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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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3,394 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,394
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 180
Gots: 183 | 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:
Beer added by: jmatthew on 10-15-2001

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Ommegang chalice glass.

Appearance- A hazy reddish color with both yellow and brown hues. Lots of carbonation straming from the bottom of the glass creating a solid 2 finger froathy head that is cloud like in color.

Smell- Tons of juicy citrus and pine. Specifically Grapefruit, lemon and lime.

Taste- Earthy hops are most prevalent. Small amounts of pine and citrus almost make appearances but still has a long cloying earthy hop finish.

Mouthfeel- Very excellent. It starts out very creamy but also had great carbonation to make it easy on the pallate.

Overall- Tons of hops with mostly earthy like ones. I would like a litlle more citrus or grapefruit and even some more pine in the taste profile for a better balance.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of leokbelo
4.6/5  rDev +10%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jrenihan
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Overall- Sierra Nevada can still pull off it's pale ales, even when they are a bit more than pale.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,394 ratings.