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RATINGS: 1520   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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Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2008
Hazy amber,lasting beige head.Fresh hop/light sweet malt nose. Light sweet malt start, long strong hop bitterness.Great balance Another great offering from Sierra Nevada

3.6
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Hazy dark golden pour with thin white head. Citrus aroma with fresh grassy hops. Tastes of caramel malt and grapefruit upfront, finishing wth crisp hops with a little piney bitterness. Overall this is well balanced. Very nice mouthfeel and quite drinkable.

2.9
event (3) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2008 does not count
pours from a 24oz bottle a dark amber, fluffy off-white head... some lacing. smells delicious. caramel and sweet bread. tastes immediately bitter then of sugary hops. finishes with a long pine-y bitterness. not a very complex beer.

3.4
thegreenrooster (4518) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Pour is a orange with a large white head. Aroma is a decent amount of caramel malts along with a nice pine hop. Flavor is more of the same with a strong malt and a nice little hop kick in the end. This is one of those IPA’s where the malts far overpower the hops. Still this is tasty and a pretty good bargan.

3.5
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Draft at Fathers Office in Santa Monica. Pours a deep copper color with a decent white head. Some grassy hops, as well as well as citrus and a hint of pine. Nice balance of sweet malt and hops in the flavor. Could be a bit stronger for an IPA, but still a decent beer.

3.8
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle: The aroma is moderate pine, light-moderate grapefruit, caramel, and some faint fruit. It pours a perfectly transparent amber with a half inch off-white head that lasts a minute or so. Sporadic wispy lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet citrus followed by light caramel and faint fruit. The finish is mostly piney hops with some subtle citrus hop notes. Citrus hops seem to show up more so in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel, almost creamy. This really blurs the line between an IPA and APA. Tasty, but I liked the fall version a little better.

3.9
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2008
24 oz bottle. pours murky burnt oragne with a rothy white head. Very good lacing. Aroma is carmel malts, hops and al ittle citrus. Flavor is smooth in texure with malt, hops, caramel and a hint of bread. A nice IPA that hides alcohal well. Could drink this all day.

3.7
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2008
22oz bottle frome WLV....pours a deep muddled caramel brown with a hefty off-white head.... nose had an abundance of grassy hops with a decent caramel malt backbone.... flavors of smooth earthy grassy hops with a compromising malt backbone. lovely mouthfeel and nicely balanced. very drinkable....overall this was a nice a nice IPA but i believe that i prefer the regular harvest ale a little bit more.

3.9
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a copper tea color, with fluffy white head and decent lacing. Citrus aromas, pine, and some mellow oak notes. Thick hoppiness in the mouth, some wheat and a smooth malty backbone. Very refreshing and drinkable, quite smooth.

3.6
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
On tap @ flying saucer. Herbal, grassy nose. Nice malty base with some floral, citrus, wildflower honey. Pleasant bitterness. Good stuff!


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