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RATINGS: 1485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This ale marks our journey to the only place on the planet where fresh hops are harvested in our spring, the Southern Hemisphere. Our task was daunting-we needed to get the hops picked, dried, flown halfway across the world and into our brew kettle in a little over a week’s time. The result is a North-by-South fusion of fresh New Zealand hops blended with the finest North American malts. Its robust hop character presents an intriguing floral-citrus aroma leading to layers of fresh-hop spiciness. Enjoy!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2008
24 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper with moderate yellow/white head that lasted until mid-glass and left partial lace. The aroma is bright with plenty of pine and citrus along with some caramel malt. The flavor is definitely tilted towards the hops, with more pine than citrus. The hops overwhelm the caramel malt in the background. Finish is bitter and tingles the tongue. This is certainly one for the hopheads!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2008
From bottle. Clear amber pour with slight white head. Balance of malt and hops on the nose.. Combination of malt and hops continues on the palate wth a citrus finish. Excellent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2008
(Draught) Pours slightly hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, herbs, and floral. Flavor of hops (earthy, citrus, floral, leafy) and sweet malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of malt and earthy hops. Flavor was well balanced between the pine and the malt, with a little citrus on the end. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindadplus2 (602) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Nice copper color with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of sweet malt and earthy hops. Flavor is a nicely combined taste of sweet, roasted malt pine and citrus hops. Outstanding body and mouthfeel make this a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2008
I don’t know how I missed this when it first came out, so it’s a bit past prime, but still drinking nicely enough. Pours a copper with a healthy firm creamy offwhite colored head. The nose first seems spicy to citrusy in hop character. A little sweet, darker malt for an IPA with hints of toast. Maybe a bit of soap and a suggestion of alcohol. Slick and soapy with lower than average carbonation and a bit of viscosity. Sharper hop note, though perhaps a bit past prime. Orangy hops, toast, some alcohol. A bit of off astringency. Lingering vanilla and tannins almost. Perhaps slightly oaky? Leaves the mouth dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eli723 (20) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
A decent beer that harnesses a modest golden creamy head, purely golden color, and somewhat hoppy flavor. More malty and bitter than I anticipated. A good tasting burp beer. Not the best though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
great looking beer! beautiful orange/amber pour, and a thick off white head, wonderful full hop aroma, big notes of citrus, and zest. Flavour is much of the same, super juicy mouthfeel, and body. A great IPA, and incredibly drinkable, and great to have while watching the NFL.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillWyce (745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
24oz. bottle poured into English pint. Pours amber color with lots of carbonation and a nice head. Mild floral hop aroma with some citrus. Nice, smooth palate. Has a nice, sloid hoppy taste that lingers in the mouth and slightly intensifies after swallowing. A very nice ale that isn’t too heavy for summertime drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Phenomenal color, aroma and sharp hoppy flavor were pronounced. I would consider this to be much more of a double IPA in flavor. I don’t know if this was dry-hopped or not but it sure does smell/taste like it. This seasonal is not too shabby for a hot summer’s day.


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