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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

3,275 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,275
Reviews: 1,465
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 168
Gots: 144 | 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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4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. A dark amber color with a thick tan colored head that stands on top of the beer and leaves sheets of lacing down the glass.

Aromas of toasted malt, grassy hop, citrus hop, floral hop, and some pine hop.

Right away the toasted malt rises to the top with the grassy hop. The citrus and pine show up more towards the finish and provide a nice mellow flavor with the toasted malt. Finishes somewhat bitter with the lingering citrus hop and toasted malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some smoothness from the carbonation and oily hop. Very nice smooth feel that goes down easy and leaves you wanting more.

I am tending towards the wet hop ales lately. It's becoming my favorite time of the year. I can actually enjoy the malt flavors in the beer while still getting a strong hop presence without the mouth drying over the top bitterness of some beers. This beer is a very good example of a fresh hop ale. I'm definitely going to reach for this every year...and at $5 a bottle it's a steal.

Kromes, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jrohrbacher, Nov 07, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale. Pouring it into my brand new Great Lakes pint glass.

Lightly hazy auburn color with some redness when light shines through it. A darker, more robust-looking, IPA. Spotty lacing.

Rather mellow nose with elements of lemongrass and spruce. Has a subtle maltiness to it that offer a little bit of milk caramel.

Spicy bitterness with pine bark and citrus notes. Lots of hop cone oils present that offset a slight malty sweetness that complements the humulus. The finish is spicy, also. Nothing to blow your hair back, per se, but good.

Drinks like a cinch. Good dose of carbonation to ruffle your tongue's feathers. Elements of the hop profile add to this, as well.

A bit of a letdown. I remember this as a bigger winner last year. Perhaps my bottle sat a few weeks longer on the shelf than I'd have liked, or maybe it's the batch. Either way, it's a middle-tier IPA. Maybe I shouldn't have drank this one after I had a few Lagunitas DayTimes.

thecheapies, Nov 06, 2012
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful amber with a golden half-inch of head. Head lingers and some really appetizing lacing is left all over the glass.
S: Fresh hops baby! It is piney and a bit fruits as west-coast hopped brews are
T: A nice balance with roasted malts and a pleasant hop bite at the end
M: Super smooth, super crisp. I could drink a few 24oz bottles of this...
O: Beautiful work by Sierra Nevada. I think this is a bit better than the Southern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from New Zealand, as it is a bit more balanced and extra drinkable. Looking forward to getting some Celebration soon to kick off the holiday season right!

PatriotsRule, Nov 06, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage served in a tulip pint. Pours a translucent copper with a dense, creamy, butter-milk colored head embedded with clusters of tiny craters. Head eventually settles into a creamy dollop with textured strands of lacing evident as the brew recedes. Nose expresses citrus, light piny notes and a trace of earthiness and rind. Taste follows nose; however, there is also a mild, caramel maltiness that sits in the background. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an easy carbonation and just a kiss of acidity. Overall, a really well-balanced and easy drinking American IPA. There aren't a lot of nuances to this beer; however, it is really pleasant and quite drinkable. I can't believe I haven't tried this sooner.

Jwale73, Nov 04, 2012
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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 3,275 ratings.