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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidezdonz (142) - , HONG KONG - FEB 11, 2016
A 330ml can with a best before date of 8th March 2016 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a slightly hazy golden orange with a two finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving some nice lacing. Aromas were of strong tropical fruity mango and pineapple with pine, grapefruit and grassy notes. Taste was bitter citrus grapefruit, pine and grass with some light malt sweetness. However, at times, the alcohol booze seemed to creep out. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, this was a pretty good DIPA, but as a DIPA, I’d prefer if it was able to completely hide the alcohol taste, but other than that, it was nice and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (167) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2016
Hazy, sunburned orange with a good sized slightly off white head. Aroma is very grassy, with pine, oily hop and mango noted. Resinous hops, pine, grass, grapefruit and citrus flavours, the bitterness just keep growing. Really dense mouthfeel, thick bodied and well carbonated. It’s oily, resinous and almost chewy. Awesome. (15.5)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bright cloudy orange pour from can in Hong Kong. White head. Juicy tropical and tangerine aroma. Flavor is super tropical fruity, oranges, grapefruit. Nice bitter and hops. Great beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Can shared at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell - London. Big thanks to Big Dave! Pours clearish gold. Lovely dank hops define this beer, with lots of grapefruit and urine in particular. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky and resinous on the finish, with some pine, piss, citrus fruits. Big and dank, but still balanced and highly drinkable. Outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (443) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
Uklart gulbrunt med kompakt hvitt skum. Masse ananas, sitrus og noe urter. Smaken er sammen med frukten dominert av karamell og nøtter. Herlig tykk og stikkende munnfølelse.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (5815) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
(Bottle, 0.65 l, at Kaisla, 20151120) The beer poured amber and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had citricness, grapefruit and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were citricness, grapefruit, pine, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A tasty citric brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (2465) - NORWAY - OCT 12, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 12.10.15. Hazy straw colour. Off-white head. Aroma of citrus, bitter and fresh tropical fruits and some pale malt. Similar and very bitter taste, with spices. Astringent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1770) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
650mL bottle from Slowbeer. BB 14/4/2016 Pours quite a hazy pale peach sort of body, creamy white head. Nose is good, really good! Resiny as all buggery, very grass, leafy, spicy, non-descript tropical fruits - malt takes a backseat, touch of biscuit there. Texture is oily, slick, resiny once again, lingers long on the palate, distractingly so - where’d that booze go!? Hop-slposion on the body - more fruity that the aroma - stonefruits, ripe tropicals, fruit salad I guess you could say but still very resiny/leafy/grass, touch of woody spice later on. Touch of biscuity malt tries its best but BOOM BITTERNESS - relentless, all conquering, alluding, lovely. Killer beer! Big flavours, hops aplenty!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1555) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2015
500ml bottle. Amber body with a medium white head. Tropical fruit, herbal notes and some grass. Finishes with some alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1959) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2015
Golden with a white head - Good hoppy aroma with tropical fruity tones and some hints of herbs - Good malt body to support a good hop profile that is frutiy and herbal - The herbal hops goes into a long dry finish - This was good


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