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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop AleSierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale

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pDev: 9.58%


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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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from th24 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Pours a copper color with ruby hues. Two finger head that dissipates quickly but leaves a very nice intricate lacing down the sides. Very nice. Smells like grass and bananas and a little citrusy in the finish. I get pine first and a some grapefruit grapefruit citrus on the palate. It's pretty good!! Medium carbonation and a light to medium body. Refreshing...I am drinking this after work but it would be awesome on a hot day when you want to relax.

I would recommend this one to an IPA lover who doesn't want there palate destroyed. Seems pretty sessionable for 6.7% abv. I really enjoyed this brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 23:57:43 | More by tbryan5
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Rosanne

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

taster: very smooth, hoppy but sweet, well balanced, delicious. I want more! 4.75 but need more to rate.
1/2 pint: a little watery, wanted more flavor - hence a 4.25

Shared a taster on-tap as part of four flights at the brewery; Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Chico, USA. Then ordered a half pint later. Yum! As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. I rate to taste, not to style. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2013 07:43:05 | More by Rosanne
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dar482

New York

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours out in a light ruby color with a bit of orange.

The aroma is super dank fresh hops, a bit of pine, tropical fruit, some sweet caramel malt.

The flavor is of caramel sweetness up front with some grapefruit and citrus, then there’s a piney, herbal, resin bitterness with a hint of grapefruit that follows. The beer is actually really

The beer is very easy drinking, yet follows with that dense rich bitterness on the end. The mouthfeel is quite silky. The finish on this one is really herbal and earthy. The hops are quite interesting and remind me a bit of Chinook. The bitterness really does linger and is a bit too strong, but the beer is also well balanced.

This beer is a pleasant surprise. It also is a great value as its Sierra Nevada. I would buy this bomber again over some beers I prefer.

Bonus: I infused this beer in a jar with fresh papaya and lime peel. On the infused, you just get tons and tons of lime peel on the aroma. The carbonation has unfortunately gone away, but you do get papaya and lime in the flavor. The bitterness and lime peel compliments really well. The sweetness of the papaya gives this beer a beautiful fruity tinge.

I only used half the beer to infuse and the other half to review. After reviewing the original bottle (which I held with a wine stopper in the bottle for an hour, so it held the carbonation), I poured it into the infused to recarbonate the dead infused one.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 22:20:20 | More by dar482
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Philousa

California

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear rusty copper color with a rocky tan head with a small amount of lacing. The color is mesmerizing. Spicy, earthy hops provide the bulk of the aroma with toasted biscuit and a little bit of grapefruit and lemon. Flavor is smooth and malt dominated, starting with cream and fluffy wonder bread, followed by toasted, then burnt biscuit, then come the bitter, barky hops with a good amount of linger in them. Feel is middling, very appropriate for the style, and finish is balanced.

This is one flavorful IPA without overkill on hops. I never thought I'd like having a malty IPA until I tried this. It's slightly spicy and earthy, which is what makes this brew unique. I'll be seeking this out in the spring every year.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 05:16:05 | More by Philousa
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RevRaymer

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I find it hard to say that a beer is perfect but this one comes really close. It pours a smooth copper color with a nice head. The smell is wonderful and the feel is light and crisp. The taste is refreshing, smooth, and very well balanced. Great flavor of fresh hops but their is not a particular flavor that overwhelms all the others.

This is just a delightful spring, early summer beer. Loved it.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 20:41:58 | More by RevRaymer
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raynmoon

California

3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: ruby red, crystal clear with a nice loose foamy head that stuck around the whole time.

s: House Sierra Nevada yeast and Cascade hop profile. Not too strong. Still smells nice, just nothing too different.

t: A really balance between hops and malt here. Nothing dominates the other. Bitterness is mild. You can taste some pils/ bready malt at the end, kind of like the finish on a pilsner. A very "beery" flavor.

mf: medium carbonation, medium to full body, as are most sierra nevada beers. Making you feel full fast.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 07:02:29 | More by raynmoon
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

what an unreal brew, something so special to have a fresh hop ale in the spring months. the freshness of this beer is top notch. it pours a darker copper share, nice and clear, with an excitable off white head an inch high. the nose is citrusy hops, really juicy, but also plenty bitter, and the pale malt profile is just right as balance. the hops really shine in the flavor, and there is some pineapple type of tropical complex that I seem to always get from hops from new Zealand, although I am largely unfamiliar with these specific varietals. this beer oozes sierra Nevada quality, it is just a work of art. every bit as delicious as the northern, this is a beer I could happily drink every single day. the feel rocks, its soft and creamy, almost cask like, but well carbonated and very refreshing. the color is darker but the body is light, and I find 6.7% abv to be exactly what I like in an ipa I am going to drink all day. I just wish this was available all the time, its everything I want in a beer and nothing I don't, an exceptional product from sierra Nevada, who in many ways is still the kind of hop. I am going to buy more today!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 16:36:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Big, fluffy off-white head, high retention with soapy and clear lacing on a clear copper body. Aroma includes big notes of fresh grass and pine. Taste has a very satisfying bitter bite with some citrus/grapefruit notes, some sweet caramel malt in the background. Quite delicious...as per usual from Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 03:45:40 | More by KickbacksSteve
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Wegmans in Rochester, NY.

