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RATINGS: 1376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Spring   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2008
7/5/08: Bottle.
Nose is mild and hoppy. Body is a rich copper color with a rocky head and a fair amount of lace. Flavor is of fresh hops (citrus) and nicely balanced with a perfect amount of malts. Medium bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - JUL 5, 2008
7/8 Mildly opaque amber body. Thin cream head hangs out and laces. Aroma: Citrus and spicy. Taste: Nice tea flavor with soap, spice, flora. Low Alcohol taste. nice blend. Lively.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1190) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Draft at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Dark amber body, small beige head. Aroma is richly malty and hoppy. Flavor full of citrus and piney hops with a full palate. Rich, chewy finish with more piney hops. Solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
Bright golden-bronze colour with a rocky head. Hoppy aroma is woody, lightly spicy with a strong toasty, chocolatey malt base. Very spicy, woody character with moderate bitterness. Lots of crystal and chocolate malt character. Well-balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 Pours a gorgeous clear amber color with a bog fluffy white head. Aroma is almost straight pine hops with maybe a little citrus smell hiding in there somewhere. Very "green" smell too, lawn clippings and garden centers. Flavor is more of the piney hops with a pretty decent malt backbone holding iot all together. The fresh hop flavor is there too in that lawn clipping kind of way. This was a nice IPA. Not screw-your-face-up bitter, but the hops were certainly good and strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1342) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel and citrus and pine hops. Flavor is the same with a decent bitter finish. It has that green flavor from the fresh hops that I love. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Poured a nice translucent orange color with a nice off white head. Aroma was of nice fresh piney hops. Flavor was much the same as the aroma, very well balanced and extremely drinkable. Too bad SN cant make anything good besides ipa’s

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (841) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle. Light copper pour with a generous white foamy head. Aroma of grapefruit. Taste of malt, pine, citrus and clove with a slight peppery finish. Fantastic!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Bought a case of bombers. Orange color with a big, foamy head. The smell let’s you know that this sucker is pretty hoppy. It’s drier and hoppier than their Celebration Ale for sure. This is a really nice brew. For a company that ships so much brew they sure do a lot right. I’m anxious to try the other 2 in this trio.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2008
pours a rusty orange color with a nice two finger fluffy off white head. aroma is malt and fresh hops with a grassy, pine, orange peel to it. has a medium body with descent lacing and good carbonation. the flavor is definitely stronger than the aroma and the fresh hops just spank the tongue. has a very nice dry hop aftertaste and some of the fresh hop oils swirling around the mouth. man i love fresh hop ales’!! the hops just sit on the tongue and does not fade for a while. the aroma does come out a little more as it settles and warms. for $4.99 a 24 oz-er, unbelievable, but i have yet to find one better than great divide fresh hop.


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