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


on tap

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CroftyCuts (24) - - NOV 19, 2014
Smells "flowery" as my offsider put it. Very hop-forward and a bit in your face. I think I like it. At 8% I might love it after a few more..I'll probably love you as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8919) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
650ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Vika. Shared with Finn and his neighbours next door. Pours a fair, off-white head to a cloudy apricot coloured body. Peach and grapefruit on the nose, hints of dough. Taste of dried and fresh citrus fruits leading to a mid-sweet fruity end. Soft in the mouth. Hidden alcohol. Easy to drink. Pretty nice (Tromsø 04.11.2014).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is herbs, malt, hop, floral. Flavour is herbs, malt, hop, floral, pine, grapefruit. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wellywilly (6) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Wow. A rather different beer. I think it’s the Nelson hops that dominate, but whatever it is, this is absolutely pungent on the nose - a unfamiliar, damp and tropical scent - and that carries right through into the taste. Combined with the traditional attributes of a strong IPA it makes for a cracking drink, well worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Typically Nelson Sauvin notes of kiwifruit and mango mix with grapefruit and a little caramel malt to create the aroma. Powerful grapefruit and kiwifruit hops up front soften into mango leading into a caramel malt mid-palate. Razor sharp tropical fruit hops finish it off. An enjoyably hoppy and bitter IIPA, with plenty of good Nelson Sauvin character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

Bottle 650ml. @ The Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2014, TSODRBSG14.

[ As Garage Project Pernicious Weed ].
Unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, fruity hops, grass. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sharp citrus fruity, tropcial fruity, pine, sharp - ruff. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140830]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6791) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is pure Nelson hops. Passion fruit and citrus. The flavor is sweet hoppy with notes of cucumber, gooseberry, pine and other exotic fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hallinghansen (2220) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ DRBSG14. Unclear yellow body with a medium offwhite head. Hops, perfume, flowers, fruit, tropical fruit. Some caramel in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, 2014. Pours hazy copper with a bubbly head. Roughly hopped. Lots of pine and grass and a bit of caramel. Herbal and dry. Unrefined..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange, peach, grape and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and citrus fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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