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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPASierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA

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2,643 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,643
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 58
Gots: 81 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV: 6.7%
Beginning gravity: 14.7 Plato
Ending gravity: 3.9 Plato
IBU: 66
Malts: Pale and Caramel
Yeast: Top-fermenting ale yeast
Bittering hops: Pacific Halertau
Finishing hops: New Zealand Motueka and New Zealand Southern Cross

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-07-2008)
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, 2011 bottle (passed on the 2008 bottle at an unnamed local store)

A: Deep reddish amber color, half a finger of thick, white, resilient head. Decent lacing.

S: Sweet and sticky, lots of resiny pine hops with ample caramel malts and a bit of a breadiness around too.

T: Bitter and sweet hop flavors here, loving the strength of them. Not as much malt to pick up on here, but you'll enjoy the pine and citrus.

M: Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, sticky finish.

O: Enjoyable, hoppy, readily available (during early summer) beer. I might not drink this one all the time but I anticipate picking it up again next year.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 04:52:50 | More by AwYeh
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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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