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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Amber Ale
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Red Rocks is a rich ruby red ale with loads of chewy malt character. There wasn’t a lot of restraint shown in the hopping of this beer. We had a fair bit of whole cone Nelson Sauvin hops in the fridge and they all went in. The end result is a nice balance of malt sweetness and bitterness, with some assertive hop aroma and flavour.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (598) - Perth, - DEC 22, 2013
Superb fruity hops balanced by sweet malt - light on the tongue and easy to quaff - a lovely ale more an IPA than Amber ale.


3.6
larsga (7542) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2017
Medium deep offwhite lasting head. Clear deep dark reddish brown body, nearly still. Juicy caramelized sugar and wood aroma with spicy gooseberry notes. Resiny juicy caramelly taste with wooden spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish resiny toasted sugar and spice aftertaste with gooseberry notes. Wow. This was just excellent. Full of flavour, highly drinkable, juicily moreish. (0.65l bottle, from wine monopoly somewhere.)

3.7
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2016
A sweet like amber ale. Has a nice caramel characteristic that evolves into a nice bitter finish. Delicious

3.4
explosivedog (1189) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2016 On tap at Brewers Cooperative. Aroma is caramel, malt, pears, pepper. Flavour similar. Decent amber ale, with a nice amount of caramel, I guess from the rocks. Nice.

3.6
tombutlin (313) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2016
A grand red ale, if you fancy a bit more body than a normal IPA. Beautiful red colour and resinous hop aroma

3.6
Andrus86 (650) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
BOTTLE. Poured red with an off white head. Malt & hops on the nose. Sweet hops with a malty flavour up front, flowing into sticky toffee then ending with sweet hops... mild bitterness lingers after. Sourced Cape Cellars

3.9
mkel07 (5995) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique April 2013. Thus is the first Garage Project Beer that I had and the label certainly caught my eye. Copper colour, tan head, malt, nutty biscuit aromas, full in the mouth.

2.9
Gramoit (490) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Little dissapionted tbh. Not as hoppy as I was hoping. Plenty of crystal malt flavours that didn’t quite do it for me.

3.7
Oakes (17699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Volcanic rocks. Amber w slight haze, nice bubbly head. Earthy, quite chewy, in fact a great chewy character.

4.3
SAChubb (3) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
Bright reddish-brown, auburn colour. The aroma is fairly subdued, although there is some fresh hops and an earthy character coming through. The initial taste is dominated by the pungent hops flavor (that will be the whole cone Nelson Sauvin hops), but before too long the caramelized sugar and toffee flavours come to the fore, with a good amount of pungent hops bitterness and a slightly funky, almost mushroomy taste on the finish. The texture is smooth, with a velvety, rich mouthfeel. If you like your beers to have a good amount of bitterness but also some sweet caramel malt flavor, this is the beer for you! I certainly enjoyed it.


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