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

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86
very good

612 Ratings
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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 10
Gots: 46 | 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:
Brewed with Yakima #291 Hops

(Beer added by: lordofstarside on 02-16-2014)
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I'm suffering seasonal allergies, but I'm getting NOTHING in the head....maybe light grassy but very faint. Nice caramel start with a decent hops-pine finish. A little more in the flavor than the aroma, but still quite underwhelming. The beer just kinda exists...

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03/23/14 From bottle. I've been looking forward to these single hop brews. As someone that avoids overly hoppy beers, I'm interested in finding out which ones I like, what methods I like (wet or dry hopping), etc.

This is clearly labeled as a "100 day IPA". That's cool. But I had to get out the monocle & move into the sunlight to see if there was a date on it. 02/04/14 I think.

Must be correct as this definitely has freshness all over it. Pours kind of foamy. Settles into a seriously thick head & keeps up the effervescence as the flavor settles into a medium hoppy taste. Slight citrus. This is as high up the hop scale I get with comfort.

Didn't get the distinction of taste I was hoping for to characterize the yet to be named new breed Yakima #291 hop. Glad I tried it but I'm still looking.

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Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.