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

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Ratings: 2,832
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 71
Gots: 126 | FT: 0
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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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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark amber color with one finger of frothy off-white head. Good retention and some bubbley lace.

A nice aroma, but not as big as I was hoping. Mostly a piney/citrusy hop profile with a touch of malt sweetness.

Taste is good. A nice hop bitterness dominates for me. A citrusy hop with a slightly toasted malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, with small but potent carbonation.

Drinkability is moderate. Alcohol is reasonable and flavor is decent. Bitterness may eventually overwhelm.

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Photo of Gobzilla
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a caramel brown into my tulip that a finger finger head and great sticky lacing on the glass.

S: the nose is a good balance between the malts and the hops, none seem to over power the other. After a couple whiffs I got a little booze hanging around.

T: I like the nice crispy bitterness that hits the palate right away then the malts show their face in the middle of the sip. I also got some citrus fruits that mixed in well in the overall flavor of the beer.

M: medium bodied with great bubbly carbonation that accents the taste.

D: really enjoyed this beer, been getting into PA's, IPA's, and DIPA's lately. Good offering from sierra nevada

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

24 oz bottle

A: Clear copper under a huge white head. Good retention and great lace.

S: Hoppy, but not too in your face. Citrus and tangy, not getting a lot of malt.

T: Again, not too aggressive but hoppy nonetheless. Citrus, bit of caramel malt, decent bitterness. Pretty good.

M/D: Medium bodied, a bit over carbonated in my opinion. Good drinkability, easy to go down, no real bad features. Not as impressed as I am with the regular version, but still pretty good.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice bourbon color with some big off-white head that leaves some nice lacing. Smell is largely fresh citrus with some leafy hops, very refreshing and nice.

Taste is pretty refreshing as well with some big hop aromas--lemon and citrus zest, some leafiness. A nice caramel maltiness behind it too, with a bit of spiciness too. Slightly over-malted for me, though.

Nice medium mouthfeel with decent coating and smoothness. Easily drinkable, a very good IPA without the huge price-tag. Worth seeking out, I'm happy I had it even though I paid $4.79 for the 24 oz. I'd probably pay $7.99 for it, so seek it out.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 release, poured from it's signature 24 ounce bottle.
This brew pours a rich amber color with a thick off-white head that retains itself nicely. Lacing is very sticky and drys on the glass walls quickly.
The smell is grainy at first with some sweet honeyed notes, but is consumed by floral, fruity hop notes. The taste is almost identical. Sweet notes of fresh bread and caramel blend with floral, piney, and citrusy hop characteristics. Very balanced.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, but has nice viscosity due to the oily fresh hops. The finish is dry and very refreshing. Overall, this beer is very easy to drink, and can be enjoyed on any occasion. Another great effort from the guys in Chico.

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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,832 ratings.