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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: 2,812
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 69
Gots: 118 | 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 SaisonFest
2.9/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Fresh bottle served at 55f in a samual adams perfect pint glass, paired with a tombstone veggie pizza that i added pepperocini peppers from a jar onto, and some Gouda cheese. no crackers.

Visually i would say the color lies in the middle range for an IPA, a deep sunburst orange throughout. Plenty of sticky lacing, the cap fades after a few mins. This could go either way.

nose is a mixture of mellow orange citrus and floral notes, nothing abrasive on the nose and nothing overpowering.

flavors are approachable, nothing astringent, just rounded orange, flowers, and everything is mellowed out by a backbone of caramel. This one borders the line of Pale ale and IPA.

Body is moderate-heavy, not sticky though. I like them really light for pales and IPAs, so this is off my mark.

SaisonFest, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
2.95/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice orange color with average head with average lacing and average carbonation. The dominate smell is crisp fruity citrus hops and mild malts. First taste is light, sweet, and somewhat hoppy. Lighter tasting than I thought it would be based on the aroma. It could use a stronger malt backbone. It had a bitter finish and I have drank many ESBs that tasted about the same. Not a pae to me. To much bitterness for a Pale.

barleywinefiend, May 18, 2008
Photo of marcpal
2.98/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

marcpal, Jun 11, 2008
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

PaleAleWalt, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Rave, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

100200300, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

One_Man_Gang, Nov 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

calcnerd, Feb 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Jameswoody, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of gabedivision
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

gabedivision, Jun 10, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Userme59, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

TheBigBoy, Mar 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

bernat1971, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

plato, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

goalie33, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jun 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

jbeervt, May 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Rollzroyce21, Jun 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

stafford2, Jan 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

nheinzie57, Aug 06, 2012
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,812 ratings.