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Sartori Harvest IPA | Driftwood Brewery

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Sartori Harvest IPASartori Harvest IPA
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4.4/5
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114 Ratings
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:
This wet-hopped IPA can only be brewed once a year when, in the midst of the hop harvest, fresh Centennial hops are spirited from Sartori Cedar Ranch near Chilliwack to our Brew Kettle in Victoria. Sartori’s fresh hops have a delicious profile unique to the patch of land they cultivate in the Columbia Valley making this limited release singular and remarkable.

Added by astout on 10-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#908
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
114
pDev:
7.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Beervana
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tmappin
3.65/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almostjay
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I don't love fresh hop beers in general, but I love this one. Very perfumy nose, which is usually a turnoff for me, but it works in this beer. Clean, not overly bitter flavor and just a nice beer through and through.

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice hoppy IPA Great job guys!
Picked up a few bottles of the 2017 Brew. Another great batch, nice and hop filled.
I missed posting the 2016 run the 2017 is slightly better in my opinion.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of meloroast
4.75/5  rDev +8%

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
take
your
time
with this one.

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Photo of kjyost
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MasterSki
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
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 +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scameron
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.7/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.36/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Gharker
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Justindouglas7
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Hoptoria
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of rogerdandy
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Niceroad77
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
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%

Photo of ZachT
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Sartori Harvest IPA from Driftwood Brewery
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 114 ratings
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