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Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 VarietalSierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal

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BA SCORE
86
very good

622 Ratings
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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 12
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lordofstarside on 02-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with Yakima #291 Hops
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Ratings: 622 | Reviews: 132
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Photo of oberon
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours into an impy nonic a muddled burnt orange color with a tightly formed sticky 1/2 finger shite head atop,good form to the head.Aromas are a bit lighter than expected with some floral and mild citric hops along with a dryer malt base.Flavors start out dry and almost nutty with the citrusy hops coming late and into the finish,the hops are not big but provide some citric life to the beer wich otherwise is pretty tame.Not bad but not for a hophead looking for something a little "more".

Photo of bsp77
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic pint.

Appearance: Clear, light orange with initial, frothy white head that disappears fairly quickly.

Smell: Floral and herbal notes, citrus and berry. Nice aroma at first, but almost completely vanishes after a couple minutes.

Taste: Very focused on the hops, with mostly herbal and spicy flavors. Some light grapefruit, lemon and berry. The malts are pretty light and soft. The finish is very bitter without much lingering flavor.

Feel: Medium, oily body with moderate carbonation. Very dry finish.

Overall: Very bitter IPA without enough flavor or aroma to back it up. It seems that Yakima is not a ideal candidate for a single hop beer.

Photo of MattyG85
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Packaged 02/04/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big four finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A bright, earthy, and juicy hop forward aroma with good hints of pine and citrus. Big upfront mix of floral, earthy, and herbal hops with hints of grass and spicy pine resin. Fruity citrus hints of orange, grapefruit, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Also some good hints of berries. Crisp pale malt background with hints of biscuit, grains, cracker, and yeast. Light hints of pepper. A very good and dank hoppy IPA aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma suggests, an earthy, spicy, and juicy hop forward taste with good notes of grass, pine, citrus, and spice. Upfront earthy and floral hops with good notes of grass. Spicy and dank notes of pine resin. Citrus hop notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, and mango. Notes of berries and some spicy pepper. Pale malt with some bready notes of biscuit, cracker, grains, and yeast. A very good hoppy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Spicy, oily, and pretty drying. Pretty smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a IPA. Good mix of earthy and juicy hops with a nice unique note of berries.

Photo of far333
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden honey colored with a thick beige head of dimpled foam that lingers long. Low aroma of floral hops and berries.

Flavors of hard-edged citrus upfront, some orange rind pith, with notes of honey, vanilla, fresh flowers and berries. The hops are a little rough, and I'm not sure the accompanying flavor notes complement well.

Even mouthfeel, moderately full, finishes tingly.

Photo of Auraan
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous semi-cloudy golden amber color with a one finger white head that receded slowly and left abundant lacing. Small bubbles of carbonation rose up the mug. Quite appealing to look at, like a good ale should look. Scents of light breadiness, grassy hops, peach, blueberry, and light citrus and slight malt sweetness. A very good, fresh, and fruity aroma profile, with a bit of malt and bread to balance it. Very crisp and inviting, though quite light in aroma compared to other hop varities. I still like the fruity and grassy aromas of these Yakima #291 hops and hop that they stick around. Flavor begins with fruity flavors of fresh blueberry, malty sweetness, faint hints of black pepper in the background, moves into some citrus, slight pine resin and more abundant floral hop flavors alongside some further blueberry and caramel malt alongside more pepper in the middle and finish. Also some biscuit malt in the middle and finish, carrying into the aftertaste. Aftertaste also includes floral hop bitterness. Melon-like flavors also appear as it warms. While filled with good herbal, fruity and peppery hop flavors the overall level of hop bitterness is moderate and doesn't overpower the malt backbone. It is balanced and quite easy to drink with an intriguing and well done hop flavor profile courtesy of the #291 hops. I look forward to seeing these in more IPAs if this is what they add to the flavor. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with low carbonation and a good resinous mouthfeel. A good, easily drinkable IPA mouthfeel, if not revolutionary. Overall this is an excellent IPA with a great unique aroma and flavor profile courtesy of a new variety of hops. The mouthfeel wasn't as different from other IPAs, but it was true to style and compliments the other aspects. It was unique from many of the other IPAs I've tried as a result and I recommend trying it if you can.

