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

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
fonefan (51072) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

Bottle 650ml. @ The Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2014, TSODRBSG14.

[ As Garage Project Pernicious Weed ].
Unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, fruity hops, grass. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sharp citrus fruity, tropcial fruity, pine, sharp - ruff. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140830]

3.5
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
65 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and greasy hoppy. Leathery. Herbal, citrusy and grapefruity. Bitter and slight herbal into the finish.

3.4
Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
Can. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, caramel, citrus fruits, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits, leading to a bitter finish.

3.7
anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity grapefruit hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit finish.

4.2
Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2013
My 100th NZ beer rating, on the sixth day of my trip, and it comes in the least likely place - Taupo, more or less a beer desert. Fortunately I planned ahead and stocked up in Rotorura and Okere. Bottle. Cloudy to murky variegated golden orange color, big fluffy white head. Beautiful aroma of orange, peach, pineapple, tropical fruit, herbal weeds. Taste is bitter dried tropical fruit. Dry finish. I vote against the church on this one - it doesn’t seem pernicious to me at all.

2.3
omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Cloudy deep orange golden, mid sized head. Caramelly nose with light notes of pears. Sweet and fruity with medium-full body and rounded, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Mostly caramel and syrup. Some ink and saccharine in the finish. Hops are hopelessly lost in a sea of sticky caramel.

3.6
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
27th January 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Can - thanks to Big Dave. Cheers Ears. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and airy. Slightly dry. Nce skunky NZ hops with tropical fruits underneath. Little hop spice. Lightly sour bubblegum ester toward the dry finish.Bitter linger. Good stuff.

4.2
Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Can shared at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell - London. Big thanks to Big Dave! Pours clearish gold. Lovely dank hops define this beer, with lots of grapefruit and urine in particular. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky and resinous on the finish, with some pine, piss, citrus fruits. Big and dank, but still balanced and highly drinkable. Outstanding.

3.8
Rasmus40 (21988) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hay golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 300814

3.9
Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Can split at Craft Clerko, big thanks to Dave Wingman Willis, 27/01/14. Hazed orange amber with a medium off white covering that retains well. Nose is bitter skunky hops, pine, tropical fructis tones, bitter grapefruit. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, lemon rind, orange pith, straw, pine resin. Solid DIPA, nice skunked up stuff.


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