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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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Ratings: 2,776
Reviews: 1,309
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 64
Gots: 110 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Carl_R, Jul 19, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

M: Mouthfeel is absolutely delightful. A medium to medium-full body with an exuberant, yet controlled, carbonation. Velvety, but slightly sticky in the finish. Hop oils coat the tongue.

O: Even without being super-fresh, this beer was highly enjoyable and offered a wonderful, although contained, bouquet of hop flavors. Some caramel and pale malts offer just a hint of bready sweetness that keep this balanced and palatable. The mouthfeel was superb and kept this extremely drinkable. Cheers to Sierra Nevada for another great offering.

ThePaintedGrey, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

JDM44, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

rolltide8425, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Mirado, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ssimpson89, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mattdegroat, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Dduquette, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Voja, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Sparty55, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

DrStiffington, Jul 16, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

From a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. 5/13/14 date. Shouldn't have let this sit as long as i did. It's been in my fridge for a few weeks.

A: a beautiful rust and orange color for this beer. Thick head that lasts and lasts. I can see the carbonation rising rapidly. As the beer is consumed a this thick ring of foam remains around the glass near the original poor line.

S: citrus and hops

T: citrus and hops up front with floral notes as well. Bitter on the finish. I would call this a very tangy type IPA.

M: very smooth easy drinking beer. Coats the mouth with bitterness at the end and it lasts until the next sip. Very good

O: I should have had this the day I bought it. It would have had more hops for sure. Overall a must try for IPA lovers.

Gear54, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

KnowYourCraft, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Pwbres, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

carlmoberg, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

LakerLeith, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

memphischas, Jul 13, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +4%

A - Clear amber body with three fingers of light tan head. Incredible amount of retention and lots of nice lacing to go with it.

S - Lots of yeasty dough, citrus hops, cherry and sweet caramel.

T - Tangy fruitiness upfront with slight Belgian style yeast profile. Floral and citrus hops wash in and leave the aftertaste dry and bitter. Malts are strong upfront but recede quickly.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Somewhat sticky but leaves a clean mouthfeel behind.

O - Great brew. Lot's of interesting flavors and really well balanced. Just not sure it's worth the $7.99. But I could see picking this up again.

JAFoley, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

hopkrid, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

hermit990, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

johng90, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

PickwickHopz, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

McHenry, Jul 12, 2014
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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