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Garage Project Death From Above

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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This has been one of the most challenging Garage brews to date. At its heart was the idea of combining aggressive, high citrus character of American hops with the heat and sweetness of Indochine flavours. Have you ever tried a Vietnamese mango and chili salad? If you haven’t you should. It could be life changing. It’s an idea that has been rattling around the Garage consciousness for a while and the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular seemed like a fitting opportunity to give it an outing. It was always going to be a challenging brew to pull off – mango, chili, Vietnamese mint and lime juice aren’t exactly conventional ingredients. Don’t bother checking, they aren’t listed in the Reinheitsgebot. Add a lavish addition of Chinook, Centennial, Citra and Amarillo hops, a deadline launch for an international beer festival and take it straight to a 2000 litre batch without any chance for small scale testing and you get what could have been a recipe for spectacular, monumental disaster. The idea of trying to bring all these flavours together in a coherent way given the pressure of time and prospect of public humiliation was, frankly, shit scary.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1076) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Lätt dimmig, ganska mörkt bärnstens färgad, snyggt orange skum. Doft: Humle, humle, apelsinskal, mandarin, mango, barrskog, lite växter. Smak: Humle, mango, citrus, fox citronkola, fruktigt, malt, lite barr, växt beska (från chillin?).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (1114) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Kopparfärgad med stort vit skum. Doftar och smakar tropisk humle och mycket citrus. Fyllig med bra beska och lite chili på slutet. Lite för maltig annars riktigt bra

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eripe323 (51) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
Can from Systembolaget. Pours amber-red with medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, malts, citrusy hops and some chili. Taste of citrus, mango, chili fruit, hints of garpefruit and other undefinied fruitiness, with an aftertaste of the chiliheat. Medium bitterness, but way too much malt character for the beer for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7168) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
Can from Systembolaget. Amber with a medium head. Aroma and taste of hops, grapefruit, pineapple and some hints of chili and lime. The finish was quite bitter. A tasty one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Camillica (18) - Bromölla, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Bärstensfärgad öl, medium kropp. Aromer av mango, chili, passionsfrukt, mango, granatäpple. Härlig smak av tropiskfrukt med en lång eftersmak av chilihetta! :)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntiusII (33) - Bromölla, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Appearance: amber hazy color. frothy head. Aroma: chilli, pomegrenade, passion. Taste: heavy bitterness, slight balancing sweetness. Palate: full body, creamy texture, average carbonation. bitter finish that builds. Overall: perfectly balanced and enjoyable chilli ipa. thechilli enhances the bitterness nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (1552) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
440ml can from Systembolaget. Clear copper-golden with a dense off-white head that leaves only some lacing. Floral, fruity hoppy aroma, mango, apple, grapefruit, much resin and pine behind the fruit, peppery chili and malt. Medium-bodied, mildly carbonated, silky smooth mouthfeel. Bitter citrus zesty taste floral bitterness, grass, grapefruit and resin some sweet tropical fruits like mango and pineapple in the background along with a solid malt body. Finish mid-dry with pine and pleasant chilli heat that lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SvanteL (195) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad, disig med gräddfärgat medelstort skum. Mycket fruktig doft, tropiska söta frukter, citrus och tallbarr. Smaken är först lite söt med mycket tropiskt – mangon märks – sedan kommer en bra beska med lite tallbarr och sist kommer en fin liten hetta från chilin. En riktigt fin och välbalanserad öl med precis lagom mycket chili (till skillnad från en del andra öl från Garage Poject)..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1555) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
caramel, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, sweetish. Amber colour, medium beige head. Noticably sweet, medium bite, lightly salty leading to a lightly hot chili finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming and spicy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (527) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
ABV: 7.5% Best before January 14 - 2017.

A clear, copper colored beer with a two finger high, white head.

Nose: Wow! A lot of fruity hops! Orange, mango, pineapple, pine, resin and a little hint of chili.
Taste: The chili is more in the taste than in the nose. Mango, citrus, orange, tea, resin, malt and lime.
Mouth: Full body. Medium carbonaton. Dry ending. The heat from the chili stays in the mouth - Not to much though!

Great beer!


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