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RATINGS: 1376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Spring   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (326) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2013
On tap at Taco Mac. Mostly clear orange copper with thick offwhite head that leaves tons of lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus and slightly dank. Taste is moderately bitter and bit spicy. Body is medium with active carbonation. Overall good, but not a stand-out beer for me.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3510) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
Draught at Bjergtrolden. Light hazy orangey with a beige head, nice lacings. Aroma medium malty (caramel), heavy hoppy (citrusy, flowery, piney). Flavor medium sweet, heavy bitter, medium spicy. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (454) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours an orangey hue with a 1 finger head that fades fairly quickly. S- Most grainy, malt notes with hints of piney hops. T- Sweet, grainy, caramel and light fruit notes lead into a strong bitter, piney hop taste. M- Medium bodied, quite a bit of caronation. D- Very drinkable on a warm summer day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Underdogs88 (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2014 Hop 291. Aroma is pleasant with blueberry notes. Appearance is gold with a long lasting thick head. Excellent lacing. Hop flavor is full of pepper notes and blueberries. Malt is present just enough to balance. A moderate hop bitterness and a slight grassiness lingers on the end. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation with medium dry finish. Overall, a great single hop harvest beer. I love the pleasant blueberry aroma. It is always nice to get a taste of experimental hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pet22 (17) - Delano, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
light amber color lots of white head. tastes smooth creamy with bitter hops after. A very fresh solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2327) - Husum, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Fad: Orange klar øl med et fint skumhoved. Duft af let citrus og en smule tropisk frugt. God mundfylde og bitterhed. I det hele taget en behagelig og meget drikbar øl.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2163) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear amber with an average sized, fair lacing, off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, lemon zest, peach, flowers, caramel and pine. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carb. An excellent IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrybarker (2) - - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
Pours mid amber to burnt orange in colour, with a steady retained light ivory head. A complex aroma of citrus, stone fruit and pineapple, reminiscent of the NZ hops, supported with a light caramalt/crystal warmth that slots in behind the hop finish well. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (735) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from StarmoreBoss, Sheffield. Label states Harvest 2013. If that makes any difference? Clear amber colour. Thin, lasting, white head. Grassy, skunky, light, ginger spiciness. Taste is grainy sweet. Fairly gentle bitterness follows up. Palate has a little oiliness. Light, bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopswagger (188) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: A vivacious copper body with a bountiful creamy off white ice cream float head. Lace spread across the edges like a Victoria Secret catalog. S: Citrus soap, cilantro stems, cedar chips, orange oil, lime leaves, coriander and black pepper. Sweet toasted caramel, pine, honey and hibiscus. T/M: First sip is muted and thin with not much really standing out. Citrus hops begin to arrive and are accompanied by pilsner malt, herbal and floral hop present. The caramel base is not as sweet as the nose but the toasted aspect comes through. Delicate spices dance in the thin semi watered down body. Finish is dry and showcases the bitterness if the hops with lemon zest and strong brewed tea tannin. O: A super fresh nice drinkable ale that delivers what it advertises. The mouthfeel is strange but the flavor is on point. I remember enjoying the Northern Hemisphere better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (630) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
Pours in light hazy pale body with good creamy head. Aroma is dark fruits, citrus, ananas and somehow spicy and earthy. Taste is light sweet with overwhelming long lasting bitterness. Well balanced towards the bitterness. Body is full with low carbonation.


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