Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.55/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a slightly hazy light amber with a big fluffy head. Serious retention and tons of sticky lace are left behind.
Wonderful hoppy aroma. Not exactly the usual scent of hops, but still has citrus (orange & lemon), tropical fruit, fresh grass and floral notes.
Spicy hops kick things off before fruit sets in. Citrus and pineapple are present and mingle with the sweet caramel malt. Toasted bread and apricot preserves come in before a blast of resiny hop bitterness. Finishes with mildly bitter with a slighlt sweet floral flavor. Incredibly well balanced while providing a juicy hop kick.
Medium bodied and silky smooth with maybe a touch of graininess on the tongue. Highly drinkable and just so enjoyable. I was still looking for more after finishing the 24oz bottle. I'd love to always have a bottle or two around.
I really liked the hop profile in this one. It was like an old school pale ale on steriods. Gotta love the freshness of this beer as well.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2008 19:51:03 | More by Lupe
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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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