Photo of CloudStrife
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

24oz bottle poured into a snifter. Packaged 02/04/14.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a dense white head sitting on top. As the head slowly dissipates it leaves loads of lacing on the sides of the glass. Average amount of visible carbonation.

S: Nice fruity hop aroma on this one that really focuses on the blueberry characteristic. Very impressive they got that much berry aroma from simply the hops. Sweet malt backbone brings up the backend.

T: Solid IPA with loads of hop flavor, a great bitterness and decent malt backing. Starts off with that blueberry fruitiness that was found in the the aroma which is by no means fake or imitation tasting. Bitterness takes the middle of the mix before a bit of sweet malts rounds out the flavor profile.

M: Medium body with ample carbonation. Hops give it a bit of dryness that compliments the crisp finish. Alcohol is well hidden in the bitterness.

Overall really digging the Yakima #291 hop with its intense blueberry profile. A very interesting addition that makes for a fantastic IPA.

Photo of rdilauro
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was more intrigued about this beer with the hop being used ( Yakima #291 Hops ). I felt like it was some secret ingredient.
It pours like a light lager. Not much in color and with a small white head, which disappeared very quickly.
There was a big nose in terms of pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus, all what you expect from a hoppy IPA. But yet there was something more.

The taste was clean and crsip, not nearly as hoppy as the nose had shown. It really wasnt big or full, but on the aftertaste, there was a taste that I had a hard time to identify.
I dont know if it came from the type of hop being used.

Overall, a lighter fare

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

A monster head on this gal, the pour creates a head like you get from a root beer float. It's light and foamy and surges beyond the rim of the glass. The liquid is pale golden with an intense upward surge of carbonation. It looks clean and transparent. I like.

Are there berries in this?! It's really fruity, like artificial blueberry, which I say not in a demeaning way, but just that it's more potent and sweet than any blueberry I've smelled. I also get earth and grassy hops and some pale malt sweetness. The smell is nice and subtle and doesn't suggest a hop punch is coming.

As I drink this, I'm really impressed by how mellow and smooth it is. The fruity, berry like aroma continues on the tongue, but it's tasteful, measured, and suggests something besides an IPA. I can see how the hop lovers might criticize this, but for me, it's a revelation. I can sip this at a barbecue or in the park, or out of a paper bag. It doesn't matter. It's so damn tasty.

The mart profile is also low-key, sweet and balanced, adding just a hint of breadiness and toastiness. Similarly, the malt gives the beer a light creaminess and body, without interrupting it's easy-drinking nature.

I'm impressed by this beer. I love it. I need more. I only hope they throw this in six packs and make it a year round. The Yakima #291 hops are a real gem and I look forward to seeing them showcased more in other beers.

Photo of biboergosum
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

24oz bottle, another snazzy grab by doktorzee for my northern drinking pleasure. Ah, experimental hops in a commercial release - gotta love 'em, gotta hate 'em.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden amber hue, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some attractive snow rime lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of semi-acrid piney and floral hops right up front, followed by a bit of underripe melon and citrus notes, crackery pale malt, biscuity toast, some musty wood, and a faint black pepper aerosol character. The taste is rather sharp biscuity pale malt, a touch of trampled caramel, more bitter piney, floral, and grassy hops, a dried orange, melon, and muddled black berry fruitiness, a high-palate spicy black pepper tingling, and a certain musty, random forest-floor 'greenness'.

The carbonation is average for the most part, and yet pretty tight and edgy when noticed, the body a decent medium weight, and a bit too bracing from the hop bitterness to be considered all that smooth, though a soft airy creaminess seems to burble up through the mire. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness punching a hole in the cloak of bitterness, and the tepid malt happy to hitch its wagon to it.

A pretty tasty and enjoyable offering, the well-rounded hoppiness surprising, coming as it does from a single varietal, but this is not exactly unheard of. I don't really get any truly specific blueberry essences as mentioned on the label, but the overall fruitiness does go a long way in balancing the hops' bitterness, rendering one pleasant and drinkable test tube of a west coast IPA.

