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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: 2,841
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 76
Gots: 133 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 05-07-2008

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
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Ratings: 2,841 | Reviews: 1,311
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3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is an oddly dry IPA. The malt presence isn't too strong - I couldn't really detect any sort of sweetness. Hops weren't pungent & and it was noticeably a wet-hopped beer. The hope profile was definitely unique, likely due to the hop selections. All in all I wasn't overly thrilled with it, but it's unique and worth trying.

Photo of SaisonFest
2.9/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Fresh bottle served at 55f in a samual adams perfect pint glass, paired with a tombstone veggie pizza that i added pepperocini peppers from a jar onto, and some Gouda cheese. no crackers.

Visually i would say the color lies in the middle range for an IPA, a deep sunburst orange throughout. Plenty of sticky lacing, the cap fades after a few mins. This could go either way.

nose is a mixture of mellow orange citrus and floral notes, nothing abrasive on the nose and nothing overpowering.

flavors are approachable, nothing astringent, just rounded orange, flowers, and everything is mellowed out by a backbone of caramel. This one borders the line of Pale ale and IPA.

Body is moderate-heavy, not sticky though. I like them really light for pales and IPAs, so this is off my mark.

Photo of SpartanHistory2013
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of bootdown21
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of bheck13
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jminch
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of superhopz86
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Martstar
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of aranheaney
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this today at Wegmans in Henrietta, super psyched as this is newish/different from my favorite brewery.

Poured from a 24 oz bottle (thanks for the extra 2 oz guys). Into a stone nonfiction pint glass.

A-beautiful copper, head, lace everything on point

S-total Celebration

T-Celebration, but with even more


O-awesome, thanks again guys you continue to be the best

Photo of CarolinaKev
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of CorneliusBunker
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mryoshi33
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottling. Bought it 2 days ago and have stored it in the fridge ever since. Poured from a large bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pours a hazy orange-apricot color with a mammoth frothy head that has some really good retention. Getting lots of piny, floral, and citrus notes on the nose.

Medium body and slick mouthfeel. The taste is much sweeter and the hops far less assertive than I anticipated. There are sweet flavors of toast and marmalade on the front of the tongue. The hops come in quickly and spice things up nicely to keep it from getting cloying. Flavors of grapefruit come in around mid-palate. It's pretty well-balanced and the sweetness never does die out completely. The finish is fairly dry and some nice flowery, citrus-like bitterness lingers, along with a little fruity sweetness.

Overall, an excellent beer, but not one I will buy again. By no means do I think this is a bad beer, but I have tried enough IPAs to realize that my personal preference is for those with very little detectable sweetness. I will have to try the Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale. From what I've read, I think that one will suit my palate a bit better. Still, this one was a nice beer and by no means a disappointment.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rdoggg
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of GratefulNole
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Semi Hazy bold pumpkin color. Nice big head with small white bubbles.

S: NIce hops here. Really a nice balance where the hops aren't overwhelming .

T: Hops hit perfectly having just the perfect amount of kick without being too powerful. A little watery on the finish with the hops being the star taste note.

M: Bitterness develops a bit much. Sits with a medium to heavy body which is nice though. Paired this with some spicy bibimbop which probably wasn't the best pairing but.... I was hungry.

Overall a great IPA. It has a very nice balance of hops yet remains lighter and goes down smooth. Very much like it.

Photo of LXIXME
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big long lasting light tan head just sits above a honey golden orange colored beer.

Citrus fruits, spring pine trees, and maybe a touch of caramel malts aroma.

Almost a bitter aspect with the citrus fruits and light pine taste, I taste just a
little bit of the malts still trying to make an appearance.

A somewhat dry aftertaste with just a bit of the citrus staying behind on this medium bodied beer.

Somewhat a decent tasting beer, although Sierra Nevada has a lot of beers that are better than this and cost less and in 12 ounce and not 24 ounce containers. My advice on this one is to grab a six of Pale Ale or Torpedo from these guys and leave this for someone else.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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