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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!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkeh (174) - Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
wow. this is fantastic! This fresh hop IPA pours a dark amber, deep red tones are present. It gives fantastic lacing, nice alcohol lacing present, which is shocking at 6.7%, but Sierra Nevada crafts amazing beers. The nose is predominantly floral with some citrus tones as well.. Some rose is there, a little lavender, some grapefruit and orange zest. Taste follows the nose, with an earthy spice element, which plays nicely with the floral notes. It’s also pretty darn sweet for an IPA. It’s different, and very delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dandeman (484) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Rapportée des USA. Olfactif: Des accents d’alcool et de solvant mélangé à des notes florales et herbacées. Décevant. Visuel: Doré / ambré, bonne mousse crémeuse et dense au maintient assez long. Les traces sont discrètes mais belles. Gustatif: Surtout des accents herbacés et de fleurs sauvages avec un fond de miel. des notes de lilas, de fougères, de verdure. Un petit arrière gout d’amertume florale en finale. Bien équilibrée. Très douce. Un changement radical de la grosse amertume des houblons de la cote ouest américaine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (184) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUN 15, 2014
650ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pours a reddish prange body, slightly hazy with a beige head, nice and thin. Aromas of caramel and some exotic fruits. Taste was sweet at first with caramel and bread, followed by pineapple, mango, citrus and fruits coming forth. Bittersweet aftertaste, long, with oily sticky mouthfeel. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2408) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
24 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/24/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, lime, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of citrus/floral hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, lime, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, lime, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fresh hop IPA. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. It is not as bold as most IPAs, but is still a very enjoyable offering overall.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
ttroha (232) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Cloudy amber with frothy white head. Aroma of malts and pine. Taste exactly the same. Bitter aftertaste. Light bodied. Very good

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (384) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle, clear amber hue with large thick creamy white lasting head that sticks, I did not really get much from it, medium body, light bread malt, smooth, no real distinct hop characteristics that stood out besides maybe some spice\pine but that is a reach, not much different from a Victory Hop devil, good and drinkable but nothing special

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (782) - - JUN 12, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber with a layer of off white head. Arms of pine and floral hops. Taste is really smooth, hoppy, slightly malty, with hints of citrus and pine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2127) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
6/11/2014. From bottle. Amber color with a large white head. Caramel, hop, citrus and floral aromas. Bitter from the first sip and all the way thoough. Good stuff!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lawger (81) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Dark amber colour. Aromatic, hoppy aroma with an array of flowers, citrus, some iron and dried oatmeal. Fresh, clean bouquet. Flavour has some alcohol sting, but not too offensive. Fresh and hoppy but with moderate bitterness. Decent finish with a nice lingering bitterness. Good beer but not exceptional. I might as well drink the regular Torpedo.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2014
omg could this be the default choice for session ipa? and why haven’t i so much as heard of a wet-hop ipa before???


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