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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The arrival of hops to the brewing scene in England in the 1500ís led to a moral panic. Hops were condemned as a ďwicked and pernicious weedĒ, one which would lead to the erosion of social and moral standards. Thank goodness they were right. Hereís 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2253) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle. Clear gold with a white head. Resinous tropical fruit aroma - passionfruit, lychees, gooseberries, lime leaf. Really didnít get any grapefruit. Lowish carbonation works for me. Sweetish but without caramel, avoids being fruit salad-y. Strong bitterness and pepper emerge from the fruit. A hell of a lot of fun.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2013
Aroma is no shrinking violet. It unsubtly screams citrus, passionfruit, (is it maybe over ripe apricots as well?) and resin. Gorgeous. Itís a very dynamic aroma: in the background the apricot rolls into a yeasty bread cooking in the oven smell which then rolls into some kind of roast nut... but thereís no way Iím gonna spend my time sniffiní this; itís screaming "Drink me, bi-yatch!" So I drink. Hugely bitter but immediately balanced with the sweet tastes of the aroma. Simple straightforward IPA, unpretentious, and very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WellyCascadian (6) - - APR 30, 2013 does not count
Very good, but very basic IPA. Itís strong, and itís incredibly drinkable in comparison to other heavy hitting IPAís of itís stature. All in all, it hangs with the best of them, but doesnít take any of the risks that G.P. generally offers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
Hazy tan, mango, papaya, guava, great fruit aroma...hell even maracuya in there. Very bitter, aggressive, dry, fruity-accented hop. Dang tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (384) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2013
Looks nice and peachy. Aroma is fruit and hops. Taste is oily with hops and resin in tow. Lingering bitterness. Overall, a good IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (357) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 An excellent beer for those who like hops and one of my favourites of any style. Only wish it were more frequently available (and I was able to have more than a couple without feeling wobbly).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2012
Pint on tap. Poursa nice hazy orange amber with a nice head. Smell is apple and citrusy hops with some nut malts. Taste is super hoppy, bitter with a round creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2012
Pours cloudy, almost peachy in colour; something like a fruity cocktail. Bizarre, but raise the glass and lots of resin, grapefruit and bright bouncy citrus hop floats up. Itís big, round and surprisingly sweet in the mouth - again, thereís something very surprisingly sweet about this drink, the way it looks, it tastes and the way it feels. Itís like a bright bitter citrusy fruit cocktail. And thatís not a bad thing for a beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omega (638) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Draught: Pours quite a murky golden colour and has a big sweet tropical hop hit on the nose. Pineapple and feijoa on the palate which has good length. Bottle rerate: This thing is bone dry with a great nose and not as syrupy as I got from the taps. Sadly this beer is not widely available as it has the potential to be one of the best beers in the country.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (706) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 18, 2012
Rigger from Regional wines. Pours a hazy golden colour, with a big fluffy white head. Huge lemon zest pine hops on the nose. Medium, softly carbonated body. Grapefruit bitterness and lovely finish. A joy.


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