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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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2,716 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,716
Reviews: 1,308
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 63
Gots: 96 | 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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Ratings: 2,716 | Reviews: 1,308 | Display Reviews Only:
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-06-2012 21:46:44 | More by IPAchris
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-05-2012 22:55:49 | More by Tpsauer
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jrcmlc

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-05-2012 21:03:34 | More by jrcmlc
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Cloudy (most likely chill haze) copper hue with a three-finger meringue-like head of off-white foam. Tiny bubbled lacing coats every inch of the glass when sipped.

S - Good strong aroma of fresh cut grass, caramel malt, with a hint of spice.

T - Oh my goodness, this is one phenominal tasting beer. Descriptions such as big, lush, juicy, and rich all fit here. Malts are big and bready, with an almost toasted sourdough like quality. Hops are earthy and spicy with a hint of onion, but also with some fruit zest (hints of white grape and grapefruit). A touch of lemon pepper spice in the finish. So well balanced, it's hard to tell where the malts begin and the hops end. Balance carries right through the finish.

M - Big and chewy, with lively carbonation. Slightly creamy, moreso as it warms. Finishes dry. Nice.

O - A masterpiece by Sierra Nevada. I prefer this to the Northern Harvest, which is itself a tremendous beer. This one was very close to being my first "all 5's" beer. If you haven't tried it, I can't recommend it enough.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 03:58:59 | More by TempeBeerMan
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-04-2012 23:51:46 | More by hoppymcgee
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a beautiful clean amber with 2 fingers of white fluffy head causing a ton of lacing. smells of grassy and pine hops mainly, very much like fresh cut grass! initial taste is a cross of spicy herbs and burnt caramel. sweet taste of malts is blanket wrapped by a ton of nutty/grassy hops. medium body with a medium amount of carbonation, slight creamy feel on lips.

overall, this is like a light version of hoptimum, heavy version of celebration. needless to say, a very tasty ipa.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 07:01:33 | More by facundoCNB
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DM1293

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-03-2012 00:51:32 | More by DM1293
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Ted

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-02-2012 21:11:07 | More by Ted
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-02-2012 16:52:00 | More by JRBecks
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LCannon4

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-02-2012 03:25:15 | More by LCannon4
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-02-2012 00:27:12 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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SPO5459

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-01-2012 17:09:13 | More by SPO5459
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark amber color with a large off-white head with excellent retention and lacing

S-malt, citrus, floral notes

T-solid malt backbone with caramel, tropical fruit, pine and nice bitter hop presence

F-medium to full body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a good IPA with rich full flavor

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 14:26:51 | More by MDDMD
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Had on tap at Grumpy's Northeast. Asked the bartender what it was as I hadn't heard of it like a champ he offered a sample and it was all over. Had a pint. Floral, complex, dark and bitter, but a great balance. Nice finish. Copper color. Great head. Expected more for the nose but frankly, with the taste who cares?
Highly recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 03:07:26 | More by dmadsen
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trginter

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-30-2012 00:32:21 | More by trginter
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-29-2012 01:10:20 | More by estlinska
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omokoro

New York

3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an a clear amber with a rich, two finger off white head. There many bubbles rising. On the nose I am picking up pine, a little lemon, pepper and a lot of malt. This is a very malty beer, not what I expected, although I have never had a beer focusing on fresh hops. I can imagine that the fact that the fact that the hops are fresh may effect the bitterness. There is little hop flavor, the malt overpowers all. It is refreshing and it does have a good mouth feel, but it tastes a bit much like a barleywine. This is one of the least bitter ales I have had from Sierra Nevada, not what I expected. Perhaps this bottle may be old or mishandled, I did by it off of a dry self from my local grocery store. Too bad Sierra Nevada obfuscates their bottle dates, I'm not in the mood to decipher their code.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 00:57:39 | More by omokoro
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IBSRJOE

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-28-2012 16:33:29 | More by IBSRJOE
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-28-2012 03:18:31 | More by jawneyt
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larbush

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-27-2012 21:09:19 | More by larbush
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danieelol

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is apricot with nice head and lacing.

Smell is intense citrus with a secondary pine characteristic. Very lemony. Nice. Bit of piney malt.

Taste falls back to a more generic SN profile. Still get the hops here though.

Mouthfeel is fine.

A fine, fairly enjoyable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 09:09:51 | More by danieelol
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mrskunk

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-27-2012 01:44:48 | More by mrskunk
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craparu

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-26-2012 04:57:44 | More by craparu
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Hardcore

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-24-2012 20:23:13 | More by Hardcore
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jmich24

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-23-2012 22:59:47 | More by jmich24
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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