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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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3,405 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,405
Reviews: 1,484
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 186
Gots: 189 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: jmatthew on 10-15-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a bright, deep copper/orange into a pint glass. 1 inch head reluctantly fades into a lacing that stays.
Rich pine cones on the nose, citrus and spicy.
Hop fanatics unite! This brew is bitter as it should be! Wet hops are very present, giving a spicy and citrus tone, again. Grassy and piney.
Light sweetness in the back, from the malts, balance it out just right.
Extremely pleased with this one! Highly drinkable!
Another hit from the folks at SN.
Highly recommended, specially to the hop heads!

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Bottled September 20, 2012.

Beer is light amber in colour, totally clear. Good-sized off-white head. Good retention and lace.

Aroma is quite grassy, with muted citurs notes. A very fresh scent.

Taste contains toasted malt, but is primarily comprised of hop flavours. Grass, some citrus and other fruits (orange, some apple and grapefruit) and some pine. A spicy flavour, tastes a bit like rye. Fairly bitter, particularly in the aftertaste, which is fairly fruity.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a bit oily.

Overall, nice IPA. Flavour is a bit of a mix between American and English IMO.

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Appearance- Mid-orange copper. Head retention minimal leaving minimal lace around the glass edge.

Smell- A bit weak. The wet hops let some earthy tones come out with some floral notes on top. Some might even pick up a hint of freshly mowed grass.

Taste- Hop attack isn't too strong up front but hits more mid and back mouth. There is a good balance and the hop oils become prominent here.

Mouthfeel- Medium/full bodied leaves a decent malt note for an IPA styled beer.

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After the reasonably OK 'Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale' (let's get some shorter names happening from now on Sierra Nevada), I was hesitant to purchase this ale with its hefty $11.99 price tag, that's $12.46 in US dollars right now (yes we pay far too much for beer in Australia), however it has some very solid reviews and who knows I might actually like it.

Poured from a 710ml bomber into a nonic pint.

A: Presents with a classic clear amber/rust body and typical chalk white centimetre head.

S: Hoppy on the nose, as expected, floral hops with a touch of citrus, orange blossom in particular makes a surprise appearance. Pine notes in the background, and a finishing hint of honey and a toasted malt base, though the hops rightfully dominate the aroma. Top marks for hop pungency in an American IPA.

T: This is one that really jumps straight out of the gate. Flavours are: Pine/citrus/spicy/orange blossom hops all the way from beginning to end. There is a touch of honey at the start and a toasted malt/bread yeast base in the middle but it really is floored by the hops which steal the show. It ends with a surprising medium bitterness considering the amount of hop flavour that has been extracted overall. Pretty damn hopalicous brew this!

M: Oily from all the hops, with a medium body and mid to light carbonation it's an easy one to drink.

D: Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale takes a big greasy hop-flavoured dump all over the Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale its so damn good. If you ask me it's a touch of Northern Hemisphere favouritism on display from Sierra Nevada, yeah alright we get it - the Northern Hemisphere is better... damn anti-antipodeans! Regardless of this SNNHHWHA (Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale - in case you were wondering), which is like the sound one makes when they're about to sneeze, is an ale worthy of my affections.

Food match: I could fiercely hook into a super hot vegetarian Korma or Rogan Josh with basmati rice and papadum right now.

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