Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a copper tea color, with fluffy white head and decent lacing. Citrus aromas, pine, and some mellow oak notes. Thick hoppiness in the mouth, some wheat and a smooth malty backbone. Very refreshing and drinkable, quite smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
On tap @ flying saucer. Herbal, grassy nose. Nice malty base with some floral, citrus, wildflower honey. Pleasant bitterness. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
24 oz. brown bottle served in a shaker pint. Pours a slightly hazy reddish gold with a thin white head. Nice piney hop aroma that’s not overwhelming. Also some caramel malt as it warms. Medium body with a decent malt backbone. Decent amount of hop bitterness with a slightly spicy hop profile. Good hop finish but not overyly drying. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Pours a copper/amber color with foamy head that settles into a lasting film. Aroma is grassy floral hops. Flavor was a great blend of semi-sweet malts, grassy and pine hops. Smooth with a medium dry finish and a touch of hop bitterness. Very well balanced IPA, very delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a nice looking crystal clear copper amber color, with a medium off white head. Aroma is a bit on the mild side, but nice and elegant. Light hops and citrus combine with a touch of malt. The flavor is nicely balanced, with a mixture of hops, grain, grapefruit, and malt that coincide gracefully. Got a touch of bitterness in the finish, but not annoyingly so. Pretty nice drinking brew, the balance was spot on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3556) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2008
24oz bottle-An amber body with a nice big loose off white head and an aroma of hops, citrus, floral, and a little pine. Taste of the same with some malt and dryness on the back end of this medium bodied brew. A pretty tasty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2008
bottle 24oz. Pours clean and clear copperish red. Nose is floral and citrus. Taste is initially smooth malt and a balanced hop bite. The aftertaste is crisp, clean, and lingers but without being overly dry. A nice limited release seasonal IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5818) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Light amber color with a nice light gold head. Good retention. A delicious aroma that is nicely balanced. It is mostly tart hops with floral and citrus notes. Some nice malt sweetens it a bit. Flavor is full of floral hop and spice with a nice malt background. This one offers as much pine as any beer I have sampled. A very nice peppery spice. An interesting bite right on the tip of the tongue. Smoooooth body. Delicious, unique, interesting, and very well crafted. 24 ounce bottle was too small!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
swanmann (676) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2010 The bottle poured jewel-like amber with fluffy tan head, good lacing. Smells strongly of citrus rinds and grass, lemons. Great hops, sharp bitterness, with a smooth malt profile and a full body. It’s a beautiful beer. 2010 EDITION: Clear and rich amber orange with plenty of tan foam. It smells phenomenal; orange cleaner, dank buds, caramel. Fantastic IPA flavors; I would say bold and "American" style up front, when still chilled, but warming into more "English" style, a bit more balanced with malty sweetness relieving that acid attack. Brewed or bottled 4/23. GIMME’ MORE. Oh yeah, and IT’S MY BIRTHDAY SO IT’S RIGHT ON!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (2020) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2008 (Bottle from Apple Valley Liquor) Pours a reddish copper colour with a large off white tight foamy head that fades to a thin cap and laces well. Aroma is beautiful floral orange and pine, with the spicy pine tones overtaking the citrus as the head fades. Flavour is caramel and biscuit malty with a nice medium bitter balance. Spicey pine hop and light citrus linger in the finish. Suprisingly light in body, very well balanced.

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