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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1464) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Dunkel lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av grapefrukt, furu og sitrus. Smak av grapefrukt, furu, humle og krydder. Vinmonopolet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1729) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Nydelig smak av friske citrus frukter og en anelse honning. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Tynt dekkende skum, noe heng langs kant. Frisk god smak av citrus og noe honning med en finn litt syrlig ettersmak av citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (373) - Tasmania, - JUN 15, 2014
From the bottle. A hazy golden orange with a smallish white head. Aroma is an intriguing mix of earthy herbal and tropical fruits. Dirty pineapple. Flavour is sweet grapefruit, pineapple, herbal, slightly spicy hops, a bitter finish but not overly so. Rather dry. A fine and unique DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a bigg off-white head. Aroma of peach, grapefruit, pine, some herbal and floral notes. Flavor is sweet pine with some grapefruit, pine and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
Big offwhite head. Clear yellow body with carbonation. Resiny grassy pineapple aroma with spicy wooden notes. Dry-sweet peachy wine grape taste with spicy wooden grassy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish mealy citric resiny aftertaste with gooseberry and wood notes. Nice, drinkable, and full of flavour. (0.65l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (254) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
Great use of hops. Floral with strong piney aroma. Lot of grapefruit and even mango. Orange peel midway through. Great mouthfeel and finish that warrants another sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity grapefruit hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1083) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Tap at FWIBF. Pours a golden orange with some slight white head. Aroma is citrus and rye spice, slight cat piss. Taste is more fruit forward with a soapy tangerine thing going on. Nice overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
A gorgeous beer from New Zealand! I bitter change my E’s with I’s! Lovely floral aroma, good hop strength with some toffee and citrus. A little bit sweeter than I would have thought, but the bitterness more than makes up for it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (899) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
DWG; Pours hazy dark golden orange with a creamy, lasting lacing off-white head. Nose fills with citrus fruits, tropic, pine and caramel malt. Taste is moderate sweet, heavy bitter and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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