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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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2,642 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,642
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 58
Gots: 80 | 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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beerogre

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Before I drank this beer I was surprised to notice it categorized as an APA, as from its name I was fully expecting it to be an IPA. However, after drinking it, it became quite clear that it is an APA, from the way in which this extraordinary well balanced beer has been crafted.

This beer had a fantastic head on it when poured into my glass, as good as any I have seen on an American beer, and it retained it beautifully throughout. Although, having said that, "throughout" wasn't all that long! - I fair gulped this one down, faster than I can recall doing so with any beer in quite some time. Definitely a dangerously drinkable beer, and another most special beer from my favorite brewery. I can't wait for the Harvest Ale this Fall!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 17:03:33 | More by beerogre
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-10-2014 02:37:38 | More by Cooker_stp
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-10-2014 01:40:25 | More by sonofliberty2
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larryarms847

Illinois

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
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-09-2014 16:46:24 | More by BeerNoobNC
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2014 16:41:00 | More by jbriggs7
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Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2014 03:09:15 | More by Schwegler
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Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-09-2014 02:55:07 | More by StArnoldFan
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-09-2014 00:40:11 | More by Sweffin
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-08-2014 14:06:33 | More by Mealhouse
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-08-2014 01:26:38 | More by Griffith
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-07-2014 16:44:00 | More by jdelbalzo99
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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2014 04:24:54 | More by bobv
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear copper. Big, cream head.
Smell: Floral, citrus, alcohol, and perhaps pineapple.
Taste: Floral and citrus.

This is great. It certainly does have a fresh taste...I think. There is a good bit of alcohol
in both the smell and taste; much more than what the ABV hints. Also, I think I'm getting some malt as well as citrus rinds from the taste. Total package, this is a great brew. I would definitely get it again. For whatever reason, I'm having trouble describing it.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 04:10:38 | More by TeamMathis
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Oliversarmy1085

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-06-2014 23:54:20 | More by Oliversarmy1085
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.1%

07-06-2014 05:27:17 | More by bernat1971
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-06-2014 01:49:43 | More by Lynn
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GmAn613


4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-05-2014 19:25:40 | More by GmAn613
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Idaho

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-05-2014 06:15:22 | More by zestd
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-05-2014 01:46:22 | More by twenteone
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California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-04-2014 12:07:22 | More by spark3148857
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South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

24oz bottle into a pint glass
Bottled on: 4/24/14

A: Pours a translucent dark copper with 3 plus fingers width of off white colored head. Head has good retention before dissipating down to a think film, and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Very malt forward, following the malts are some citrus and subtle tropical fruit hop notes; a bit of booze and a barleywine like candied sugar sweetness.

T: Lots of sweetness, caramel and candied sugar; piney and floral hops, along with some citrus rind. Hop profile more prominent than on the aroma. Tasty.

M/D: Medium bodied, smooth for the style, drinkability is average.

O: Good, but not great. Better than most IPAs out there, but I prefer both SN Pale and Torpedo to this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 01:16:29 | More by zac16125
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BeerBuzzGuy

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-03-2014 21:08:14 | More by BeerBuzzGuy
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turbotype

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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