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RATINGS: 1422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2008
Short foam over a light amber beer. A complex aroma of hops. They have managed to make a summer beer with a nice maltiness and a real bitterness but still something one could drink larger amounts of.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2008
24 oz bottle. Dark golden/amber body with a fine off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, dominated by citrus/grapefruit hops. Flavor is clean malty with lots of floral/citrus hops. Quite bitter but extremely balanced. Long, crispy, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at the Saucer in Kansas City (Pawola, you are a good man, thanks). Dry pale malt and thick hoppy flowers in the aroma. Medium starch white cream head, straight copper color, lacing all over the place, which i like. Red fruit malt start, continues on with a grassy-pine hop, standard caramel malts pop in there, then a sticky bitter finish and linger, rather full bodied from what I would expect. Great stuff on a great trip!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. A golden amber, copper penny color with a thick and creamy white head that sticks around for awhile and leaves a very nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy and floral. Sweet smelling and some kind of caramel malts. A little citrus in there. This beer is probably one of the fullest bodied IPAs around. It was extremely wet and enjoyable. It tasted of bitter hops and a bit wheatlike. Some floral notes and sweet caramel malts too. Overall, this was a very unique beer and a great one to try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmatkins (12) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Poured from bottle thick white head. Copper color, citrus scent, slightly malty flavor. Balanced for a west coast IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2008
24 oz bottle from Sam’s Wine (South Loop, Chicago, IL). Been sitting on this for a bit. Pours a nice dark slightly hazed with floaties copper with a big head that sticks around for my entire drink and laces very well. Great looking stuff. Aromas are largely hops, with a bit of a european feel. Flowery and sweet. Initial is a very nicely hopped bitterness, peak throughs of inviting caramel malts typical of SN, and a bit of grapefruit and pine. I really liked this beer. A unique bitterness that was special in its own. Medium bodied, not too strong, but still extremely flavorful. Good on the palate. A very good IPA. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2008
whiskey colored with an off-white head. airy hops in the nose. flavor is bitter hops, much more than the aroma suggested. medium bodied, great bitter finish. an enjoyable brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (750) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Poured a nice gold/coppery color forming a nice foamy head, from 24 oz bomber. Aroma of floral pepper corns, hops, a bit of resiny grasses. Flavour was of a smooth, yet sweet IPA beer. Modest hops compliment a particular floral and sweet taste. Extremely sessionable, yet far from being swill. Find it, drink it, love it, after all, its beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottled. Golden amber color, nice beige head. Moderate grapefruit-hop nose, fruit punch notes, a bit malty. Easy and reasonably bitter flavor. Very tasty and quenching. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2008
average creamy white head into cloudy orange body with decent to good lacing present. aromas of a clean light to mod hopiness and light malts (well balanced). flavor is lightly bitter with a touch of sweet throughout. lively carbonation with decently lasting finish duration. Damn good easy drinking IPA.


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