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

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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
axl (532) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2016
330ml can. Clear golden with one finger white head. Aroma is resiny hoppy and slightly vinous with tropical fruits, white hrapes, citrus, light grapefruit and mango. Taste is somewhat sweet, medium bitter and slightly vinous with white wine grapes, mango, tropical fruits, citrus, light grapefruit, passion fruit and some grassiness. Medium mouthfeel, light carbonation and pleassant lasting grape and tropical fruit aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Aroma is happy, and citrus. Flavor is well balanced, starts sweet and citrus and ends with a nice hop bitter bite. Pours copper with a thick white head.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rblib2 (50) - - MAY 21, 2016
Very hoppy, resiny, fruity offering that has a nice lingering bitterness. Well done GP.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle - pours orange gold white head - nose/taste of hop cone, garlic and onion, spicy malt, citrus and dried orange peel - med body. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 18, 2016
Tap. Hazy, orange, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14013) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
On tap at The Local Melbourne, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of melons, piney hops and biscuity malt. Flavour brings out loads of melony notes, truckloads of piney hops and a touch of biscuity malt to back. A bit of booze. Fantastic stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3037) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2016
Gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt offwhite skum. Tung søtlighet i lukten, karamell og sitrus. Noe trevirke. Middels fylde. Søtlig start, sydhavsfrukt og lett brent karamell. Middels bitterhet kommer utover.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OsuStu (212) - - MAY 1, 2016
330ml can. Hazy gold orange color, bubbly white head that laces quite a bit. Aroma is very floral, tangerines, resin. Grapefruit, pine, tangerines, bit hop flavor. Both bitter and juicy sweet. Medium body. Quite good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (1611) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2016
Aroma of spice and hops and a hint of grape. Pours a great looking clear gold color with a lasting white well laced head. A funky mineral taste with a hint of salt, resin and hops. A medium body with an unpleasant salty mineral finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canadiankiwi (144) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2016
poured from can. golden colour with a medium head. hop and citrus aroma. kind of a strange smokey, woody taste with mineral feel throughout. Lingering bitter hop finish. Very interesting, very strange, not a huge fan.


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