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


on tap

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RATINGS: 237   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.

zejel () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Sweet aromatic notes coupled with hippy goodness. Pours a nice golden hue.

ChrisOfstad (90) - Hamar, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2017
0,3 litre Can from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg, at home. Dark Golden, with medium head. Very Nice IPA!

Soupoftoday (75) - 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 (15251) - 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 (10232) - 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 (10629) - 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.

gyllenbock (9184) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2017
Can at Sorbon. Hazy orange with a white head. Sweet with hops, grapefruit, caramel, light mango and grass. The body was medium and the finish quite bitter. Not a bad one but a bit old.

nazzty (1376) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2017
Strong, hoppy and powerful. Prepare for an explosion of flavors. The rating would’ve been better if they managed to balance up for all those flavors.

ludda4790 (5) - Lillesand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
Pours yellow-orange, surprisingly light colour. Medium head with good retention. Aroma is very nice; Citrus, Pine, Orange. Slight alcohol. Taste; malt-profile is very light, which accenuate the hops. It is a perfect plan, and works well. Bitterness balanced backdrop of the fruity (citrus, grape) flavour. This is a delicious brew. One of the best DIPAs I’ve had. 8% ? cannot believe it.

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