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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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnycheech (1) - - JAN 25, 2016 does not count
Strong citrusy lime initially dominates the aroma supported by fruity American C hops. Flavour profile is hop forward with heat from the chilli that lingers into the aftertaste. A good beer but overall too much lime and chilli.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2411) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Love this New Zealand beer. Very grapefruitty and citruscy super flavorful. Pours orange with almost no head. Had a out if a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1611) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2015
Can from BCS. Pours a clear orange copper with a 2 finger head of foam that lingers. Big mango notes in the nose with some light papaya, passion fruit and chilli peppers. Complex on the palate starting with mango like sweetness, then a light tartness and finally some slight heat in the finish. Bitterness is noticeable throughout but not overbearing. Very complex IPA with a lot going on...like a good bowl of tom yum kun. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Chili and Carmel aroma. Spicy hoppy fruity and smooth. This has a lot going on. Great. Reddish pour from draft at Little Beer Room in Hong Kong

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UjoKlobasa (239) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2015
On tap. Dark amber color, quite clear liquid. Caramel and mushroom (!) aroma. Floral smell. Weird but funky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ngunity (96) - - DEC 28, 2015
From can, rich aroma and poured beautiful with a nice head. Barely got any of the alleged complex flavors, got plenty of centennial with modest bitterness and not much else. out of balance and not too impressive

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (5982) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: BrewDog Kungsholmen, Stockholm.
Appearance: Clear light amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, bitter, hops, grass, pine, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, restrained hops, caramel, fruit, floral, some spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (140) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 11, 2015
A great beer, but I had just finished a Liberty Knife Party and that was an even better beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pointclick (35) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2015
the aroma of this beer blows my mind. A deep golden in the glass lasting head on its been a few minutes. so citrus, so sweet. yummy beer. bitterness helps the flavor last in the mouth. goes down very well. one of the best ipaís from the southern hemisphere. a must try

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5620) - 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.

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