Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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2.98/5 rDev -26.6%
Not sure why two entries in for this beer, but the picture shows the bottle I had so heres the review.
I expect a lot out of SN and this one wasnt bad, but not great. 24oz bottle poured into pint glass on miserably hot day.
A: Poured bit cloudy auburn color with a thick meringue head. Retention and lacing bountiful
N: Floral hop smells are the first thing with a whole lot of grassiness and citrus. I like hops but this was a lot for a pale ale. Vacant of a matching malt nose.
T: Identical to the smell, all grapefruit and grassy hops with little to no malt balance. Perhaps it was too much of the grapefruit but it covered everything else up in this beer.
Whether it was the hot weather and the overbearing pininess of this one Im not sure, but it wasnt all that great as I had hoped. Or is it that Im not a fan of these NZ hops?
M: Hardly any carbonation in a good way but the oily citrus hops are what is left on the palette.
Long lasting taste.
D: Didnt think it had the balance it needed, would far prefer the celebration to this one.
Wont seek out further, not a favorite from these guys. Far from a bad beer, but a little one sided.
06-11-2008 12:41:13 | More by marcpal
3/5 rDev -26.1%
Poured from a deux deux bottle to a SA Imperial Snifter glass.
Pours a clean copper red with a 1 finger head that turns to a bubbly lace. Super bland smell, light malt, almost grainy, faint hops, disappointed. Again on the taste, grainy, faint bittering hops, light malts, tangy, a tad citrusy. Light and medium on the body, feels good in the mouth light carb, crisp, very bitter. My buddy bought me this bottle and i thank him, however, this just wasnt that good, if i didnt see the bottle i wouldnt believe Sierra Nevada let this leave its plant, nope, not a fan.
06-10-2011 03:38:24 | More by gabedivision
3/5 rDev -26.1%
Bottle poured into a tulip
A: Pours a light copper color and has a plentiful, spongy head.
S: Smells more like bready malts with the hops lingering in the background as well as some light fruitiness.
T/M: The hoppiness here is light, not as potent as a lot of other IPA’s.
I’m not sure what I was expecting but it’s very traditional tasting. The best part? It’s cheap as hell. For a beer that flies its ingredients around the world, I’d expect the price to correlate, but you’ll find no argument here. Even if it was crap, a few bucks for a giant bottle of IPA is totally worth it. The fact that it’s decent is that much better. This won’t take the cake for king of the IPA’s, but it’s probably the best value per ounce you’ll find anywhere. And its ingredients are richer than you are.
06-16-2011 02:03:22 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,755 ratings.