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RATINGS: 1535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle: The aroma is moderate pine, light-moderate grapefruit, caramel, and some faint fruit. It pours a perfectly transparent amber with a half inch off-white head that lasts a minute or so. Sporadic wispy lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet citrus followed by light caramel and faint fruit. The finish is mostly piney hops with some subtle citrus hop notes. Citrus hops seem to show up more so in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel, almost creamy. This really blurs the line between an IPA and APA. Tasty, but I liked the fall version a little better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2222) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2008
24 oz bottle. pours murky burnt oragne with a rothy white head. Very good lacing. Aroma is carmel malts, hops and al ittle citrus. Flavor is smooth in texure with malt, hops, caramel and a hint of bread. A nice IPA that hides alcohal well. Could drink this all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2008
22oz bottle frome WLV....pours a deep muddled caramel brown with a hefty off-white head.... nose had an abundance of grassy hops with a decent caramel malt backbone.... flavors of smooth earthy grassy hops with a compromising malt backbone. lovely mouthfeel and nicely balanced. very drinkable....overall this was a nice a nice IPA but i believe that i prefer the regular harvest ale a little bit more.

   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 (3662) - 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

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