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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

611 Ratings
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 10
Gots: 47 | 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 CloudStrife
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

24oz bottle poured into a snifter. Packaged 02/04/14.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a dense white head sitting on top. As the head slowly dissipates it leaves loads of lacing on the sides of the glass. Average amount of visible carbonation.

S: Nice fruity hop aroma on this one that really focuses on the blueberry characteristic. Very impressive they got that much berry aroma from simply the hops. Sweet malt backbone brings up the backend.

T: Solid IPA with loads of hop flavor, a great bitterness and decent malt backing. Starts off with that blueberry fruitiness that was found in the the aroma which is by no means fake or imitation tasting. Bitterness takes the middle of the mix before a bit of sweet malts rounds out the flavor profile.

M: Medium body with ample carbonation. Hops give it a bit of dryness that compliments the crisp finish. Alcohol is well hidden in the bitterness.

Overall really digging the Yakima #291 hop with its intense blueberry profile. A very interesting addition that makes for a fantastic IPA.

Photo of osant37
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Bert's
Pours just shy of clear, a medium golden color with a huge frothy white head that slowly recedes to a cap and leaves lots of stickies on the side of the glass. The aroma is earthy herbal pine with a hint of mint and a light bready malt character in the background. Flavor is bready and light caramel maltiness with some earthy herbal spicy hop flavor. Moderate level of hop bitterness with a lingering bite. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Nice IPA, I love it when brewers showcase new hops by themselves. That being said, imho this hop needs another hop to support its flavor here. This could use a bit of fruit or citrus to balance a bit here especially in the flavor. Cascade or crystal and citra at 20 minutes.

Photo of BB1313
3.01/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled on 2/4/14. 24oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing golden with a subtle haze; huge fluffy white head that sticks around and leaves awesome lacing and retention. This beer looks great, just like all of Sierra Nevada's beers. The aromas are very bready. Lots of cracker and malts. Some hints of grass too. Slightly floral. The flavors are extremely earthy. More fresh cut grass. Some pine notes. The hop bitterness is spot on, but there's really not much hop flavor going on. I can definitely notice that they used whole-cone hops, which Sierra Nevada likes to do. More crackers and fresh bread. Subtle hints of grapefruit and orange peel. Alcohol goes unnoticed. The mouthfeel is nice. It started off thin, but the more I drink the more the carbonation comes alive. It also gains a nice creamy fluffiness to it, which adds to the experience.

This is well crafted for sure, just like most Sierra Nevada beers, but I suppose this one just isn't for me. I enjoyed my time with it, but it's not something I'll be dreaming about or craving again. It's very similar to alot of Sierra Nevada beers, in my opinion. I feel like I've had this beer from them a bunch of times.

Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kushlash23
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, floral, and berry aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, berry, and floral flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with this new hop providing citrus, berry, and floral qualities all around.

Photo of ZachKelly
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of SerpentX
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Horbar
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of trentbent
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- The usual bubbly SN pomp with massive head that tastes buttery and great and doesn't want to go down. How often is the fuzz so nice?

S- It's a mild smell on this one. This candle does burn like the wind of a hop field, but not the hop concentrate.

T- I don't think this beer would work as a simple 12 oz bottle, and the flavor is why. I kid you not I wasn't crazy about this beer when I first got into it, but EVERY sip gets better (maybe it's the buzz). This is a most delicate hop, with light lemony and pepper taste with a bittery finish that fades quickly. It becomes more distinct as the expectation of that grapefruit we've been getting so much of goes away.

M- Delicate and floral, I'm saying this in the sense that the nose is the brain the heart is the tongue and the mouthfeel is the mind, okay? It's like drinking a cloud and the colors (yes, colors) I get are light blue and yellow. It's nice because where else do you get this than from a single hop beer.

I was disappointed in this beer at first but I think I wanted a hop bomb, but this is a subtle beer. I was wondering how beer was gonna go. Like Beerchitect said, it's not about screaming now, more like cooing. Can you hear this?

Photo of Mersh
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of superdoopersauce
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of scotorum
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Jan. 20 2014.

Poured from the 24 oz. bottle into a plastic hotel cup.

a: Clear dark gold witrh a two inch tall white head which receded slowly to thick even surface foam and very dense and persistent lacing.

s: Slight pine.

t: Medium biscuit malt followed by a sharp hop bite. Bitterness lingers on the tongue. Dry finish with some grassiness.

m: Medium, great body, the persistent foam adds to the sense of substantiality

o: A tasty and enjoyable IPA, the Yakima hops have a sharp yet forgiving bite.

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of koutkid41
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, light orange/pale with frothy head that lingers a bit.

S: Grainy malt sweetness kinda smells like a Helles to me. Floral and herbal notes, citrus, and light berry. Nothing too prominent.

T: Herbal and spicy flavors. Some pine and blueberry. The malts are pretty light and soft. Again reminds me of a Helles but more bitter.

F: Medium, dry, crisp, and easy to drink.

O: Decently bitter and more on the malty side on the aroma and flavor. Not too hoppy besides the light bitterness. Cant really get any real characteristics of this new hop breed.

Photo of Bushwood
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of sloelco
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Ieatlambfries
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of smooth_aleing
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of mothman
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is the Yakima #291. It is the first in the series. I am guessing the name on BA will eventually be edited since they are going to have a series of these this year.

White head. Color is a clear gold. Leaves lace.

Flavor profile: Sticky, hop resiny goodness. It is very floral and a bit herbal. Has the blueberry flavor that the label suggests. It is fairly fruity and juicy.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and bitter. Medium bodied. Ends with a layer of hops left on the palate. This thing is really in your face.

Overall, I thought this was a fun beer to drink and enjoyable. I had no problem with the 24 oz bomber and could have had more. Definitely worth the $5. I highly recommend this one.

Photo of jpd026
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of nyyfanatic213
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.