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Sartori Harvest IPA - Driftwood Brewery

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Sartori Harvest IPASartori Harvest IPA

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 79
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by IllNate:
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

4.68/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours a slightly hazy light amber. Nice creamy off white head. Aroma is a fine citrus IPA, with sweet grapefruit and some pineapple. Bit of biscuit malt in the back. Puckering bitterness hits right away, but very pleasant citrus hops (pineapple and grapefruit again) and a great balance. Mouthfeel is a bit puckering, but overall it's a nice balance leaving you want another sip.

Overall a very fine IPA indeed, best one I've sampled since Pliny I think, which is high praise.

02-05-2012 02:47:29 | More by IllNate
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Justindouglas7


4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-02-2014 23:52:05 | More by Justindouglas7
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trail77

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +12.9%

06-06-2012 03:46:23 | More by trail77
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nomoon


4/5  rDev -9.7%

04-16-2012 01:45:07 | More by nomoon
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flowbee

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-09-2012 01:22:17 | More by flowbee
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-10-2012 21:14:34 | More by chickenm
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-11-2013 17:29:18 | More by JonnyBeers
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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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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%

thanks to rutager for this

pours a clean bright copper with a creamy white head. nice lacing and retention. bit of haze towards the bottom of the bottle.

lots of citrus fruit, mainly grapefruit and various orange.

a subtle yet complex hop variation. lots of citrus with a well blended pine and resin. nice balanced bitterness behind sweet citrus. malt backbone was hidden and balanced.

tingling from the carbonation lines the lips, bit of a chewy body. but drinks easy.

this was great, loved every sip, would drink many times again

12-06-2011 03:01:11 | More by hooliganlife
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H1N1

British Columbia (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%

A- Pours a clear light amber with a finger of beautiful white head. Head recedes, leaving a light layer of foam. Lots of carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of my glass.

S- Nice floral and citrus hops. A faint pine smell comes through. The citrus is most prevalent, but blends beautifully with the rest of the scents.

T- Strangely, the pine comes through first with the citrus following behind. A bit of alcohol is evident, but beautifully balanced. Floral notes are subtly showing through under all the tastes from beginning to end. Very smooth taste. This beer has great balance.

M- Medium bodied and smooth. Perfect carbonation.

D- One of the better IPAs that I've tasted. Very smooth and balanced. I could definitely drink this all night. Too bad for the limited run. I would love to be able to get more of this stuff.

10-01-2010 06:59:59 | More by H1N1
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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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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +5%

Appearance. Pours a clear, light golden-amber with over a finger of frothy white head that fades fairly quickly but leaves some nice bands of lace.

Smell. Really nice floral hops, some mixed citrus fruits citrus and just a little light toasty grains. This stuff smells great.

Taste. Really nice floral hops, citrus fruits complete with rinds, some caramel and light grains, a little grassyness in the bitter finish.

Mouthfeel. Above light in body with smooooth medium carbonation. Really nice.

Overall. Another kick-ass beer from Driftwood. Wish they were around for a while longer, but I can see why they sell out so fast everywhere. I need to grab a bunch of these while I still can!

10-18-2011 23:46:56 | More by Rutager
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -21%

Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy bright light orangey with a medium size head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of floral hops with light citrus and bitter finish is quite enjoyable. Taste is also a nice mix between some floral hops with some nice clean citrus notes with a medium bitter finish and light sweet malt backbone. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no appearance of alcohol thought it can be felt at the end of the glass. Nothing extraordinary but well done nonetheless.

11-21-2009 03:36:30 | More by Phyl21ca
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -7.4%

Thanks to H1N1 for sending me a fresh bottle of this!

Poured from bomber in to Duvel Tulip glass.

A - Light orange colour, completely filtered with a half finger of head that quickly disappeared.

S - Nice fresh bitter hops up front with some citrus and pine notes. A nice sweet caramel malt backbone provides just the right amount of sweetnewss.

T -A well balanced IPA. Nice bitter pine and earthy hops. The citrus that was in the nose doesn't come through in the palate. The malts provide a good backbone of caramel sweetness. The bitterness lingers nicely in the finish.

M - Medium body, nice chew. Lightly carbonated.

