Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a crisp, clean medium bronze color with a thin, bubbly off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Spots of lacing dot the inside of the glassware. The nose is incredible - very fresh, aromatic hops like they were squeezed into the bottle. Floral, herbal, and some citrus notes break through right off the bat. A slight sweetness accompanies the hops, making this beer smell absolutely terrific. I could use this in an air-freshener! I mean that in a good way, of course. The palate is lively and full of fresh hop flavors as well. Extremely floral and clean with enough malt backbone to keep a good hop/malt balance going. The mouth feel is full, but does not come across as overly thick or sticky. Finishes slightly sweet and leaves a pleasant floral hop taste in the mouth. Very drinkable if you dig hops. This isn't your typical American hop bomb, by any stretch ... what's going on here is much more subtle. There is enough in-your-face hop presence here, though, to deter the typical light lager drinker. A truly quality beer in a rather rare style - it doesn't get much better!
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2007 21:25:48 | More by beerphilosopher
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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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