Photo of tastybeer
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty, clear, light amber color under a very nice white head. Lots of sheety lace is present and to stay. Aroma is entering funky village and pleasantly entertaining. Blueberry and cracked pepper over farmy flowers. Floral, baked in the sun with fun extras. Stinky and fun extras. The blueberry fits well and the pepper excites it up with spiciness. Taste is sweet, spicy, floral, farmy, Wih subtle blueberry. It hits differently than the smell but also is very nice. Bitterness is perky and there's some nice dryness through the finish. Tasty crispy mouthfeel with a grimy finish. This is a very likable beer.

Photo of secondtooth
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Noting that this bottle is some 70 days old, of a 100-day "freshness" label.

Pours a fairly clean golden, with prodigious head of off-white carbonation. Exquisite, ornate, and thick lacing.

Aroma is floral hops and maybe a touch of sharp grain malts. Nice.

Taste is sharply floral, with a grapefruit hops finish. A bit dry and bitter, but tempered well with plenty of complementary malts.

Well-done, as you'd expect from the dependable and proven Sierra Nevada.

Photo of Roguer
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful beer, with a two-finger flat white, firm head, with great retention. Brew is a clear golden amber color, with tons of carbonation up the center, and nearly transparent. Lacing is fairly thick and layered.

From the bottle, I got a hint of a skunky aroma, which is odd for a beer exactly one month old. Thankfully, that aroma isn't present out of the glass.

Floral and honey notes are strongest, with a dry, earthy hoppiness following. Slight dankness as well, and some biscuity malts.

Flavor is similar to what you might expect: biscuit and honey, malt-dominant, with some earthy and peppery hop notes. Lasting aftertaste. Not overly sweet, but overall more non-fruity sweetness and subtlety than you might expect in an IPA.

Pretty drinkable, a little sticky mouthfeel but otherwise fairly light. Lively without any sting. Glad they kept the ABV relatively low.

I like this! It's a different take on an IPA. The new hop really brings something different to the table in terms of flavor profile, while giving you a nice, classic floral aroma. That said, I think a bomber is probably too much of this specific flavor profile; I like it, but I don't love it.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On my palate, Sierra Nevada limited release IPAs can do no wrong, this one isn't any different.

Pours a clear golden yellow with two fingers of white head, exceptional retention and nice concentric circles of lacing.

Smell is very nice, if not in your face. Definitely a familiar grainy note and a good clean hop scent; a little grassy.

Tastes fantastic- floral citrus hops up front, steady floral hops throughout, a little toasted grain in the middle and a nice long floral finish. Mmm.

Feels very nice and bright on the palate- medium light body, crisp carbonation and a touch of sticky resin. Get this beer, especially because it's only five bucks for a bomber.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright hazy orange. Big white head. Thick collar and beautiful lacing. Never really dissipates.

Smell - Bready malts. It is genuinely peppery, as the label states. Floral and a little tropical. Some grassy notes.

Taste - Tropical fruit hops. Toasty malt. Grassy bitterness and a peppery finish. Non-standard flavors for an IPA, but it's nice.

Mouthfeel - Bitter. Bready with a bit of sweetness, but drinks easily. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Got better as it warmed and I ended up really enjoy in it.

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

As a lover of Sierra Nevada I try just about any of their product I can find. This has been one of my least favorites. This is my first single hopped beer with the Yakima hop. It pours a golden orange with a light cream head. Smell is a little weak, a little fruity/citrus. I don't know if my palate isn't developed enough but it just kinda shocks my taste buds. I feel like the after taste is better then the initial drink. Overall it's good but nothing that blows me away.

Photo of KTCamm
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served from a bottle into a perfect pint glass. 3/16

Pours light gold with thick white foam that laces everywhere. Patchy. Bright outdoorsy nose. Floral. Soft malt, oily bitter hop that pops through, blends with citrus. Smooth and subtle bitter. Tastes fresh and bold. Solid IPA.

