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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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2,973 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,973
Reviews: 1,437
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 161
Gots: 89 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Piason, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

standardcherry, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mikem0487, May 09, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -9.8%

Pours a copper golden color with an eggshell colored foamy head. Head retention is longer than average with sticky foam lacing the glass. The bouquet is magnificent with generous aromas of mown grass, pine, white grape, and grapefruit. The mouthfeel and hop presence don't compliment each other. In fact, they cause each other to be more harsh than either would be alone. The hops sting a little on the back of the tongue and remain bitter in the palate after the beer has finished. Rather than one flavor yielding to the other, both pine and grapefruit are present at once and tend to overwhelm the sense of taste. That and the astringent mouthfeel make this a less drinkable beer.

DocJitsu, May 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

kyager2000, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

vonnegut21, May 03, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +8.6%

Poured out of a 709ml bottle (!) into a pint glass. This is the 2012 release.

Reveals a deep amber color, a large fluffy head, and in my view, looks kind of like a SN pale ale on steroids except with less carbonation. Looks exciting!

There are huge pine needle notes, fruity yeastiness, as well as a zesty aroma that is thoroughly present. Slightly malty, yet hop oil oozes through this thing. Sugary, and caramel and honeycomb aromas make it warm and vibrant.

Far yeastier than expected, yet SN really nailed making a semi imperial IPA here, if that's what they were going for. The yeasty astringency makes it wild and fully-flavored, and the hop aromas range from grapefruit to oranges to apricot tarts. There's a thick, juicy flavor throughout that gives the impression that this is not really beer but some kind of juice/hop nectar. Excellent, unnoticeable carbonation, although the alcohol really starts to kick in faster than expected.

A truly a sensational, flavorful beer, and proof that SN really knows what they're doing when they overload their hops. This is bound to become one of my favorite releases from any notable craft brewery.

magictacosinus, May 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

DAVEnHOPS, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Njstoutlover23, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

countchunkula, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

ATXRyan, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of bump8628
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%

Clear copper, sticky well formed cap of foam on top. Exploding with bright hops - leafy, citric, grassy, dankness. Sticky hop oils coat the palate. Malt is beefy but doesn't interfere. Still the best wet-hopped beer on the market, and cheers to Sierra Nevada for pricing these bombers ounce-for-ounce the same as their 12oz offerings. American craft beer at its finest.

bump8628, Apr 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

tln13, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

wabritton, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

fuzzbalz, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

vbiliyar, Apr 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mcorwin, Apr 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

matzah, Apr 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

justinm4bama, Apr 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

smi, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

jk3, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,973 ratings.