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Beer – #163 – Garage Project – Red Rocks

Garage Project – Red Rocks – Brewed by Garage Project in the Style: Amber Ale in Wellington, New Zealand

All a bit special. 650ml bottle, 7.5% ABV – 3.6 Standard Drink units.

Garage Project - Red Rocks ReserveRed 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.

These guys party when they make beer, and well this was a bottle I couldn’t go past.

Big bang of hops on the aroma, rich dark brown pour, but a poor effort of head. The hop aroma isn’t fussy and just is, and it’s almost chocolate like, but that might be fanciful.

My mouth is a bit watering with expectation, and that a weird thing. OMG, this is a delightfully rich deep beer. There is a smash of malt sweets and a layer of hop bitter, and it’s like a party going on in my mouth! The hops are raw and grassy, the caramels are just on point, and the carbonation is lovely and mellow.

The hops get more prevalent as it sits, but they don’t carry a sourness or sour end with them, and they are carried well by the malts.

Love it a lot, the pdubyah-o-meter is 9.25th of a thing, it’s a bit good. Lovely balanced beer well put together.

’nuff said.


One comment on “Beer – #163 – Garage Project – Red Rocks

  1. Pingback: Beer – #178 – Garage Project – Pernicious Weed | A life just as ordinary.

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