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RATINGS: 1541   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 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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
86Moose (62) - - JUN 30, 2012
Spicy malt aroma & taste. Not so much with hops. A very good beer. But surprised it is classified as an IPA. Missing strong hops characteristic of top IPAs.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2660) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Draft Half Pint at White Horse, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2010 - Light orangey copper in colour. Piney and floral hoppy aroma. Very hoppy (fresh piney oily resinous spicy hops). Very fruity (citrus, grapefruit and lemon). Light malty base (biscuity). Hop dominant. Citrus bitter hoppy throughout. Very dry bitter hoppy finish. Lovely stuff. Terrific IPA! (2010-08)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrlyonsy (12) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
On draft, was really disappointed. Looks good, aroma and taste was soapy, finished musty. Not good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dandm (120) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2016
2013 bottle. Aged very well. Big pine resin, grass. Highly carbonated, cloudy, deep red gold. Toasty chocolate malt. Medium sweet and bitter. Lovely fresh bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a golden amber color. Aromas of floral hops, some sweetness, and a touch of fruit. Flavors of hops, pine and citrus. Light body with a bittersweet finish and long aftertaste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4868) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
660ml bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. 660ml bottle. Hazy red-amber coloured with a thick head of white foam. It has a spicy tropical fruit, orange marmalade and pine flavour followed by a smooth, creamy peppery hop and fruity finish. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1957) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Poured from bomber bottle into a nonic pub glass, a deep reddish copper colour with sudsy, long-lasting beige foam and lace. Hazy from all the dissolved hop matter, but not in a bad, gunky way. This was WAY, WAY past the recommended freshness for a "fresh hop IPA", so I knew Id miss out on the over-the-top aroma intensity but I wanted to taste this Southern Cross/Pacifica/Moteuka hop combo anyway. Tasted more like a hoppy American barleywine now, still very tasty. Great big maltbill, rich caramel sweetness which lingered all the way into aftertaste, supporting a massive hop presence: apricot, mango, melon, honey, sweet orange zest, resiny ganja, pine sap, black pepper, nutmeg, hot-house flowers, coarse weeds. Medium body and carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, non-stop bittersweet aftertaste. Good stuff.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (1770) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2016 dec - 2015 2.7 score Goldpour. Aroma big skunk at first - calms down into slight black tea, but still lots of skunk some buttery grain. creamy palate not much carb. tastes tangerine, buttery toast. slight herbal hops rerated- 3.3 score May 2015 red gold pour some foam on top. Aroma dark caramel, honey, some grass. Tastes grassy slight grapefruit and passionfruit. Reserved and well balanced. creamy dry.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (343) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Aromas of sweet tropical fruits, caramel. Taste is citrus, pine, slight sourness. Finish is bitter marmalade. Was expecting a bit more, but its still quite solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (651) - - OCT 19, 2015
Definitely for those who love bitter bitter hops. And Im one of those. Floral, pine, grassy and a little citrus in there. Fairly heavy in the body with some sweet honey notes to offset the bitterness. Great one. Like

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narizao84 (22) - 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


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