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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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3.2
Narizao84 (25) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Good beer but it leaves a bitter after taste. Normally hop beers do, but this one is heavier aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
willisread (3554) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Tap at BurgerMania in Ebisu. Amber with a thin off-white head. Honey and biscuits all over the nose with some pine and resin. Interesting spiced floral notes. Taste has some citrus, but seems muted by the malt. Bitter finish. Pretty underwhelming.

3.4
biirusaikou (2705) - - SEP 30, 2015
Draught at Burgermania. Honey malt, biscuit, notes of orange and apricot, marmalade, herbal spice, light bitter finish. Quite odd, a bit too heavy and hops don’t shine very well unlike Hop Hunter or some of their solid hoppy brews.

4.1
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from Plonk. Perfect appearance - amber/red with creamy head. big hop aroma, lingering high bitterness - appropriate for style but a little much for me. A superb IPA.

3.5
TimE (6074) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2015
Medium amber color. The nose shows citrus with a bit of white wine though not too strong. Well balanced, medium body with slightly prickly hop character though the hops themselves don’t shine so much. Overall decent beer but doesn’t blow me away.

3.3
Hopmaestro (1719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Lost & Found Tastenotes: 2014 version: Aroma is on the fresher side with hops, citrus and grass. The taste starts out fine, with the maltbase a bit more prominent than I expected, hints of peaches, apricots and some slight citrus break through and helps to develop the aura. But the thing is when the aftertaste sets in, it becomes "only bitter" and no freshness is there anymore?

3.8
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2015
bottle poured into a snifter..golden hue with a fluffy white head..aroma of grapefruit,orange peel,resin,pine..tastes just like it smells..medium body..good stuff.

3.2
tightslice (1415) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is light malts, herbal honey earth. Taste is dirty, malty and slightly bitter finish. This is a boring mess.

3.6
CacheManyHose (757) - HONG KONG - AUG 15, 2015
From QC, drank with Matt after his month away. Beautiful ruby-orange pour, off-white head, huge foamy legs. Smells of moderate to heavy malt, spicy and bready, moderate hop, bitter, wet concrete. Taste is light corn and spice, hoppy, corn, mineral. Body is slick, bitter, lighter finish. Good, not exceptional - reminds me of the Centennial IPA.

3.6
HKdIPA (841) - HONG KONG - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle from QClub - ~110 days old, so a bit longer than ideal. Beautiful copper orange pour with big foamy head and fine carbonation. Aroma is mango/tropical fruit dank hoppiness (but not that big) and biscuity bready malt. Taste is similar to how I remember the other northern hemisphere one, and to the SN celebration ale. Spiced hops with a heavy malt backbone. A little disappointing in the taste. Something about it characteristic SN, but not that exciting. Oh well. Now I've tried both the hemispheres and they're nearly identical. Perhaps if they were fresher.


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