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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
93
outstanding

3,405 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jmatthew on 10-15-2001

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Ratings: 3,405 | Reviews: 1,484
Photo of drmeto
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of donspublic
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into pint glass in March 2015.

Appearance: Medium amber, with nice thick and light colored head. The head lasted a very long time, and left a nice coating on the inside of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with a strong hops bitterness in the aroma. Aromas of citrus and pine dominate. There is some sweet aroma, which contrasts with the hops for a nice aroma.

Taste: An interesting mix of hops, spices, grapefruit, and herbs in the flavor, that make for an interesting and complex IPA. There is a nice after-taste, that lasts for a while but not too long.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp, with a medium body and medium carbonation.

Overall: This is an interesting and complex IPA. There is a variety of flavors.

Photo of sampsonw
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nicked
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught pour into Boulevard tumbler pint

A: Amber hue, little/no head, sticky curtains of lace chase my beer down the glass

S: scent is elusive at first - hints of toasted malt. Some grapefruit and piney hop notes.

T: wow - very well balanced. Toasted caramel malt, pine/citrus hops. Love the toasty flavors balancing the peppery hops.

M: medium body, medium carbonation. Nothing shocking here.

O: very tasty IPA. This one I would seek out again!

Photo of pretext
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKFine
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Happyyb
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
3.32/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2014 vintage shared with Hector during the white elephant gift exchange.

Photo of RickyS
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppySeb
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oregonduck
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/24/14 and this has changed a lot since the last time I drank it. It says 100 day IPA and drink fresh on the bottle, but I think it has gotten better with time! Last time I drank it when it was more fresh it seemed like a solid IPA dominated by the typical IPA tartness. Now it seems like the hops have mellowed as it is less hoppy and now more malt forward and balanced. Now it actually reminds me a lot of Bigfoot. It is very smooth, with a nice, but not overbearing sweetness. It still has some tart hop flavors which give it a nice balance.

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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonnyRebel
3.52/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2/10/14 Hops at 84 East in pint glass

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TastyAdventure
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not really bitter at all ( good thing)
Super fresh hop flavor unbelievable

Photo of jbexphys
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KidSalami
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouder32
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,405 ratings.