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

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (444) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Helt ugjennomsiktig, oransje med medium skum. Hele rommet ble fylt av fruktig aroma når korken spratt av, herlig! Her er malt, grapefrukt, sitrus og tropiske frukter. Smaken er grapefrukt, tropisk frukt, malt, noe furu og en god del bitterhet. Medium konsistens, fin bitter ettersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, frothy beige head. Smell of tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus zests, herbs and wood. After a while i also find hints of white wine and grapes. Medium sweet, grapefruit, quite tropical, nice spices and herbs. Heavy bitter, resins and grapefruit. A very nice DIPA, Nelson is a very nice hop!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodies_Best (233) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2014
Pint at Galbraiths. Pours golden without much head. Aroma is sweet, honey and floral hops with hints of pineapple and toffee. Smokey initially, taste is of passionfruit, pineapple, medium roasted malts with a strong bitter, grassy, citrus aftertaste. On the whole a very well balanced dry beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (252) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours clear golden with a shall white head. Earthy and tropical fruity aroma with excellent balance. Some pineapple and citrus with cut grass. Taste is sweet tropical fruits and boldly hop dominated, but somehow complimented nicely by the malt backbone. The abv is hidden well. I would have again

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMStringer (9) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
Rigger from bottle store. The aroma sprung out upon pouring. Big aroma; stinking of hops. Taste is balanced though and the alcohol common in the imperial space is well hidden by these big hops I mentioned earlier. In terms of a big hops beer, this is is satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1069) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Dunkel lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av grapefrukt, furu og sitrus. Smak av grapefrukt, furu, humle og krydder. Vinmonopolet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1180) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Nydelig smak av friske citrus frukter og en anelse honning. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Tynt dekkende skum, noe heng langs kant. Frisk god smak av citrus og noe honning med en finn litt syrlig ettersmak av citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (71) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
From the bottle. A hazy golden orange with a smallish white head. Aroma is an intriguing mix of earthy herbal and tropical fruits. Dirty pineapple. Flavour is sweet grapefruit, pineapple, herbal, slightly spicy hops, a bitter finish but not overly so. Rather dry. A fine and unique DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a bigg off-white head. Aroma of peach, grapefruit, pine, some herbal and floral notes. Flavor is sweet pine with some grapefruit, pine and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
Big offwhite head. Clear yellow body with carbonation. Resiny grassy pineapple aroma with spicy wooden notes. Dry-sweet peachy wine grape taste with spicy wooden grassy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish mealy citric resiny aftertaste with gooseberry and wood notes. Nice, drinkable, and full of flavour. (0.65l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)


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