey

Wakey Jakey Hybrid 500ml bottle
02 – Amalaxy (Amarillo + Galaxy) in a 3:1 ratio for a beer at 6.7% ABV
03 – Galarillo (Galaxy + Amarillo) in a 3:1 ratio for a beer at 6.7% ABV

Amarillo a moderate bittering quality while lush floral and orangey citrus aromas add fresh flavor to any type of beer
Galaxy the fullest pungent citrus and tropical passion fruit flavors to a brew.

Workshop Brewing Co.are based in  Raglan, Waikato, 🇳🇿 New Zealand. Wakey Jakey Hybrid 02 Amalaxy is an IPA  of  6.7% which is 2.6 standard drinks in NZ.

What could possibly go wrong? And also what a lovely idea of swapping the hop ratios.

Wakey Jakey

Has quite a nice pleasant aroma on opening. The pour is quite lively and the colour is a pleasing polished brass gleam. There’s a ice cream float sized head on this, I’ve got no complaints (Well not many).

That has a gorgeous amount of bitterness and there is also a lovely layer of malt sugariness that carries this, a very pleasing and enjoyable first sip.

Again I find that this is not an adventure beer, it’s a take on a core beer, and there’s nothing wrong with this. It is a very very pleasing and easy drinking sit in the bar and have some and enjoy it beer, nodding to the barkeep ‘same again’ and be as delighted with it the second and subsequent times.

I like this beer because I think if I was a local I’d be real excited about not only have a good beer as the core, but also the chance to get involved in the variations.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 on the arbitrary number scale. This is pleasing and easy drinking beer. Which is a great start point, you’ve got to cater for an audience and you can’t really afford to be far off track when it comes to making a solid foundation as a brewer. But the flex is in re-creating their core range with variations, keeping it fresh and relevant.

Suuns have an album called FELT, that I’m curretnly listening to on the Spotify.

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 small batch Wakey Jakey Hybrid showcasing Amarillo and Galaxy big dry hop combo. Ratio 3:1 Be wise drink fresh.

Brewers Notes


The India Pale Ale (IPA) is used to describe a hop-forward, bitter, dryish beer. None of these beers ever historically went to India, and many aren’t pale.The standard version generally stands for the American IPA and range between 5.0-7.0 ABV. The American IPA is a decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through. The “East Coast IPA” is more balanced, offering a malt sweetness with citrus and fruity hop character with a nice little hop bitterness, more reminiscent to traditional english IPAs. In the case of the “West Coast IPA”, bitterness is the at the frontline and pushes malty sweetness to the very back. Stronger and more highly hopped than an American Pale Ale. Compared to an English IPA, has less of the English character from malt, hops, and yeast, less body, and often has a more hoppy balance and is slightly stronger than most examples. Less alcohol than a Double IPA, but with a similar balance. Color ranges from medium gold to light reddish-amber although many substyles exist, each having their own color tone. These other IPA substyles generally are closer-related to their base IPA substyle and should be listed with them, if the substyle is listed.


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