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Sartori Harvest IPA - Driftwood Brewery

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Sartori Harvest IPASartori Harvest IPA

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38 Reviews
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Reviews: 38
Hads: 95
Avg: 4.37
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 96
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: astout on 10-11-2009

A fresh hopped IPA with Centennial hop flowers and brewed once a year, during hop harvest.
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Reviews: 38 | Hads: 95
Reviews by astout:
Photo of astout
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another winner from Driftwood, not sure if this will be a one time brew or become a seasonal fall release. What I do know is that I will need to buy quite a bit of it either way.

Pours a rich golden orange colour with decent slightly off white head.

Aromas of honey citrus and pine, you can definitely tell the difference wet hopping makes the hop aromas are far more subdued, and reminds me a lot of sticky pine resin smell.

Hop flavours integrate really nicely on the palate with the caramel smooth malt presence. Really reminds me of a honey grapefruit type thing.

Mouth feel is awesome, just smooth creamy and dense, great weight and probably perfect carbonation, exactly what I would want in an IPA.

Great IPA, not the best I've ever had but I would put it up there against the best of them from BC at least.

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Photo of meloroast
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

grassy, wet, hoppy, slight citrus but alllll muted to result in amazing drinking.
upon first sip i was disappointed. then i kept drinking. and it opened up, but in a very subtle way.
you have to
with this one.

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Photo of Justindouglas7
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of trail77
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of nomoon
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of flowbee
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of chickenm
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Tmappin
3.65/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of H1N1
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got on a CANBIF trade! Thx westcoastbeergeek! Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that lasts for nearly 5mins before film out. Very dark almost an orange/gold colour. Unfiltered goodness

S- Oodles of hops. Has that sweet scent of sugar

T- Yup! Sweet as expected. Not so much so that it's sickly or anything but very sweet. Has a good hop base but the bitterness level is pretty low considering that this brew is a IIPA in training.

M- Dry and crisp. Bite on the tongue happens at the end

O- Very good brew. Will buy if I ever see it around but BC brews are not distributed very well here in Ontario. Too bad really as there some prime beer examples out there.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went very well with........ Chili! Nice ground beef chili with red kidney beans, onions, tomato soup condensed and mushrooms. Drain off a bit of the grease after frying the beef so the chili is not too greasy. Don't forget 4 tablespoons of chili powder to 3lbs of meat. Try some diced celery to spice it up a bit once in a while.


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Photo of Boozecamel
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Rutager
4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Spitfires
4.24/5  rDev -3%

Photo of pudoo
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of CurtisD
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ritzkiss
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Sartori Harvest IPA from Driftwood Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.