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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop AleNorthern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,924 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,924
Reviews: 1,436
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 148
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jmatthew on 10-15-2001)
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden brown with a bubbly head that has some great retention. Spots of big bubbles form as the lace spreads out. As you drink down the glass a nice scattered wall of foam clings to the sides.
The aroma contains some toffee malts and an amazing amount of citrus hops. When they say wet hop ale they mean it. I feel like I'm holding fresh hops in my hand. After a couple of good whiffs I get more of a earthy citrus aroma.
Very smooth and toffee/caramel up front that leads immediately into many layers of hops. The hops are so smooth and citrus/pine and they go through a metamorphosis from very fresh/sweet/citrus to a mellow bitter over the toffee/caramel malt after you swallow and then to a nice dry bitterness but it still retains its sweetness. This flavor lingers with you for a while after you put down the glass. Taking a deep breath after a solid sip really accentuates the citrus/pine characteristic of this beer.
This is a great beer. I have not reviewed the Southern Hemisphere Harvest but from what I remember I liked it better. The hops were very unique. I definitely recognize these hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 17:28:34 | More by DrinkingDrake
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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,924 ratings.