Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2012 bottling. Bought it 2 days ago and have stored it in the fridge ever since. Poured from a large bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pours a hazy orange-apricot color with a mammoth frothy head that has some really good retention. Getting lots of piny, floral, and citrus notes on the nose.
Medium body and slick mouthfeel. The taste is much sweeter and the hops far less assertive than I anticipated. There are sweet flavors of toast and marmalade on the front of the tongue. The hops come in quickly and spice things up nicely to keep it from getting cloying. Flavors of grapefruit come in around mid-palate. It's pretty well-balanced and the sweetness never does die out completely. The finish is fairly dry and some nice flowery, citrus-like bitterness lingers, along with a little fruity sweetness.
Overall, an excellent beer, but not one I will buy again. By no means do I think this is a bad beer, but I have tried enough IPAs to realize that my personal preference is for those with very little detectable sweetness. I will have to try the Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale. From what I've read, I think that one will suit my palate a bit better. Still, this one was a nice beer and by no means a disappointment.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2012 23:47:11 | More by deadonhisfeet
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