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


on tap

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

Tonybaldeagle's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - APR 23, 2014
Ball grabbingly taste that shouts flavour & palate with bold hops that leave a warm satisfying experience ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (383) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
Uklart gulbrunt med kompakt hvitt skum. Masse ananas, sitrus og noe urter. Smaken er sammen med frukten dominert av karamell og nøtter. Herlig tykk og stikkende munnfølelse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (5614) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
(Bottle, 0.65 l, at Kaisla, 20151120) The beer poured amber and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had citricness, grapefruit and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were citricness, grapefruit, pine, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A tasty citric brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (2180) - NORWAY - OCT 12, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 12.10.15. Hazy straw colour. Off-white head. Aroma of citrus, bitter and fresh tropical fruits and some pale malt. Similar and very bitter taste, with spices. Astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1665) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
650mL bottle from Slowbeer. BB 14/4/2016 Pours quite a hazy pale peach sort of body, creamy white head. Nose is good, really good! Resiny as all buggery, very grass, leafy, spicy, non-descript tropical fruits - malt takes a backseat, touch of biscuit there. Texture is oily, slick, resiny once again, lingers long on the palate, distractingly so - where’d that booze go!? Hop-slposion on the body - more fruity that the aroma - stonefruits, ripe tropicals, fruit salad I guess you could say but still very resiny/leafy/grass, touch of woody spice later on. Touch of biscuity malt tries its best but BOOM BITTERNESS - relentless, all conquering, alluding, lovely. Killer beer! Big flavours, hops aplenty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2015
500ml bottle. Amber body with a medium white head. Tropical fruit, herbal notes and some grass. Finishes with some alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1815) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2015
Golden with a white head - Good hoppy aroma with tropical fruity tones and some hints of herbs - Good malt body to support a good hop profile that is frutiy and herbal - The herbal hops goes into a long dry finish - This was good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (531) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2015
Strong citrus grapefruit aroma as poured gold & frothy from 330ml can taste is powerful hops citrus with the alcohol in the background very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
[ Keg ][ 2oz ][ Festival of Dankness ][ ~$2 ][ Plastic Taster ][ 8.22.15 ]
>> Wasn’t tasting super fresh so went with Venusian Pale Ale every time essentially. Stickier, denser, not really popping or refreshing. Possibly damaged in transit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are citrus, lots of oranges in this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8196) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Tap @ Festival of Dankness, San Diego.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Herbal and grassy aroma, some hops and lemon. Grassy flavor with floral hops and malts some orange and herbs. Weird and grassy.

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