Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2,655 | Reviews: 1,303 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Pahn:
3.58/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
24oz bottle into Duvel tulip. 2012 vintage (just came out).
Appearance: Free pour yields a 1.5 inch fluffy bonewhite head that dissipates slowly and leaves a tight ring of lacing. Pours a clear orange and leaves a few spots and splotches of lacing.
Smell: Lemony hops, with some melon and a bit of almost-citrusy pungency. Toasted bready malt aroma in the background. Some pleasant sugary stuff happening--bakery smells. Surprisingly doesn't clash with the sharp hop aromas.
Taste: Noble hops with some melon and pine. Prominent malt backbone. Pleasant finish that could be dryer, with a lingering bitter aftertaste that isn't so good. Bit subdued with the hop flavor, especially relative to the aromas.
Lots of nice hop flavors pop up here and there (lemony notes, some pungent hops), but mostly it's a muddled noble hop flavor with a strong malt backbone. Reasonably well put together, but not great. Gets > 3.0 for some of the highlights.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. High side of moderate carbonation--always feels active, but not distractingly overcarbonated. Finish should be dryer. Bitterness is on the low side for an IPA (by Sierra Nevada, at least), but harsh.
Overall: I really like this beers subtleties, but the total package isn't doing it for me. Sierra Nevada's Northern Hop Harvest a few months ago was light years better.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2012 22:10:44 | More by Pahn
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance is a bright, transparent rust orange and pours a fluffy off-white+pink head.
Smells of citrus, floral, and slightly spicy.
Tastes slightly of pineapple, caramel, and spicy hops.
Mouthfeel is a well balance between malt and hop, slightly spicy up front with a bitter, then sweet finish.
Overall, a good IPA but nothing spectacular.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 23:05:24 | More by larryarms847
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,655 ratings.