D - A very good IPA. A little citrus in the palate would have made this one stellar. Glad I got to try this.

10-19-2010 00:10:45 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +12.9%

11-19-2011 18:49:02 | More by pudoo
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -5.6%

22oz fresh from Victoria, pours a gorgeous burnished orange with copper and amber hints, 2 fingers of sticky off white foam with great retention and lacing down the glass.

Loads of floral and grapefruit hops in the nose. Hints of pine and lemons, a light kiss of caramel. Sweet and fresh.

This is a balanced beer, not as hoppy as you might expect. Nice fresh, lively floral and citrus notes, followed by a nice light caramelly sweetness, a delicate balance. Hints of grass, lemons, pine in the burps for sure. Lots of hop flavor, just not a ton of hop bite in the finish. This dances over the tongue rather than browbeating it with hoppy bitterness. I feel perhaps at 7% it should go for a little more browbeating but it's hard to complain how frickin' drinkable this is. Still some bite, especially as I clear the palate - it's actually somewhere in the middle, lots of piney resin in the finish.

Not a hop monster, just a well made Canadian IPA with plenty of hop action going on. Lively but light silky carb. Some residual sugar makes the body a touch thicker, adds to the slick silky mouthfeel. It's good.

10-14-2009 01:46:12 | More by ritzkiss
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -7.4%

Been looking forward to trying this one for a while. Thanks to Rutager for the bottle.

Poured from a 650ml. bottle and split with my wife. Best before date is blank but who are we kidding, all these will disappear in a month!

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, light gold body. Lots of head which really takes its time. As it diminishes, the head is bumpy and bubbly.

Smell: Hops in the form of papaya, ripe peaches, juicy mango and a bit of sweet sugar. The fruit really shines and jumps out.

Taste: Hop juice with mix of peaches, mango, hint of melon and a tinge of grapefruit in the finish. Veers more towards a sweet fruit-like presence rather than bitter.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, creamy smooth, some bitterness shows its teeth but is more in the background.

Overall: A solid IPA that i would love to have on a regular basis. Get one if you can still find it.

10-11-2012 11:17:51 | More by papat444
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-28-2013 05:40:26 | More by Caudalie
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%

A: A golden copper clear IPA with bubbly and foamy head that initally was 2 fingers and slowly settles leaving lacing along the glass and plenty of variable bubbles.

S:Big fruity smells of peach, melon, pineapple and sweet maltiness. The hops show through with notes grapefruit and pine sap, with a trace of minerals at the very end.

T: Pine sap & grapefruit up front, the hops are bright and pop, then quick subside and allow sweet and smooth malty notes in the mid point, the malts to shine through to support the bright hops. There is a mineral trace in the background that reminds me of the hard water mineral flavour.

M: Light to medium bodied with a buzz of carbonation all the way through. A light syrup mouthfeel coats the palette and give the brew a subtle body while the carbonation is refreshing.

O: I like this beer more than I expected - I worried it wouldn't hold up to the hype. It's bright and malty, light and carbonated - it's one of the best examples of a West Coast IPA for my dollar. I'm a serious fan of Naughty Hildegard and this is yet another great example of Driftwood's exceptional skills.

01-07-2013 03:20:49 | More by FondueVoodoo
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-01-2013 22:49:48 | More by liamt07
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.68/5  rDev +5.6%

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!

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-13-2012 00:11:19 | More by ChuckGnarly
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%

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

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-08-2012 14:43:58 | More by cartwar
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psiweaver

Washington

4.9/5  rDev +10.6%

Alan from Hair of the Dog shared this at the Matt Release

A- Pours a light amber with a beautiful soft white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Very nice medium size bubbles.

S- Amazing rich floral hoppiness with lots of citrus, a slight ine backing but mainly rich citrus zest

T- Amazingly balanced. this is one of the best IPA's i've ever had. Great citrus flavors, very flavorful. Fantastic world class taste.

M- Very smooth great bubbles perfect carbonation.

D- very easy to drink. wish this was produced more often and in a bigger quantity.

01-13-2011 05:15:34 | More by psiweaver
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Sartori Harvest IPA from Driftwood Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.