Sartori Harvest IPA | Driftwood Brewery

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Sartori Harvest IPASartori Harvest IPA
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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21
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Photo of kjyost
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MasterSki
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Kump. Thanks for sending me this long-time want. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - A finger of foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and plenty of lacework. Transparent golden body.

S - Big orange rind citrus aroma, with some dank marijuana. Very fresh and green, with almost a hint of Sorachi Ace-esque lemon (although I don't think that hop was used here). Not much malt; very neutral, bready backdrop.

T - The taste has a bit more doughy, caramel sweetness from the malt, but it's still quite hop-forward with plenty of herbal, green, dank herb, and bitter grapefruit hoppiness.

M - Medium body, pleasant carbonation, dry finish, with oily wet hops and a dry, crisp finish. Spot on for the style.

D - I'm generally lukewarm to 'wet hop' beers, but this is quite nice; I can see why it's so popular. Still, the hop character is somewhat retro for my more 'American' palate. Very C hop with the citrus and dank combo. I'd definitely drink it again, but wouldn't seek it out unless I were living somewhere hop-deprived.

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Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scameron
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of yancot
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.7/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.36/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Justindouglas7
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of rogerdandy
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Niceroad77
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Photo of schnarr84
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of ZachT
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Erik-P
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Hornet2003
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of smekermann
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jrenihan
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of LampertLand
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Driftwood Brewery 'Sartori Harvest IPA' @ 7.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7 , plus a *cask* at the Beagle's Pub on Oct10/13 & a recent growler poured on Sep25/14 ... ahh to be local

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

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

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

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

Ov-(g)-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 , good size line-up even for just a Growler fill
(*c*)-great beer , so worth the trip to try on cask @ the Beagle Pub
probally the 'best crafted' ipa I'll sample during BC Craft Beer Month ; ) & what a way to start a great Fall/Autumn hunting this gem of a beer down

prost LampertLand

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Photo of SebD
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
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!

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Sartori Harvest IPA from Driftwood Brewery
4.36 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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