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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

2,923 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,923
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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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-13-2014 01:14:02 | More by SharkNado
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-26-2013 01:31:18 | More by Bnoise11
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-29-2013 23:03:17 | More by MattXT
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Foxtrot

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've recently began to take a considerable liking to IPA's. I was at my local BevMo and picked it up on a recommendation from my father.

Poured from a bomber into pint glass.

I was slightly thrown off by the color of this IPA. I'm mostly accustomed to that light straw color which is typical of the style, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a nice autumn amber shade. Spectacular to look at with a nice two finger head and decent lacing.

Smell was also typical of the style with fresh hops, citrus, pine, and a slight undertone of fresh cut wood. Lot more malty than I thought with notes of caramel and perhaps toffee.

Taste on the other hand was quite remarkable. Hoppy, but in a very controlled manner, and was balanced out by a spicy/ citrus twang and an earthy finish.

Brew produced a nice sharp carbonation that was both welcoming and exciting, it really gave this beer a whole other dimension.

Very very good drinkability. The finish is fantastic and begs the drinker for another sip. Thoroughly enjoyed this IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 08:02:20 | More by Foxtrot
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mrchrisray

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-19-2014 21:43:42 | More by mrchrisray
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BaronRogue

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-23-2013 02:50:43 | More by BaronRogue
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Loco_Joe

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-15-2014 23:46:18 | More by Loco_Joe
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Theogre83

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-25-2013 21:31:15 | More by Theogre83
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-19-2014 18:10:53 | More by PappyVans
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-15-2013 23:50:56 | More by Whiskeydeez
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-15-2011 02:23:34 | More by GennyCreamAle
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LostHighway

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-27-2011 12:02:34 | More by LostHighway
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-13-2013 03:44:32 | More by BillRoth
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Bin33chef

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-14-2013 21:57:03 | More by Bin33chef
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JC88


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-15-2012 14:23:25 | More by JC88
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blbarnett3

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-19-2013 23:50:08 | More by blbarnett3
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-31-2013 16:35:32 | More by Dolfan907
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Trizzle

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Honey amber,with a good 1.5 finger head. Great head retention and loads of lace. 5/5. Beautifiul.

Instant floral esters and citrus hops. Warmth reveals background caramal and buscuit malt.

I'm not the worlds biggest hop head, but I can really appreciate this. The hop profile is huge and fruity, herby and even oily. Nicely bitter at the end. All backed up by a solid, but not huge malt body.

Mouthfeel is good. Slightly syrupy and good carbonation.

A great experience. A great drink. A few of these could easily convert me into a real hop monster.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 18:38:37 | More by Trizzle
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-12-2013 14:24:28 | More by Tayloraphilips
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joe1510

Illinois

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

24oz Bottle
$4.99
Binny's Orland

Sierra Nevada's Harvest Ale poured a crystal clear copper with moderate carbonation slowly creeps to the surface. A two finger extremely creamy and sticky white head formed on the pour. It was strange but the pour almost created a cascade effect, short lived but cool. Leaves big clumpy lacing.

At first the aroma has a tough time fighting through the incredibly creamy head. When it subsides I get a little better idea of what I'm in for. Up front comes dripping pine sap with a squeeze of unsweetened grapefruit and lingering hop resin. After some warming a solid caramel backbone comes through to even things out a bit.

Smooth caramel malt lays a perfect canvas for the true showcase of this beer, the hops. Fresh vibrant hops come across the palate creating a variety of flavors None overpowering the last and all in perfect harmony. Unsweetened grapefruit is swept aside by sweetened grapefruit and orange. The resiny somewhat leathery hops come through toward the middle easing out the citrus and leading into a lingering pine sap finish. An excellent fresh hopped pale ale.

Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation that keeps things lively without running its course too quick. Bitterness wasn't much at first but piles on itself sip after sip.

I can't hardly drink this beer fast enough. It's sip after sip without a problem. If I'm not careful it will be gulp after gulp.

After reading reviews on Harvest Ale in the past I always hoped it would be bottled. Finally, the time is here. It's too bad a brew like this can't be produced all year because I would buy it by the case.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 22:52:15 | More by joe1510
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Kornoms

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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JaBes

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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logicerror

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-11-2013 06:02:25 | More by logicerror
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cjac

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-24-2013 01:35:52 | More by cjac
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,923 ratings.