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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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3,380 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,380
Reviews: 1,478
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 173
Gots: 175 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: This pours a dark, transparent bronze color with a very elegant eggshell head. The head retains through the whole glass and leaves a thick coat of lace down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aromas blend so well together. Sweet and bitter intermingle very nicely. Caramel and grapefruit, honey, pineapple, and pine provide for a very nice aroma.

Taste: The flavor is full and smooth, blending the sweet and bitter together. Caramel malt flows into pineapple, grapefruit, and a bit of pine hop bitterness. There is one layer of sweetness and three of juicy hop bitterness. The finish has a pleasant bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy, with a very light graininess. The carbonation is full, but creamy and feels light. The body is medium.

Overall: It's hard to believe that Sierra Nevada makes three delicious wet hop beers, but it's true. I would drink any of their wet hop beers whenever they are available.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from bomber.

A:Huge 2 finger foamy head that sticks around(literally). Bronzy, dark copper color. Good start.

S:Dank, pine forrest, funk bud, light citrus, with a bready malt. Smells good!

T: piney bitter hops hit you up front with a grassy malt finish that is fairly balanced. The bitterness continues after the malt is gone. Mmmmm

M:medium carbs and feel. Bitterness stays with you for a while-but in the anoying way that other IPA's do. Another great beer from SN!

Paid $4.99 for the bomber.

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4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had the Southern on two occasions but this is the first time I enjoyed the Northern.

A - Pours a dark amber which was clear in color and a hefty inch of head since I wanted a hard pour to open up hop flavors.

S - Smell is of slight pine and citrus almost toying with you that makes you question it's "wet hop" nature.

T - Ow man that's good! Starts off bitter at first with a wave of pine that quickly evolves into a citrus and lemon zest hop profile that is counter balanced with a caramel soaked gram cracker like malt. Very tasty!

M - Light to medium I must have finished the whole bottle in 30 minutes.

Overall I wasn't very impressed with the bitterness of the Southern but Northern is known to have better hops and the beer is way more balanced. Plus I got a bomber for $4.50 which was well worth it in my book.

If I see another bottle I will be sure to pick it up!

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,380 ratings.