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RATINGS: 1460   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!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
David_87 (3) - - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
First "fresh" hopped beer so i came in expecting more than it could deliver i guess. Disappointed with the aroma, taste is on the bitter and hard to define side, wanted more define hoptaste i guess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1268) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured a honey amber color with a very generous head. Head stayed. Aroma of citrus fruity hops. Taste is citrus notes with hay grass and grains also. Some caramel notes. Medium bitterness throughout. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonttix (46) - -, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Fin tjock skumkrona, frächa goda humletoner med en god balanserad sötma. Avnjöts på fredagsspontanbesök från Jenny och Christian

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Franzen (323) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Zesty orange notes with caramell in aroma. Bit of sweet maltiness, pretty bitter. Finish is tea-like bitterness. It is not bad but I had expected more from this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nakedwhendrunk (2145) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-clear amber to glazed over copper. There was a nice one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing stuck and then slid. The smell was floral with a slight honey and then some tropical fruits and a light pine. It ends up having a light pine at the end. The taste was mainly sweet with a nice bitter allocation of the pine to balance the sweet tropical fruits and honey. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a fair sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation was there for the AIPA style, decent to me. Overall, good AIPA that I would have again - nice and bitter hoppy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoufCustom (824) - HONG KONG - AUG 30, 2014


710 ml (1 pint 8 oz) bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Looks: Translucent amber honey with no yeast sediments; One-quater finger head and off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with floral, honey, marmalade, light fresh pineapple, assorted tropical fruits, light pine, molasses, and grass.

Taste: Medium sweet Ale malt, with solid lemon zest, strong molasses, strong sharp pine, light earth, spices, light yeast, biscuits, lemon, strong lime, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Medium body, slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Nicely bodied, quite rich Ale malt with slightly roasty undertone. Sweetness is full-on molasses, nicely balanced by fresh hoppy taste include smart lemon zest, sharp pine, earthy spice and lime. Strong but mellow, never bombastic like most hopped-up IPAs. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Nice neat marmalade and light fresh-cut pineapple, honey, floral and light pine in nose. Zesty citrus, sharp pine and earthy spice in taste; Bitterness from Southern Cross deserves special mention for being strong AND dynamic - mellowing texture in the tongue without being overwhelming like most IPAs or German Pils - for a long lasting, strong astringent malty finish. What a beauty!

After Taste: Fairly dry, very hoppy and refreshing to mouth.

Comments: You know with SN, a craft brand being so innovative with the hops, whatever beers you see at first sight you have to grab them, and this is one of those: nice colour, good malt base, and the use of NZ hops like Pacifica and Motueka are almost magic - strong yet mellow, light touch but dynamic leaving a lasting impression to the senses - in this topsy-turvy world of strong IPAs, this is a breath of fresh air to someone like me who is lukewarm to the style. Strongly recommended!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (555) - Genova, ITALY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottiglia 71cl, ordinata su birraland e bevuta a casa. Ambrata con splendida schiuma avorio. Corpo importante, amara, luppolatura resinosa, finale eterno amaro. Una Birra

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (212) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
Enjoy the resin and pine from the first smell. Fruit comes through on taste with sweet orange. Smooth mouthfeel. Bit of bitter on finish. Sweet IPA with great NZ hops. 710ml. 6.7%. 3.6 std drinks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (156) - ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear golden-orange with low beige head. Hoppy aroma, notes of onion, light malty sweetness, notes of toffee. Flavor is very greenish, hoppy, heavy bitterness, herbs, grassy. Dry, light carbonation. Medium body. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2672) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 23, 2014
Appearance: Ruby red, thick white head. Aroma: Copper, hoppy, vanilla, leafy, a little perfume. Flavour: Resin, tangy pine sap, caramel, pine cones, long bitter finish. Hops are a little flat; however I think the bottle is a couple of months old. Still, it’s very good.


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