Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
3.95/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 24oz bottle into a pint glass
Brewed in late april, a little over a month old
A- Pours a hazy cloudy amber with a finger and a half of off white foam. Great retention and lacing
S- Malt is what stands out the most. Strong hops from the behind. Citrus and other floral notes are there. However due to the logistics of the hops used it’s the first time I’ve smelled it and am at a loss to describe it
T- Very strong and smooth. I’ve heard the hops have a spice to them, which I find to be more of a nice tang. Mild caramel malts are very well represented and the foundation of the beer.
M- Little carbonation with strong bitterness that lands on the back of the tongue. Very nice dry finish
O- As always, a quality brew from Sierra Nevada. Made even better by the appreciation of the lengths they go through to get fresh hops all the way from new Zealand back to America, dried, and brewed in ‘a little over a week.’ Very impressive and very easy to drink. Looking forward to this years Northern harvest
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2012 05:38:49 | More by lordofstarside
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a growler, poured into a nonic pint. The nose is pretty malty, fair amount of citrus. Clear amber-orange. Good amount of head, and a TON of lacing, the glass is coated. The flavor is outstanding...citrus, floral, and pine. Good good, love these from SN every season.
Serving type: growler
08-01-2014 01:49:05 | More by MarkQ617
4.65/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Stated 2014 on the bomber.
A - Pours out super clear ambersh orange with a frothy three finger off white head that leaves incredible lacing around the glass.
S - Floral, citrusy, fruity, raisin, fig, caramel, sweet and malty. Complex and Beautiful!
T - Sweet, floral, caramely, gratefruit/citrus, fruity esters, lemon zest, bitterness. Very well balanced!
M - Medium bodied and super soft in the mouth, almost frouthy. Carbonation is perfect on this, which really makes it a pleasure to drink outright.
O - Can I say I love this beer! I had it on tap at a local bar and it grabbed my attention like no other beer that I have had thus far. I enjoyed it so much, I went on a wild goose chase looking for it at all the local beer stores with no avail, I asked a beer store if they would get it on the next shipment and sure enough it came in! I will be picking more of this up, that is for sure. The beer has so much to offer, and yet it is so smooth with a perfect blend of flavors and aromas. Its balance has no offensive flavors to speak of. If you want an excellent fresh hop ale look no further, this is a must get cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 23:09:58 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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