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


on tap

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The arrival of hops to the brewing scene in England in the 1500’s 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. Here’s 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - OCT 12, 2012
Pours cloudy, almost peachy in colour; something like a fruity cocktail. Bizarre, but raise the glass and lots of resin, grapefruit and bright bouncy citrus hop floats up. It’s big, round and surprisingly sweet in the mouth - again, there’s something very surprisingly sweet about this drink, the way it looks, it tastes and the way it feels. It’s like a bright bitter citrusy fruit cocktail. And that’s not a bad thing for a beer.

drjoeng (1358) - SINGAPORE - SEP 15, 2017
8%ABV. Double IPA. Poured out amber. 14 SRM. Nose has weedy funk on first approach with elements of dirty sock. Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate has toasted honey graham cracker, wild honey. Hop flavors are grapefruit peel, pine sap, resin. Goes on Favorites List!

SinH4 (5900) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2017
Tap. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is fresh grapes, kiwi, grassy, very nice! Taste is farty, kiwi again, caramel, toffee, not as great as the aroma. High carbonation, fruity finish. Not bad, but too farty in flavour.

jonas (7753) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2017
Tap. Tropical, hopvine, mineral nose. Cloudy golden, creamy golden. Catty, acidic, farty on the palate. Medium, mellow body, catty finish.

slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Orange pour. Maybe age was an issue, but this was more bitter and malty than aromatically hoppy. Same with the flavor. Spicy and bitter, light fruit and sweetness. too bready. Not a fan.

ChrisOfstad (105) - Hamar, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2017
0,3 litre Can from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg, at home. Dark Golden, with medium head. Very Nice IPA!

Soupoftoday (85) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2017
Has all the qualities of the best West Coast American IPAs but with an intriguing and exotic hop profile. Dangerously drinkable and dry for the ABV. Huge, mysterious and dreamy hops. One of the best.

bhensonb (15505) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours dark gold with a fizzy white head. Aroma is semi-dank and prunus fruits with white wine. Strong hop aroma. Med + body. Strong hop flavor - dark green stuff and it’s astringent. Dry. Arguably earthy. Bitter too. Very. Could be a preservative. Super tasty.

marcus (10479) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle from Final Gravity. Pours golden with a modest off-white head and a very hoppy aroma. There is a full-bodied pale malt flavor with a very bitter dry finish.

hitko (15) - SLOVENIA - JUN 15, 2017
Pours hazzy orange, with minimal head (which pops quickly). Aroma of fruits and grass, some traces of hay. Nicely bitter, and slightly sweet & sour. Pretty thin & fizzy, with decent finish. Despite having 8%, it’s excellent & refreshing, even on a hot summer day.

allmyvinyl (10844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle at work, thanks to Craig for bringing this back from NZ. Aromas of resinous and spiced orange, dank tropical fruit. Taste is light sweet, big hop bitterness, light booze note. Clean finish.

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