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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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2,979 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,979
Reviews: 1,437
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 163
Gots: 90 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

DaveONan, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

guajolote, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Groulxsome
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's a copper with a hint of orange. The head was thick and fluffy and came down to a nice tan surface coating.

Smell: Everything nice. It's got a big pine smell with a little citrus (more lemon than grapefruit). One of those IPA's that might get called out for smelling like Pine-Sol by some!

Taste: Not as big on the up-front aroma hops as I'd imagine. It's sticking with that piny taste. It transitions into some really round, sweet malt and a final big punch of grapefruit bitter. Slightly earthy.

Mouth-feel: Really creamy and fairly thick bodied. Just a little kick from the alcohol.

Overall: A really great beer. It's not really big on the aroma or bitter, but there is a nice balance and some really good earthy-piny flavours. They say the whole cone hops come wet from the bine and go straight into the boil, which might account for the nice depth of flavour without the overpowering (but also awesome) hoppy-ness of something dry-hopped like crazy.

Groulxsome, Mar 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

greenbeer29, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Winslow
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Winslow, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of drwolfe
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

drwolfe, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev -4.5%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

catfan2000, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

projectstars, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of AndrewRoecker
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

AndrewRoecker, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of MatthewWilde
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2011

A: Very thick head, great internal carbonation, pure copper orange in color

S: Very intense citrus notes, hints of herbal, almost grapefruit-like in nature

T: Amazing and strong hop flavor, citrus, nice balance between sweet and bitter elements

M: Incredibly smooth, nice floral aftertaste, not too lingering, does dry the mouth a bit, however

O: An excellent hop-forward brew, light in the mouth but strong in its flavor

MatthewWilde, Mar 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Nate, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

craftbeer31, Mar 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

BugTownPub, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

dragomni, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Tumble, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of jeremy13586
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2011 bomber poured in to a pint glass.

Poured a light amber in to my pint glass.Very fluffy light tan head. The head slowly cascaded into a nice rockiness. Nice sticky bubbles weere left on the side of the glass.

Strong floral and citrus hops up front in the nose. Light bread/doughy malts bring a nice sweetness.

Bitter floral hops sting the tounge at first. Bready malt and light caramel and apple follow. A grapefruity finish ends each sip. The post-sip burp is delightful.

Medium bodied that leaves a nice resiny coating. Nice carbonation. Lingering sweetness, but an overall clean finish.

I've had this in the pass and have always been impressed. This would be an amazing year-round brew, but alas, it is not. I look forward to having this again next year.

jeremy13586, Mar 05, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24oz bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass

Pours a beautiful, hazy, amber color with a perfect off white head that is slow to fade away but as it does leaves a nice film of lacing on the glass. With the initial smell I get a fruity, soapy smell with a finish of sweetness. With the first taste I notice the crispness and the freshness of this beer. There is not as much flavor as I would like but as it sits on your tongue the flavors start to erupt. Very similarly to FFF Broo Doo and Harvest Ale from Founders it has a heavy fruit flavor that is nice, but unlike the other two this one's is hard to find. I would put this as my 3rd favorite Wet Hopped Ale behind the two I have already mentioned. If I had not had those others before this, this beer would be exceptional but since I have something to compare it to it does not hold up. Still a great beer and for $5.49 here it is a great steal.

TheTot, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

aclark44, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Tom-Peters, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Fitzmke, Feb 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

KyleKingma, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of fwiz
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Beer pours a nice golden brown with red highlights. Two fingers of fluffy white head that last almost the whole time you are drinking. Lots of lace down the sides.

Smell: Lots of pine, sweet fruits like mangos and pineapple with some citrus at the end.

Taste: Well balanced, the hop and malt are just about perfect in this one. Sweet and bitter at the same time.

Mouth: Nice carbonation, light on the palate. With a dry ending.

Overall: Very good beer. Bitter, sweet and dry all the way. I will be getting this one on the next trip to the beer shop. Cheers.

fwiz, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of JohnnyMc
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a dark amber color with a decent amount of head.

The aroma is mostly hops and a slight hint of sweet grapes.

Taste wise is a good balance between hops, malts and a subtle amount of grapes. Despite all the fresh hops used in this, they do not overwhelm the palate and the slight sweetness balances the mild bitterness.

It is very easy to drink not only because of the light-medium body, but also because of the refreshing taste.

Definitely one of the best I have enjoyed from Sierra Nevada.

JohnnyMc, Feb 26, 2012
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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