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RATINGS: 1492   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (413) - 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
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Morboso (99) - 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 (21) - 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 (121) - 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 (1490) - 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 (227) - - 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 (2552) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donniemillan (68) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2015
The aroma is great, sweet dark fruit, brown sugar, maple syrup, has Belgian strong ale smell. A nice foamy head. The taste is actually kind of thin, really easy to drink though, basically a slightly jacked up session IPA with a great aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2014
growler from Tru Bru big hops on the aroma deep amber in colour white head nice stone fruit taste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (838) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2014
From a bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a creamy thick foam head, laces well, floral aroma, fruit flavours with a slightly tart finish, full bodied with a resin finish. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Draught at The Euston Tap, London on 4 Aug 2012. Poured a clear, deep amber, with a dense off white head. Aroma of big floral hops, citrus and slight herbal notes. Juicy fruit flavours, with some candy sugar and peppery hop. Finish was tinned fruit, brown sugar and resin.


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