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


on tap

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Orange pour. Pine resin, grapefruit and mango on the nose. Light chili & lemon-lime (more in the aftertaste than anywhere else). Smooth, cool experimental ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2683) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Hazy amber colored with a huge white head. Aroma is herbal with notes of citrus and grapefruit. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness, herbal flavors dominate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (4038) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2017
Can at DOC campground. Pours a clear golden. Sweet with a light dryness. Aromas of sweet and floral hops. Also sprucey notes and hints of grapes and resin. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish wit more resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5523) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2016
On draft. Amber pour, with an off white head. Citrus, pine, caramel, mild chili, mild tropical fruit, bitter, and some sweetness. Just ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jase3812 (55) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2016
such a good DIPA. Citrus mango flavours mixed with a hint of lime, coriander and chilli. A earthy yeasty body and smells of a garden on pour. Complex and delicious. This is glorious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4097) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a clear, amber color, with a modest layer of soft white head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was quite dank, with hints of earthiness & vegetable, sweetness, and a melange of fruit notes as orange, grapefruit, stone variety, and tropical mango. Light to medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the flavor was similar, but less expressive than the aroma, with some tartness & tanginess, and any chili influence probably hidden & muddled among the earthy & vegetal hints. Okay IPA, but fell rather short of the anticipatory description, and other high marks, imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (4314) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2016
Aroma; citrus, grapefruit, wooden malts, resin, herb squares. Look; off white head, misty dark red-orange body. Taste; wooden malts, nice leafy hops, wooden resin, herbal malts, and a warming oily finish. Feel; solid body, soft natural carb. Overall; very tasty. They really have something goin on in NZ. [65cl btl 7.5% BB;07.1.17 #451]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoponmate (307) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2016
A great IPA. Fruity mango with. A very very slight heat from the chili and the bitterness is compltely canceled by the mint finish. Beautiful on a sunny day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (863) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2016
Interesting aroma, the mango is definitely noticeable in the aroma, deep amber colour. Flavour is a mix of bread and stonefruit with a mild finish, not too resinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6645) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
Can (440 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear deep amber, medium off white head. Bready malt, tropical fruit hops, red chili notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness, some chili hotness.

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