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RATINGS: 1443   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (635) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Split bomber from Brunos with Sherm1016. Pours a bright copper with moderate white head in snifters....very nice. Nose is pine / citrus with slightly bitter initial taste. Mellows a little as I work thru it....tough work!! Very nice. Wish it was fresher...noticing some ’older’ dates on SN bottles lately....this one was bottled 4/24....drank 8/2....getting spoiled by local beers like Half Acre or even Maine Beer company that get us beer inside a month. Oh well....life is tough!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hop_Hedonist (245) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2014
2014 ’Fresh hop’ - new packaging (nice) - piney/fruit hoppy aroma carries through to palate - distinct, but low, malt impact makes for easy drinking - well balanced - but... not as vibrant as I remember from previous years maybe because there’s that quintessential American accent of herbal/piney-ness present and I’ve had a lot of NZPA’s that lack it while being super-fruity vibrant using similar hops - A good solid tasty APA but falls short of a great one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1935) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 31, 2014
on tap @ Cock and Bull / Covington KY ---Clear medium amber, thin rim head, light dots of lace. Taste is sweet malt with a peppery edge that adds caramel and pungent spice in the palate, gliding easily from there to a carbonated, lightly bittered finish. Full-bodied, rich, appealing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
miyauchi38 (206) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
苦味が強い 香& 苦味はもう少&

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whoisghost (50) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
Great, slightly cloudy, golden colour. Muted aroma, can smell some piney hops. Tastes dull, not as full as of expected - quite bitter but not well balanced. Palate is fine, a little watery for mine. Not the best IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3255) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle thanks rciesla. Hazy orange copper pour with tan head. Floral, citrus and other grassy hop aromas. Floral, spice and herbal hop flavors dominate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6515) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
bottle from a bondi bottle-o. amber and excitable with a steady white head; aroma of pine, peach and grapefruit; plenty of bitterness, hints of kiwifruit and caramel. extremely drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottled 4/24, drinking it 7/18. Bottle pour at home. Darker orange color. Sticky off white head. Peach and apricot aroma. Taste is mild bitter and fruity tropical. Good hops. Overall a pretty tasty IPA but the 98/100 rating seemed a little high to me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Matt_Foran (26) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours a nice white foamy head. Appearance is a nice copper color. The aroma is hoppy with hints of sweet malts. To taste it is a bit pungent but with a nice hop finish. Lingers on the palate nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a clear amber with lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma is citrus hops, but it’s subdued under some earthy sweet malts. Taste is earthy as well, with a good citrus bitterness to complement. Not your typical IPA, which is nice, and it works well.

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