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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

2,949 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,949
Reviews: 1,436
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 150
Gots: 82 | 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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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I heard a lot of good things about this beer - both on here and from the stores around here that had it stocked. There's never been a Sierra Nevada brew that I drank and didn't enjoy, so I had high expectations for this. The 24 oz. bottle, as a few other BA's have said on here, is an idea that should be more than a rarity!

Out of all the 150+ beers that I've rated on here, this may have had the strongest aroma! I could smell it more than 3 feet away from the bottle, as I opened it up, but the pour wasn't quite up to that. It had the beautiful little bubbles that I've grown accustomed to seeing in a SN beer, and the head was nice, but not overwhelming. The lacing was abover averaget too, since it's lasted on my glass for most of my drinking session.

Then there's the taste. Is it great - yes. It's not as strong as in the Celebration or the Anniversary, but it's doesn't have as much of the resin and butter-like aspects of the flagship Pale Ale. This is my first time having a "wet" hopped beer, and I think it has quite a bit to offer. Of course, it's hoppy, with a strong pine, floral, and citrus kick to it, but it doesn't all occur up front. Between the big bottle and the taste coming in the back, this is extremely smooth for it's style, and is slowly growing on me as I work my way down the bottle. I don't taste much of any spice here, but this brew seems to have some of the characteristics of ginger, which is not a bad thing at all! The "snap" just isn't as noticeable here.

The 6.20% ABV is just right for this beer, since it can hardly be felt, and sneaks up on you like the flavors do. Even though this has a fall release, it can be enjoyed any time of the year, since it's neither too strong, nor too spicy, nor too warming, in it's attributes. Any hopheads or SN fans out there won't be disappointed by this - it's well worth going out of the way to find.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 09:01:05 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,949 ratings.