Garagista IPA
Garage Project

Garagista IPAGaragista IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,741
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #19,504
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 7.05%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
21
From:
Garage Project
 
New Zealand
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
87
Very Good
Garagista IPAGaragista IPA
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TappaKeggaBrew from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was visiting Wellington, and when I mentioned my penchant for craft beer, Garage Project was recommended. I tried four of their offerings, but since reviewing by memory is discouraged at BA, this is the only one I'm reviewing at the time of consumption.

It pours a nice amber color, but with minimal head; there is no lacing to speak of.

Both in terms of aroma and taste, it is pretty hop-forward; unfortunately, the hops are pretty one-dimensional, earthy and bitter. On the brighter side, the mouthfeel is pretty good.

Overall a drinkable but unremarkable IPA.

(I mentioned earlier the other beers I'd tried from this brewery, and I did rather enjoy the Summer Wit; but I don't remember enough details for a review. Hopefully, someone will add it to BA soon, so it can be reviewed.)

Dec 23, 2018
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Tommo from Texas

3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Well, again, this over hyped brewery has released another west coast style ipa with moderate flavor and bitterness. This is atleast an acceptable beer, as compared to their other s*%t offerings

Mar 08, 2018
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cfalls from New York

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - dark orange, somewhat hazy, overflowing head of large bubbles

S - mild, minerally, odd tropical

T - moderate bitterness, odd muscadine or guava note (Equinox?), slight grassiness (Galaxy?), grapefruit rind finish

F - high carbonation, on the thin side

O - tasty hop-forward IPA, emphasizing "odd tropical" flavors

Mar 08, 2017
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 330ml can with a best before date of 23rd December 2015 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Poured a slightly hazy orangey amber colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving good amounts of lacing.

Aroma: Mainly a fruity tropical and citrus mix. There’s tropical passionfruit and pineapple along with citrus orange and grapefruit. There’s also a hint of grass.

Taste: Light mango and passionfruit followed by some strong grapefruit bitterness, pine, grass and a hint of sweet malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid IPA from Garage Project. Although this is my first GP review, I have quite a few other bottles of their beers that I look forward to trying.

Dec 04, 2015
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Andrewharemza from Australia

4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, Pours a light orange with a fluffy off white head. Aroma tropical fruit, Mango, papaya, pineapple. Taste tropical fruit, papaya and mango, a little grapefruit. Very nice indeed.

Oct 04, 2015
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CrazyDavros from Australia

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose show floral, herbal and earthy hops, very fresh-smelling. Some light malt underneath.
Pretty similarly hoppy flavours. Very light, clean and fresh. A fairly assertive bitterness in the finish.

May 26, 2015
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SmashPants from Australia

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Format: a 100mL taster from the cellar door at Garage Project during Wellington Good Beer Week.

Appearance: poured out a hazy orange hue with a good finger of creamy off-white head that lasts the distance at a half-finger. Great lacing down the glass too. Looks good.

Aroma: plenty of citrus and fruit hops on the nose, with a sweet biscuit malt backing.

Taste: again those big citrus hops with quite a bit of sweet malts. Some bitterness alongside.

Aftertaste: the flavours linger for quite a time, with the sweetness from the malts getting a tad cloying for me if I down it too quickly.

Mouth feel: fairly full in body with a medium carbonation that really brings those flavours forward. Quite mouth-filling - an IPA you can take your time over.

Overall: another great beer from Garage Project - a good flavour profile and a well-rounded feel. Definitely up there with the best AIPAs I have had.

Jan 26, 2015
Garagista IPA from Garage Project
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 21 ratings