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Death From Above - Garage Project

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 6.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Garage Project visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 07-03-2013)
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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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4.08/5  rDev -1%

Tried on-tap at the GABS festival in Melbourne, and then again somewhere else afterwards. This is a self-styled "Indochine Pale Ale", infused with Vietnamese mint, mango and chilli.

Pours a slightly hazed orange golden colour, with a relatively light body and a head of futzy, bubbly foam turning just pale yellow. Lace forms in decent sheets and the carbonation is bubbly and effervescent—it looks nice when tilted.

Nose is bright with capsaicin chilli aromas balanced with pleasant citric hops giving fresh rubbed orange aromas. There's a slightly herbal tone to it as well, although I'd not go so far as to level this directly at the mint. It's very pleasant all up, though.

Light fruity entry on the palate, tropical tones with an undertone of pepper. This expresses itself a little more as the beer goes on giving a hint of chilli mingling with the sweet stewed fruit character. Some heat does form on the back, but mostly the bite is from the hops, providing a clean bitterness to clear the palate. Aftertaste provides reminiscences of jalapeño.

Feel is very light, but nice-it matches with the characters on the palate well.

This is a case of very disparate elements coming together to make a really lovely package. This was a standout at GABS for me—it's a beautiful example of how experimentation can achieve something great beyond pure novelty.

07-03-2013 01:08:14 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.76/5  rDev -8.7%

Drank from Mane Liquor Tulip, and poured from a can

A - Pours a clear copper colour with almost no head.

S - Plenty of floral hop and citrus grapefruit.

T - Citrus grapefruit hop up front and some malt on the bitter finish

M - Light to medium body with low to medium carbonation.

O - Very drinkable IPA,

11-30-2013 09:15:03 | More by eric5bellies
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-07-2014 09:41:28 | More by Florya
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3.93/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a pale golden colour, slight haze. Head is cream-coloured, decently dense and foamy and sticking around OK. Looks alright.

Smell is lovely. Malty sweet with a touch of pearl barley and a big luscious fruit character from the hops. Apple/pear, lemon/lime and passionfruit combine with juicy pineapple. NZ hops just tickle me when used this well.

Taste is also very tangy. Touch of malty sweetness upfront before hosp take over. Grapefruit, lemon, passion and pineapple throughout palate before the cheekiest hint of piquant chilli on the back. No chilli flavour, just an unexpected heat that could really take you by surprise if you weren't told it was there. So tangy otherwise; tangy and good.

Decent body, slight tingle from the carbonation is a little too much. OK.

Such a tangy beer, could go down an absolute treat on a hot day.

11-29-2013 04:48:27 | More by laituegonflable
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4.01/5  rDev -2.7%

Bottle: purchased from Leura Cellars for AU$11 for a single. A 330mL can with a brilliant, fantastically designed label. A great-looking package.

Appearance: poured into my Innis & Gunn tulip glass - a vibrant copper-orange with barely any fine carbonation visible. A very thin white head hovers for a moment and settles to a thin ring after a few seconds. It'd be good to see a pour straight from the tap.

Aroma: an amazingly refreshing aroma of citrus hops up front, a tangy tropical fruit behind also. Lovely.

Taste: tropical fruits - pineapple, mango, grapefruits - some spritzy hops over the top also. A fantastic beer - well worth the having.

Aftertaste: the flavours linger through well but drop off sufficiently enough to allow a strong drinkability.

Mouth feel: the only area I figure this one could pick up is in the feel - it is a touch lacking. Still enough carbonation to bring the flavours through well - nice and complex.

Overall: a fantastic AIPA well worth the having. Nicely combined flavours of tropical fruits and citrus hops. For an AIPA, this one seems brilliant for a warm climate. Suits me find in Queensland, once I can get a loan to afford a case.

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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%

Pours a filtered butterscotch with very rich, frothy head.

Smell is nice, juicy grapefruit. Little bit of rich malt. Nice, strong, floral hops.

Taste is more grapefruit, grape and malt.

Nice bitterness in the finish, a bit ashy and a bit chilli.

Overall a good beer and an interesting experiment.

07-21-2013 09:17:55 | More by danieelol
Death From Above from Garage Project
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