Sartori Harvest IPA | Driftwood Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
driftwoodbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

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

Added by astout on 10-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
41
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
7.57%
 
 
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100
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4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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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
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had the chance to taste the 2013 release but unfortunately missed out on the 2014. And now, finally sipping this great 2015 as I write these words. Bottled September 15, today is October 2nd. Can't get much better than a 2 week old wet-hopped IPA made by the brewery that makes my favourite regular production IPA, the Fat Tug.

Look: Clear amber with 2 fingers of white head.

Smell: Lots of citrus and a slight pepper.

Taste: Citrus, pine needles and pepper.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, thick and oily.

Overall: This 2015 Sartori Harvest is oily and peppery. One of the best hop bombs I've ever had! If you can get it, you have to try it!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

650ml bomber thanks to EskimoDave poured into tulip 27/10/11

A glows amber and it just looks thick with suspended particles throughout, not many bubbles but they produce a dense two finger cream colored head that lingers for a little while leaving thick rings of lace

S some marmalade with a healthy dose of floral hops, citrus, there's some faint pine and loads of tropical fruit pretty nice

T much more pine then the nose and lots of toffee that I couldn't smell, a little sweet and just missing something the nose had still just beautiful though

M thick and creamy from the bubbles with a nice mellow bite too it, a little sticky sweet and some grit left behind to chew on and taste for ages

O perhaps a 4.7 for taste and feel so "exceptional" seems appropriate here, this is sweet hop candy that I just want to eat all day, World Class beer here

BC is pumping out the good stuff and I think Driftwood is leading the way, I didn't think I'd like this as much as Fat Tug and to prefer it amazes me.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Sartori Harvest IPA from Driftwood Brewery
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