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Garage Project Pernicious Weed

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style
Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Imperial IPA
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The arrival of hops to the brewing scene in England in the 1500’s led to a moral panic. Hops were condemned as a “wicked and pernicious weed”, one which would lead to the erosion of social and moral standards. Thank goodness they were right. Here’s hoping that our homage to the original pernicious weed continues this gradual decline. Organic Rakau and whole cone Nelson Sauvin go head to head in this strong, golden, hoppy brew. Bitter, yes. Intensely hoppy, absolutely. Too much, never.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (813) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya shared at a tasting. Hazy copper with a nice soapy head. Aromas of ruby red grapefruit, peach and mango with some grassy and herbal notes as well. Taste is very similar to the nose with a hint of sweetness and nice lingering bitterness. Not overly sweet like some IIPAs. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (200) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
Stort bemvitt huve! Grumlig, bärnstensfärg. Doft av kåda, Grapefruit & tallbarr. Mumsig smak av sötma från alkohol å malt blandad med en rejäl beska som balanseras in bra, toner av grapefrukt & kåda, besk fint eftersmak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CacheManyHose (391) - HONG KONG - JUL 5, 2015
From Bottle Shop, drank after Galapagos Omnimax. Hazy orange-amber pour. Thin white fizzy head. Smells very nice. Jackfruit, peach, tropical fruit, apricot, dry soapy hop (detergent/cleaning product but not in a bad way), a bit minty, lightly spiced maple syrup malt, booze. Tastes of very dry resinous hop, dry frothy finish. Body is spicy, slick, medium, herbal bitterness. NZ fruity hop in the nose and West Coast dry resinous hop in the taste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (457) - HONG KONG - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Seems like best Garage Project beer so far after a couple of so so ones (Sauvin Noveau excepted). Hazy dark orange cooper pour. Aroma is lemon zest, resin, soap - good hoppiness. Some of that NZ-style fruity aromas too. Really nice aroma. Taste is more west coast IPA-ish, big deep pine resin hops - very bitter - not much in malty sweetness to balance. But delicious. Lasting piney bitterness with some warm booze. Great DIPA. Not too huge but nice and sharp.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2015
Bomber. Thanks, wombata. The Nelson and Rakau mix is pungentand cat pissy, with big ripe peaches. Mild blondish color. Solid bitter initial, with tropical fruit entering quickly, apricots with bitter pits. Medium body. Very tasty stiff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7550) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Dark gold, cloudy, fine lace. Grassy, herbal nose, crackery, somewhat pissy, pot. Herbal, grassy flavor, catpiss, dry finish. Very nice malt balance--even but no syrupy sweetness. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrik (401) - - JUL 2, 2015
Svag doft av hav. Smakar först grape sen lite annanas . Sen rejäl torr smaklös beska å tunn eftersmak.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (448) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2015
On tap @ voyager, kumamoto. Pours slightly hazy pale gold with rocky white head. Aroma is big piney and dank hops, fruity but not so citrusy, slight grassiness and breadiness. Big bright hop flavors, grassy and herbal in nature. A nice fresh-hopped IIPA that could use a little more backbone and body to round it out. Drinks almost like a super hoppy session.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (638) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2015
Poors a clear hay with minimal head. Aroma is not as big as I was expecting but very pleasant and floral. Taste is bitter sweet very very smooth and the glass disappears just a little to quickly. Another tasty beer over all.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHult (443) - SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
Flaska från Systembolaget. Grumlig bärnstensfärgad vätska med stort ljust skum. Doftar fantastiskt, nyskuren fruktsallad blandat med ängladam. Fruktig humledröm med stor beska. Riktigt jävla bra!


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