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Garage Project Death From Above

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


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 havenít you should. It could be life changing. Itís 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 Ė mango, chili, Vietnamese mint and lime juice arenít exactly conventional ingredients. Donít bother checking, they arenít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5399) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2015
650ml bottle @ Brewdog Helsinki. Pours reddish orange with a small head. Aroma of caramely malts, berries, spices, tropical fruits and hints of zesty notes. Taste is smooth, slightly malty and hoppy with some hints of spices, tropical fruits, zesty lime and mango. Finish is dry, tropical fruity and resinous malty with hints of caramel, berries and mint. Not your typical IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7743) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2015
65cl bottle @ BrewDog Helsinki. Aroma is sweetish with tropical fruits, caramel and some berries. Flavour has tropical fruits, grapefruit and mild mint tones. Finishes with some herbal bitterness that becomes too harsh at the end of the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1155) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle 655cl @ Konttori. Pours clear orange, small white head. Pine hops, citrus in the aroma. Caramel, resin hops, fruits in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8200) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
65 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Tropical fruits on the nose, resin, hops, pine and some caramel. Sweet caramel, resinous hops on flavor, pale malts and mango and orange notes. Somewhat bitter oily palate. Very good and fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2048) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
061115. Bottle at Konttori, Tampere. Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma sweet hops, floral notes. Bitter palate. Nice after taste. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
Amber color, tan head. Resin nose, caramel, malty, herbal, hint of mango and boiled vegetables. Resin taste, herbal, malt, grapefruit, bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (4734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
Sample from big bottle at OíConnors, thanks! Slightly hazy orange color with medium off-white head. Aroma has resinous hops, fruit, pine, grapefruit, caramel and fruit. Taste is similar, a big hoppy IPA, fruit, melon, mango, orange and more hops. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2959) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2015
Pours clear copper with flat frothy white head. Aroma of resin, mango, passion fruit, citrus. Taste is mild fruit sweet up front followed by a rich resin bitter finish. Light, slightly oily body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (4717) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle shared at CBC CW during The Cad 10yr celebrations, London. Thanks to Dave for this one. It pours a hazy orange color with medium off-white head. Aroma is big on resinous hops, with pine cones, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is resinous hops, melon, light skunk, orange rind. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1830) - RÝros, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
Amber iwht off white head - Huge hop aroma that is fruity - Good malt body to support a good hop flavour that is fruity and oslo has some herbal and spicy note to it - The hops goes into a long finish that is dry and spcy - This was a real treat

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