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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: 2,838
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 74
Gots: 133 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 05-07-2008

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: Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: burnt orange; 1 finger beige head that faded over a few minutes to a ring; very minimal lacing;

S: balanced; definitely some pineapple, but caramel malt coming through as well;

T: a little more subdued that expected; a little floral with some herbal notes; definite malt presence; well balanced; moderately bitter finish with lingers;

M: a little thinner than expected; lightly carbonated;

O: enjoyable, but not especially memorable;

Photo of Lothore
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours an orangey hue with a 1 finger head that fades fairly quickly.

S- Most grainy, malt notes with hints of piney hops.

T- Sweet, grainy, caramel and light fruit notes lead into a strong bitter, piney hop taste.

M- Medium bodied, quite a bit of caronation.

D- Very drinkable on a warm summer day.

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3/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of treyrab
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to nittanybeerfan for sending this accross PA. I wasted no time putting it in my fridge and pulled it out tonight to pour into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

A: Pours a hazy copper with half finger tan head. Pours so cool into the glass, the glass immediately beads with sweat and drips onto my desk. Not much of a sticky head.

S: Wow. Great skunky, lemony citrus hops blast into my nose. The hops smell so damn fresh. Lemon, citrus and a touch of grassy pine all the way through. A touch of caramel to top it off.

T: Very clean and refreshing with a hint of lemon spices and skunky hops. Reminds me almost of Saaz hops. Not sure what kind of hops are grown in New Zealand. The best aspect though is the caramel back. A tad sweet with caramel and touch of sweet toffee.

M/D: Give me more.

Overall, a great beer. Super fresh and leaves me wanting more!

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear orange and light copper hues, with a big 3-finger head that only grudgingly recedes to sticky lace.

Aroma is leafy, vegetal hops with a bit of biscuity malt in the background.

Taste: This isn't the hop-lovers' wonderland that the American autumn version is, but it's still a delicious brew. Tangy, leafy hops throughout, with a nice level of balance imparted by biscuit flavored malt. Sweetness and mouthfeel also hit the APA bullseye. A little bit of peppery spice in the background.

Excellent drinkability -- nice and full on the tongue with bitterness just a couple notches under IPA levels.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: A vivacious copper body with a bountiful creamy off white ice cream float head. Lace spread across the edges like a Victoria Secret catalog.

S: Citrus soap, cilantro stems, cedar chips, orange oil, lime leaves, coriander and black pepper. Sweet toasted caramel, pine, honey and hibiscus.

T/M: First sip is muted and thin with not much really standing out. Citrus hops begin to arrive and are accompanied by pilsner malt, herbal and floral hop present. The caramel base is not as sweet as the nose but the toasted aspect comes through. Delicate spices dance in the thin semi watered down body. Finish is dry and showcases the bitterness if the hops with lemon zest and strong brewed tea tannin.

O: A super fresh nice drinkable ale that delivers what it advertises. The mouthfeel is strange but the flavor is on point. I remember enjoying the Northern Hemisphere better.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: bubbling apricot and peach colors with chunks of orange floating about. The head put forth a orange stained white blob of foam with crusty bubbles. The head peeled away slowly and splattered wonky lacing about. This color has some character, I don't know what it is but I like it

S: the nose was not as I was expecting. It wallows in hop citrus notes with a dry earthy spiciness. I also gather faint whiffs of caramelized pale malts. Things seem rather laid back but it is still a treat for the nose

T: big floral citrus flavor with complementary toasted malts make for a darn good APA. Most notably, the toasted malts splashed with caramel act as a jump rope and the hops are left to jump freely. The hops are of lemons, grapefruit, sprinkled with pepper and with squeezes of orange rinds. This thing hits like a good IPA

M: body is mild and refreshing. The carbonation is spot on for the style and melds with the flavors to make a brisk brew

D: very drinkable and yet another solid Sierra Nevada beer

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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. 3 finger off white head. Good lacing. An interesting red/orange grapefruit color.

S. Floral, citrusy, grassy hops. A grapefruit citrus smell.

T. A very well balanced taste. More of the floral hops ont he flavor, sweet caramel malt taste. Some citrus flavors. Not as bitter as the smell might imply.

M. Medium bodies. Well carbonated.

D. Very easy to drink. Has a smoothness that makes it go down very easy. A very good APA.

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