Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.55/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Served from a 24oz. fatboy bottle in my SABL glass at between fridge and cellar temperature.
A - Glowing, hop-infused orange-amber with some viscosity and action in the glass. Pushes up a one-inch light cream colored head; fluffy and odd-bubbled. Head retention is good, never revealing the surface of the beer, and lacing is sticky, coming in sheets, webs and rings. Lovely!
S - Crispy west-coast hops. More pine than citrus. A honeyed underbelly of malts. Fairly obvious without anything unexpected.
T - Sweet and inviting with a perfectly toasted malt character that lingers well into the back of the throat, dancing with the bitterness that starts to push through as soon as the beer passes the middle of the tongue. An excellent balance. Dominating hoppiness rules the back of the throat and the swallow. Aftertaste is dry, bitter and slightly astringent, with an air of fir-like greenery.
M - Thick coming in, providing a very tingly tongue-feel that surprisingly doesn't numb very much. Frothy and creamy like home-made whipped cream (well, hops-infused whipped cream). Swallow is throat-coating and full of body without being gassy. Excellent!
D - Dare I say that this beer smokes regular SNPA? Yes, I do. It's got it where it counts in all categories, and it's a breeze to continue sipping without stop; full of flavor and character. Well done, Sierra Nevada!
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2008 03:02:50 | More by EPseja
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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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