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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


Tonybaldeagle's rating

4.3
   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (99) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2015
BOTTLE. Copper colour with thick fluffy white head. Lemon and citrus hoppy nose. Sweet tropical fruits up front, hoppy middle, with a sharp bitter finish, with a resiny back end. Sourced Cellarbrations Capel

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombutlin (24) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2015
Lovely hoppy aroma that follows through into the taste of resin, floral, citrus.Strong head and good carbonation. Cloudy, with a strong finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4360) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber body with a small white head. Nose is grass, tomato plant, cat pee, herbs, hay and hints of alcohol and manure. Taste is catty herbs, grass, herbs, tomato plant, alcohol and hints of caramel, red berries and melon. Medium body and carbonation. Way to catty for my taste, and way too old for its own good, but fair enough for what it is.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2084) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 15, 2015
Citrus and floral notes bombard the senses only to have herbal hops sucker punch you in the back. Decent amount of caramel sweetness to boost the Abv. Has that dry hopped profile, too. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlassBrass440 (143) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2015
Lots of hop aroma and flavor. Alcohol and a bit of malt in the flavor as well. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (517) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Hazy orange, small white head. Aroma: tropical fruits, citrus, hops. Palate: medium body, smooth carbonation, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14442) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. An unclear, dark golden beer topped by a dense, two-finger thick off-white head. Nice lacings. The aroma is herbal and christmas tree-ish, with orange peel and some pale malts tending towards toffee. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, with herbs, spruce notes, orange peel and some maltyness. Full body and a decent carbonation level. Lasting finish with too much herbal flavors. Except for that herbs, it’s sure a fine one. 140613

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alberti92 (105) - - DEC 17, 2014
Bought from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. If you're after a big, bitter, thirst quenching IPA, this is what you need! Pours a hazy orange with a a finger of head. It has a quite complex aroma. Up front on the nose you get citrus, slight honey, syrup and a bit of spice and just heaps of others as it changes temperature. It has moderate carbonation with a medium body. Tastewise this is massively bitter! That's all I can really say! Loved this!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4514) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2014
Flaske 650ml delt med Rune og naboen på Nerstranda 4 Nov 11. Aprikosfarget. Lavt skum. Aroma av syrlig frukt. Smaken er mandler. Blir litt tørr etter hvert.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CroftyCuts (23) - - 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.


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