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

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (292) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Guldgul, disig med stort skum. I doften finns pomerans, mandarin, aprikos och lite annat tropiskt. Stor fruktighet i smaken med mandarin och lite tropiskt, rejäl beska, lång eftersmak. Riktigt god.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
konungen (463) - - JUL 11, 2016
Givet den bästa ölen i det fyrpack från Systembolaget. Massor av tropisk frukt i både arom och smak. Bra bett i humlebeskan och jäkligt bra juicig smak. Gillas! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nosajhongkong (41) - North Point, HONG KONG - JUL 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 0,33L can bought at the Bottle Shop Hong Kong. Appearance: Pours a hazy orange to golden colour with thin to medium white head. Aroma: Floral aroma of grapefruit and some tropical fruits from Nelson Sauvin hops. Aroma of stone fruit, resin, pine, apricot and citrus from Rakau hops. Taste: Citric and piney flavour with medium to high bitterness. The bitterness is quite sharp and the intensity increases by time. Also with some really subtle malt sweetness. Palate: Medium to full body. The carbonation is quite high, with some prickly and sticky texture. Long-lasting, bitter finish with citrus and piney aftertaste. Overall: An intense and hoppy IPA. The two kiwi hops, Nelson Sauvin and Rakau, have demonstrated different hops characters, yet they match with each other perfectly. Enjoy this IPA while admire the drawing of the "pernicious weed" on the can !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Can from Systembolaget. Clear amber with mid sized white head. Big fruity, hoppy aroma with sticky piney notes. Taste is piney with some citrus, sticky resin, mango and pineapple. Very nice combination of sticky pine and fruity hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (226) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 27, 2016
330ml can BB 31/2/17 Full on hoppy aroma. Poured hazy orange with little head. Superb bitterness with a nice hoppy finish. Good - one for the hop-heads.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alkolas510 (1177) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad klar med vit skum. Mycket tropisk frukt i doft och smak! Bra "klibbig" beska. Riktigt humlepigg och bra!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (554) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2016
Burk från SB, mixpack från Garage Project. Klarorange med vitt högt skum. Stor fruktig och juice:ig doft av mango, ananas och citrus. Medelstor kropp. Nära doften i smaken men med en större plats åt beskan. Gott!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
[8281-20160517] Tap. Earthy mud grass and evergreen sap aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter pine resin sap hops flavour. Medium body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7+
Overheard: "This is a gentle hug. It’s a light cuddle..." -- Part I
(@ Smiths, Queenstown, NZ)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OlaFernvall (1) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2016 does not count
Love the hoops in this! Perfect blend of sweet fruits and a good bite from the hoops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1673) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2016
Burnt rubber, grapefruit pine, amber colour, medium white head, lacing, big bite, noticably sweet, grapefruit and good amount of burnt rubber, boozy.


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