Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This wet-hopped IPA can only be brewed once a year when, in the midst of the hop harvest, fresh Centennial hops are spirited from Sartori Cedar Ranch near Chilliwack to our Brew Kettle in Victoria. Sartoris fresh hops have a delicious profile unique to the patch of land they cultivate in the Columbia Valley making this limited release singular and remarkable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FourJ (51) - British Columbia, - OCT 31, 2011
Fantastic... love the fresh citrus hops. Very drinkable without being overly bitter. I wish all IPAs could be this fresh! I also wish this could be available as I had to drive around quite a bit to round up 6 bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2545) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle at Xmas 2016 gathering. Pours light orange some head and lacing. Notes of pine, grapefruit, elastic bands, maybe some peach. Medium bitter, light sweet. Fully creamy body, some sticky, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hungover (103) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2016
Suuuuper dank. Concrete, pine and resin flavored coming out first. Thick mouthfeel and overall well balanced. Nice one.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
PilsnerMonger1 (2) - - NOV 6, 2016 does not count
Dank and bitter. Both overwhelm anything else that may be happening with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk (8593) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Pineapple and potpourri. Lots of pine. Big on smell. Good malt backbone. Orange pour with decent head and lacing. Bottle thanks to my mom, who brought this from Victoria.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulawang (1144) - - OCT 11, 2016
Visual: Wicked artwork on the label. Pours clear light golden orange without much of a head, thin ringed retention with a medium island, glossy hop oils on the surface, slow singular sporadic streams.

Nose: green & orange-citrus sweet dank weed, whiffed a foot away from the pour. (lvl-10)-intensity

Attack: crisp, micro fizzy-smooth mouthfeel

Mid-palate: fragrant-bright, fleshy green dank weed hop oils, peach-apricot, lemony citrus, more soft tingly-fizzy, (lvl-4-sweetness), rounded resiny, toffee toasted barley malt

Finish: long resiny-grassy bitter hops, off-dry

Summary: What impressed me was the immediate bursting aromatic floral-dank-citrus hop oils that escape the bottle and head straight into your nose as soon as you start the pour. Very bright and rounded centennial hop oils throughout with a solid barley malt base. It could be slightly creamier/fuller, but exceptional as it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1501) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2016 10-Oct-2015. On tap at 2015 Fresh to Death beerfest in Victoria.

Aroma: fresh piney hops, grass and earth. Taste: fresh (like an effect of toothpaste), bitter, grass.

Very good.

15-Oct-2016. Bottle 650ml from Denman liquor store. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is herbal with... canabis (shock!) notes.

Taste is very fresh with piney hops and herbal notes. Piney hops aftertaste. Good.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1763) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
Many thanks to Matt for this beautiful beer! Having this brew while packing up a fine box from me to you! Cheers my friend! Un look denfer pour une IPA qui est la hauteur de ce quelle affiche. Tte mousseuse, qui sestompe tout de mme un peu rapidement et qui colle cependant au verre par morceaux. Un nez west coast atypique o la rsine et le sapinage ne volent pas la vedette, mais conjuguent leurs atouts une fleur blanche qui me rappelle le muguet. Cest galement un peu sucr. La fin de lhiver et la renaissance du printemps dans la fort. Liquide assez collant en bouche sans toutefois tre rsineux qui laisse chapper des saveurs minrales auxquelles se mlent limette et corce de pamplemousse de par la solide amertume qui perdure trs longtemps une fois la gorge avale. Cest dense, bien effervescent et fort agrable boire!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3469) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle 650ml. Pours golden (hazy) with low white head. Aroma is of perfume, flowers, citrus. Taste is of flowers, citrus, pine, bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: One of the best harvest ales Ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle shared. Hazy gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is super dank, hoppy, resinous piney notes, watermelon, pine needles. Taste is lightly bitter, tons of fresh hop, quite juicy. Palate is med light bodied. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8823) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
bottle shared by mathieuc and minderbinder, thanks! pours unclear bright gold with a very nice creamy white cap, good retention and lacing. dough spicy red maltiness, dilly citrus, juicy berries, melon fruitiness - never overdone; spicy and bitter herbs, clean yeast action. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; balanced spicy-citrusy finish. smooth and fragrant. hands down the best harvest ive had.

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