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RATINGS: 1496   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1044) - Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2013
This may be my last review of the SN regulars available around here. Bomber into snifter glass, deep copper color with light tan head. Aroma of somewhat light hops (earthy, floral, some fruit) for an IPA, and a faint spiciness. Taste came in stronger with pine/citrus hop bitterness balanced with caramel malt sweetness. Medium body, low carbonation, smooth, creamy yet crisp with a clean finish yielding only minimal lingering bitterness. Maybe not as good as its northern brother but pretty darn good. More subtle yet very much there.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madchemist83 (144) - USA - MAY 16, 2015
Slight malt and spicy hop aroma. Dark copper pour with thick off white head. Mostly resin, grassiness in the taste. It’s a shame that there are so many wonderful hop varietals down under and they used the most noble and subtle. With proper hops could have been a gem. Unfortunately poor choices lead to mediocre beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Draught at Stateside Craft, Vancouver; 6.9% ABV
Hazy amber color with creamy head, nice lace. The malt profile is not bad, rather simple though; but it fails mainly on the hop side; it has some hop resins and very limited hop fruitiness, but it’s also dusty, not at all what is expected (tasted in January).
Simple IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2015
Vintage Cellars bottle(29-Mar-2015)Sweet fruit malt spice aroma.Cloudy dark amber,low head&suds lace.Broad pine spice malt flavour.Bitter pine spice finish&malt spice aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2015
Soapy hop malt aroma. Murky Amber colour poor head and lacing. Netball spicy hop malt flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Morboso (104) - ECUADOR - MAR 20, 2015
From a bottle 2014 label. Aroma: not much maybe some banana, taste: fruit, bitterness, alcohol. Finish: lingering bitterness and alcohol. Not bad but expecting more but seems slightly oxidised why the bastards at 1st choice liquor are selling so "cheap on special" for AUD $8.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notayankee (28) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle pour into goblet. Nice thick white head, about an inch at first pour. Leaves great lacing behind as it recedes. Aroma is very malty, nutty, roasty with hints of butterscotch and banana. Appearance is reddish, like old copper. Taste is a bit of a letdown to me -- kind of sour, not heavy but medium and bitters are lacking the "oomph" I expected. More malty than hoppy, I guess that’s to be expected from a 2013 brew in 2015. I want to try it fresh.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Love their harvest series. Fresh hops here are excellent. Fruity green grassy huge aroma. Nice use of malts to mellow out what may have been to astringent. Perfect balance perfect beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle from bws broadbeach, australia. Hazy reddish color, small white head. Aroma is rich malty and hoppy, caramel notes. Sweet malty body, nicely hopped, fruity and balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eberndt (231) - - JAN 24, 2015
Amber in color with pillowy head. Strong malt backbone and hops are well balanced. Mild floral/citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2755) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
[from notes] Appearance: clear amber in color with an ample multi-density head that lasts and leaves plenty of lacing on glass. Smell: earthy and floral hop aroma with a significant medium toasted malt component. 6.7% ABV is evident. Taste: immediate hop hit; hoppy throughout but with a detectable malt backbone in mid-taste. Turns more piney, grapefruity and bitter in the finish. Unique hop profile: must be the fresh NZ hops. Mouthfeel: medium body and carbonation. Crisp throughout with very mild bite up front and a semi-dry finish. Overall: Very good, certainly, but not up with the Northern Hemisphere version.


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