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

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86
very good

539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
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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Gavage

New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 1" head that slowly falls.

Smell: floral and citrus tones comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, floral hops, some earthy tones, orange, and a moderate bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness throughout with some dryness arriving late.

Overall: a very easy to quaff beer. Simple yet satisfying. Worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:31:28 | More by Gavage
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-07-2014 21:39:25 | More by xJMFCx
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-07-2014 00:01:50 | More by bigbeers84
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mjtiernan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-06-2014 04:20:45 | More by mjtiernan
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Ronw

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-02-2014 21:32:25 | More by Ronw
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Jmitchell3

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-01-2014 00:17:07 | More by Jmitchell3
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oldvines

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-31-2014 21:18:24 | More by oldvines
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Gregg_Kawakami

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-31-2014 06:37:58 | More by Gregg_Kawakami
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trubeernick

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-31-2014 05:46:43 | More by trubeernick
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LuvLagunitas

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 04:12:16 | More by LuvLagunitas
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 13:35:47 | More by RonaldTheriot
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hpthebull

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2014 01:46:38 | More by hpthebull
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lcdawg

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2014 01:43:00 | More by lcdawg
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-28-2014 19:54:47 | More by bpfrush
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Rideguy64

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-26-2014 21:56:51 | More by Rideguy64
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 01:39:14 | More by MNishCT77
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Paz8812

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-25-2014 02:08:14 | More by Paz8812
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-24-2014 02:52:54 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-24-2014 00:48:32 | More by Haybeerman
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-23-2014 17:12:15 | More by jaxon53
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jl2414

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-23-2014 01:14:10 | More by jl2414
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-23-2014 01:07:11 | More by heerboth
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bscalt

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-23-2014 00:58:26 | More by bscalt
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murphius1118

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-23-2014 00:55:32 | More by murphius1118
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2014 06:00:48 | More by Flounder57
Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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