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Garage Project Venusian Pale Ale

Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Venusian Pale Ale, a precocious little number using some of the more unusual local flora and fauna you find hanging around here in the less civilized parts of the solar system. Lemon grass, kaffir lime leaf and grapefruit peel that we pinched from rations, meld seamlessly with Venusian Spear Fungus and that funny green stuff the local chappies seem to like licking off the rocks. Zesty is the word that springs to mind and at 7.3% abv it’s bloody good for morale. Incidentally, it works just like napalm on the natives, which is handy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (1155) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle 655cl @ Konttori. Pours clear yellow, large white head. Lavender, perfume aroma. Floral, herbs, sweet flavor. Unusual but enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8200) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
65 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours clear golden color with a large head. Very perfume-y aroma here, herbal, some pine and orange. Slightly sweet caramel flavor, some resinous hops, herbal tones and some mango, mild grapefruits too. Unique aroma and the flavor isn’t that bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (513) - HONG KONG - OCT 16, 2015
Tap at Little Beer Room soft opening before flight to Verna and Tino's wedding. Translucent orange-amber. Lots of lacing, sticky head. Aroma is perfumed hops - herbal lavender? Taste follows - big herbal hops and tea/lavender. Weird. Not bad. Smooth palate. Booze and malt good. Weird but not bad. Wouldn't get again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1501) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2015
Clear, deep golden body with a very large, creamy, white and very long-lived head that ends up as a fully lasting layer. Excellent lacing. Strong aroma of massive grapefruit, tropical fruits, and a herbal background including lemon balm (after reading the label I guess this is lemon grass). Very strong flavour of citrus, especially grapefruit, but also lemon and lime. Sweet tropical fruits, caramel and herbs. Light to moderate sweet taste with a heavy bitter and herbal bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and a quite dry finish. Good stuff!
[65 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
[ Keg ][ 2oz ][ Festival of Dankness ][ ~$2 ][ Plastic Taster ][ 8.22.15 ]
>> My favorite beer from the festival probably because of how intense the flavors were - super herbal and sharp. Four samples. A big standout amongst IPAs that begin to blur together. Clear reddish tinged copper pour. Gigantic lacing. Ultra zesty ruby red grapefruit character in nose and taste. Bracing lemongrass that doesn’t go chemical or perfume on me. Refreshing and novel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are lemongrass, citrus, interesting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (824) - ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2015
Big bomber bottle. Pours amber, quite decent foam head, even a bit too foamy actually. Aroma is resinous, definitely full of hops and something pine-like. Taste is also dominated by citric bitterness, really resinous, feels like eating spruce branches - delicious ones. Interesting and well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2015
On draught at the 28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. The base pale ale is flavorful with a tropical citrus hoppiness. The herbal notes complement well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4346) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2015
Golden amber color. The nose is super alive with lemongrass and kafir in the nose. The mouth is light slightly bitter and tart, with lots of kafir. The spices meld well with the hops. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
Pours orange with a small white head. Big floral nose on this exhibiting orange blossom, lemon, lime, grass and coriander. Waxy/light resin mouthfeel with grapefruit, orange and lime the heroes. Great floral pale ale. Could live on this.

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