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RATINGS: 1445   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!


3.7
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (466) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. 2nd of the 2014 series - fresh hop. Amber pour with a fluffy tan head. Dank hoppy pine notes with caramel and chocolate. There's also some grapefruit peaking through and floral aromas too. Very complex, fresh, and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (297) - - JUL 11, 2014
clear amber color; citrusy, floral hop aroma; a great, hoppy, bitter beer, yet very well balanced; lots of citrusy hops (though not as citrusy as most American hops) and tropical fruit notes on a bready malt base

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCoff4025 (19) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Red-ish amber color with small head and medium lacing. Great mix of flavors in the beer. Not overly bitter, piney, and even a bit of citrus mixed in makes for a refreshing aftertaste. Very drinkable beer that doesn’t compromise on taste. Think I may have found a new go-to IPA, this did not disappoint.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (83) - - JUL 7, 2014
Nice grapefruit flavor with a moderate amount of resin. Malt profile is fairly dry and grainy. Bitter finish but not unpleasant. Maybe mango towards the back. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. Amber pour, very large white head; heavy lacing. Caramel, hop, citrus, floral, and a distinctively "Sierra Nevada" note reminds me of SNPA. Very solid.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (291) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2014
A bit deceptive -- in a very good way -- as it has the soft citrus scent of a standard IPA but a taste that has just a hint of an IPA’s bitterness and none of an IPA’s chewy graininess. A masterful balancing act of the hops and malts. Enjoyed on tap at Sugar Maple, MKE, WI.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gripweed57 (653) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2014
24 ounce bottle. Little aroma to speak of. Toasted malt flavor. Where are the hops? Slight bitterness. Dry bitter finish. Disappointing; I expected more.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (647) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
The pour produced a tall thick and pillowy foam head. It is light tan in color and has great retention. It keeps a nice one finger thick cap all the way down the glass and as I drink, it leaves behind nice lacing on the glass. Under this head is a deep rich amber colored liquid. The beer is not totally clear as I noticed that there is a very fine yeast particle haze in it. The aroma has a citrus like hop character with some pine notes as well. Under that are some light bready/malty notes with just a hint of raw grain and even some fruity/estery/yeasty notes. The flavor has a sturdy base of bready malty sweetness with a touch of raw grain. Hop flavor is the focus here though, and they add an assertive yet well balanced bitterness and solid citrus (lemon and orange rind and pith) sweet spicy herbal and mild pine like flavor notes. The finish has a long slow bitter hop fade. Its palate has a nice lively feel with plenty of soft carbonation and a good solid medium body.


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