Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by macktbone:
3.9/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Purchased from Ledgers in Berkley.
Nice pour, crisp apple juice looking color with a small but sticky head. Super clear appearance.
Smells of apples, hops.
Fresh hoppy flavor with floral ending. Less harvest-like and more green-thumb. Roof of the mouth taste is extremely foral.
Mouthfeel is standard with a little extra oil. Most likely from the fresh "wet" hop.
Highly drinkable for the hop fiend. Not so much though for those anti rose oil folks. This does taste like an apple juice, rose water and hop mix.
I've been to New Zealand and all I saw was lots of sheep. I would love to go back with the intent of checking out the hops. With out a doubt, one of the best places on Earth.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2009 04:42:38 | More by macktbone
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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.
91 out of 100 based on 2,714 ratings.