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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

2,923 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,923
Reviews: 1,436
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 148
Gots: 79 | 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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Virginia

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Trizzle

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Honey amber,with a good 1.5 finger head. Great head retention and loads of lace. 5/5. Beautifiul.

Instant floral esters and citrus hops. Warmth reveals background caramal and buscuit malt.

I'm not the worlds biggest hop head, but I can really appreciate this. The hop profile is huge and fruity, herby and even oily. Nicely bitter at the end. All backed up by a solid, but not huge malt body.

Mouthfeel is good. Slightly syrupy and good carbonation.

A great experience. A great drink. A few of these could easily convert me into a real hop monster.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 18:38:37 | More by Trizzle
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-12-2013 14:24:28 | More by Tayloraphilips
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joe1510

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

24oz Bottle
$4.99
Binny's Orland

Sierra Nevada's Harvest Ale poured a crystal clear copper with moderate carbonation slowly creeps to the surface. A two finger extremely creamy and sticky white head formed on the pour. It was strange but the pour almost created a cascade effect, short lived but cool. Leaves big clumpy lacing.

At first the aroma has a tough time fighting through the incredibly creamy head. When it subsides I get a little better idea of what I'm in for. Up front comes dripping pine sap with a squeeze of unsweetened grapefruit and lingering hop resin. After some warming a solid caramel backbone comes through to even things out a bit.

Smooth caramel malt lays a perfect canvas for the true showcase of this beer, the hops. Fresh vibrant hops come across the palate creating a variety of flavors None overpowering the last and all in perfect harmony. Unsweetened grapefruit is swept aside by sweetened grapefruit and orange. The resiny somewhat leathery hops come through toward the middle easing out the citrus and leading into a lingering pine sap finish. An excellent fresh hopped pale ale.

Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation that keeps things lively without running its course too quick. Bitterness wasn't much at first but piles on itself sip after sip.

I can't hardly drink this beer fast enough. It's sip after sip without a problem. If I'm not careful it will be gulp after gulp.

After reading reviews on Harvest Ale in the past I always hoped it would be bottled. Finally, the time is here. It's too bad a brew like this can't be produced all year because I would buy it by the case.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 22:52:15 | More by joe1510
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Kornoms

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Texas

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California

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Florida

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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ghostRdr

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Grundle20

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
The beer pours dark copper in color. There's a perfect eggshell white head to the beer that displays great retention and clumpy lacing as the glass is drained.

Smell:
For a fresh hopped ale I was expecting a little more power behind the scent but it's actually pretty subtle. There's a good balance of crisp caramel malts and pine-like hop scents.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
The malts come through up front but they're either pretty weak or overpowered by the aggressively bitter hopping which makes for a brief spike of bread like sweetness. Making up the majority of this beer is obviously the hops. Initially the bitterness is strong and citrus rind like in flavor. The harsh bitterness mellows out from front to back but a solid presence of slick hops is maintained throughout. The beer finishes crisp and pretty clean with a lingering reminder of this beer's bitterness in the aftertaste.

Drinkability:
The beer if very dry and crisp and about what I expected from a wet hopped ale. I suspect non hop heads will probably dislike this beer quite a bit given its strong hop bitterness but if you don't shy away from hops then I find this beer to be quite tasty and drinkable.

Bottom Line:
Probably the best beer I've ever had from Sierra Nevada and it quite easily rivals Great Divide's Fresh Hop.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2007 19:42:45 | More by Grundle20
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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cswhitehorse

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The harvest with the fresh hops is a keeper. It pours a light amber color with a nice foam head that leaves some nice lacing. The smell is of oily hops and the flavor is malt up front with the hop kicker. Out of the fresh hop beers I have tried this is the chewiest. Overall the alcohol is more prevalent in the taste but it has a nice balance to the brew. I would recommend it to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2007 01:35:58 | More by cswhitehorse
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,923 ratings.