Pours a golden copper, with lots of haze. 2 inch fluffy foamy head, good lacing.

Smells earthy and dank, some grass, grapefruit, and orange.

Similar flavor, but more complex. The hop flavor can only be described as "the good kind of dirty"- very earthy, dank, and resinous, with black and white pepper, grapefruit, passionfruit, grass, and pine. Very crisp and dry.

Full body, creamy but dry mouthfeel, well carbonated. Quite drinkable. Lingering bitterness as well as lingering tingliness on the lips and tongue.

A lot of earthy flavors in this one that really work. The mouthfeel has this crazy tingliness that I love and don't see often.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 00:37:01 | More by GreesyFizeek
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JohnG190

New York

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - copper with white head that dissipates to a wispy cap.

Smell - earthy, floral hop aroma. Nice.

Taste - bitter hops balanced by a great malt backbone.

Mouthfeel - medium body with lively carbonation.

Overall - the NZ hops really shine in this well crafted beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 20:10:13 | More by JohnG190
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a good amount of head and it doesn't look likes it's going anywhere for a while. The head is off-white/very light beige with hints of yellow. The body is a hazy dark amber/honey which glows orange when held up to the light. A good amount of lacing is left behind as should be evinced by the head retention. Lace and foam stick to the side of the glass after a second pour.

Nose- Not exactly sure what temperature this is at- I had to put it in the freezer. Right now, I'm not getting much from the nose except a very subtle but typical IPA aroma- citrus, pine, and soap. There are hints at other fruits- tropical and peach. Just a smidge of caramel in there too. More citrus and pine is coming out.

Taste- Lots of fresh woody and pine bitterness start this off with an undercurrent of grapefruit. I certainly have not had these type of hops before. There's a certain sweet quality (almost winelike) to the woodiness and bitterness that I can't define. Lots of earwax with this one. This will be very pleasurable for the hophead. Pine, resin, wood, and earwax are the dominant notes of this beer and they don't really let much else in. This mellows out to some extent and citrus notes begin to show themselves. Mostly orange and lemon.

Mouthfeel- A little less than medium bodied with a little bit of smoothness and the right amount of zip.

Drinkability- This beer makes you pause but not in a bad way. The freshness and uniqueness of the hops make you stop and give your palate a break. No sign of alcohol. This becomes a little more sessionable as you drink it.

Overall- Between a B+ and A- or a solid 4.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 01:10:44 | More by artoolemomo
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flayedandskinned

California

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottle date
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head IPA glass.

Appearance:(4) Pours a transparent amber with a towering, 3 fingers tall off white head. The head has great retention and coats the sides of the glass with lacing as it slowly recedes.

Aroma: (3.75) Earthy, herbal and somewhat fruity hops are in the forefront of the aroma; grapefruit, grass and a low key kiwi presence. The hop aromatics are buffeted by a slightly sweet bread-y malt backbone. As with most Sierra Nevada beers, their trade mark yeast strain, "Chico" acts as a liaison between the juicy hops and the sweet malts. Very balanced, albeit subtle nose.

Taste: (4) Very similar to the nose. Herbal, fruity hops right out the gate; grapefruit, pine resin, light melon and kiwi. Some clean yeast esters towards the middle of the taste before you're greeted by a sizable, slightly sweet and chewy malt backbone. The beer finishes dry and moderately bitter with lingering notes of resinous, tropical hops and biscuit like malt.

Mouthfeel: (4) Robust, full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: (4) A very balanced and very drinkable IPA that showcases the tropical, fruity characteristics of the New Zealand hop varietals, Southern Cross and Motueka. The beer definitely doesn't stray too far from the herbal, earthy format of most Sierra Nevada beers.
I wish they would release this in a 6 pack format. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to be reminded of what a truly balanced IPA tastes like.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 03:22:46 | More by flayedandskinned
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hudsonvalleyslim

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The Southern Hemisphere seems to get better each year. This one, poured out of the usual 24oz bomber, is DEElicious! Pours a beautiful amber with assertive lacing. Not much on the nose, but after several sips a balanced bitterness arrives.

