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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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (180) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
Great use of hops. Floral with strong piney aroma. Lot of grapefruit and even mango. Orange peel midway through. Great mouthfeel and finish that warrants another sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity grapefruit hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Tap at FWIBF. Pours a golden orange with some slight white head. Aroma is citrus and rye spice, slight cat piss. Taste is more fruit forward with a soapy tangerine thing going on. Nice overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
A gorgeous beer from New Zealand! I bitter change my E’s with I’s! Lovely floral aroma, good hop strength with some toffee and citrus. A little bit sweeter than I would have thought, but the bitterness more than makes up for it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (639) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
DWG; Pours hazy dark golden orange with a creamy, lasting lacing off-white head. Nose fills with citrus fruits, tropic, pine and caramel malt. Taste is moderate sweet, heavy bitter and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frode (176) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle 65 cl.
Foggy orange amber, with good off-white head. Hoppy nose with spruce and fruit. Medium sweet, very hoppy, and surprisingly balanced bitterness to the flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (441) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Golden to amber. Some white head. Very hoppy nose. Some pine. Thick body, warming and low carbonated. Nose and palate true to style. Very, very bitter. Clementine, pine, resin, hop, some caramel flavour. Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1150) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Has a cloudy orange colour with a medium, soapy, light beige head. Lots of hops in the aroma that alomst feels spicy. In addtion there’s a sweet tone with grass, flowers, tropical fruit, grapefruit and some diacetyl. The flavour is very fruity with grassy hops, apricot and some alcohol and citrus. Slick and rich mouth feel, and has a medium bitterness. A tasteful and aromatic DIPA with some diacetyl.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (2975) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet ( on order) golden color, good foam .aromas of hops, pine, toffee and some caramel and light citrus and fruitiness. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some immediate sweetness, solid bitterness afterwards. Very enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5105) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours light hazy deep golden with a 1" creamy white head. Aroma of hoppy marmelade,resins and spruce. Taste is moderate bitter, pine and herbal hops, light sweet marmelade, some citrus as well, well balanced in my book, and a real pleasure to drink.


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