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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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86
very good

536 Ratings
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | 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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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear dark yellow with a white head that likes to lace.

S- Sweet, spicy, and a hint of tropical notes.

T- Spicy upfront followed by grass and a piney finish. There as some subtle tropical flavors along with some grape that lingers in the finish. The bitterness is on the mild end of the IPA spectrum.

M- Medium bodied moderately ccarbonated.

O- Overall a decent beer. Nothing outstanding, but there are some nice and interesting flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 23:39:47 | More by y2jrock60
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-25-2014 06:13:11 | More by nygannon
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Growlerguzzler

New York

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a nice IPA glass. Nice color and sticky lacing.

Aroma was hard to pick up at first, I let it get a bit too cold.

Typical Sierra Nevada bitterness (not necessarily a bad thing) peppery, one dimensional and reminded me, as oddly as this sounds, like my memory of what beer tasted like when I would sneak a sip from my dads Budweiser. It was really hard to get a good profile for the taste of this beer.

Once this beer warmed up, it opened up quite a bit. More fruit in the aroma and taste- maybe cherry?

Overall, I liked it but found it hard to 'get' . I think I'll give it a second go, maybe letting it warm up more before trying it to see how it hits me. For under $5 for the bomber, it's worth another taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 14:02:46 | More by Growlerguzzler
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dunix

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-24-2014 13:25:19 | More by dunix
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-24-2014 00:21:26 | More by eawolff99
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Noting that this bottle is some 70 days old, of a 100-day "freshness" label.

Pours a fairly clean golden, with prodigious head of off-white carbonation. Exquisite, ornate, and thick lacing.

Aroma is floral hops and maybe a touch of sharp grain malts. Nice.

Taste is sharply floral, with a grapefruit hops finish. A bit dry and bitter, but tempered well with plenty of complementary malts.

Well-done, as you'd expect from the dependable and proven Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 21:59:56 | More by secondtooth
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-23-2014 21:35:37 | More by ZEB89
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-23-2014 16:55:37 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a tulip glass. The beer is a slightly hazy golden color with a rich, white head that retains forever and leaves piles of sticky white lacing on the glass. Small amounts of visible carbonation in the glass.

S - Aroma was pretty muted. Mostly a dank hop aroma.

T - Follows the nose, but the flavors are significantly more pronounced. Juicy, dank, earthy hops. Little bit of pine. Little bit of spice. Label indicates blueberries, but I didn't detect that. Very nice.

M - Typically I like a nice full-bodied IPA, but this one goes too far for me. The stickiness here is off the charts, and while I like the appearance on the glass, the beer is filling me up and making it difficult to finish.

O - Great flavors, I would like to see this hop used in future beers for sure. I'm not sure if the hop itself is responsible for the overbearing stickiness, but I really did like the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 11:47:03 | More by Andrew041180
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JVStabile64

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-23-2014 07:10:42 | More by JVStabile64
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge frothy head that hangs around and leaves gobs of lace.

Fairly standard citrus and pine in the nose.

Pineapple, blueberry, lemon notes atop a nice citrus hop and malt base.

Slightly viscous, very smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation.

This was an easy drinker, and quite delicious. Quite impressed.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 02:46:47 | More by Strix
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Omer4176

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-23-2014 02:01:17 | More by Omer4176
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-23-2014 00:34:02 | More by RMoeNay
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ant880

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-23-2014 00:30:33 | More by ant880
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-22-2014 22:38:17 | More by TTripp725
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jellikit

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Orange. Clear. Medium head. Nice head.
S: Mango. Floral. Bubble gum.
T: Hoppy. Pine. Citrus. Bitter. But not unbearable. Goes away.
M: Sort of light. Dry'ish. Medium carbonation.
O: Another great beer by Sierra Nevada. Hop up front, midway, and at the end.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 04:09:29 | More by jellikit
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JothHu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2014 21:53:30 | More by JothHu
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-21-2014 15:27:40 | More by powdersoldier
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skubas86

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-21-2014 15:13:14 | More by skubas86
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Prager62

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2014 12:19:59 | More by Prager62
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2014 01:49:59 | More by brotherloco
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-20-2014 07:39:59 | More by largadeer
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Bytor31

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-20-2014 03:08:26 | More by Bytor31
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright hazy orange. Big white head. Thick collar and beautiful lacing. Never really dissipates.

Smell - Bready malts. It is genuinely peppery, as the label states. Floral and a little tropical. Some grassy notes.

Taste - Tropical fruit hops. Toasty malt. Grassy bitterness and a peppery finish. Non-standard flavors for an IPA, but it's nice.

Mouthfeel - Bitter. Bready with a bit of sweetness, but drinks easily. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Got better as it warmed and I ended up really enjoy in it.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 21:51:50 | More by Alieniloquium
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-19-2014 20:39:11 | More by MNBeerGeek
Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.