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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: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2016-06-08. Crisp orange body, modest beige head.3+ Aroma is vaguely spicy, resinous hops. Flavour is fairly bitter throughout, resinous hops, occasional fruit notes, lightly earthy finish. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ 7/3-4/7/3/14-15 Can from Glengarry Wines, Auckland, NZ.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4813) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal (Asko Rogaland ølmesse): kobbegylden med flott skum selv omdet var slutten på flaska. Søte tropiske frukter (mango, pasjonsfrukt), lime mm i aroma og enda mer av dette i smaken. Lekker på alle måter, balansert, myk og mer enn lettdrikkelig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2873) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 Extended at Cardinal 06.06.16. Slighty hazy orange. Superb aroma and taste of dried citrus, marmalade and tropical fruits. Medium bitterness. Utterly enjoyabl!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2016
Burk från SB. Smak och doft av mango, persika, aprikos, smörkola, apelsinskal, citrus, svart te, humle, malt med toner av grapefrukt, tall, gräs och passionsfrukt. Fruktig, frisk, krämig, rund och len, fin maltsötma, bra beska. Gott!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2262) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
Overall: Balanced, citric toffee.
Note: Can 330 ml at Prime Burger. Reviewed 2016-05-31.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2985) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
Pours amber with a medium foamy off white head. Aromas of peach, apricot, mango, chili notes, resin. Taste is very fruity and resinous with holiday bite towards the end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1147) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Lätt dimmig, ganska mörkt bärnstens färgad, snyggt orange skum. Doft: Humle, humle, apelsinskal, mandarin, mango, barrskog, lite växter. Smak: Humle, mango, citrus, fox citronkola, fruktigt, malt, lite barr, växt beska (från chillin?).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (1177) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Kopparfärgad med stort vit skum. Doftar och smakar tropisk humle och mycket citrus. Fyllig med bra beska och lite chili på slutet. Lite för maltig annars riktigt bra

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eripe323 (63) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
Can from Systembolaget. Pours amber-red with medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, malts, citrusy hops and some chili. Taste of citrus, mango, chili fruit, hints of garpefruit and other undefinied fruitiness, with an aftertaste of the chiliheat. Medium bitterness, but way too much malt character for the beer for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7700) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
Can from Systembolaget. Amber with a medium head. Aroma and taste of hops, grapefruit, pineapple and some hints of chili and lime. The finish was quite bitter. A tasty one.


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