Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ralphus:
3.85/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I picked this bottle up while in DC at Whole Foods Market, during a recent vacation. I was glad to find it as it would have been tough to get in my native Canada.
It poured a medium amber colour. The head was thick and creamy but would eventually settle to a cap of foam, but it left great lacing down the glass. I found that it didn't smell very much at all. Even in the later stages it was subdued but there were malts, fruitiness and even some vanilla. It was nice but you have to reach for it.
The taste was deep sweet malts with a well controlled hop depth. I really enjoyed the head on this one and kept pouring it larger and larger each time. The mouthfeel suffered a bit from the sweetness I found.. slightly syrupy with a stickiness to it but it didn't really detract very much from the beer. I also enjoyed the fine carbonation.
Drinkability was good. A second (if I had one at the time) would have gone down well. Overall a lovely beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2009 23:57:37 | More by Ralphus
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: a little cloudy dark orange amber with good off white head and ok lacing
S: smells kinda odd to me, kind of a little spicy and piney with some malt at the end
T: taste is what makes this beer, its very well balanced and super easy to drink. Got a nice spicy and hop taste to it with some sweet malt lingering and a great slightly bitter after taste
M: good mouthfeel but i suck at reviewing mouthfeel
O: for taste is probably in my top 10 wish it was easier to find as its a great price and easy to drink
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2014 22:18:09 | More by GinjaSlice
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,401 ratings.