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RATINGS: 1430   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. Aroma was good citrus on the nose. But second glass more of a malted grain and pine aroma. Copper body with off white head and some good lacing. Flavor had a good IPA citrus grapfriit dry bitter but turn into a malted grain and bitter beer on finish Odd brew from start to finish of this 24oz bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Clear copper color, aroma of sweet grain/malt and piney/grassy hops, but a little light in my opinion. The flavor is pretty balanced to begin with, but hop bitterness dominates the finish. Overall it is pretty good, very refreshing and a little spicy, but I preferred the 2007 Harvest Ale to this Southern Hemisphere version.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
24 oz bottle (I really think this is the best bottle out there, right now... like their regular stubby, but twice as big). Deep amber colour with a thick white head. Aroma is nicely spicy. Quite zesty and herbal with a light fruity character as well. A bit of orange and light citrus. Lean malts, light caramel and biscuity malts. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
24oz. bottle. Appropriately fresh, juicy hop aroma, spicy and lightly citric with hints of spruce, leafy herbs and some toasty, caramel malt sweetness in the background. Clear medium copper color with a very nicely lasting, billowy off-white head and lacing to match. Flavor profile is actually very nicely balanced, with the hops providing the lead, of course, with their spicy, earthy tones, but the malts are right there in step, providing more toasted sweetness and backbone. Hops, meanwhile, generate a resinous, oily feel to the palate and a nice citric twinge towards the finish, which fades to reveal a lasting peppery bitterness. Body is medium-full, but this doesn’t seem to hurt the drinkability a bit. Actually quite pleasant and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ketchepillar (1058) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 30, 2008
The hops themselves were certainly quite delicious. However the profile of the hops as a whole was unimpressive. Not overly bitter, but the character of the selected hop varieties left it a bit harsh, covering up any nuances. Moderately sweet caramel with citrus hops that are rough in a way that seems like a pine flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Pours golden copper with a medium light tan head. Strong aroma of fresh grassy hops, with notes of caramel and spice. Grassiness presents right up front, flowing through some caramle malty sweetness leading to a lasting bitter finish. This beer definitely highlights the fresh hops, which taste great. Would like to see a bit more of a malt backbone, but even still, an excelent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Pours copper with a decent sized head and lacing. Nose of hops and some sweet malt. Taste is hoppy, spicy, with some citrus as well. Sweet malts counter the spice nicely. Finish is bitter with some grain presence. Body is carbonated and somewhat creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Pours clear copper/ruby color with sizeable head and nice retention on the glass. Metallic, hoppy slightly funky scents fall off the top. I cant really concentrate on the aromas because everytime I smell it I am transported to a memory of myself in my house last summer in my underwear...its funny what the olfactory sense can do right? Anyway, the taste features the hops and a lingering bittering dryness which is the dominant player, but a balancing roasted maltiness is present. A nice offering from a solid brewery

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Pours copper-full lasting head and lacing- mild hop aroma-full nectar w/good carbonation w/ a lusciously creamy texture. Nice! A big malt body w/ gentle sweetness is tempered by the strict iron fist of robo hop. A brutal bittering component blisters my palate and sticks to the end never realky letting up. The finish is bittered extensively leaving nothing to be desired but mybe a cup of milk to sooth the hop acid burning. Splendid balancing act. The hops really bite but without the citrus component, more like acid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2008
24oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium and clear orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral green hops, pine, earthy, and some citrus. Nice hoppiness. Tastes of citrus, lighter pine, and some caramel.


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