Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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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
4.18/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I've never been in the southern hemisphere. Columbia, but not any further. With this brew, I guess the southern hempisphere (!typo) is coming to me.
It is very pretty in the glass. Loads of head and lace and a deep golden color. The aroma is rich and earthy.
The taste is a nice, unique, somewhat balanced, rich hoppy and malty beverage. If they had made it any maltier, they would have thrown it off, so this is just right.
The aftertaste is serious - you know you are drinking a real, almost big beer. This is a nice treat that you should seek out. I look forward to a second glass a little later today.
Serving type: growler
06-22-2014 18:34:11 | More by schoolboy
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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