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

bottled
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RATINGS: 225   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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3.6
   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. Its big, round and surprisingly sweet in the mouth - again, theres something very surprisingly sweet about this drink, the way it looks, it tastes and the way it feels. Its like a bright bitter citrusy fruit cocktail. And thats not a bad thing for a beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (2151) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 2, 2017
Tap at Ale Arsenal. Sweet and a bit cloying. Golden-copper with a full white head. Aroma and flavor both included honey. Not too dank for the name.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
doriangrey (15) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2017
Amazing flavourful IPA. Doesnt taste like an 8%, great stuff. Maybe the best Ive tried

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (1213) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle - pours hazy orange gold with a big white head. Aroma is peach, mango, piney hop, malt and citrus. Taste is not tooott hop nice balance of malt in there. Dry fruity finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 19, 2017
This was delicious. A pretty strong aroma of both malts and hops - a battle. The flavor is quite hoppy, just the right amount of strong.Quite nice stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Malty (1) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2017 does not count
Smell is amazing, taste is amazing. I would describe it as chewy. Another great beer from Garage Project. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (698) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2017
Ytterst trevlig och precis s dr fruktig som denna ltyp br vara! Yes, i like!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2693) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Hazy amber color with a white head. Aroma of tropical hops, grapefruit, mango, caramel. Medium bodied, high bitterness, pacific rim hops dominate. Yum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2017
(12oz can) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with an average white head. Aroma of resiny pine, weed, caramel, soap, and grapefruit peel. Flavor of pine, florals, grapefruit, pineapple, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (1916) - 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 (2332) - - 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


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