Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cbutova:
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Yakima #291 hops if that is relevant at all.
A- Poured from the 24oz bottle to a large chalice with a fairly clear, golden body. Head rises to about two fingers high with a thick, creamy texture. Head retention is quite good and lace begins as soon as the head starts to fall. Thick webs of lace all around.
S- Dank herbal hops rule the aroma, they are even a bit skunky. Hop forward but maybe not quite as pungent as some IPAs. Some tropical fruit feel and floral notes but very dank overall. Light malts and yeast bread after the hops.
T- Follows the nose with a focus on hops. Certainly one of the more interesting hop varietals I can think of in a while. Dank skunky herbs, tropical fruits, slight citrus rind/juice and floral notes come to mind. Light cracked grains and slight American yeast influence to balance.
MF- Light bodied with a crisp, slightly creamy and smooth texture. Carbonation at a high level to accentuate those hop volatiles. Finishes with a medium bitterness.
Interesting for a single hop beer to say the least. The dank and skunkiness of the hop reminds me of something else and makes for a solid overall IPA.
03-09-2014 03:50:12 | More by cbutova
More User Reviews:
3.55/5 rDev -7.1%
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".
04-07-2014 00:22:37 | More by oberon
3.34/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
03-08-2014 04:23:35 | More by bsp77
4.33/5 rDev +13.4%
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.
03-12-2014 07:02:35 | More by MattyG85
3.31/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
03-29-2014 13:03:25 | More by far333
Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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