overall
98
93
style
Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Imperial IPA
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The arrival of hops to the brewing scene in England in the 1500s led to a moral panic. Hops were condemned as a wicked and pernicious weed, one which would lead to the erosion of social and moral standards. Thank goodness they were right. Heres hoping that our homage to the original pernicious weed continues this gradual decline. Organic Rakau and whole cone Nelson Sauvin go head to head in this strong, golden, hoppy brew. Bitter, yes. Intensely hoppy, absolutely. Too much, never.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (1761) - HONG KONG - JAN 7, 2017


330 ml can bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Cloudy hazy amber honey with a misty yeast particles; Half finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Good sticky lacing with barely notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fruity fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with strong passion fruits, apricots, canned peaches, mango pulp, light cat piss, floral, sugar, light spices, light pine and strong fresh grass.

Taste: Medium sweet rich Ale malt, with strong grapefruit, strong apricots, strong fruity tartness, light mango, strong floral, fair molasses, strong pine, strong resins, spices, strong herbs, biscuits, yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and fresh grass.

Body: Full body. Oily and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Very rich Ale maltyness in a thick background, slightly sluggish. Full-on hoppy attack with strong grapefruits, apricots and mango undertones plus notable tart fruits. Strong floral with nice sweetness. Spicy, very piney and herbal with strong lemon to round. Tasty and solid!

Hoppiness: Strong passion fruits, apricots, canned peaches, mango pulp, light cat piss, floral, light spices, light pine and strong fresh grass in nose. Strong grapefruit, strong apricots, light mango, strong floral, strong pine, strong resins, spices, strong herbs, strong lemon and fresh grass in taste; Bitterness is strong and herbal for a lasting, high astringent bitter-sweet malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Piney citrusy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: At first, its aroma is a bit low key but the more you sniff, the more pronounce and rich fruity it gets. Taste is just as impressive with strong grapefruit, pine and tropical fruits to complement the nice sweet Ale malts. This is not one of those strong-for-strong-sake IIPA and I like it a lot!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CloakedDagger (2151) - - NOV 28, 2016
Can 33 cl. Pours a hazy golden with a small, lacing white head. Heavy cat pee aroma. Rich, malty body, very fruity, massive hop load but not so sophisticated, raw, green and very bitter. 281116

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3740) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2016
On tap at Lama Dog with Patty, Andy and Kara. The beer poured amber and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had citricness, grapefruit and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavors were grapefruit, pine, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2016
Overall: Sweet bread, bitter seeds and peel. Some tropical fruit jam.
Note: Can 330 ml at home. Reviewed 2016-10-20.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (376) - DENMARK - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours murky golden with a small, white head. Aroma of lemon, lemon grass, citrus flowers, peach, sugar and caramel. Very layered. Fine palate, medium body, sticky. Quite lively and a long, long bitter finish. Flavour is heavy on the bitterness, it sticks to the side of the tongue. Superb beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbertels (431) - NORWAY - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle, 650 ml. A complete, full and in all ways excellent imperial ipa! Replete with tropical and grassy notes, this is a fantastic brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bammers54 (95) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
outstanding DIPA, beautiful fruity hop taste backed off against great malt background, best beer at the Siren Rainbow project launch project

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeverageGeek (11) - - SEP 20, 2016
Aroma of lemon, mango, sweet malt. Flavor of orange peel bitterness, malt. Aftertaste is moderate long.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2123) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2016
Tap at Siren, Rainbow 7 Launch, 17th September 16. Pours an straw yellow, clear. Aroma is grapefruit, pith, dank, tropical. Taste is clean, full on hops, grapefruit, dank bitter hops. Really drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dredd (841) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2016
Interesting. Reading the label, I expected a real skunky aroma. Instead it is a subdued grapefruit aroma. Flavor is big on citrus, more of that grapefruit, ruby, and a massive long bitter finish. Contains the 8%abv with ease.


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