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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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2,709 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,709
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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crewfan16

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber to a sam adams perfect pint - 2012 version

a- pours clear copper/orange color with thick ice cream like head. leaves great lacing as the head dies out

s- not a ton on the nose for a fresh hop. muted hop and malt. just not getting a ton there

t- piney resin hop flavor, grapefruit maybe. some sweet malty backbone and finishes bitter and hoppy. good solid flavor profile

m- nice texture. slightly oily and creamy, but enough carbonation to wash it away

ovreall, another solid beer from sierra nevada, but like most of their line, nothing that knocks my socks off. price is right at under $5 for the bottle and i would pick it up again if ever looking for a priced right fresh hop brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 03:22:09 | More by crewfan16
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-21-2012 23:32:13 | More by syntheticwings
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Daktah

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-21-2012 19:00:31 | More by Daktah
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: This beauty pours a dark amber, still transparent with a head oh so thick, off-white rising to maybe 2/3" off the body.

Smell: Little bland but good, if you smell hops before little light hops.

Taste: Complex, little sweet with bitter. Believe it or not this brew is little more richer than you think. Robust with tangy flavors but bitter with its floral and piney feel.

Mouth: Hmmmm, very good actually great. Creamy after-taste and overwhelmingly sticking after-taste.

Overall: A delicate treat, and the best part didn't hit you in the pockets for a very super-premium brew. Drink up fellas (and ladies)....Salud!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 07:10:58 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-21-2012 04:43:01 | More by Falcone
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NoahPrice


4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-20-2012 00:48:31 | More by NoahPrice
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-19-2012 14:08:01 | More by mendvicdog
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JCaweinstein

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a light amber colored beer that is crystal clear and has a lot of bubbles. The one finger, off white head stays with this one until the bitter end and leaves a beautiful lacing behind.
From the aromas I pick up a spice aroma that makes me think pepper. As the beer warms I also detect some floral aromas.
From the malts I taste a bit of caramel and a certain graininess that helps balance the hop flavors. From the hops I get citrus and spice, not so much pepper but something I can't quite put my finger on.
On the front end it's smooth and then finishes with a resinous, bitter finish.
I'm very pleased with this beer. The story behind the making of the beer is very interesting and it delivers on all accounts. It appeals to all my senses and is very cost affective.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 02:26:21 | More by JCaweinstein
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Irrationalist

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-18-2012 02:13:59 | More by Irrationalist
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-17-2012 17:40:41 | More by sludgegnome
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RDW

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-17-2012 05:00:13 | More by RDW
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-17-2012 01:26:08 | More by rbrefbeerman
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MatthewWilde

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Dark reddish orange, heavy internal carbonation, pours a small bone white head, slightly hazy

S: Quite fragrant, heavy citrus, lemon peel, tropical fruits, light coriander with some herbal and buttery elements as well

T: Much akin to the nose in terms of the citrus, tropical fruits, and herbal elements, well balanced, excellent bitter qualities, very flavorful

M: Very smooth, light in the mouth and refreshing, moderate citrus/bitter aftertaste, a bit lingering on the palate but not overly overpowering

O: A powerful and complex IPA, smooth, fragrant, and flavorful, definitely worth trying

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 01:13:56 | More by MatthewWilde
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-16-2012 22:23:39 | More by ColSanders123
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-16-2012 04:31:56 | More by avisong
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Steimie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-15-2012 22:31:53 | More by Steimie
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-15-2012 21:16:15 | More by carteravebrew
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jlordi12

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-15-2012 18:32:26 | More by jlordi12
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-15-2012 13:35:14 | More by vrbulldog22
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Solidly copper-red. Very clear, Head is two fingers, white, retains well and leaves good lacing.
S- The aroma is pleasant with bright citrus aromas with a hint of candy sugar in there. A bit of caramel as well.
T- Almost rounded this one up to 4.5. Citrus and a bit of tropical fruit, with a fairly sugary underpinning.
M- Pretty full bodied for the style. Carbonation is low. Dry finish.
O- A good IPA. Quite drinkable and very interesting with complex hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 01:13:00 | More by jsprain1
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kylehay2004

Florida

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

A: large 4 finger head with excellent retention on a cloudy, amber and crimson body.

S: earthy and herbal hops with the mustiness of the fresh hops nicely represented. mild orange, pear and grapefruit citrus notes.

T: fairly bitter, mostly from pine, resin and earthy notes. caramel malts notes in the background. This one becomes thin in the finish with pine/grassy bitterness lingering late.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: I liked this one but the bitterness was a little much. Aroma was nice, borderline 4 to 4.5 rating. A nice one to try.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 23:28:10 | More by kylehay2004
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-14-2012 17:58:56 | More by BrewtalAlement
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MikeConklin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-14-2012 02:13:00 | More by MikeConklin
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

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

I traveled to opposite end of the world with a shaker pint.

Appearance- The bottle artwork is not the only good looking thing about this beer! A frothy and white finger-width cap covers completely and has real staying power. The lid is incredibly craggy and icing-like.

The body has a luminous, transparent bronze body. The highlights are almost amber in appearance. More carbonation in the glass than I expected, but it is not hurting anything!

Smell- There is less here than I would like. It is clean with some citrus undertones, mainly grapefruits. There is a little resin and some soapiness. Beyond that, not much else is going on.

Taste- The front of this one is all bitterness, resin, and a kiss of grapefruit. The back end has some bitterness and while I wait for the drink to fade, some cereal-like notes show for the malt.

I really wanted the flavor hops to stand out more. Without them, the soapy quality and the dull malts have to try to help out, and they do not.

Mouth feel- I like the feel of this one. It has nice heft for an IPA, a bigger medium body. It is pretty easy to drink as well. I was expecting more carbonation, I am glad it had the courtesy to hang back.

Overall- Despite the soft nature of all the flavors that should make this one stand out, this beer is still easy to drink. And it is good. The clean nature of the beer and the obvious signs a well-crafted beer are not lost on me.

The amount of effort they put into the bottle and artwork should translate a little better to the flavor side of things.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 01:52:00 | More by Pintofbrown
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-14-2012 01:48:03 | More by DonFrap
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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