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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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3.9
chrisv10 (17312) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle, 2011. Hazy amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, fruit, grapefruit, pine, citrus and bitter.

3.7
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
Bright golden-bronze colour with a rocky head. Hoppy aroma is woody, lightly spicy with a strong toasty, chocolatey malt base. Very spicy, woody character with moderate bitterness. Lots of crystal and chocolate malt character. Well-balanced.

3.8
mcberko (17205) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011
24 oz. bottle, pours dark copper with a beige head. Aroma of herbal hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour of pungent herbal hops, pot, citrus and grapefruit. Very well made.

3.3
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle, 24oz. An unclear, amber colored beer topped by a dense, finger-thick light beige head. The aroma is grassy and quite piney. Some flower notes and resins. Not much malts, but some nutty hints are present. It’s full.bodied and with a pleasant carbonation level, quite dry the palate. There’s a decent bitterness going on, but the levels of hop flavors are in my opinion too low. A nutty, biscuity maltyness provides the backdrop. Some metallic hints in the very end. A tasteful and easy drinkable beer, but as an IPA I think it fails. 150619

3.5
brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a murky orange color with a dense white head. Rather heavy on the citrus peel aromas, particularly orange. A nice floral quality along with a hint of pine in the background. A touch of sweet malt is also there. A bit of bready malt up front, quickly followed by orange peel and a solid floral and perfume quality. A moderate bitterness on the finish.

3.4
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle - thanks to Sune. Clar dark amber - offwhite head. Resin, grassy, let knækbrød, light roasted, vegetables. High hop bitterness. A bit one dimentioned.

3.7
bhensonb (15094) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
24 oz. bottle. Brilliant copper color with a significant off-white head. Floral/fruity hop aroma over a lightly roasted caramel. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smacking good fruity/citrus hop over a bready malty flavor. Seems quite well balanced. Finishes reasonably bitter. Drinks smoothly and easily. Killer ale.

3.2
Ratman197 (14686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2008
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear dark copper with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pine and light citrus with a smooth dry bitter finish.

3.5
DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 2, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Re-rate 8/9/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Ariel. Clear shiny amber color. Aroma of fruity and piney hops. Bitter hoppy flavor with a bit of malt and piney notes. Medium-bodied. 8/4/7/3/14=3.6

Bottle at a tasting. Thanks David Cohen. Hazy orange-brown color with a white head. Aroma is piney and hoppy with fruits, flowery notes and a bit of caramelly malt. A bitter hoppy flavor with pine, resin and some background maltiness. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

3.7
Scopey (14511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Cask gravity at GBBF 2013. It pours clear amber with a small bubbly off-white head. The nose is toast, caramel, sweet tropical fruits, oily, leathery, resin and wood. The taste is wood, earth, caramel, stewed orange, grapefruit, resinous, grass and light alcohol kick. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, well-balanced and very drinkable. Works well on cask also. Nice.


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