Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This wet-hopped IPA can only be brewed once a year when, in the midst of the hop harvest, fresh Centennial hops are spirited from Sartori Cedar Ranch near Chilliwack to our Brew Kettle in Victoria. Sartori’s fresh hops have a delicious profile unique to the patch of land they cultivate in the Columbia Valley making this limited release singular and remarkable.

v1rgil's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - NOV 21, 2012
From bottle -pours yellow gold with medim creamy head. Aroma is mild hoppy citrusy with hint of mint and pine. First sip is creamy citrus hoppy goodness. So worth the wait and hardship of finding it. No bitter aftertaste. Aftertase is creamy sweet with citrus and mint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1589) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to mcberko. Fresh hop season! Clean light copper pour. Dank leafy nose. Some herbal element. Lean malt base. Potent, and really quite nice. Stoked to try this, it’s way tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
[5923-20131019] Cask. Leafy evergreen hops aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Hoppy leaf and sweet vegetation flavour. Medium body. Great bitter brew. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(Cask Days 2013 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (806) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Pale, golden yellow pour with a small white head. Citrus and tropical fruit aroma, pineapple and lemon zest with some orange. Nicely balanced flavour with good hop bitterness. Very solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Reasonably clear orangey yellow with a pale head. Aroma is fresh citrus juices, orange blossom, hint of grass, wildflowers, very subtle pine note. Medium-light bodied, great balance of hoppy fruitiness with a nice bitterness on the palate, juicy finish. Taste is orange, lemon and grapefruit juices, chamomile, hint of gooseberry, touch of earthy pine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle from Dresden, thanks man! Golden yellow pour with a nice finger of white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, tropical fruit, loads of fruit. Taste is light bitterness up front, citrus, pine, finish is dry and bitter. Very solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2359) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Thanks to JonnyBeers again for this one! Pours a pristine golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of various fruits, floral, perfumey and just generally hoppy. Taste is a little sweet and pretty bitter with balance leaning toward bitter. It lingers for a good while but it is still really pleasant and never harsh. Flavors are tropical and resinous over a little caramel base. Finishes bitter and dry. Body is medium and so is carbonation. Overall a fun and really well made IPA but somehow I had higher expectations? It could use a little more aroma, really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1168) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de Damon lors du CanBIF Fall 2014. Couleur jaune orangée translucide, mousse blanche majestueuse laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme de citron, pomélo, malt mielleux, pointe herbacée, houblon frais. Goût d’écorce de citron, houblon résineux, bonne amertume insistante, touche d’alcool, pamplemousse. Carbonatation élevée, corps moyen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2295) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2015 Bomber from Taylor in Fall CANBIF 2014. Nice clear light copper with an off white head that starts off nice and creamy and then mostly fades. A very fresh but not overwhelming somewhat herbal hop aroma with a touch of citrus, undertones of malt. Moderate carbonation and body, becomes bitter on the palate as things dry out, more resin then anything else. Quite tasty. Second bottle I’ve had but this time only a week or so after bottling and wow makes a big difference in terms of how smooth and well everything melds together. What a great fresh and yummy hoppy beer - may have to trade for some fresh bottles next year!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
khays (85) - - SEP 25, 2014
Smells of pine, with some spices, yeast, perfumy and a little woody. Pours golden and clear. Tastes really good, bitter but balanced and we'll executed. Less malt flavour than fat tug. Notes include melon, stone fruit and citrus. The body is medium, carbonation is high. The finish is dry, and bitter, with a lasting dryness that makes it much to easy to drink. If there was anything that needs some work, I would say it is the finish, a bit too aggressive, but with the thin body, likely difficult to pull off. Amazing? They turned down the malt and let the hops speak, this ale is lighter in colour and body than Fat Tug, but a crowd pleaser. The finish is a bit dryer and the fresh hops make this brew very colourful. I want all my IPAs to taste like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RD400F (219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle to sam adams glass, beer pours a mostly transparent golden amber with a few floaties. Head is pretty well sustained and is bright white leaving quite the lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong orange peel, pine, tree sap with a bit of earthyness and a herbal quality in the background. Taste is quite good with a good match of sweet to bitter though I thought this would have more hop intensity; instead the freshness and flavour shine through. Palate is good...it tastes great. Mouthfeel is thin, co2 is medium and balance to the bitter side of things. Overall a great beer...bit too hyped up but still absolutely solid.

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