RATINGS: 1539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 weeks 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8178) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
happy to try this brew!! ... new zealand ehh? .. has that fresh hoppy piney aroma .. very nevada .. smooth and still aggressive .. nice hop oils .. i like it ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gogaterz (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2009
A beautiful orange color with very nice cream colored head. A great hoppy aroma and flavor. A nice "earthy" flavor. A very clean finsh with almost no aftertaste. It is a great beer. Wish it was available year round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Orange color and looks about the same as Celebration or the regular Harvest Ale. Nice green hoppy smell. The taste seems to follow with a nice fresh hoppy flavor that is kinda grassy. This is very similar to the other Harvest Ale which I happen to prefer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-07-2008 03:37:47

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle from Lighthouse Beverage Surf City NC 6/27/08: Orange hazy amber w/ a lasting dark cream colored head. Fruity and floral with grassy hops and caramel and toasted malts that help balance the aroma. Some bready notes as it warms and also becomes herbal. The flavor seeemed clean and grassy/herbal hops to me with a moderate caramel and toasted malt profile. The finish is semi dry, herbal hoppy; Toasted and bready malt flavors up front, but the finsh also has a lingering, pleasant bitterness that carries over into the aftertaste. Dry m/f, lighter medium body, medium carbonation. Not a whole lot different than the North American Harvest Ale, aside from the hop profile. Instead of being lightly citrusy and floral, it seems more herbal and grassy. Still tasty and clean though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1193) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2009
A strawberry-fruitniess mixed in with the hops, oramge. little cloudy body with losting head. Slightly harsh mix of hops and greenness wiht enough caramel present to approach balance, but i like it a little rough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2009
I would much rather keep my carbon footprint in mind and pick up Averys "Ale to the Chief." Very similar. Thick, off-white head, amber color, decent retention, decorative lacing. Balanced malty/hoppy aroma, iced tea? Medium carbonation. Caramel spice, medium hop, bitter finish. Delicious and right on style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Clear, foamy, medium brown body with very nice attractive lacing. Nose=smells like Homebrew HQ, hops in the freezer, very clean, not too sweet, perfect hops, almost minty on the back end. Light straw and hay. Very nicely done. An excellent beer, even for me, someone who isnt a hophead"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2724) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Poured into my jimmy johns cup. Rich dark amber color with monster creamy beige head. Nose is apricots, canned pears, pine, grapefruit, and sunflower seeds. Taste is pretty much the same. Mouthfeel is actually kind of thin but highly quaffable for 6.7%. Finish is medium. Lots of interesting new flavors but I get a medicinal astringent finish that is off putting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
What a beautiful pour -- cascadining into a gigantic head over bright orange and active goodness. The aroma is a crisp, floral hop farm -- wheres my swimsuit? I want to dive in. Nice chewy hop drinker, with a citric, acidic sting to finish it off. Very nice. 2008 1st Release version. (#3491, 11/2008)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Rosy reddish hue, big tan froth head, no carbonation in the glass. Lace stick on the glass making an allover nice beer to look at. Slight wheat smell gives way to lemon and hops aroma. A zesty light summertime smell. Strong sharp hops dominates an otherwise fresh grassy beer. Yes its very hoppy but I think the fresh springlike taste is most remarkable.

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