Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
3.73/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
They should rename this beer "steady heady," as its sturdiness keeps it consistent for a long time. The copper-orange beer beneath is a beautiful sight. A slight haze is dotted with carbonation. To me, that's a perfect looking beer.
Notably cliched for this one, but fresh, and surprisingly more muted than I'd have assumed. Just a whiff of citrus - can't really make out much else.
Holy Hoppenfeffer! Big in the mouth, but oddly almost like a subdued summer barleywine. A gripping bitterness of dry grapefruit and pineapple, just a bit of spiciness like cinnamon or nutmeg. Didn't really open up at all until it came to room temp - revealed some crackery malt at that point.
It almost seems like hops for the sake of hops though. They're there and big, but they don't necessarily add the varied characteristics I'd expect in a SN beer.
Since I started this pour, I waited for the flavors to pop - and waited, until they finally did at the end of the first long pint. Still, not enough for me to enjoy it fully - consistently, but just underwhelming for SN.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2011 03:19:12 | More by mdcrouser
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4.23/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: a little cloudy dark orange amber with good off white head and ok lacing
S: smells kinda odd to me, kind of a little spicy and piney with some malt at the end
T: taste is what makes this beer, its very well balanced and super easy to drink. Got a nice spicy and hop taste to it with some sweet malt lingering and a great slightly bitter after taste
M: good mouthfeel but i suck at reviewing mouthfeel
O: for taste is probably in my top 10 wish it was easier to find as its a great price and easy to drink
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2014 22:18:09 | More by GinjaSlice
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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