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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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very good

606 Ratings
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Ratings: 606
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

trubeernick, May 31, 2014
Photo of LuvLagunitas
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Gorgeous. Glowing gold with an astonishingly large, rocky, white head. Decent bit of carbonation and fantastic lacing. Probably one of the best beers I've ever seen.

S: Sadly my nose is stuffy and I can barely smell a thing. I will rate the smell as not to affect the overall average.

T: The hop bitterness, pine, and (surprisingly) booze hit you up front and linger for a good while. Underneath the slight singe there is a hint of sweet biscuit malt. Somewhere in the middle there's citrus hidden. Maybe orange? Everything is kind of vague about this one.

M: Smooth and medium bodied. Not too much carbonation. Easy to drink and leaves a slickness about the mouth.

O: Not bad. Not my favorite. West Coast IPA's aren't very complex but are still pretty good. Really just tried it based on how rarely it comes out and it's by a superb brewery. It was decently bitter as an IPA should be and drank like one should. But to be fair, this is one of the better looking beers I've seen. Check it out while it's still around!

LuvLagunitas, May 30, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA- 291 Varietal has a medium, slightly off-white head, a semi-clear, orange-gold, bubbly appearance, with powdery, tan sediment suspended throughout, and a single, lacy residue left on the glass. Aroma is of sweet, white bread and a touch of mild hop oil and citrus. Taste is of the same things, and the bitterness is subdued and mellow. There is a black pepper aspect, as others have mentioned. Mouthfeel is medium, and Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA- 291 Varietal finishes somewhat crisp and highly drinkable. Overall, this is an outstanding effort.


RonaldTheriot, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

hpthebull, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

lcdawg, May 29, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

bpfrush, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Rideguy64, May 26, 2014
Photo of MNishCT77
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine & Liquors in NW DC, bottles on 02/04/2014, poured into my Surly British style pint glass and drank over an hour

A: 2/3 - golden-brown coloration, high clarity (can both see and read through), initial one finger soapy white carbonation settles into fine glass lacing with islands, tight white bubbles mixed with some off-white colored debris that settles at the bottom of the glass (finings vs. yeast), moderate alcohol legs

S: 8/12 - as advertised, citrus, red berry, blueberry and black pepper; some toasted malts (likely Vienna or Munich), mild alcohol notes - the hops are pleasant but not omnipresent

T: 15/20 - mild hop bitterness on the front of the tongue that gives way to a gentle berry and peppery profile; again, some toasted malts for balance; finishes dry and inviting with little to no residual sweetness

M: 4/5 - moderate body, some alcohol fullness with lesser hop oils, appropriate carbonation for style

O: 8/10 - solid IPA that profiles a new hop varietal - Yakima #291; this hop reminds me of a more muted version of Mosaic, so, unfortunately, I don't really see it taking off unless there is a Mosaic shortage, which could very well happen given it's popularity; however, it might go nicely in a blended IPA in a supporting role

TOTAL - 37/50

MNishCT77, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Paz8812, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Ilovebeer1549, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Haybeerman, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

jaxon53, May 23, 2014
Photo of jl2414
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

jl2414, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

heerboth, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

bscalt, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

murphius1118, May 23, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Citrus, grassy, herbal, toasted, and pale malts.

Taste: Nice teal like herbal notes. More like a pale ale than an IPA. Could only imagine how much of this varietal is in the brew.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, chewy, medium carbonation, medium bodied, and a little tingly bitterness.

Overall: Pretty nice stuff. Not sure as bout the varietal, but could go well with a mixture of hops.

Flounder57, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

nebula1999, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CTbrew32, May 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

BeerNoobNC, May 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

ToddGingerich, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

PsilohsaiBiN, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

2GOOFY, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

cjac, May 17, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

KTCamm, May 17, 2014
Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.