Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2,715 | Reviews: 1,308 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sklinger990:
3.88/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A- Beautiful rich amber with a dense creamy head. Nice lacing and a little island of foam hangs out to say hi every time you take a sip.
S- A little faint, but my allergies are clogging my nose a bit so, it's probably better than I can tell. Some floral, some hoppy spiciness.
T- Kick in the face! and it hurts so good... I'm just getting into hoppy beers and with its fresh hoppy goodness, this beer is delicious. First I get the fresh pine and resin notes, very bright and spicy, with floral overtones throughout. The more I drink, the more sweet malt I pick up. But it does have a pretty strong bitter layer that begins about mid taste and stays long after the swallow. I don't like bitterness and its the only fault I have with this beer, but since it is a tribute to hops its really not a fault at all.
Overall this beer is a glorious celebration of hops and all the many nuanced flavors they produce.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2009 00:25:50 | More by sklinger990
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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.
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