Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.94/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This looks quite interesting, love to try the new experimental hops, even if they never live on. Bottled 2/04/14, slightly more than a month old.
Pours a quickly rising frothy semi thick creamy rich 1+ finger head that fades back at a med to slower pace, and lots of soapy lacing, crystal clear golden tan colored beer.
NOse is interesting, plenty of hops in there but really unique hop aroma, some resinous notes, little peppery hop, little grassy slight earthy, fairly floral with just a touch of pine and fruity note, and very light grapefruit rind. Hint of a malt underneath but barely.
Taste starts with more hops, interesting unique hops again, fairly floral with a hint of pine, but earthy just a touch of forest floor earth and pine, with a mild resin note as well. The hops bring a little fruity note, can't really label the fruit though, actually... late on the back end it's like blueberry... that's interesting, a little blueberry and green stem, as well as those mild peppery notes, and perhaps a touch of pear. Malts bring a little sweetness and little syrupy like note with hint of sweet malty flavor, and just a touch of crystal malt. Late the hops turn a bit spicy and chewy, finishing quite bitter and spicy, little more pine and earthy notes, little sticky malt as well but drier.
Mouth is med bod, lots of fluffy carbonation perhaps just a bit too much as it begins to get a little disctracting.
Overall an interesting beer for sure, the hops are quite unique with the fruity notes, blueberry, pear, pepper, etc, with that mild resin and pine notes, little earthy too. Malts bring just enough to keep the hops from getting too crazy bitter as they seem to try, nicely balanced, good all around beer as expected from SN.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 01:59:25 | More by jlindros
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