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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: 9.57%
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

No notes at this time.
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a pint glass. You mean it, a whole pint for me?!

A- pours a clear shade of orange with a one finger white head. Looks great

S- mild citrus aroma. Not very pungent

T- juicy, strong hop flavor. Lots of citrus. Bitterness is very mild

M- medium bodied

O- liked this slightly more than the Southern Hem. Very good beer

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24 oz.

Pours a mostly clear amber gold, half inch head basically white, dissipates slow and retains as a lacing.

Smells of floral and pine resin hops and a hint of citrus.

Tastes of flavorful floral hops and again some pine hops, surprisingly not too bitter. Some citrus and grassy malts round it out.

Medium to full body with a tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Fantastic IPA, possibly one of the best I've had, at least in a while. Definitely would have again, and worth seeking out.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of woemad
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint consumed at the 2-7 in Spokane. One of the better $2 kill-the-keg specials I've had there.

Vaguely hazy orange/amber color, with an off-white head that didn't hang about for long.

Floral, piney, grassy and spicy in the nose, with a little bit of biscuity malt scent.

Piney and grapefruity hop taste at the beginning. The malts unobtrusively provide a balancing undercurrent. Things end with a satisfying dry zap to the palate. Rather tasty!

Medium bodied, with a slightly resinous quality.

A very tasty and drinkable beer that I was quite happy to have a couple of, regardless of price.

Photo of JohnWaynes44
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Semi opaque burnt orange pour in a tulip. Thick, lump head dissipated pretty quickly. Looks like a classic SN...beautiful for about 30 seconds, then well, messy. Spicy and very bright and floral in the nose (high grade marijuana buds) with malts present in the background. Dried fruits and spices...Big fruity hops are abundant. Earthy and grainy, the barley malts add a depth that surround the huge amount of hops beautifully. Pine nuts and a tangy finish. Dense, oily feel foamy on the tongue. This beer is really good. It really has the depth and hops of a double IPA. This is a well named brew. Tastes and feels like a harvest. Pairs nicely with turkey and cranberry salad. This is my second bottle this autumn and hope to have more. Great!

Photo of kbuzz
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 24 oz bottle into my trusty snifter. No discernable bottle date.

A: Pretty typically SN. Very pretty beer. Crystal clear light orange rust color. Poured a one finger slightly off-white fluffy head. Lacing everywhere. These guys definitely know how to make a beer look completely appealing.

S: Bright dank floral notes. Piney and herbal. For a wet-hopped beer, I'm not getting much of the cut grass/green Chlorophyl smells that normally comes with a harvest ale.

T: Wonderful hop bitterness at the front. Floral, piney and resinous. Some sweet caramel and even a nutty/biscuity malt to help balance it out, but this thing is surely a pedestal for hops. However, I don't know that it's necessarily noticeable as a wet-hopped beer. That being said, it's a fantastic tasting beer.

M: Smooth and creamy, medium bodied beer. Average carbonation. Viscous enough to leave little pockets of juicy bitterness all over my mouth.

O: Another home run for Sierra Nevada. While it's nothing overly exciting or out of step with their "norm", I can't say it's bad. In fact, it's really good. The bitterness is so well pronounced while maintaining this fantastic balance with the sweet caramel malts. The creamy mouthfeel is quickly becoming one of my favorite aspects of any Sierra Nevada beer and this is no exception. Their blueprint has become virtually flawless in my opinion. The only thing I will say is that I don't think it falls in line with the "harvest ale" style...but I wish other breweries could still hit a home run when missing their mark the way that SN can.

Photo of KMcG
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is an orange or amber with a nice finger or 2 of head.

There is a pine, citrus hop aroma with a hint of toasty malts

The taste is fresh and piney with some a slight malt sweetness

The brew is smooth, easy to drink, with moderate carbonation and body.

Photo of Bonis
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes: 10/23/2011

A - Deep amber in color with a lively pillowy head and nice rings of lace. Looking good, as do most SN brews.

S - Layers of hop oils, citrus and pine, dankness and grass. Herbal and earthy hops. No alcohol, not much malt.

T - Much follows the nose, with an emphasis on dank and earthy vegetal hops. Again, hop oils and resin, pine, herbal, and a touch of citrus hops mingle in the mouth. Hops bitterness bombards the mouth, what a treat. Burps taste like I just ate a hop dinner. No doubt this is the most flavorful and complex of the fresh hop ales I tried this season. Very nice.

M - A hop explosion, with a smooth drink and less than giant mouthfeel. Moderately carbonated.

O - I haven't always had the best opinion of Sierra Nevada, but they continue to prove to me that they brew some of the best beers out there. Glad I was able to have this one a couple times this season. Highly recommended for IPA and fresh hop fans.

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