Photo of trentbent
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- The usual bubbly SN pomp with massive head that tastes buttery and great and doesn't want to go down. How often is the fuzz so nice?

S- It's a mild smell on this one. This candle does burn like the wind of a hop field, but not the hop concentrate.

T- I don't think this beer would work as a simple 12 oz bottle, and the flavor is why. I kid you not I wasn't crazy about this beer when I first got into it, but EVERY sip gets better (maybe it's the buzz). This is a most delicate hop, with light lemony and pepper taste with a bittery finish that fades quickly. It becomes more distinct as the expectation of that grapefruit we've been getting so much of goes away.

M- Delicate and floral, I'm saying this in the sense that the nose is the brain the heart is the tongue and the mouthfeel is the mind, okay? It's like drinking a cloud and the colors (yes, colors) I get are light blue and yellow. It's nice because where else do you get this than from a single hop beer.

I was disappointed in this beer at first but I think I wanted a hop bomb, but this is a subtle beer. I was wondering how beer was gonna go. Like Beerchitect said, it's not about screaming now, more like cooing. Can you hear this?

Photo of Treyliff
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a clear golden amber color with a large two-finger creamy and foamy white head that has good retention, good lacing left behind

S- big emphasis on floral hop with some berry-like sweetness, toasted bread malt with a hint of pine

T- floral hops are emphasized in the flavor as well, fruity berry-like notes with peach and melon, clean toasted malt on the finish with more fruity notes on the linger

M- medium body and medium prickly carbonation lead to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- really liked this hop variety, the floral and berry notes are noticeable throughout

Photo of gillagorilla
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

24 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (02704714)

A: A nice frothy head that was about 2 fingers high. Copper-tinged straw colored body that is hazy/cloudy. Decent lacing with just a bit of a lingering head.

S: Light and floral. (Sadly, I have a stuffy nose though, but there isn't too much here). Notes of peppercorn and blueberry honey.

T: Light body with a decent amount of piney hops. Not very complex, just an easy drinking IPA that is easy drinking and just a good amount of hops.

M: Nice level of carbonation that is slightly crisp. Nice bubbly effervescence that washes over your tongue.

O: I really wish their seasonal IPAs (Hemisphere series) in the big bottles would be put into 12 oz. bottles like Flying Dog does for their single hop series. At least it is cheap though.

Photo of jellikit
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Orange. Clear. Medium head. Nice head.
S: Mango. Floral. Bubble gum.
T: Hoppy. Pine. Citrus. Bitter. But not unbearable. Goes away.
M: Sort of light. Dry'ish. Medium carbonation.
O: Another great beer by Sierra Nevada. Hop up front, midway, and at the end.

Photo of spokeydonkey
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm a huge fan of Sierra Nevada's harvest ales, so I picked this one up. Date on the bottle neck reads Feb 4th and I'm drinking on March 7th, so its pretty fresh. The recipe seems to be in line with their other hop harvest ales--an IPA with a nice malt backbone and a thick white head that ticks around. Light copper in color and clear.

Smell is the weak point of this one. I'm not getting a lot of hop aromatics out of it--some mild citrus/pine notes but that's about it.

Taste is where this one shines--it's a single hop, which can often be a problem, but this hop is interesting enough to carry the beer. I definitely pick up berries straight away--amost a fake grape/blueberry flavor as you'd find in candy. Its subtle enough that it isn't a flaw, though. Malt is in the back throughout--just enough caramel sweetness to give it heft, but it stays well out of the way of the beer. The beer finishes intensely bitter, but clean.

I'm giving this one a boost on the overall score because its a solid base beer and the hops are unique. I prefer the northern/southern hemisphere hop harvest, but this is a fine beer and worth visiting if you're a hop head.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Speigelau IPA glass.
6.5% ABV, PKG 02/04/14, "100-day IPA, drink fresh, don't store."

A - Carrying out it's design flawlessly, the glass generates strong carbonation that feeds the everlasting, clumpy white head which coats the bulbous part of the glass in thick lacing. Below the towering pile of foam rests a beautiful, faintly hazed golden honey beer.

