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RATINGS: 1499   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 weekís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Very nice. One of the best things Iíve seen from sierra in years. The story of the hops, and the build up almost ruined it for me though. Itís very smooth with a harsh, hoppy backend. Very well balanced though.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1176) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Itís refreshing to see a fresh hop this time of year, especially when I forget that New Zealand is in their prime hop season. Iíve loved this series for a long time, and Iím really suprised I never rated this one. Bright orange copper draft pint pour at the hop and hound. Big sticky fi head and lace. Wonderful fresh hops aroma. Flavor is mildly sweet, with a bready side, and very nice hop character. Really is an awesome IPA here. Love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (458) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2015 bottle poured into a shaker glass. Dark amber with a light tan head. Aroma is biscuity malt with some fresh floral and citrusy hop aroma. Flavor starts with some nice, thick, bready malt notes followed by some peppery hop flavor and some nice citrus flavors as well. Medium bodied with mild astringency. Overall a milder IPA but very nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (375) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Nice floral hop aroma with slight malt and sweetness comes from this clear deep copper brew. It's medium to full body sweet and hippyish. The aftertaste is bitterish. Well rounded brew. Not a bad brew.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madchemist83 (148) - USA - MAY 16, 2015
Slight malt and spicy hop aroma. Dark copper pour with thick off white head. Mostly resin, grassiness in the taste. Itís 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 (16175) - 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 itís 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 (29) - 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 thatís 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.


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