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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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Ratings: 2,777
Reviews: 1,309
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 64
Gots: 111 | 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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Photo of walser
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

walser, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Blaze5445
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Blaze5445, May 25, 2013
Photo of SPS46
4/5  rDev -1.2%

SPS46, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Ejayz, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of stella77artois
4/5  rDev -1.2%

stella77artois, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev -1.2%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of dubdrop
4/5  rDev -1.2%

dubdrop, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4/5  rDev -1.2%

ZethOfTheNorth, May 19, 2012
Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev -1.2%

MattXT, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of thegrifter
4/5  rDev -1.2%

thegrifter, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of BedetheVenerable
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

BedetheVenerable, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of dragoondingus
4/5  rDev -1.2%

dragoondingus, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Parrotbeak
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Parrotbeak, May 21, 2010
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -1.2%

whartontallboy, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

clayrock81, May 31, 2009
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ironchefmiyagi13, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Foxtrot
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Foxtrot, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a very lightly hazed deep amber-orange color with an off-white/tan head of about one finger. The head had a medium level of retention, fading to give a good amount of lacing.

Smell – A citrus hop aroma was heavy and most prevalent. Mixed with this aroma there was some spice aromas as well as some sweeter aromas of caramel and tropical fruits. While the hop aroma was largely citrus of nature, there were some other lighter hop aromas of a floral and earthy nature as well.

Taste – Throughout the taste there was a good hop flavor base of citrus nature. With the citrus hop base, the taste began a bit on the sweeter side; a malty base with sweeter citrus and some brown sugar and caramel notes. Toward the middle of the taste the sweetness faded a bit, giving way to more hop flavors of an earthy nature. These flavors dried the beer’s taste out a bit and in the end when they were mixed with a floral hop flavor that came to the tongue, created a rather soothing hop flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of this beer was on the creamier side with the carbonation level being on the medium side. Both were fitting for the brew and created a good drinking feel.

Overall –This was a nice beer. While not quite as diverse and robust in the hop flavor as it’s Northern Hemisphere counterpart, it had nice characteristics with a good flavor blend.

Darkmagus82, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

bhir, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of thebeeve
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very decent beer but nothing about it is exceptional. Very drinkable but there is nothing about it that will stick out as especially memorable. Overall it is a nice beer and very drinkable. Not quite hoppy as I'd like it. The head dissipates quickly.

thebeeve, Jun 06, 2009
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

rabiddawg, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

JDM44, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

carrier77, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of evansrdbrew
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 release
Drank on 7/28/10
24 oz. in pint glass

A- 1/4" ruddy off-white head leaves fairly quickly to leave a halo and islands of foam with lace clinging up the glass. Gorgeous reddish-brown translucent brew.

S- pine & resin on the nose interlaced with citrus orange hints. Slight note of sweetness with malty undertones.

T- malt sweetness with latent chocolate/roast notes and a great hop flavor. Resinous and citrusy hop flavors join surprising notes of roasted malt, but don't quite balance.

MF- medium bodied with a nice tongue- coating. Great semi- dry bitterness which lasts just long enough. Nice mild tingle of carbonation.

D- highly drinkable! This is one of my favorite seasonal offerings from SN, I always make sure to purchase multiple bottles whenever I come across it.

evansrdbrew, Sep 26, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

GiantMidget, May 30, 2014
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,777 ratings.