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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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3,382 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,382
Reviews: 1,478
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 174
Gots: 177 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After the reasonably OK 'Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale' (let's get some shorter names happening from now on Sierra Nevada), I was hesitant to purchase this ale with its hefty $11.99 price tag, that's $12.46 in US dollars right now (yes we pay far too much for beer in Australia), however it has some very solid reviews and who knows I might actually like it.

Poured from a 710ml bomber into a nonic pint.

A: Presents with a classic clear amber/rust body and typical chalk white centimetre head.

S: Hoppy on the nose, as expected, floral hops with a touch of citrus, orange blossom in particular makes a surprise appearance. Pine notes in the background, and a finishing hint of honey and a toasted malt base, though the hops rightfully dominate the aroma. Top marks for hop pungency in an American IPA.

T: This is one that really jumps straight out of the gate. Flavours are: Pine/citrus/spicy/orange blossom hops all the way from beginning to end. There is a touch of honey at the start and a toasted malt/bread yeast base in the middle but it really is floored by the hops which steal the show. It ends with a surprising medium bitterness considering the amount of hop flavour that has been extracted overall. Pretty damn hopalicous brew this!

M: Oily from all the hops, with a medium body and mid to light carbonation it's an easy one to drink.

D: Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale takes a big greasy hop-flavoured dump all over the Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale its so damn good. If you ask me it's a touch of Northern Hemisphere favouritism on display from Sierra Nevada, yeah alright we get it - the Northern Hemisphere is better... damn anti-antipodeans! Regardless of this SNNHHWHA (Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale - in case you were wondering), which is like the sound one makes when they're about to sneeze, is an ale worthy of my affections.

Food match: I could fiercely hook into a super hot vegetarian Korma or Rogan Josh with basmati rice and papadum right now.

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,382 ratings.