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RATINGS: 1421   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8760) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Pours a clear golden, with a fluffy off-white head. Huge citrus/floral hop aroma had some layers, touch of spicy hoppiness laid over carmel malts. Crisp citrus hop bitterness segues to toasted malt in the middle, then big bitter finish. Coats mouth with tingling hops, finishes dry. Well-balanced, yum. Fresh hop ale in the beginning of the summer, way to go SN!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Tap @ Hamilton’s with Bikesandbeer. Deep orange pour with a chunky tan head. Nice hoppy nose. Taste is sweet resiny and has a nice citrus bite. I like this but i think I like Harvest better. Even though I have a think for New Zealand hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Pours a mostly translucent golden amber with a large foamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of mixed citrus, spicy notes, pines, caramel, floral notes and tea. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, caramel, toasted malt, spicy, other mixed citrus, floral and a bit earthy. Nice IPA...enjoyed the difference the fresh New Zealand hops presented.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Quite bitter With aromas of hops and a caramel backbone. Tiny hints of plant sap. OK hopsrpofile... Quite New Zealandish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle. Caramel colored beer with a nice light tan head. Light citrus, pine, grass aroma - good hops, but a bit subdued. Hoppy flavor - pine, citrus, woodsy - with caramel backing. Medium bodied and easy drinking. Decent bitterness. Lingering piney, woodsy, citrus hops.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
I was really digging this beer. Perhaps just a smidge better than their regular harvest ale. Not sure if I was liking the hop profile better or what, but i did. Big time floral and piney notes catch my senses right away. Such a fresh smell, like digging into a bag of hops. Was there any malt in this? LOL. I have no idea, because all I could smell was hops. VERY aromatic to say the least. The beer has a nice dark caramel brown color to it, clear with a nice two finger thick off-white head. Flavor switches gears and creates a nice malty/peppery combo. The hops linger and stays with you for awhile. Finishes nicely. A very suprising IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle. Cottony white head and well-carbonated golden metallic body. Sweet, fruity hop aroma nicely integrates with nutty malt character. Moderately sweet tangy malt flavor has some earthy tea notes. Bitter, herbal finish, reminds me of my earliest impressions of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale when it was new to me. Subtle and balanced, but very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Bottle from emacgee. Clear thick orange color with big fluffy head. Good pine hops with some malt mixed in. The flavor was the same with weird grassy notes as it warms. Pretty good stuff though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle, pours a nice clear amber color, with a fluffy tan head, Nice pine hops, medium malts, some spice. Nice malts and bitter hops but very well balanced. Not as much natural herb and greenness to it as the North American version, but still very tasty and easily drinkable.


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