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

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craiggyNZ (9) - - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Great hop bitterness and aroma. I tasted more of the riwaka than the NS hops. Sweet citrus and pineapple flavours that linger pleasantly. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrik (387) - - JUL 2, 2015
Svag doft av hav. Smakar först grape sen lite annanas . Sen rejäl torr smaklös beska å tunn eftersmak.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (434) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2015
On tap @ voyager, kumamoto. Pours slightly hazy pale gold with rocky white head. Aroma is big piney and dank hops, fruity but not so citrusy, slight grassiness and breadiness. Big bright hop flavors, grassy and herbal in nature. A nice fresh-hopped IIPA that could use a little more backbone and body to round it out. Drinks almost like a super hoppy session.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (637) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2015
Poors a clear hay with minimal head. Aroma is not as big as I was expecting but very pleasant and floral. Taste is bitter sweet very very smooth and the glass disappears just a little to quickly. Another tasty beer over all.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHult (419) - SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
Flaska från Systembolaget. Grumlig bärnstensfärgad vätska med stort ljust skum. Doftar fantastiskt, nyskuren fruktsallad blandat med ängladam. Fruktig humledröm med stor beska. Riktigt jävla bra!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4066) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2015
Hazy amber color. The mouth is slightly astringent driven by hop acidity. Big hoppiness, heady with good citrus character. Excellent

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1815) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2015
Pours clear amber with a large frothy white head. Aromas of mango, kwii, peach, apricot, resin. Taste is mango, peach, kiwi, resin and apricot. Mouthfeel is resinous, slightly oily with medium body and carbonation. Good stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (894) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
@ The train to Gothenburg 25/4-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy and fruity with tropical fruits and notes of caramel. Body is medium, dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4740) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy light amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, hops, grass.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Grapefruit, caramel, pine, grass, fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfredvik (1355) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
Yes! Finally another goosebump-inducing beer, it’s been a few weeks since the last one! The aroma is intense and is a near-perfect mix of caramel malt and overripe tropical fruits. The flavour is also intense, and includes impressive amounts of peach, mango, orange, grapefruit, pine and sweet caramel. Light to moderate sweet taste and a heavy bitter long-lasting finish. Medium body, dry texture, moderate carbonation. Garage Project know how to make hoppy beers!
[65 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from Vinmonopolet Online]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2074) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Flaska från SB. En riktigt välbalanserad IIPA. Fina fruktiga marmeladiga dofter av grape, aprikos, persika och mango. Fruktig, hyffsat pigg humle, relativt torr trots rejäl kropp och stora maltsmaker med karamell i täten, rejäl men välavvägd beska. Snygg, stor, maffig och väldigt god. Tack Daniel för trevligt häng i ditt nya kök! Bland det godaste jag drukit på länge!


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