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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Ratings: 611
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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Photo of MattTastrophee
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Nice marshmallow-y head with good lacing. Deep gold in color.

Smell: Very nice on the nose. Grapefruit and a little mint.

Taste: Big citrus and resin on my first sip. It's got a certain sweetness that I don't attribute to the malt, sort of a red grapefruit, plus a good amount of spiciness. Blueberry undertones are definitely detectable and enjoyable, but I was pointed to these by the bottle.

Mouthfeel: Big mouthfeel for me on this one, feels a bit more like a DIPA to drink.

Overall: Definitely liked this one. Sierra Nevada did a great job showcasing this hop, and I hope to find more from this series.

Photo of bpasquini
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Had a nice orange and golden color mix, left a really nice fluffy head from the pour, left lots of lacing on the glass, overall pretty solid appearance for this beer

S: I got a lot of pine, some black pepper, nice floral citrusy notes, and a slight hint of mixed berries, to be honest it smelled way better than I thought it would and I found it amazing to have a single hop produce all these different flavors and smells

T: Again this category surpassed my expectations, upfront I got a nice resiny pine flavor followed by some nice pepper spice and the finish was crisp citrus mixed with some sweet mixed berries, the berry flavor was a little feint but it was a good thing they were, might not have been a good combo if they were the predominant flavor, again very solid

M: This beer was very crisp, light, slightly oily, and very smooth, very easy to drink and would have made an excellent summer beer IMO

O: Extremely great beer for the price, definitely would recommend trying this one, it has a nice little twist to it

Photo of davet100
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Ohmmygawd
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I saw this at the store and couldn't believe the $5 price for a bomber and I had to try it out.

A- Thick foamy head.

S- Blueberry and pine nose.

T- Blueberry start that sits on the front of the tongue followed by a piney finish that sits on the back. Nice but not too complex.

M- Thick IPA feel that takes a long time to settle on the tongue. Leaves a little bit of a very light blueberry aftertaste surrounded by a mouth of slightly bitter pine.

O- Pleasant beer. Fresh and sits nicely. A great balance of blueberry and pine.

Photo of Sunn
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of brett_arneson
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of LanePerson
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of eldraque39
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A. Lovely color, dense white head that lingers

S. Not especially strong smell, but definitely hoppy. Pleasant but not powerful.

T. Pretty uncomplicated - strong flavor, nothing fruity, just lots of good body.

M.Crisp, clean, goes down smooth

O. A nice no BS brew. Straightforward beer taste, uncomplicated & refreshing. I'd like to drink this on tap. Good value for a 24 oz. bottle.

Photo of logicerror
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/4/2014. Pours slightly cloudy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of blueberry, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, bread, light honey, light pepper, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hops and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of blueberry, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, black pepper, pine, floral, grass, bread, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/pepper bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of blueberry, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, black pepper, pine, floral, grass, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of unique citrus/blueberry hops with light-moderate malt flavors; with a very crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice fresh hop IPA! All around great complexity of bright hop flavors with light-moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Bilco
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mattboyer182
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of bwarren82
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Kendo
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the 24 oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is clear golden-coppery-amber with a creamy half-finger ivory head on top. Nice slow-rising bubbles and the clear body give this one a nice presentation. Good lace left behind.

S: Not too strong in the nose, but what's there is pleasant: dank herbs, florally, hint of skunky buds and a touch of fruitiness. No citrus or pine, which is unusual for a SN IPA. . . .

T: First sip/impression: interesting. Modest cereal grain malt foundation. This Yakima #291 hop seems to impart primarily fruity flavors - touch of tropical fruit and faint blueberry - and a touch of spice (slightly peppery, especially in the aftertaste). Finishes with a nice lingering slightly piney bitterness however, which seems to show up out of nowhere on the end of the sip.

M: Creamy feel, not sharp at all. Medium in heft.

O: Good stuff. Somewhat unique. Doesn't blow me away, but it's better than your garden-variety IPA.

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