A chewy IPA, I'd say, a superb brew. So fresh you wanna slap it. (Someone mighta used that before, maybe Adirondack Brewing Co.) I think the Newzies' hops are coming into their own, and this is why SH Harvest continues to rise. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 22:39:23 | More by hudsonvalleyslim
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - poured very clear into tumbler to a nice golden hue

S - not heavy on hops nor malt. kind of non descript

T - nothing special but still a decent beer

M - didn't start out so good while real cold but improved as beer approached room temp

O - OK for the try but not going to become one of my goto beers

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 12:59:19 | More by Segelstrom
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evanforbeer

California

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an ambery orange with nice off-white head

Smell- fairly mild, floral soap, mint, subdued hops

Taste- layers of complexity smack the palate- nice hop bite up front with citrus, orange, pine resin. Wave of earthy/herbal notes, hop spice, and biscuity malt very present. finishes with more orange, mint, and piney/earthy hop resin

Feel- medium bodied, zesty and sticky on the palate

Another fantastic fresh hop ale from SN. There seems to be a bit more body and bite
on this then the Northern Hemisphere (from what I remember). The subdued aroma is quickly corrected by the surprising complex and rich flavor profile that follows

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 03:23:51 | More by evanforbeer
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hopoilcrazy

Tennessee

3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My local beer guy talked this beer up so much that I couldn't help but buy it.

A - Really nice head that is very porous and foams very high with great lacing.

S - Sour. There is also a big soapy note that comes off bad. Slight pale malt character, not getting any hops. I don't think that an IPA has to reek of hops, but some suggestion as to the hop profile would be nice.

T - Nice minerally bitterness. Very vice balance between malts and hops, both being very mild. The hop character is subdued, almost just to the bitterness, but there are some floral and fruity elements.

M - Solid medium body and light carbonation.

I was hoping that with the kiwi hops, this beer would be more complex, but the hops are a little subdued. Solid beer overall though.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 06:47:28 | More by hopoilcrazy
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dc_cupcake

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first Harvest ale from Sierra Nevada. It comes in a different looking bottle that's one pint with eight additional ounces. Most of the time I'd say that's a great, with this beer I'd say that's amazingly great and awesome!

You feel manly when you pour this, especially if someone else opened it for you. The bottle is thick and heavy, the beer looks fresh and healthy. The head and lacing is rampantly creamy with an orange copper tint. The beer is a deep amber, almost red, and looks full and clean.

The smell was a bit faded, but I'll acquaint that to the smell of burnt bread from the cafe I'm unfortunately sitting in. If it were my way, I'd be sitting on the sail ship on the bottle's label. With pirates and cannons, drinking straight out of the bottle, tilting it in that weird, cocky way that suburban people drink a Coors Light longneck. Kidding! I would never. But seriously, the smell. The aromatic qualities of this adult beverage were of a faint fresh hop lemon and bread carmel. It opens up a bit with warmth. Let 'er sit a bit cowboy, don't suck it down like you do your Fanta.

Taste, ah yes taste. Wonderfully balanced and a relief. I must say, recent weeks have presented a number of overly hopped and awkward beers. It's damn near drawn me away from the style. It seems long are the days of the brown ale, the saison, the pils and the stout. All people want is extremely hopped extraordinarily fuck my taste buds for 3 days gagillion IBU IPAs. You know why they put hops in the beer? It's because bitter is the new sweet and sweet is the sour. Or something like that.

I appreciated the taste, a well balanced pale ale. Hoppy, malty, medium-heavy mouthfeel, oh so drinkable and lovely. Would do many more, but I took the last one!

Overall, I loved it. I love the special things they are doing at SN and I love how size hasn't diminished passion. They love what they do, and they show that profits can be a good thing. Like shipping fresh hops from NZ on a turbocharged pirate ship to be brewed in Chico in a week's notice. A'hoy bitches!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 20:51:07 | More by dc_cupcake
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured almost a finger of head on a dark amber colored body.
The aroma is a blend of honey, lemon and grapefruit. Wonderful.
The taste has moderate lemon and grapefruit bitterness. The sweet balance comes in honeysuckle.
The texture is smooth for an IPA with low to moderate carbonation.
A tasty and drinkable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 04:04:31 | More by Fatehunter
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep amber with a nice off colored head. Head is full at pour and persists well throughout consumption. Great lacing on the glass.

S: Piney hop aroma - sweet.

T: Very nicely balanced brew - deceptively there is more malt via the flavor than the fresh hops.

M: Medium bodied beer - although slightly heavier than expected due to the ample malting.

O: Nice brew and well balanced. Closer to an Amber Ale for me than an IPA but still nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 21:59:11 | More by Oakenator
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours amber with about 2 fingers of khaki head. Very clear and quite dark for the style. Head is very creamy and sticky.

