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

bottled
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4112) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2015
Hazy amber color. The mouth is slightly astringent driven by hop acidity. Big hoppiness, heady with good citrus character. Excellent

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1830) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2015
Pours clear amber with a large frothy white head. Aromas of mango, kwii, peach, apricot, resin. Taste is mango, peach, kiwi, resin and apricot. Mouthfeel is resinous, slightly oily with medium body and carbonation. Good stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (936) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
@ The train to Gothenburg 25/4-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy and fruity with tropical fruits and notes of caramel. Body is medium, dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy light amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, hops, grass.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Grapefruit, caramel, pine, grass, fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfredvik (1417) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
Yes! Finally another goosebump-inducing beer, it’s been a few weeks since the last one! The aroma is intense and is a near-perfect mix of caramel malt and overripe tropical fruits. The flavour is also intense, and includes impressive amounts of peach, mango, orange, grapefruit, pine and sweet caramel. Light to moderate sweet taste and a heavy bitter long-lasting finish. Medium body, dry texture, moderate carbonation. Garage Project know how to make hoppy beers!
[65 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from Vinmonopolet Online]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Flaska från SB. En riktigt välbalanserad IIPA. Fina fruktiga marmeladiga dofter av grape, aprikos, persika och mango. Fruktig, hyffsat pigg humle, relativt torr trots rejäl kropp och stora maltsmaker med karamell i täten, rejäl men välavvägd beska. Snygg, stor, maffig och väldigt god. Tack Daniel för trevligt häng i ditt nya kök! Bland det godaste jag drukit på länge!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2538) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Flaska från SB. En riktigt välbalanserad IIPA. Fina fruktiga marmeladiga dofter av grape, aprikos, persika och mango. Fruktig, hyffsat pigg humle, relativt torr trots rejäl kropp och stora maltsmaker med karamell i täten, rejäl men välavvägd beska. Snygg, stor, maffig och väldigt god.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (754) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
(650ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours hazy medium orange with a moderate whitish head and lots of lace. Juicy nose of tangerine, white grapefruit and other citrus, grassy, gooseberry and kiwi from nelson sauvin?, moderate caramel sweetness. Flavour semi sweet clean pale malts, orange and grapefruit, kiwi, melon?, grassy, lightly herbal. Finish is moderately high bitterness, citrus pith, grassy and herbal, quite dry. Medium, slightly oily body with average carbonation. Not fresh but in surprisingly good shape for a NZ IPA in SB. I bet it would be awesomely juicy when freshly bottled.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JimmyBoy74 (397) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
65 cl systembolaget. Riktigt trevlig öl som både Doftar och smakar citrus, grapefrukt och passionsfrukt. Mycket mild i beskan. En öl att dricka om och om.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (700) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Amber color, off-white head. Peach nose, passion fruit, grapefruit, caramel, resin, floral notes. Grapefruit taste, ripe fruit, caramel malt, bitter finish. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.


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