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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPASierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA

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2,696 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,696
Reviews: 1,306
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 60
Gots: 90 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV: 6.7%
Beginning gravity: 14.7 Plato
Ending gravity: 3.9 Plato
IBU: 66
Malts: Pale and Caramel
Yeast: Top-fermenting ale yeast
Bittering hops: Pacific Halertau
Finishing hops: New Zealand Motueka and New Zealand Southern Cross

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-07-2008)
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smanders

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was very interested in sampling this ale as I have not tried New Zealand Motueka or New Zealand Southern Cross hops before. I was not disappointed. I only hope I can find the other two Harvest Series selections: Chico Estate and Wet Hop Harvest.

(A) - clear, caramel color. Thick head. Lots of effervescence.

(S) - lots o' hops, light, fruity, fresh.

(T) - smooth texture, spicy with a hint of citrus.

(M)l - almost creamy, not heavy. Halfway through the glass it still had a one finger head and was bubbling away.

(D) - High. A wonderful beer to enjoy after mowing the lawn or while watching a ballgame. Very refreshing.

This is a very nice American Pale Ale that I would like to share with friends if I could find it in a case. I'd also be interested in sampling it from the tap as I'm sure it would only improve the experience.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 21:23:39 | More by smanders
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Bomber poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy bright, golden-amber with a large, bubbly white head that eventually fades down a respectable, creamy cap. Tons of lacing left behind foreshadows the hoppiness of this ale.

S: This isn't insanely fresh on my end, with this particular bottle being about a month old, but the nose is still quite nice, albeit a little reserved in nature, I think. Some grapefruit up front and pine resin underneath. Malts aren't really prominent here.

T: Malt is more prominent on the palate than it was in the nose. An initial hint of bready sweetness is short-lived before it's pushed out of the way by a wave of grapefruit, closely followed by strong Earthy notes of pine resin, grass, and a strong spice that I can't quite decipher... just know that there's some spice going on here. Finish is fairly bitter, bordering pungent, but delightful.

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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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