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


on tap

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (1002) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Can, shared by Clayton at his home; 3rd May 2015. Orange colour. Deep. Some oxidising is happening. Soft tropical fruits. Big hops. Taste is oranges, mangos, huge fruits, super clean. Utterly epic. Hits the sweet spot for six and smashes it. New Zealand is brewing spectacularly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CarlJonas (226) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Copper colour, off-white head that leaves a bit of a lid. Big hop aroma filled with tropical fruits and pine with a malty backbone. The taste falls a bit flat in comparison, slightly sweat at first with a medium to heavy bitterness that ramps up towards finish and completely dominates the aftertaste and lingers for quite some time. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5319) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2015
Cloudy orange golden pour with a fine big white head. Citrus bomb in the aroma. Also tropical and herbal. Full to medium body and a smooth nice carbonation. Tad sweet and a rich bitterness. Balanced tropical fruity, grapefruit hoppy, pine and herbal flavor. Lovelt tasty and powerful dipa. Well masked alcohol.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (217) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
650ml bottle. Hazy amber, thick fluffy white head. Wow, very hoppy and floral aroma, sweet scents of mango, marmalade, citrus and herbs. Fresh taste, a tropical fruit mix, much sweetness from fruits like mango and pineapple, also an earthy flavor and crisp tones of spicy herbs. Long lovely bitter aftertaste. Even if this bottle is large, I wish it was bigger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5836) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle (65 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Bready, slightly bisquity malt aroma, dank, perfumy, slightly fruity hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xebbe (123) - - MAY 1, 2015
Trevlig arom. Ganska stor. Väldigt krispig smak som nog kan göra sig utmärkt en sommardag. Lite platt intryck av smaken. Humlen var trevlig dock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1557) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
@ the train to Gothenburg 150425. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity, caramely and light hoppy, grapefruits, light alcoholic notes, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter, fruity and caramely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (833) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2015
Grumlig, gyllene orange med ett orange skum. Doft: Exotisk frukt juice, söt citrus, malt. Är förkyld och känner dofter otroligt svagt. Smak: Grape, exotisk frukt juice, lite växt beska och övermogen persika, sockrat svart te, malt, lite nybakat bröd. God men på något sätt lite för mycket läsk över den.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3932) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy smell with grape and pine. Similar taste. Sweet malty with a strong bitterness, some tea and wort. Nice hop aroma. Love the bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1921) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2015
Celestial good scent of fruity and floral. Really well-hopped beer. The taste is really good. Fruity, floral but also an okay bitter taste. Good bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Had it every bit as sweet as it had been given top marks. But still a really good beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

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