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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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91
outstanding

2,710 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,710
Reviews: 1,306
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 63
Gots: 92 | 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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dtomes

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-30-2014 11:53:22 | More by dtomes
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arc3636

Kansas

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber in color with lots of thick white head. Smell is very subtle to start, but floral and citrus come out more as it warms. Flavor is led by pine hoods, but also has a nice make background. Overall lacking a bit on the aroma, but the taste is spot on.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 02:06:45 | More by arc3636
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up a few weeks back, having never had this before. The bottle label is different than the one shown here and the packaged date was from 4/24 of this year as well. With so many hoppy beers from Sierra Nevada, I was wondering what would make this different and unique from the others. While certainly not their best offering, the freshness and easygoing nature of this combined with the recessed nature of the alcohol made this a clear winner in my book.

Nice deep amber hue to this pour, with a fluffy head that held its own. There was a fair amount of lacing to be seen as well and a good presence of carbonation from start to finish in both appearance to to the taste. The hops were floral and piney up front as the wetness kicked in after it. Not a "hop bomb" by any means and not a lot of burn either - the freshness is the defining aspect of this beer as it gave this a nice brightness while the caramel malt and light hints of lemon zest and orange served as reminder that this was an IPA. A bit o sticky resin lingered after everything went down, but wasn't as present as in their flagship Pale Ale.

Even though I split this with a friend, I could have polished this off by myself. While not a session beer, this felt like one from start to finish and I'll probably give it a go in the near future. Different from it's northern hemisphere counterparts, any fan of IPA or Sierra Nevada or even the "Enjoy by" from Stone will love what they've done here. This went down so easily and had a great balance to it, which is something that I don't feel is the case with many IPA's. This stood out for all the right reasons!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 21:15:46 | More by JerzDevl2000
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badb_rad

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-29-2014 19:43:57 | More by badb_rad
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours a copper color, about 80% opaque with a two finger fluffy white head and medium carbonation. Some of the head remains on top of the brew until the end. Heavy lacing remains on the glass until the end.

The smell is floral hops with a light sweet malt backbone. I can't detect much else.

The taste is piney hops followed by a malt backbone and finishing with more pine hops and a little orange peel.

The feel is creamy, oily and a little tangy. A small amount of hop oil remains on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this is a lackluster IPA; not what I am used to from Sierra Nevada. Perhaps these Southern Hemisphere hops are not the way to go.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 19:42:43 | More by microbrewlover
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20%

06-29-2014 19:33:08 | More by jwps214
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-29-2014 14:23:23 | More by Dactrius
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-29-2014 05:04:00 | More by mooseo
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2late2brew

Texas

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Frothy pour down the middle trying to stir aromatics which are sadly lacking for style, of course never tried New Zealand hops before. Orange amber with cloudy activity, yeast or hops. Medium body, excellent carbonation. Fresh hops have a whole other flavorless bite & smooth. Sure some serious time & energy went into brewing this series which begs further exploration.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 05:05:04 | More by 2late2brew
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-27-2014 00:12:45 | More by Furley80
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Halluxone

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-26-2014 22:16:23 | More by Halluxone
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vmdominguez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-26-2014 02:12:16 | More by vmdominguez
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drinkin-beeers

Montana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-26-2014 02:00:06 | More by drinkin-beeers
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-25-2014 23:08:28 | More by muskiesman
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -26.1%

06-25-2014 22:38:52 | More by sharpski
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LostHighway

Maine

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-25-2014 21:01:14 | More by LostHighway
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-25-2014 02:29:39 | More by jklecko2
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Geech

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-25-2014 02:13:44 | More by Geech
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jtladner

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

06-25-2014 01:19:27 | More by jtladner
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kilobees

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-25-2014 00:47:00 | More by kilobees
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BendMTB

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-24-2014 00:48:16 | More by BendMTB
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOD 4/24/14. Pours a clear medium amber with a moderate dark ruby cast. Massive head with superb lacing and retention. Moderate nose of citrus and pine hops over a light sweet caramel background. Almost medium bodied with a smooth texture. Slightly below average carbonation with very little effervescence on the finish. A very unique flavor profile that is complex and well balanced. Less bitter than it's Northern counterpart, this variant focuses more on hop flavor. It begins with a blend of citrus and pine, then flows into a bit of dankcentric with a spicy counterpart. Throughout all of this, a slight caramel sweetness is noted in the background. The finish is a bit dry which leaves a touch of sweet bitterness. An outstanding ale!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 19:50:17 | More by tillmac62
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MikeLenehan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-23-2014 18:29:04 | More by MikeLenehan
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BDF2000

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-23-2014 17:53:09 | More by BDF2000
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-23-2014 12:05:34 | More by Burkbom23
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,710 ratings.