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Sartori Harvest IPA - Driftwood Brewery

Sartori Harvest IPASartori Harvest IPA

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%


Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A fresh hopped IPA with Centennial hop flowers and brewed once a year, during hop harvest.

(Beer added by: astout on 10-11-2009)
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-02-2013 02:05:10 | More by Boozecamel
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-20-2013 22:16:07 | More by smekermann
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On cask during Cask Days 2013.

Beer is clear amber in colour, with a big white head. Great retention.

Nose contains weedy hops and light citrus fruit. Caramel.

Flavour is similar. Light citrus fruits, sightly dank weedy flavours, and grassy notes. Quite biiter.

Medium bodied, and surprisingly carbonated for a cask beer,

Overall, very nice.

Serving type: cask

10-20-2013 21:25:05 | More by jrenihan
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

10-20-2013 00:43:53 | More by Sammy
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Driftwood Brewing 'Sartori Harvest IPA' @ 7.0% , first tasting from alot of 650 ml bottle's purchased for around $7 , this review from a cask tapped Oct10/13 (Beagle's Pub) & notes from the many bottles

A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a medium size head off white head that is leaving a small spotty lace along the pint
c*a-have a great seat as the cask is tapped , pour is clear gold with a big frothy head

S-big citrus & pine on the intial pours , sweet and sticky hops
c*s-not a big a nose as I was expecting from the cask version , still a punget beer

T-so very smooth and crisp & clean tasting IPA , big grapefruit , slight dry finish
c*t-wow , clear clean crisp tasting IPA , butt the real wow factor is the smoothness that this beer takes on from the cask , wow

MF-good carbonation , full bodied , a certain dryness lingers on the palate
c*mf-good carbonation , lots of foam still from the pours , full bodied

Ov-I can see why so many people love this beer , I'm another one , get it while you can , it's going down quick & selling even faster
c*ov-great beer , so worth the trip to the Beagle Pub

probally the 'best' beer I'll sample during BC Craft Beer Month ; ) & what a way to start a great long weekend , prost LampertLand

Serving type: cask

10-14-2013 22:30:58 | More by LampertLand
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From notes

Appearance: It has a beautiful deep golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down slowly and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dank piney resins, citrus, grapefruit, some pineapple (very tropical hop aroma) and some faint bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very nice hop flavor. Piney resins upfront, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and faint bready malts. So hoppy fresh!

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a great overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. This is a world class IPA!

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 21:00:50 | More by SebD
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 growler:
Poured from the growler, this beer is slightly clearer than in the bottle. Just a bit hazy and more of a golden color than I remember with a beautiful head and lacing. Spicy, earthy and herbal hops fill the aroma with a bit of grassy character. Similar in the flavor, heavily earthy and green, with some grassiness. Maybe lacking a bit of the fineness of previous years, but really enjoyable.

2011 bottle review:
Driftwood Satori Harvest pours a slightly hazy light amber with a nice head that slowly fades. The aroma is big, pungent grapefruit and dry orange citrus hops with a nice spiciness and allusions to a bold bitterness. Some sweet pale malt pokes through just a bit in flavor, followed by a big citrusy hop burst. There is tons of resiny grapefruit flavor, but also plenty of herbal, slightly earthy and spicy hop character. The resiny bitterness lingers in the finish. This is the best wet hopped IPA I've had, really showcasing the Centennial hops.

Serving type: growler

10-06-2013 05:09:51 | More by ericj551
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British Columbia (Canada)

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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on Friday and drank the following Tuesday. (09/20/2013 and 09/24/2013 respectively)

This is the kind of freshness that Sartori Harvest IPA deserves. Anyone who cooks knows the quality difference between dried herbs and fresh herbs, especially if it's a major component of the final dish's flavour. That same difference in flavour quality shines right through with this fresh-hopped IPA.

Appearance: Sartori pours a rich golden yellow with big fluffy head and good retention.

Smell: The hops are floral, very fresh, plus orange and a little lemon. Really pleasant – no off-notes at all, just fresh fragrance – like big green leaves. No bitterness.

Taste: Typically we describe hoppy beers in terms of other flavours – be it citrus fruits, woody notes, or floral qualities. Well to be honest, after spending a few minutes studying what I was tasting, the best description I can come up with is that it tastes like hops. Truly and more accurately than usually possible, this beer has a real fresh hops flavour in it. You can taste the greenness of the hops, the oils are balanced and gentle, yet rich. There is very little bitterness for the amount of flavour. I would say it’s primarily orange citrus as far as influential flavours, with a background of both rose petals and rose stems.

Finish: It finishes with a gentle drying bitterness that isn’t overly potent but does last. The oils are left behind to some extent. It is earthy, but not woody.

Side Note: This isn't a huge IPA - it's not a hop monster like most DIPA's tend to be. This is all about quality over quantity, even though it's still very much hop-forward.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 06:07:18 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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debb

British Columbia (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite a lot of floral notes this year. Exceptionally good. Light on the nose and in the mouth. Those fresh hops are really shining through with minimal bitterness,, which I must say is a bit unusual. Very, very balanced. I imagine in a week or two and this will be a completely different beer so do try now. Definitely better than last year and would highly recommend a try. Nice job! Please release more :)

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 01:10:05 | More by debb
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-09-2013 22:24:42 | More by JefferyYoung
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Sartori Harvest IPA from Driftwood Brewery
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