Brewed by Garage Project
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
We love NZ Hops. How much? Here’s how much. Triple hopped with, Pacifica, Motueka and Riwaka hops in increasingly lavish quantities throughout the boil, Trip Hop’s bitter but (we hope) balanced on a malt base of pale, Carahelles, Vienna and Caraaroma. Rich amber red and redolent of the Nelson hop fields. Think easy drinking for resin heads and pucker up.

buzz_and_hum's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - AUG 4, 2012
From the FYO at Regional. Rich amber red, clingy pale brown head. There’s a lot of resiny hops wafting out of the beer, can’t really pick up any malt scent; but the colour indicates something interesting must be going on in there. In the mouth, though, it just explodes. Rich, sharp, orange-peel-and-spruce, a long lemony after taste, which seems to sharpen upwards as the flavour fades to an strong bitter tang. Very much a hop head ale, not as complex as they probably would’ve liked, but it has a roundness in the mouth that makes it a nice change from lighter, sharper IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (532) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2015
650ml bottle that poured golden brown & lacy with a hoppy malt aroma taste is crisp bitter bit spicy with loads of hops & caramel malty sweetness great blend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (443) - HONG KONG - JUL 5, 2015
From Bottle Shop, drank before 3 1/3s. Bright ruby-amber. Thick foamy off-white almost yellow-green head. Smells of crisp malt, some wood shavings/hay/floral hop. Tastes of German malt (crisp and cereal-y), lemon, hop that's piney but not heavy. Body is medium, crisp, fine fizzy carbonation, frothier lemon finish. Not bad (and looks great) but not altogether very interesting either. Aroma is faint but has good malt and hop balance; taste and palate are thinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (510) - HONG KONG - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Ruby copper pour with big head. Aroma is very German bready malt with not much hops. Taste is similar - hope overwhelmed by deep sweet bready malt. Some lingering bitterness. Was hoping for much more interesting interplay of hop flavors given the name. Sort of disappointing. Wouldn't get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (159) - - DEC 20, 2014
Picked up from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma is resinous with slight citrus backed by hints of roasty and nutty characters. It's moderately carbonated with a very delicate mouthful. Taste is resin with a slight bitterness and with hints of peanuts. This was fairly easy drinking and very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (145) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
A thick looking amber colour with a thick cream colored head. Not a particularly strong nose - getting sweet fruits and floral scents. Raisins and peach mostly. Really sweet upfront with some strong pine notes. Complex formation of bitterness at the end, with different layers of bitter tapering off with time. Nice dense mouth feel with a gentle carbonation and thick mouth coating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours crystal clear amber with some small bubbles on top. Nose is sweet lychee, resin, toffee and raisin. Kind of borders on christmas cake type fruits with that level of sweetness. Taste is very sticky sweet with loads of toffee and pineapple straight up. Loaded with sweet and sticky fruits with bright and dark fruits playing a role - pineapple, lychee, lemon, raisin and banana. Quite a resinous beer and fairly spritzy. Lively stuff. Definitely on the sweet side of things and the booze is there for sure. Solid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer (Nov 2013). Dark copper-brown, 1cm creamy off-white head, peaches, pears, piney hops, sweet biscuity malt, sharp dry bitterness, medium body, smooth creamy texture, long bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8789) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Strong hoppy aroma, resin, fruit cup, pear, maraschino cherries, sugar syrup, a touch of honey. Sweet and hoppy with moderate bitterness. Soft, fine, frothy carbonation, malt is firm and rigid. Washing of sugar from the tongue by acidic hop oils. From draft at the brewery in Wellington.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4914) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
On tap, I guess in one of the bars in Wellington. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is citric, has some pine. Slightly hazy, copper coloured beer with a white head. The taste is quite bitter, citric, piney, bit (biscuity) malty. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (578) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
Looks.. Darker amber, red tinge,sml-med creamy head. Smells..tropical and piney hops, loads of sweet biscuit-y malts. Tastes.. Lots of fruity and piney hops, dark honey, biscuit from the malts. It is ’easy drinking’, but has enough knackers to be a great sessionable @ 5.6%. Good job GP

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