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


on tap

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RATINGS: 66   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. Sartori’s 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7788) - Toronto, Ontario, - OCT 9, 2012
Cask at The Alibi Room, Vancouver, Oct.4. Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size long-lasting frothy white head. Lovely, lovely hoppy aroma -- citrusy, juicy and fruity. Fruity, citrusy, resiny hoppy flavour -- so awesome. Medium bodied. I don’t have a lot to write about it, it’s just an amazing IPA -- I want much more!

rejtable (2819) - 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.

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.

PilsnerMonger1 (2) - - NOV 6, 2016 does not count
Dank and bitter. Both overwhelm anything else that may be happening with this beer.

solidfunk (9364) - 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.

sulawang (1189) - - 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.

beerplace (1960) - 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.


yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, 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 d’enfer pour une IPA qui est à la hauteur de ce qu’elle affiche. Tête mousseuse, qui s’estompe tout de même un peu rapidement et qui colle cependant au verre par morceaux. Un nez west coast atypique où la résine et le sapinage ne volent pas la vedette, mais conjuguent leurs atouts à une fleur blanche qui me rappelle le muguet. C’est également un peu sucré. La fin de l’hiver et la renaissance du printemps dans la forêt. Liquide assez collant en bouche sans toutefois être résineux qui laisse échapper des saveurs minérales auxquelles se mêlent limette et écorce de pamplemousse de par la solide amertume qui perdure très longtemps une fois la gorgée avalée. C’est dense, bien effervescent et fort agréable à boire!

Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, 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 I’ve had.

JulienHuxley (5909) - Sherbrooke, 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.

czar (9338) - Québec, 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 i’ve had.

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