Garage Project Death From Above

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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: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This has been one of the most challenging Garage brews to date. At its heart was the idea of combining aggressive, high citrus character of American hops with the heat and sweetness of Indochine flavours. Have you ever tried a Vietnamese mango and chili salad? If you haven’t you should. It could be life changing. It’s an idea that has been rattling around the Garage consciousness for a while and the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular seemed like a fitting opportunity to give it an outing. It was always going to be a challenging brew to pull off – mango, chili, Vietnamese mint and lime juice aren’t exactly conventional ingredients. Don’t bother checking, they aren’t listed in the Reinheitsgebot. Add a lavish addition of Chinook, Centennial, Citra and Amarillo hops, a deadline launch for an international beer festival and take it straight to a 2000 litre batch without any chance for small scale testing and you get what could have been a recipe for spectacular, monumental disaster. The idea of trying to bring all these flavours together in a coherent way given the pressure of time and prospect of public humiliation was, frankly, shit scary.

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the_beergery (210) - - FEB 19, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2018 Sad to hear that this is no longer in production! 330 ml can poured into a tulip glass, where it appears a hazy amber orange hue, with a thin layer of rapidly dissipating froth. Aroma is an indistinct mix of tropical fruit, and distinct chilli and capsicum. Taste is similarly fruity, sweetish, with a distinct chilli flavour. Note that these Asia chillis are not quite the same as their Mexican counterparts, so the taste and flavour is there without the sharp spiciness. Pity that the mango and lime are not as distinct.

3.7
AcctError492748 (2) - - DEC 29, 2017 does not count
this New Zealand beer has a surprising nose with fresh hop aroma from the bottle. two finger head from the glass. medium bodied with moderate carbonation. mildly sweet and moderately bitter with hint of mango. Spice on the back end. Worth the voyage from the otherside of the world...at least when someone is already there and bringing it back anyway.

4
thatjester (7) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2017 does not count
Poured into Spiegelau IPA glass from 650ml bottle. I had my hopes up for this beer, probably more than I should have. After Pernicious Weed, Dirty Boots and Garagista, I was rearing to try one of Garage Project's highest rated brews. And it was great. That said, it lacked the flavour I had come to expect from Garage Project. A solid IPA pushing IIPA territory, the flavours were bold and intense, hit your palate and stayed there long after the beer had drained down your throat. There's even a bite of chilli as it goes down in the back of your throat. And yet, it just did not blow my socks off like Dirty Boots and Pernicious Weed did. So yes, it's a great beer with solid aroma, taste and mouthfeel, but it wasn't a groundbreaker by any means.

4
cobaink2 (865) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Tastes of a well made ipa. Notes of resin hops with balancing aromas of muted chili spices and mango. Really nice balance of the notes make this quite a great beer.

3.6
BlackHaddock (8073) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2017
15th Dec 2017, five beers on draft from this brewery at the Stadium Brewing Company, Aliso Viejo, California, I had all five. Misty dark amber body, white crown. Fruity in nature with a citrus leaning, liked it.

4.1
numalee13 (46) - THAILAND - DEC 13, 2017
AROMA : Pack with Hop Aroma Pine and Watermelon like . APPEARANCE : SRM 10 , Cloudy liquid , Frosty white head . TASTE : Heavy on bitter , Light on sweet , PALATE : Long bitter finished , Average carbonate , Oily texture , Medium to light Texture .

3.9
PabloZab (1769) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Bottle 650ml. Clear amber colour. Thin white-yellowish head. There are a lot of sweet notes of tropical fruits not intense but very nice. Hoppy, resin and citrus notes are hidden behind. Aroma is fresh and fruity. Bitterness is medium to high, intense, long and astringent but in nice way. There is a lot of tropical juice, bitter from lime and sweet from mango with subtle spicy note which is noticeable on the lips. Beer is full body with delicate booze in aftertaste but smooth, refreshing and drinkable especially if we look at 7.5 ABV, also good balanced between malty body and bitterness.

4
LesArgen (389) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2017
Loads of resin, caramel, pine, lychee, a hint of coriander (now that I read the label I see that i's Vietnamese mint. Ah well), and a little vanilla. The aroma's got it all. That coriander is quite prominent when tasted, along with a heap of pine, a little spearmint and some caramel fudge. It burns a little down the back of the throat, which I thought was the alcohol but turns out to be the chilli but it's a ripper.

3.7
jmgreenuk (10516) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 25, 2017
Tap at the Boilermaker House, Melbourne. Poured a slightly hazy orange amber with a short-lived white head. The aroma is malt, resin, light toffee apple, citrus fruit hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp, woody, light metallic hop, light smooth fruit palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nicely balanced and the alcohol is well hidden allowing the fruity characteristics to shine.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (23757) - Beerland, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2017
Bottle shared at borefts 2017. A almost clear orange golden beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrusy bitter hops, orange fruits, pine. Taste of orange fruits, peach, citrus, bitter grassy hops. Nice.


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