Smells biscuit malty, a little sweet, and a tad yeasty. There are some juicy hops, but the beer does not seem terribly balanced. I was hoping for more hops. The hop smell that is present is of sweet citrus--mostly pineapple.

Hummm...I don't know how I feel about this flavor. Nothing too aggressive on any front. Nothing too unique either. The flavor is well balanced and rich, but not very complex. I wish there was more bite, more citrus, and a more interesting sweetness. The malts are caramely and the hops are floral and piney.

Mouthfeel is medium w/ medium carbonation. A decent amount of resin on the finish.

A good but boring beer. Nothing too special here.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 03:43:45 | More by lunarbrew
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

bomber into tulip.

A: a bright copper body. clear. head is bright white and frothy. retention is good and lacing is exceptional.

S: hop aroma is good, not over the top. a little bit of lemon and black pepper.

T: very malty. too malty. there is a hop presence on this thing, but it really isn't that great for aipa. a bit of citrus is all I can really pick out.

M: average carb on a medium body.

D: good, but not great. I have had better hoppy beers from SN.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 02:52:07 | More by Jimmys
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

24 oz. ("1 pint, 8 fl. oz.") bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, 2013 vintage but unclear bottling date, poured into my FFF Teku tasting glass , drank on 5/25/13 over an hour.

A: 4.5 - ruby-reddish-brown coloration, solid clarity (can see and questionably read through), tight white rocky head dissipates into a subtle glass lacing with no hop residuals, moderate alcohol legs, that, on reswirling, agitates the carbonation --> a really pretty beer

S: 3.5 - unfortunately, I don't get much besides that Sierra Nevada house clean noble hop aroma; I was just expecting more hop aroma from a wet hop ale

T: 4.25 - ...made up for the lack of strong hop aroma on the front of the tongue, there is a moderate bitterness that opens the taste buds to many of those Southern hemisphere notes - lemon rind, lime, apricot, white wine, herbal, grassy, spicy; moderate dryness with hop flavors coating the tongue in the aftertaste --> definitely the highlight of this beer

M: 4.25 -moderate bodied, 7+% is hidden within; moderate-to-large carbonation and alcohol legs; has a nice slick taste atypical of many American IPAs

O: 4.25 - another solid offering from my favorite brewery; although I was hoping for more based on my experience with Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy, this is still a really complex tasting American IPA that showcases some of the lesser know South Pacific hop varietals like Motueka; and, for $7.99 for a >22 oz., the price is right, recommended fresh!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 07:05:33 | More by MNishCT77
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nataku00

California

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass, 2013 release. Beer pours a dark amber, slightly hazy, with three fingers of fluffy khaki colored head. A bit of carbonation here and there.

Nose isn't as hoppy as expected, more yeast ester fruity and caramel malt, combined with pine, grapefruit and green apple.

Taste is hop bitterness upfront, grapefruit and pine, mellowing to fruity ester and caramel. Citrus peel bitterness and spice lingers on the tongue.

Medium body, light carbonation, slick and oily on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 02:55:53 | More by nataku00
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Deep, crystal clear amber with a big, fluffy off-white head. Excellent lacing and lots of carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass.

A: Spicy, grassy, apricot, and some fruitiness, nice biscuit and caramel maltiness as well. Very neutral fermentation character.

T/M: Moderate bitterness up front, moves into big some bright spicy/grassy hop notes with some apricot and tropical fruit. Big crackery malt backbone with some caramel sweetness, medium bodied mouthfeel with a nice crisp finish.

Overall, a very unique tasting IPA, utilizing NZ Motueka and Southern Cross hops on the finish. Kind of a hybrid between a german noble hop character and a more exotic NZ hop character. There is a pretty big malt balance to this beer, bringing it close to being a hopped up amber. Nevertheless, it is damn tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 01:15:00 | More by Siriusfisherman
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: A vivacious copper body with a bountiful creamy off white ice cream float head. Lace spread across the edges like a Victoria Secret catalog.

S: Citrus soap, cilantro stems, cedar chips, orange oil, lime leaves, coriander and black pepper. Sweet toasted caramel, pine, honey and hibiscus.

T/M: First sip is muted and thin with not much really standing out. Citrus hops begin to arrive and are accompanied by pilsner malt, herbal and floral hop present. The caramel base is not as sweet as the nose but the toasted aspect comes through. Delicate spices dance in the thin semi watered down body. Finish is dry and showcases the bitterness if the hops with lemon zest and strong brewed tea tannin.

O: A super fresh nice drinkable ale that delivers what it advertises. The mouthfeel is strange but the flavor is on point. I remember enjoying the Northern Hemisphere better.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 02:41:25 | More by Hopswagger
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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