Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.6/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 24 oz (710m l) bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass (June 18, 2010). Serial number on the label says "111220730" so it's bottled 7:30am PST, April 22, 2011 on bottling line #2, (see here: http://www.sierranevada.com/images/BottleCode2009.pdf).
Eyes: Pours a nice hazy golden-copper with an abundant, thick head. Beautiful.
Nose: A decent nose, more grassy than citrus, a hint of sweet malt in the background. The least impressive aspect of this beer.
Tongue: Malty sweet with caramel and dried fruit notes up front, with a significant bitter grassy finish. A well balanced beer that just doesn't seem to pull of a great flavor profile.
Mouth: Well carbonated, but there is an awkward metallic finish that doesn't work for me.
Libation: A decent IPA, but not close to as good as the SN Estate Brewers Harvest Ale. I'm not sure I want to pick up a 24 oz bottle of this on the regular.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2011 08:35:05 | More by OttoBomb
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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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