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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

3,266 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,266
Reviews: 1,465
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 169
Gots: 143 | 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 +7.7%

pkalix, Yesterday at 11:00 PM
Photo of hoagzzz
4/5  rDev -4.3%

First of all this bottle says 16.8 ounces but it looks totally ginormous. Anyway, benign nose and taste is malt forward. Two strikes. However it kinda grew on me. Not great but not bad.

hoagzzz, Yesterday at 08:18 PM
Photo of beerbully
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Poured into HF stemware

A-clear copper with 1/2 inch thick white head that leaves substantial lacing that clings to the glass forever (4.25)

S-aroma is faint.......some bready malts and mild hops (3.0)

T-bready malts followed by some dank piney hops with slight lemon peel finish.....grassy, cedar notes.............Pine is the dominate flavor (3.75)

M-Medium body......mild carbonation..........beer improves with each sip (3.75)

O-Decent beer not exactly what I was expecting so maybe thats throwing me off a bit

beerbully, Yesterday at 06:35 PM
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an IPA glass.

The beer is a caramel copper color with a thick cream colored head. It leaves a massive film upon recession, and patches of lacing remain on the glass.

In the nose I get spices, cedar, papery cardboard, and earthy hops.

The taste is much like the aroma. The cedar wood notes bring some spiciness, while the finish brings in some citrus and slight bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, this is pretty delicious and very easy to drink.

JuicesFlowing, Yesterday at 06:14 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

rsquared59, Yesterday at 12:40 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

delgotit99, Saturday at 11:00 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

bouncepass, Saturday at 06:25 PM
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

24 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful copper color. The head is a finger high with an off-white shade and respectable retention. A thick ring of lacing is left on the glass. Like many SN beers, it's a very aesthetically pleasing product. (4.5)

Smell: In many aspects, it smells like a standard-issue IPA made by Sierra Nevada. There are nice amounts of piny, floral Cascade hops backed by light caramel malts. But then I pick up huge amounts of lime, raspberry, and lemon zest. Some faint tropical hints also appear (i.e. pineapple), helping to tie all the unique fruit notes together. Okay Sierra Nevada, you now have my attention... (4)

Taste: ...unfortunately, the complex fruitiness is less vibrant flavor-wise. Rather, it seems to focus on strong pine-laden flavors, backed by some lighter hints of grapefruit, pineapple, and flowers. Luckily, if I concentrate, I can still pick some of the lemon/lime zest hints near the back end. Even some herbal, spicy hop flavors to boot! Even at two months old (bottled 9/24/14), this still does a good job of invoking chewing on a pine cone. Oh yeah, the malt brings some mild caramel flavors too. At first, it was disappointing next to the nose, but the more I drink it, the more it grew on me. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: The general bitterness bites the tongue and doesn't let go. This creates the side effect of good drinkability, so I can't complain...too much. It doesn't really leave behind much lingering resin, either - however, it's more oily in texture than your typical IPA (because wet hops, natch). (3.75)

Overall: It starts off being a mild disappointment. Thankfully, it's a complex beer that offers plenty of varying hop flavor, so it gets far better as I drink it. As a beer that pulls no punches with the hop bitterness, IPA haters will probably detest this. Me, I totally dig it. (4)

3.89/5: Oh dear, I think I've fallen onto the wet hop bandwagon...

ThisWangsChung, Saturday at 03:00 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

mountainzen, Saturday at 02:58 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Ngcba415, Saturday at 12:30 AM
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Kyrojack, Friday at 12:37 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

pajeff, Friday at 12:37 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

KShophead, Thursday at 03:33 AM
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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%

Vogt52, Wednesday at 01:25 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

yankeej13, Wednesday at 01:13 PM
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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%

OCSA_1978, Wednesday at 03:25 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

The_Jerk, Tuesday at 05:36 PM
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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 3,266 ratings.