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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
65 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and greasy hoppy. Leathery. Herbal, citrusy and grapefruity. Bitter and slight herbal into the finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (21408) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Cloudy deep orange golden, mid sized head. Caramelly nose with light notes of pears. Sweet and fruity with medium-full body and rounded, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Mostly caramel and syrup. Some ink and saccharine in the finish. Hops are hopelessly lost in a sea of sticky caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19478) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
27th January 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Can - thanks to Big Dave. Cheers Ears. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and airy. Slightly dry. Nce skunky NZ hops with tropical fruits underneath. Little hop spice. Lightly sour bubblegum ester toward the dry finish.Bitter linger. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2013
My 100th NZ beer rating, on the sixth day of my trip, and it comes in the least likely place - Taupo, more or less a beer desert. Fortunately I planned ahead and stocked up in Rotorura and Okere. Bottle. Cloudy to murky variegated golden orange color, big fluffy white head. Beautiful aroma of orange, peach, pineapple, tropical fruit, herbal weeds. Taste is bitter dried tropical fruit. Dry finish. I vote against the church on this one - it doesn’t seem pernicious to me at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15566) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14872) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich mango, peach, flowers, bitter hops, pine and malt. Nice bitter and fruity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14690) - 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..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14118) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hay golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 300814


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