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Garage Two Plus Five

Brewery: Garage Beer Co.
Country: Spain
ABV: 7%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Mosaic, El Dorado, Cashmere, Bru-1 and Idaho 7

Brewer Description: (from can) 7 year anniversary IPA featuring Mosaic, El Dorado, Cashmere, Bru-1 and Idaho 7.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 13th January 2022, with a best before date of 12th July 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky dark orange brown colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: It’s a little bit weak, but I’m getting grapefruit pith with a mix of cantaloupe and honeydew melon.
Taste: Light bitterness, citrus rind and pith, orange, with light tropical pineapple, grass and melon notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: It’s appearance wasn’t all that appealing, and while the aroma was a bit weak, it was good, but the taste didn’t quite come together for me.

Garage Three Plus Four

Brewery: Garage Beer Co.
Country: Spain
ABV: 7%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Eclipse, Amarillo, Ekuanot and Simcoe

Brewer Description: (from can) 7 year anniversary IPA featuring Eclipse, Amarillo, Ekuanot and Simcoe.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.73
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 12th January 2022, and with a best before date of 11th July 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: Poured a hazy soapy orange colour with a one and a half finger white head that had pretty good retention, while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: A little bit weak, but there’s grapefruit, citrus rind, melon, grass, pine, and hints of tropical stone fruit.
Taste: Moderately bitter, grapefruit, citrus rind, grass, melon, lemon, with light notes of lime.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.
Overall: The aroma was weak and didn’t pop, and while the flavours were fine, it wasn’t among my favourites.

Garage Ziplocked

Brewery: Garage Beer Co.
Country: Spain
ABV: 6.5%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra

Brewer Description: (from can) IPA collaboration with select Citra from Double R Hop Ranches.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.19
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 3rd January 2022, and a best before date of 2nd July 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a thin cap, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical fruit, mango, passionfruit, citrusy, orange pith, grapefruit zest, with light notes of pine and a touch herbal.
Taste: Light sweetness, tropical fruit, mango, papaya, grapefruit, citrus pith, light to moderate bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A good easy drinking IPA, with nice tropical and citrus fruit aroma and flavours, and a good balance of sweet and bitter notes.

Equilibrium Wavelength

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: A wavelength is the distance between identical points in the adjacent cycles of a waveform signal propagated in space and describes the flow of Photons. We started with oats and white wheat for a base before adding Simcoe and Mosaic to the whirlpool. To get some berry medley notes going we dry hopped with Mosaic and Citra at a 2:1 ratio. Wavelength pours bright yellow with aromas of citrus and stone fruit with crushable flavors of mango and berry with a light refreshing finish.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.13
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 18th January 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy bright orange colour with a one finger white head that had good retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus pithy, orange, grapefruit, melon, green mango, with notes of underripe pineapple.
Taste: Lightly bitter and similar to the aroma, citrus pithy, orange, grapefruit, melon, mango, and a touch of grass and pine.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very easy drinking and enjoyable IPA. Always happy to have good IPA’s freshly flown cold chained to Hong Kong, despite the price.

Equilibrium Fractal Riwaka

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6.8%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from untappd) We are excited to bring you Fractal Riwaka. This is the first beer in Equilibrium’s history using our own hand selected Riwaka. Fractal Riwaka investigates the interplay between our newest Riwaka lot, our revised hopping processes, and simple pale malt base. Fractal Riwaka pours a resinous-hazy-straw yellow releasing aromas of tropical fruit, grasslands, and dank honey dew with complex flavors of passionfruit, assertive grapefruit, earthy grass blades, lime marmalade, and a hint of pink peppercorn packed in a flowable mouthfeel with a firm but rounded bitterness.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 12th January 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy, slightly murky orange colour, with a one finger white head that had pretty good retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, grapefruit, lime, with notes of diesel, burning rubber, and roasted sesame at times (but not in a bad way).
Taste: Fruity mango, passionfruit, grapefruit and lime are there, but it’s not as juicy as it would suggest. Grassy, forest leafy, and somewhat dank.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: While not as juicy as I hoped it would be, it was still qood and worth a try.