Garage Project: Pernicious Weed (NZ)


Garage Project are kings of pushing the boundaries in terms of style. They twist, turn, add bits of this and bits of that until they come up with a unique experience and always ends up with something special. That’s why I love them, and this….

Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 8%



Pours a dark honey golden colour with fine white head.

On The Nose:

Tonnes of grapefruit, lime and pine, super tropical fruit.


Great pine/ resin notes straight up, followed by intense, bitter grapefruit and notes of juicy orange and citrus rind in the middle. Long and lingering palate, like sucking on delicious pine needles. But in a good way, if delicious pine needles were a thing….

Final Thoughts:

As the art and the back story on the label suggest, this baby is attack of the hops. Stuffed full of Nelson Sauvin and Rakau hops, this beer perfectly represents the impact of hops on the craft beer world. The final notes on the bottle sum it all up: “Bitter? Yes. Intensely hoppy? Absolutely. Too much? Never.”


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