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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: 65   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3300) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique July 2013. Good beer but an even better label. Dark orange with creamy head, citrus and floral aromas and a mouthful of hops, what more could you ask for.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (245) - NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
It pours an cloudy almost amber. I think my bottle is a little old, and some of the aroma has escsped, it is mostly malty but ther are some floral hops as well. The taste has loads of floral hops, and it is a good ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Mango on nose, light fruity dry mango taste, light chili burn.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soupoftoday (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
A well made beer that is overrated and not worth it for its price. The hop profile is pleasant, with peach flavours dominating and slight pine and citrus notes, but is unable to shine due to the odd bitterness that comes on too early and dampens the shine of the hops, leaving a cluttered, dull and messy flavour. The chili that slowly reveals itself is a fun addition. An ambitious beer that turns out to be not that inspiring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (640) - NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet vika. Kobberfarget, uklar, moderat karbonert. Hvit skumtopp. Smaker Chili, lime, mango, furunål, brumt sukker. Relativt kraftige fruktsmaker på denne ølen som overdøver det meste. En svært fornøyelig øl

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (2008) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
12.07.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is bark, soil, old leafs, hops, weeds, grass, pine needles, alcohol, caramel malts. Taste is slightly harsh concentrated resiny, bark, pine needles, soil, old leafs, alcohol, harsh hops, grass, weeds. Longlasting harsh bitterness, dry grassy mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4134) - 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 (533) - 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..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (1083) - 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 (10420) - 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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