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RATINGS: 1431   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!


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Sampled at TWCP Beer Fest 2013. It poured a clear dark orange color with a white head. The aroma was of grassy hops, pine, fruity hops and caramely malts. The taste was hoppy and bitter with a lot of grassy notes, pine and caramel. The finish was dry and bitter with a large amount of grassy hops and pine. Very good.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1832) - 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.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
miyauchi38 (177) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
苦味が強い 香& 苦味はもう少&

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whoisghost (34) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3051) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6309) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2541) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Matt_Foran (14) - 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 (572) - 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 (379) - 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 (265) - - 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


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