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RATINGS: 1442   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2008
bottle. Amber in color with a medium off white head. Nice aroma of citrus and floral, some earthy hops and some light lingering malts in the back. Taste is hoppy with citrus, floral, and light earth- medium body for the style with a moderately assertive bitter finish. Although not as assertive as the best of the style IMHO, this one was very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Pours a beautiful honey brown color with a soft light brown head. A grassy field aroma is welcoming. A taste of hops initially with a bitter finish that is quite lasting. I am a lover of the fresh hops ales, and Sierra Nevada has done a wonderful job.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
[1457-20080531] 1pt8floz bottle. Grassy hops and a bit of grains in the aroma. Clear, red amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Hoppy bitter flavour has lots of grains and orange rind. Medium body is fairly bitter and dry. Good.
(Post-Mondial Tasting)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Amber red hue with big floppy head and messy lacing. Moderate citrus and earthy hop aroma with bread malts lurking. Taste begins with sweet grain malts and transitions quickly to mildly bitter citrus hops and spices. Nice thick texture and carbonation with a touch of alcohol in the finish. Very refreshing and a nice complement to the original Harvest Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
Aroma has citrusy hops, loads of malt too, deep apricot in colour, tiny custard head. Taste begins with a gorgeous malt, some toffee, a big orange zest. Medium bodied, completely balanced, great tongue tingle. Fanatastic! Thanks Torontoblue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Amber orange pour with gooey white head and lace. Medium citrus hops aroma. Good malt profile with a good piney grapefruity hop bitter finish. Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Overall very nice drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Bright deep red-orange-amber, tan head, lacing. Foresty, leafy hop aroma on a sweet grain background. Balanced, quaffable, and typical SN solidity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at OBrians. Pours cloudy deep orange with a lacing light tan head. Mild spiced and hoppy fruity aroma. Light liqourice lik hops flavour. Solid hoppy and mild spiced. A bit dense on the hoppy side and dry caramel malty. Goes slight more smooth into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle. A amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma is of hops/floral/citric. The taste is malty and of hops/floral/citric. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehurt01 (261) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
bottle. The beer poured a nice amber color with a huge beige head the left a lot of lacing. The smell is of nice floral hops. taste is a citrus lemon with a lingerin bitter the is refreshing, a slight malt present. good carbonation .


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