S - Notes of sharp freshly ground black pepper corns make their way through the tall cap of foam and spicy, herbal overtones. The unique bouquet the hops bring forth includes honeydew melon, early summer freshly cut lawn, and a light kiss of pineapple juice, which wander over the smooth, slightly sweet malt base.

T - The bright and inviting bouquet of hops presented in the aroma, while not rambunctious in the first place, settles down in flavor, mellowing out to coexist with the smooth, elegantly sweet malt base as opposed to overthrow it. Earthy, herbal hops still offer delicate intricacies of pepper spice, tropical fruit juiciness, green cut lawn qualities, and a finish of bitter pine sap, which seem to cover all bases for hop flavor components in one varietal.

M - Soft malty sweetness carries through the beer from the tip of the tongue with smoothness to the swallow with balancing characteristics that off-set the hop's delicate drying bitterness for a medium-bodied feel that works very nicely.

O - Sierra Nevada's single hop Harvest IPA has an open but delicate, complex and alluring aroma that might suggest it's been extensively dry-hopped because it's presence in the flavor is much more succumbing to the malt sweetness. A beautiful beer regardless, this experimental single hop IPA showcases a versatile hop that manages to pack multiple flavor profiles found in a host of other varieties into one type of hop. Delicious!

Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau glass, First of 2014.

Insane looker. Deep faint bronze and shimmering orange crystal clear gold. Head forms with with white four finger thickness, and a giant retention cap that will not quit. Island clumps and a giant rising mountain in the middle that peaks with every top up of a pour. Perfect amount of slow rising and minimal carbonation. Yup, looks like a great IPA.

Interesting hop angle. Noticeable woody sense, and green garden quality, but a definite mix of fruit and hinting towards tropical notes of orange. Slightly mushy fruit as well., matching with some bready malts and white toast. Just great smelling.

Palate is an IPA fun blast but gives some other hints of flavor. Pine aftertaste and a real crackling biscuit dry quality emphasized by the hop blast. Lots of dry pine earth in the mid palate for first sip, with some good juiced tropics to match. Spicy. Crisp. Strangely orange and mint in the aftertaste, almost cough drop menthol. Palate hints at almost light crisp body towards pilsner crackling quality, which is fun with this style in contrast.

Overall a real fun blast and this hop varietal just seems all over the place. This is one heck of a tiger to wrestle and tame, but it sure makes for a great drinking experience.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store. Poured into my Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

Pours a hazy golden orange. HUGE seafoam head erupts, like a volcano, 5 inches or so. This head sticks around until the bottom of the glass, crazy. Sheets of lacing cover the glass, some of the most comprehensive lacing I've ever seen in a beer.

The aroma contains blueberry, grape, pine, and grass.

The great blueberry aroma translates to the flavor, but not quite as strongly. The flavor is stronger on pine, grass, and other earthy flavors. Definitely feels like a dirty IPA, rather than a crisp clean one, due to the hops used. Slightly catty flavors as well, with some mild pine, black pepper, and orange as well. Between the grass, pine, and pepper flavors, this tastes like it's spiced with something, but it's clearly not, much like Celebration. Sierra Nevada knows how to wring some cool flavors out of hops.

Medium body, somewhat dry finish. Well carbonated. Fairly drinkable.

A great IPA from Sierra Nevada, but could be a little cleaner. A lot of "dirty" flavors that would be great if they were reigned in a little bit.

Photo of wedge
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shining gold covered with a dense, creamy head that eventually comes to rest as a soft, compact covering on the surface. Sheets of lacing absolutely covering the glass by the end. Interesting blueberry-like, peppery, spicy hop aromas with a certain floral odor. Fresh hop flavor featuring cracked pepper once again, flowers, slight berries, and grass with some nice grain on the back end. Medium bodied and a little creamy, but ultimately drying. Pretty good and interesting. This one will probably confuse the youngsters, what with their new-school crazy tropical fruit salad pale ales. This is not one of those. Super fresh and spicy. I think this could be a cool hop to mix with others to add complexity and depth of flavor, but it's works well on its own if you have the skill of Sierra Nevada.

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Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.