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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15907) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Cask@GBBF 2009. Clear deep amber color, small off-white head, some lace. Sweaty hoppy, grapefruity aroma. Piney, fruity, also a bit woody flavor. Grassy, a bit harsh hop profile. (7/3/7/3/13 3.3)
Re-rate, tap @Beer Hunters
Clear amber color, good big white head. Ryeish malty aroma with fruity notes. Light to medium bodied. A bit watery front, piney hoppyness with light fruit-sweetie notes. Lingering bitterness. A bit on roughside. Probably tasting better on the other side of the pond. (6/3/6/2/11 2.8)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15595) - Dublin, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
Bright golden-bronze colour with a rocky head. Hoppy aroma is woody, lightly spicy with a strong toasty, chocolatey malt base. Very spicy, woody character with moderate bitterness. Lots of crystal and chocolate malt character. Well-balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle - thanks to Sune. Clar dark amber - offwhite head. Resin, grassy, let knækbrød, light roasted, vegetables. High hop bitterness. A bit one dimentioned.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (14811) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13825) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011
24 oz. bottle, pours dark copper with a beige head. Aroma of herbal hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour of pungent herbal hops, pot, citrus and grapefruit. Very well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13244) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13021) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2008
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear dark copper with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pine and light citrus with a smooth dry bitter finish.


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