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


on tap

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (42844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014

Bottle 650ml. @ The Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2014, TSODRBSG14.

[ As Garage Project Death From Above ].
Light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, mandarin, passion fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange - mandarin, fruity hops, passion fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140830]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39079) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
65 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruity and greasy hoppy. Smooth fruity, peachy and mango fruity. Dry and slight citrusy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22716) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Keg at BrewDog Kungsholmen, Stockholm. Clear amber, small head. Perfumy nose with passionfruit and gooseberry. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Some caramel, a tingle of alcohol heat, lots of passionfruit and gooseberry. Warming bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21880) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with hints of spicy chili.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20217) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
bottle at home ... deep copper ... thin white head ... soft sweet oily fruits ... little mango ... very peppery nose ... soft fruits ... ligth toffee .. big soft mango fruit ... little peppery ... light chilli ... wierd but nice ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle from the source. Hazy amber color, white head. Aroma of dank and sweaty hops and plants. Taste is very bitter grass and pine resin. Would like to see it better balanced, but I get the point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17447) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Can shared during the Cadís 10th anniversary bash - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear, deep golden brown with a creamy white head. Juicy citrus and tropical fruits nose with accents of pine. Medium sweet flavor with some bready malts, oily pine, papaya, orange. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with further pine, grassy spice, meaty hops, ripe orange. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (16886) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Draught at Brewdog Kungsholmen, Stockholm. Clear golden/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, hay, floral, pine, biscuits, some bread. Hoppy citrus flavor, hay, floral, spicy herbal notes. A bit clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16701) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Can at Toms 10 yr anniversary. some hop some sweet malt. Some bitterness on finish some tangerine. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16302) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Itís a unclear dark orange-golden body under a finger-thick off-white head leaving some curtains. The aroma is quite malty, with a little caramel. Resins, pine cones, green chili and some grass too. After reading the label I realize I should have recognized the scent of mint. Itís lightly warming on the palate, full-bodied, and with a nice carbonation level. Semi-sweet. A nice touch of green chilies, a solid dose of pine cones and resins, with a good bitterness. A nice maltyness too, with some toffee. Lasting finish with bitterness, some chili warmth and a decent malty touch. Love the chili in this one, and itís sure nice anyway. Will definitely buy more bottles of it. 140730

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