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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (454) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2015
Aroma is sweet mango, thick pine-oils and a tad of alcohol. Taste is extremely bitter but with a fruity and sharp cloak of orange peels. Super tasty! And, it comes in a bomber. What’s more to ask for? Maybe another one?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (1086) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Flaska från SB. Ljust bärnstensfärgad vätska med ett massivt och tjockt skum. Stora och maffiga aromer av gräs, grape och lite ananas. Hög och kraftig humlevägg som fullständigt välter in över tungan. Maltsötman finns där men sitter långt bak i orkesterdiket. Om jag måste hitta något negativt så är det väl eftersmaken. Den är för kort.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dojken (335) - - MAY 8, 2015
Flaska. Underbar fantastisk doft som lovar mycket. Gräsig med lite gödseltoner lite för kantig i eftersmaken. Nästan lite bitter beska som drar åt lakritshållet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Kalas, tropiska toner i aromen men även en hel del citrus. Kraftig välbalanserad smak, grapefrukt.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (1124) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CarlJonas (228) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5477) - 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]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (373) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5911) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xebbe (131) - - 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


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