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RATINGS: 1495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a murky orange color with a dense white head. Rather heavy on the citrus peel aromas, particularly orange. A nice floral quality along with a hint of pine in the background. A touch of sweet malt is also there. A bit of bready malt up front, quickly followed by orange peel and a solid floral and perfume quality. A moderate bitterness on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2008
(Draught) Pours slightly hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, herbs, and floral. Flavor of hops (earthy, citrus, floral, leafy) and sweet malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
24 oz. bottle. Brilliant copper color with a significant off-white head. Floral/fruity hop aroma over a lightly roasted caramel. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smacking good fruity/citrus hop over a bready malty flavor. Seems quite well balanced. Finishes reasonably bitter. Drinks smoothly and easily. Killer ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (12036) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Weicher, aber schon gut gehopfter Antrunk. Im Mittelteil steigt die Hopfigkeit noch etwas und befindet sich dann auf mittlerem Niveau. Weiterhin weich, wenig getreidig, erst spät ziemlich bitter, der Hopfen zeigt sich hier deutlicher, neben dem aromatischen Hopfen ist allerdings auch eine gewisse Wässrigkeit vorhanden. 9/9/10/8/9

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11994) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle, 2011. Hazy amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, fruit, grapefruit, pine, citrus and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2008
(draft) Clear amber body topped by an off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/lemon, light pine. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Tap at the Euston Tap - 01/08/12. Pours to a mid cloudy amber with a decent creamy looking head. Slightly floral hops on the nose and a pinch of spice - cinnamony. Well rounded taste - not too bitter, citrus - grapefruit and orange then a little mellower at the end - think biscuity/malts. Medium bodied - smooth and dry finish. Decent enough - plenty of better examples out there though!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle 24 oz. from River’s Bend. Poured a deep amber with a large off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good earthy hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate to heavy balanced hoppy flavor with a moderate smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11548) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Bottle at The Rake. Amber with a small white head. Fruity aroma with especially black currant and peach. Sweet and fruity flavour with a nice, hop bitter finish.

Same numbers, same notes on cask at GBBF.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
22oz bottle–pours a big foamy light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is sweet citrus-lemon/pine/grapefruit hops, some medium malt-cardboard. Taste is medium malt-cardboard/caramel then pine/grapefruit/herbal hops. Mid to aftertaste some alcohol. Then half way through some aspirin/tannins come out.


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