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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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91
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2,661 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,661
Reviews: 1,304
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 59
Gots: 83 | 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: 2,661 | Reviews: 1,304 | Display Reviews Only:
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Connecticut

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05-16-2014 23:57:07 | More by AGust82
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -1.5%

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midnitesun11

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-07-2013 05:03:32 | More by midnitesun11
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2013 00:47:06 | More by tbeckett
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walser


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

Large bottle poured into wine glass.
Wonderful head and lean citrus bouquet
Color placid copper.
Lean w mid mouth bitter finishing
w slight bourbon caramel.
Subtler than SN Pale Ale, their best
crafting yet. Perfect lightness for
warm westher drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 16:07:13 | More by walser
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-25-2013 21:20:25 | More by Blaze5445
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Iowa

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11-26-2012 02:53:40 | More by Ejayz
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New York

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10-22-2013 14:33:12 | More by stella77artois
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-03-2012 03:03:57 | More by tbone1384
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08-01-2013 00:11:46 | More by dubdrop
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Louisiana

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05-19-2012 04:11:48 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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Massachusetts

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Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-27-2012 23:44:12 | More by thegrifter
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

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

Presentation: Brown pop top bomber with nice classy label.

Appearance: Dark golden/burnt orange beer with a tiny bit of sediment in suspension; thick white really creamy cap with nice retention...really pretty looking beer

Smell: Really nice, mild/smooth citrus hop aromas, with sweet orange and grapefruit predominating

Taste: Very nicely balanced sweet caramel malts and medium-sharp citrus hop bitterness...this starts really perfectly balanced, and the hops just kick through a little on the finish, making this one pretty refreshing actually

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied

Drinkability: Pretty high

Conclusion: Simple, tasty fresh hop ale...the hop flavors are a little bit less than might be suggested by the aromas, but the clean crisp bitterness goes perfectly with the medium caramel malt presence.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper-red with a half-inch off-white head that fades gradually but remains full. Good lacing as it goes down.
Smell is piney hops with malts and a strong grain character. Some faint citrus notes that includes pineapple and lemon.
Taste is again strong, piney hops with some bitterness, and bready malts and grains. More lemon notes, as well as some faint pineapple and apple.
Mouthfeel is fairly crisp with a clean finish. Light body, with a medium level of carbonation.
Drinkability is good. Well-rounded beer.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

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Virginia

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

Pours a a clear ruby-tinted brown w/ a frothy, one-finger head that dies slowly and leaves lae around the glass due to some good carbonation. A good floral, earthy hop smell that is usurped by some caramelized and roasted malts - good balance. Taste is more of the same as the malts and hops hold each other in check - the beer is smooth and creamy with some chewiness, from bread malt I presume, as well as having a sturdy malt base of some roasted and toffee malts. Finishes dry with a good helping of herbal tea-like hop bitterness. A quality ale that is easy going and nice to have on a summer evening.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

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Foxtrot

California

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

Haven't contributed a review in a while, and thought to give some new brew's in the fridge a go.

Southern Hemisphere pours a orange, almost amber, hue with a pretty modest cream colored head of decent retention.

Aroma is pretty typical IPA; piney resin, floral, herbal, with nuances of grapefruit and light biscuit. Not too bold in any department, but well rounded so far.

Taste is of a delicate sort. This is a pretty big stretch for a IPA, but seems to be a relatively hoppy pale ale. Nonetheless, it is still a good beer. Begins with bitterness and pine, and finishes much more robust with herbal hoppiness, light caramel, biscuit and grassy bitterness right at the end.

Mouthfeel was medium, nice an tasty to enjoy in a session, and big enough to have on its own. A good beer in my book.

Drinkability is solid. It's pushing the upper limits with its ABV, but the alcohol is not noticeable during my tasting.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 07:15:57 | More by Foxtrot
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,661 ratings.