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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

2,958 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,958
Reviews: 1,436
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 155
Gots: 86 | 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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Fitzmke

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-29-2012 07:51:31 | More by Fitzmke
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KyleKingma

Indiana

3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-28-2012 21:58:24 | More by KyleKingma
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fwiz

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

02-27-2012 01:48:57 | More by fwiz
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

02-26-2012 05:56:41 | More by JohnnyMc
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jag21

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-21-2012 23:38:43 | More by jag21
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-21-2012 18:37:23 | More by John11486
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +19%

02-21-2012 06:02:46 | More by Rocketman8911
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mechanicalprints

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-20-2012 23:40:40 | More by mechanicalprints
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Nage37

California

5/5  rDev +19%

02-20-2012 22:29:51 | More by Nage37
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CarpalTunnell

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-20-2012 10:43:28 | More by CarpalTunnell
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MickeyHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-20-2012 02:17:22 | More by MickeyHops
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-19-2012 23:50:12 | More by IdrinkGas
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Squidly

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-19-2012 23:29:19 | More by Squidly
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-19-2012 20:40:37 | More by jongullotti
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ChocolateJesus

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-19-2012 17:31:33 | More by ChocolateJesus
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

Review from notes. 2011 edition.
Bomber size bottle poured into large dimpled mug a cloudy, orange honey color with a thin lacy head left behind.
Strong dry hop taste right up front, peppery with a bit of citrus and just an under lying hint of the 6.7% abv.
I tend to tread lightly with IPA's but am always on the look out for a well balanced entry that isn't too high in the IBU's and not a complete choker destined for the drain. I thought this was very well done and not nearly as strong as I was expecting but a definite sipper from the hops within. Solid as always from Sierra Nevada.

02-18-2012 22:27:58 | More by Blueribbon666
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TeamUgly

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-18-2012 21:00:39 | More by TeamUgly
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ninner00

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-16-2012 01:51:24 | More by ninner00
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%

2011 edition poured from a 24 oz bottle into a liter mug. Pours a dark amber color with a nice frothy white head that stays and leaves nice lacing. Smells of hops and floral and citrus tones. Very pleasant smell and has a few complexities. The taste is a lot of hops and a little malty taste, but the hops are very nice and dominant. For a very hoppy beer, this is very good in carbonation and in smoothness, and definitely is one, while not one to be chugged in any definition, is definitely one I could drink all night. Overall, a very good beer. Just too bad it only comes out for a few months each year.

02-15-2012 03:32:13 | More by cyclonece09
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-15-2012 03:30:34 | More by bcsbeer
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-15-2012 02:48:44 | More by Cramerican
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a rich copper with a frothy off white head that has very good retention and lacing.

Smells of fresh citrus bitter and sweet, with a sort of floral pine scent, backed by a faint caramel malt aroma.

Heavy earthy pine flavor up front. Next is a lively citrus flavor dominated by bitter grapefruit. A slight caramel sweetness and some bread notes round it out to a full lively flavor. This beer dances in your mouth in a slow harmonious waltz - very nice. I like the punk mosh feel of some American IPAs, but this one is very pleasing as well in its own unique way.

02-14-2012 23:22:36 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-14-2012 20:08:25 | More by DWolf
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McStagger

California

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%

Picked up a bottle at the local liquor store. I have to admit, it's a pretty impressive label. Killer presentation. Bar code with some numbers, but no discernible expiration date. Let's give er a whirl!

A: Pours a hazy penny colored reddish brown. Lively carbonation. Large bubbles. Couple fingers of off white head with great retention. Stellar lacing of the glass.

S: Piney, woody and resinous with mango and grapefruit bursting out of the glass. Big malts rise up in the nose with bready, doughy and sweet notes contrasting the fruit and evergreen.

T: Malt followed by an immediate drying of the mouth from the hops. Notes of peach/nectarine are followed by orange and grapefruit with a slight bit of...mango, maybe? These are all subtle flavors that are quickly devoured by evergreen and woody flavors. The finish is very dry, with hints of residual bitterness and that same woodiness coming through.

M: The moderate carbonation works well with how dry this beer finishes. Balanced for what it is. Absolutely no residual taste or feel of alcohol, even though it clocks in near 7 percent.

O: Once again, Sierra Nevada knocks one out of the park. More and more SN is becoming my go to beer. Any dive in Santa Barbara carries the pale, I can find the Torpedo for cheap at the grocery store. Seriously, it's hard to go wrong with a brand this widely available and this good. And the pricing is fair, for the most part. Sam Adams and Yuengling may have larger numbers, but as far as I'm concerned, this is THE great American brewery operating right now.

02-13-2012 09:57:20 | More by McStagger
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jminch

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-12-2012 00:37:05 | More by jminch
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,958 ratings.