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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,646 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,646
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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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

We pour a beer the color of terra cotta. It holds an off-white head of chunky bubbles. This retains nicely, leaving thick sheets and patterns of lacing as it eventually goes. There is a thick haze, with no sediment noted. Carbonation appears mild. The aroma gives sickly sweet nectary hops, light grapefruit citrus, mild metallic adjuncts, baked apple sugars, buttery diacetyls, brown sugar sweets, and brown and caramel malts. With warmth comes light but fusel booze and warm vinyl plastics. Our first impression is that the hops are nicely bitter, standing hard against the darker background of malts. As we sip, heavy pale and caramel malts hit first, with citric and herbal hops, moderate soapy bitterness, flashes of brown sugar, and burnt butter. The malts continue their strength to the peak, with light leathers, bittered pales, sweet caramels, toast and roast, and dark cherry fruitiness. The end comes with phenolic plastics, black pepper booze, more of an adjuncty and metallic malt, brown apple sweetness, and those same bright, herbal and grapefruit hops. The aftertaste breathes of those same bitter hops, grassy malts, chalky yeast, chalky pale grains, cooked brown sugars, and big metallics. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is medium to full. There is nice slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop to the sip, with a coating left all around the mouth. This gives way to a light pucker, and chalky astringency far down on the hard palate. The abv is fine, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was richness of flavoring, and full, hearty glug to the feel. From the start of things, the look is inviting, but the aroma tapers off into metallics, adjuncts, and overpowering maltiness. This actually plays well into the flavoring, as the strong grain base is enough to balance the dark, bittering Pacific hop varietals. Thus, the flavoring remains robust and interesting throughout, helping in large part to make this guy a success.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 02:12:36 | More by TheBrewo
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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,646 ratings.