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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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3.9
Bacchus66 (937) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Draft at the NC source. Hazy golden-amber pour with a full, sticky off-white head. Lots of fruity hops aromas. Flavors are tangerines, orange rind, pineapple, light caramel and tons fresh hops. Nice bitter finish. Excellent, one to look for every year. (2015 version, notes).

3.8
john44 (3392) - 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
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
Dandm (125) - 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
oldrtybastrd (5228) - 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.

4
zacgillbanks (5506) - 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!


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