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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We love NZ Hops. How much? Hereís how much. Triple hopped with, Pacifica, Motueka and Riwaka hops in increasingly lavish quantities throughout the boil, Trip Hopís 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.


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3.5
   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. Thereís a lot of resiny hops wafting out of the beer, canít 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 wouldíve liked, but it has a roundness in the mouth that makes it a nice change from lighter, sharper IPAs.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (475) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7859) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4424) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (334) - Perth, 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 íeasy drinkingí, but has enough knackers to be a great sessionable @ 5.6%. Good job GP

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (340) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2013
yeah, na. Delivers by way of aroma ,and a bunch of notes that I wasnít familiar with, but they donít follow to the palate. Malt is nice and adds a pleasing feel , but there isnít a carry or length and this ends up a bit thin. I donít not like it, I just donít think itís hit the mark. But It drank well and quickly, so thats a win :-)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hop_Hedonist (222) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
Good one - more malty to my palate than Death From Above - therefore heavier bodied and thicker on the tongue - otherwise quite a similar overall taste profile - very very satisfying - big hops to balance the malt - like a West Coast of US brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2013
Solid beer. Very well balanced and english style IPA. Well worth trying, unfortunately it is expensive for what it is.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyguns (878) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a darkish amber with frothy off white head. Nose shows resinous hops, slight tropical hint and relatively heavy malt. Taste piney hops with a solid malt backbone delivering a creamy finish. Not your typical NZ ipa but still solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
Aroma is very thick, sweet caramel straight from the bottle. After a swirl the hops manage to punch through with spicy earthiness. Quite lightly hopped compared to others, but not really lesser for it. Resinous, puckering finish gets noticeable halfway through the glass. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
The head is ok, the body brown. It smells hoparomatic, malty, sweet, fruity. The taste is refshing, fruity, malty, hoppy, bitter.


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