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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: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 havent you should. It could be life changing. Its 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 arent exactly conventional ingredients. Dont bother checking, they arent 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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
[8199-20160508] Can. Fruity orange and tropical aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter fruity sweet orange flavour. Medium body has a pleasant bitterness. Good. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skarecrow (634) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2016
330ml can BB 8/7/2016 Upfront hoppy aroma Hazy red gold color Good bitterness with hoppy finish Love the artwork on the can.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (1026) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2016
Burk frn SB. Guldig klar vtska med grddigt krmbeiget skum. Stor knckig doft med vergrddad kola och kda. I bakgrunden lite mango. Mellanstor kropp. En mix smakmssigt. Frst p en lite fruktig hetta frn grn chili och feferoni. Ligger kvar rakt igenom utan att ta ver. Knckig kola som i doften. Mint och mynta i bakgrunden ngonstans. Lite fruktigt. Svrbalanserad... mja, vet inte riktigt!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2016-06-08. Crisp orange body, modest beige head.3+ Aroma is vaguely spicy, resinous hops. Flavour is fairly bitter throughout, resinous hops, occasional fruit notes, lightly earthy finish. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ 7/3-4/7/3/14-15 Can from Glengarry Wines, Auckland, NZ.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (5699) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2016
Fra flaske p Mi2 Cardinal (Asko Rogaland lmesse): kobbegylden med flott skum selv omdet var slutten p flaska. Ste tropiske frukter (mango, pasjonsfrukt), lime mm i aroma og enda mer av dette i smaken. Lekker p alle mter, balansert, myk og mer enn lettdrikkelig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (3520) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 Extended at Cardinal 06.06.16. Slighty hazy orange. Superb aroma and taste of dried citrus, marmalade and tropical fruits. Medium bitterness. Utterly enjoyabl!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (3133) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2016
Burk frn SB. Smak och doft av mango, persika, aprikos, smrkola, apelsinskal, citrus, svart te, humle, malt med toner av grapefrukt, tall, grs och passionsfrukt. Fruktig, frisk, krmig, rund och len, fin maltstma, bra beska. Gott!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
Overall: Balanced, citric toffee.
Note: Can 330 ml at Prime Burger. Reviewed 2016-05-31.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3758) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
Pours amber with a medium foamy off white head. Aromas of peach, apricot, mango, chili notes, resin. Taste is very fruity and resinous with holiday bite towards the end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1272) - rebro, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Ltt dimmig, ganska mrkt brnstens frgad, snyggt orange skum. Doft: Humle, humle, apelsinskal, mandarin, mango, barrskog, lite vxter. Smak: Humle, mango, citrus, fox citronkola, fruktigt, malt, lite barr, vxt beska (frn chillin?).


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