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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

583 Ratings
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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of cjac
4/5  rDev +4.7%

cjac, May 17, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
4.28/5  rDev +12%
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.

KTCamm, May 17, 2014
Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Zonian1, May 17, 2014
Photo of tedho21
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

tedho21, May 16, 2014
Photo of elNopalero
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh beer, gently handled is an amazing thing.

This pours a crisp straw gold with thin cap of white foam.

Delicately hopped with a … blueberry note? In contract to the citrus and pine character I expected I get a wonderful berry burst which carries over as I sip. It’s delicately hopped, and lightly bitter, with a great drying finish. This was fantastic.

elNopalero, May 15, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 3.13.14

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a fluffy, off-white head with good retention.

S - Skunky - dank, pine, floral.

T - LIght, pine, dank.

D - Light-watery body with good carbonation.

O - Light and crisp, a bit thin and watery, dank.

HuskyinPDX, May 12, 2014
Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mikeburd1128, May 11, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear gold with a thin, clinging white head.

S: Gentle, refined aromas of grass, fresh melon, ripe berries, and spring flowers express themselves on the nose.

T: Strong, pungent notes of grass, herbs, white onion, radish, lemon rind, and black pepper fill the mouth on the entry, but by mid-palate, subtler, sweeter notes of ripe blueberry, mulberry, wildflower honey, canary melon, honeydew melon, biscuits, and crackers emerge. The finish is pleasantly bitter with lingering notes of pepper, blueberry, biscuit, cracker, and honeydew.

M: On the lighter side of medium and initially somewhat dry, this ale only develops a hint of resinous texture between mid-palate and the fade. Carbonation is firm and prickly. Very easy to drink for the style.

O: An interesting single hop IPA and really solidly crafted too. I have almost gotten to the point where I can just assume that anything Sierra Nevada releases will be good. Pick this one up if you are interested in unique, little-known American hop varietals.

mrfrancis, May 10, 2014
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

4Socialanxiety, May 10, 2014
Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Hopheadhiker, May 10, 2014
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ImFlyerThanYou, May 09, 2014
Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Zetcha7x, May 09, 2014
Photo of j0hnc2468
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

j0hnc2468, May 08, 2014
Photo of inlimbo77
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1pt 8pz
IME snifter

A: Clear piss yellow. Bright white head. Frothy lacing. Sticks to glass.

S: Definitely a strange nose. Melon like almost.

T: Light bitterness on tip of the tongue. Grainy. Cereal like. Hops definitely giving off some berry notes. Dry finish. Light bitterness.

M: Lighter side of medium.

inlimbo77, May 08, 2014
Photo of DaveOrlowski
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

DaveOrlowski, May 07, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +4.7%

LXIXME, May 07, 2014
Photo of Soloveitchik
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Soloveitchik, May 06, 2014
Photo of TEdubbaD
4/5  rDev +4.7%

TEdubbaD, May 06, 2014
Photo of braican
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

braican, May 05, 2014
Photo of Arithmeticus
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured chilled in shaker pint.

A: beautiful head, creamy; great carb action and lacing
S: very little aroma; what little there is comes off as eurolager
T: bitter finish, experimental; blueberry? huh? all hops, malt swallowed up in sweet bitterness
M: thin to medium body, but great carbonation

A nice beer overall, but nothing I'll return to.

Arithmeticus, May 04, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not many wet hop beers this year so I am glad I found this for $5.95 at my local House of 1,000 beers. Into a pint glass.

A - Mildly hazy bright amber yellow with a bouquet of head well over a full inch. Makes for perfect lacing.
S - Fresh citrus rind, biscuit malt, some bread mostly mild but it's really not the sent I love it's the taste.
T - Much more piney hops than I expected. Clings to the palate hard. Almost soapy I have not experienced such an intensity since "Green Flash West Coast IPA" Yakima hops I don't enjoy apparently but in this beer it's pretty balanced with the malts. Still very biting like mouthing a fresh grapefruit. A hop lovers dream.
M - It's on par with the style light to medium but I can't seem to do more than sip.

Overall it's a well crafted beer Yakima done perfect but it's not my cup of tea. For the record I love everything this brewery does so keep it craft!

DrDemento456, May 04, 2014
Photo of RobTheKnob
4/5  rDev +4.7%

RobTheKnob, May 04, 2014
Photo of loganburgh
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

loganburgh, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

morrowd3, May 03, 2014
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +4.7%

zonker17, May 03, 2014
Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.