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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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3,117 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,117
Reviews: 1,448
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 165
Gots: 118 | 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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Hallertau, Today at 03:47 AM
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3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/24/14, barely a month old, which is nice for a beer like this as often you find them more than a month old already on the shelf.

Pours a nice fizzy slight creamy bubbly 1 finger head that fades fairly slowly, nice soapy notched lacing, a very clear amber slight rosy reddish-orange color.

Nose explodes out of the gate! Lots of fresh hops, plenty fruity, with some citrus and grapefruit, with plenty of floral hops as well, a little pine and grassy notes too, with some fresh wet hop resin and hop oils. Also a sweet toasty reddish almost caramel candy like malt underneath, but mostly hops, and even dank.

Taste brings malts out front actually, a sweet candy malt, toffee, caramel and even a touch of a toasted brown sugar like, but not too sweet, just thick and chewy sweet malts, it tastes kinda like a brown ale actually. Then hops kick in, plenty of them too, with some grassy earthy notes out front, then quickly into a mild spicy and piney flavor. Pine eventually seems to dominate, bringing a mild dankness, and some resin, fresh wet hop oil and resin, mild grapefruit and citrus rind in there too. Fluffy malts finish it off as it dries a bit on the finish, little sticky but pretty dry, quite bitter too as it wasn't too bitter to start, a bit more pine and spicy hop notes lingering, a touch of resin and dankness, and a little candy malt toffee caramel flavor.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, nice fluffy full malt feel, with nice carb.

Overall pretty nice but not great, it has some good hops that come through nicely on the aroma but are quite lacking on the flavor, malts are nice but hard to see that in an IPA, more like an amber or even brown ale, nice bitterness, great mouth feel, but just lacking that hop profile on the flavor to really kick this up.

jlindros, Today at 12:22 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

From bottle at home. This years model. As one who has a very small tolerance for hoppy brews I live in hope that there are those that can create hop forwards IPAs or, as in this case, can showcase that which makes hops so very popular, that appeal to the likes of me.

They say to not judge a book by the cover but I've found the sturdier the head & intricate the lacing the more balanced the brew. This has high marks in both that supports my theory.

Balance is always the key for me & this is a great example of well thought out & executed balances on every level.

The first sip hit me with a serious resin-like flavor that took a moment to adjust to. There is no bite whatever. The bitter is right where I like it.

A comfortable & inviting experience.

seedyone, Yesterday at 12:12 AM
Photo of larryarms847
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant amber orange with a plump layer of frothy white foam.

Biscuits, pine, orange zest, and some spice.

Tons of herbal and pines notes, kinda like grass, some citrus, and some toast-like notes to add as well, very good!

Mouthfeel is soft and gentle for an IPA. Enough citrusy/piney bite from the hops balanced perfectly with a gentle malt backbone.

In my opinion, definitely in the top 10 wet hopped ales.

larryarms847, Wednesday at 10:44 PM
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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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