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

bottled
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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (1708) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Hoppy, oily, spicy aroma. Quite nice. In taste it’s too much malty definitely, to sweet, and a bit of butter flavour too. The other side, the spices, the hops, the bitterness is nice and pleasant but the sweetness is to big, spoils the whole taste. Nice medium mouthfeel. In overall it’s a good beer, quite specific, a bit strange but good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrik (555) - - MAR 4, 2016
Burk Biskoppen Helsingborg. Doftar riktigt trevligt av grape å citron. Smakar tydligt grape å tallbarr . Ok rätt rejäl Grape i eftersmaken.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotin (718) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle 0.65l from New Zealand, many thanks to Vallun and his friend. Cloudy, orange to red colored. AROMA- sweet, tropical fruit, citrusy and spicy hops. FLAVOR- semi-dry, bitter, tropical fruit, finish is somewhat hot due to chilli. Medium to full bodied.
Very good one, but, unfortunately, fruitiness is a bit overhelmed by the chilli.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ascelja (718) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 29, 2016
#504
Many thanks to Vallun!
Bottle. Orange hazy body, medium white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, paprica, malts. Taste is stronly bitter, semi-sweet, hot chilli finish. Tropical fruits, berries, herbs, chilli. Medium body and carbonation.
Nice hopped spice IPA, but without chilli it would be better.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (600) - HONG KONG - FEB 29, 2016
Hazy orange with a nice white head. Strong aroma of citrus, mango, hops. Taste get more complex with mango, spices, chilli, loads of hops for a very balanced and tasty ale. Medium body, bitter finish. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (941) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2016
Burk bishops Örebro. Smådisig orange kulör. Fruktig doft av färsk humle, gräs och citrus. I smak ananas, passionsfrukt och hö. Munkänslan avslutas med en diskret chilihetta.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rickoles (4) - - FEB 21, 2016 does not count
If you love ipa’s and haven’t tried this you should! Death from above has been my treat / go-to beer for the past year. Aroma is amazing. American hops Come at me! Appearance is cloudy when fresh and clear after some brief aging. 20ebc tops. Taste is incredible. The deScription is spot on. Chilli, veitnamese mint, American hops... O.M.G!!! Carbonation and mouth feel is spot on. Drink this beer fresh!

3.8
   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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2659) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2169) - 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.


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