Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
3/5 rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I am a big fan of Sierra Nevada. I had no idea they made another beers… let alone three or four other beers! Heck, they could make ten others. I was just aware of their regular Sierra Nevada, and their Torpedo that I discovered while in Kentucky for Thunder Over Louisville. But I wasn’t aware of the Harvest. Let alone that the harvest was a series of beers.
The beer pours out like an IPA… smells like an IPA. This beer better tastes like an IPA.
The beer is VERY smooth on the front of the palate. It then starts to get carbonated about halfway through, then smacks your mouth with bitterness toward the end of the swallow. Then you wait… you wait for the bitter aftertaste to leave. But it doesn’t. And that’s okay… The bitter aftertaste is what I expect from an IPA.
The beer doesn’t have a big ABV, but that’s okay. Not all beers need a big ABV to be good. Having had the regular Sierra Nevada, I still think that one is better… but still, this beer is good. I just can’t get over that aftertaste. Maybe one of the longest aftertastes I have ever experienced. Good stuff!
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2011 04:13:20 | More by rickyleepotts
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3.85/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 24 oz bottle into a New Belgium Ranger IPA pint glass.
A: Deep amber body. White, rocky head. Cratered as it slowly receded, leaving a nice heavy lace no t he glass, with a substantial head layer remnant on the beer surface.
S: A very outdoorsy botanical scent dominates, smells like hay and pine. Citrusy scents complement the main aroma.
T: Hoppy...the pine and straw dominate the flavor. Bitterness suppresses the sweetness of the malts all the way through. The malts are there, just well hidden. One dimensional.
M: Very thick, syrupy texture. Carbonation is not excessive, seems well matched to the mouthfeel. Despite the seemingly heavy character, is surpassingly crisp.
O: Not a terribly complex beer. But that's okay for this brew, because going in this is a hopped up brew and on that...it delivers with a purpose. This is a nice brew to sit back and enjoy on a mild spring day. The hops used impart a very spring like character and make this a really neat beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 04:27:18 | More by Badger6
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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