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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: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4002) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
Flaske 650ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø Sentrum. Mørk aprikosfarget med et lavt luftig skum. Uklar. God fruktig aroma. Fersken. Smaken er en anelse mandler og blir umiddelbart kjempesyrlig. Bikker over. Her blir det bare kaos smaksmessig,.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (482) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Brunorange farge med lyst beige skum. Lukter godt humle og grapefrukt. Humlepreg i smak og og noe krydder.God bitter ettersmak..

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (952) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Mørk brun tåkete med lavt tykt beige skum. Honning, karamell, plomme og humlelukt. Smaker også karamell, frukter og bitter humle. Fyldig, medium kullsyre.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle at Tollboden. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, tropical fruit, hop. Flavour is sweet, fruit, tropical fruit, pine, hop, chili, mango. Full body. Very nice beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielblake (18) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
Smells like tinned peaches & sugar. Tastes sweet with tropical fruit flavours, then get strong bitterness (like biting into orange peel) with some chilli and pepper. As it warms, the sweetness seems to start dominating over the bitterness. It is delicious and a little unusual. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of peach, pineapple, caramel, some herbs and mango. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some caramel, mango, some mint, slight chili burn, pine and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosslew (180) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
Minty and grapefruit in aroma with a bit of spice (coriander?). Stone fruit at the start with a slight splash of chili later. Not hard on the heat, though. Bitter end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (4932) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
650 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 7.5%. Hazy orange colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Intense aroma of mango and various citrus fruits. The flavour is distinctly spicy and hoppy, also fruity notes. Chili and resinous bittering hops are dominant, also notes of mint, mango and citrus. Bitter and chili-warming aftertaste. A very interesting beer!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (140) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 24, 2014
Tap. Clear, amber, minimal head, white foam, light body, average carbonation, long finish, & medium bitterness,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (252) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours a clear amber red with an off white head. Complex aroma highlighting mint and chilli with sweet citrus, pine and malt. Flavour starts out with malt sweetness, then comes some lime and mint and finally chilli. Complexity is nicely balanced so it doesn’t taste like a beer cocktail


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