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RATINGS: 1539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Mild hop aroma. Hazy amber orange. Spicy hops nice bittering smooth and satisfying. Great for a holiday dinner. Full in the mouth. I always buy a case when it comes out.

3.7
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Wonderful Hops in this brew. Probably my favorite so far by Sierra Nevada. Hops, Hops, Hops. Pours light amber with a white head and again smell and taste the hops. Very smooth silky touch in the mouth. Impressive.

3.4
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Coppery pour with a thin white head. Aroma is big and hoppy all the way. Strong hop flavor with a pleasant underlying sweetness. Sugared grapefruit. Nice, full body. Flavorful. Very good.

3.6
DTM (798) - Vacaville, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Poured a hazy gold color with a white head. Lots of bitter in this one which is very typical for Sierra Nevada. This one stands out from the rest because of the light hoppy floral flavor. One of the better beers from Sierra Nevada.

4
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2008
24 oz. bottle. pours hazy copper with a large beige head that sticks around for a while. Smells very floral and grassy. Tastes like icredible amounts of hops packed into one beer. Very bitter, with hints of grass, grains, some citrus, and some pine. Some sweetness in the aftertaste. Excellent beer.

4
adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 11, 2008
24 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orange caramel with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of floral notes, lemon honey tea, citrus and pine. Taste is hoppy with a floral and citrus presence. Tangy, yet piney.

3.7
Fin (10542) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
On Tap at the Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia in company of Loz, Casey and Traci, on my fortieth birthday 16-11-08. Pours mid amber with a white head. Some fresh green hops and a good sweet thrusting honey bite start proceedings. There is some dryness and a sumptuous crisp and quite stinging hoppy bite on the tongue and roof of the mouth. Sweet, thick and malty with further hops showing, lovely stuff.

3.4
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2008
bottle. copper pour, white head. Aroma is pine, grass, some grapefuit peel and you can smell the bitterness. And indeed this one is pretty bitter. Very bold hop flavors with pine dominating the front and a very slight balance of malt are overshadowed by the bitter finish. well done beer, but not my style.

3.1
SoCaliente (5) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008 does not count
Sierra Nevada enjoys an inflated reputation for its beers. The Southern Hemisphere Harvest comes overloaded with CO2, which both reminds of a bad pub keg draught and hides the flavor. Yet, if you let this beer sweat and warm up thus letting the CO2 escape, the great flavor steps out. Once out, the flavor dances on the tongue and gets close to Stone Ruination IPA.

3.9
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Very pleasant aroma, piney, deep, almost soapy. This is quite a bitter beer. I mean there is a nice light sweet body, little bit nutty, caramel. But for the most part, some very bitter, piney, resinous flavors persist.


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