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


on tap

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bought from the Fine Wine Delivery Company in the 650ml bottle. One of my favourites and never disappoints, beautifully balance aromatics and hops, incredible length

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whoisghost (103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
Drinking out of 440ml can into glass. A beautiful amber colour with wonderfully visible carbonation. Slightly off white head that sticks around a bit. Delightful aroma, it smells so fresh. Grassy with floral hop notes that blend well together but don’t overpower. My lord this tastes good. I can taste a little bit if mango in this, coupled with those wonderful hops makes for a good sweet/bitter power struggle. There’s a slight Chilli bite to it, not at all hot, but just lingering in the background. Wonderfully balanced.the finish is a little more watery than I’d have liked, but not too thin. Good carbonation and pleasant aftertaste help round out this fantastic beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alberti92 (159) - - JAN 20, 2015
Can from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours amber with a thick creamy head which quickly disappears. Aroma is fairly subtle with piney, citrus and mango notes. Body is fairly light with low carbonation. Taste is very well balanced. There is subtle mint coming through at the start that's closely followed by bold citrus characters, mango and is nicely rounded with a peppery/spicy bitter finish. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2265) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Copper with a white head. Citrusy, candied fruit hops, caramel malts, slight vinous notes. Medium creamy bitterness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1408) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Has a clear, dark amber colour and a light beige head. A little spicy aroma with mango, pine, leather and some caramel. The flavour has more fruity hops with pine, citrus, tropical fruits and chilli in the end. Has a silky and slick mouth feel, and a balanced bitterness. An interesting version of a IPA with a nice chilli touch in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (779) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear golden, medium head Aroma: tropical fruits, spice, citrus, herbs.. Palate: medium to full body, lively carbonation. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlassBrass440 (275) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2015
From the can, BB 05/09/15. Pours a hazy amber with a wispy off-white head. Aroma: Grapefruit peel, orange, and mango. Taste is of orange juice, alcohol, citrus pith, and some mild balance from caramel malts. I don’t get most of the special ingredients (mint and chilis). The finish is quite lasting and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColaKid (70) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2014
An interesting beer as the mango, mint and chilli add a more complex aftertaste, not sure if I’d choose it over another hoppy IPA or IIPA though, great stuff nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (5046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
650 ml bottle. Slightly hazy orange body with a medium sized off-white head. Nice, strong hoppy aroma, mostly pine and grass with citric fruit in the background. Flavor is medium sweet malt, some caramel, green pepper, some fruit and strong grassy hop bitterness. Well balanced body for the hoppy style and long bitter aftertaste. Not super complex, but very refreshing, quaffable and rather moorish. Like it a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
650ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Vika. Shared with Finn and his neighbours next door. Apricot coloured body, pearl white head. Aroma of orange, apricot and a spicy bite. Dried fruity flavours, hints of pine, basement, and forest. Mild yeasty fruitiness to a chili finish. Fine bodied. Has got some moments of interests (Tromsø 04.11.2014).

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