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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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2,974 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,974
Reviews: 1,437
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 161
Gots: 89 | 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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Photo of bonkers
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

I poured from a 24 ounce bomber into SA pint glasses. The beer is a pretty shade of amber with an abundant sticky head. The lacing is everywhere. The smell is of a pine forest. The beer heavy on pine resins with a lingering dry finish. It is a medium bodied beer that has a sicky mouthfeel, due to the abundance of fresh hops. This taste like a DIPA with the ABV of an IPA. A very good beer.

bonkers, Nov 28, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

SharkNado, Mar 13, 2014
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Bnoise11, Apr 26, 2013
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MattXT, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

I've recently began to take a considerable liking to IPA's. I was at my local BevMo and picked it up on a recommendation from my father.

Poured from a bomber into pint glass.

I was slightly thrown off by the color of this IPA. I'm mostly accustomed to that light straw color which is typical of the style, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a nice autumn amber shade. Spectacular to look at with a nice two finger head and decent lacing.

Smell was also typical of the style with fresh hops, citrus, pine, and a slight undertone of fresh cut wood. Lot more malty than I thought with notes of caramel and perhaps toffee.

Taste on the other hand was quite remarkable. Hoppy, but in a very controlled manner, and was balanced out by a spicy/ citrus twang and an earthy finish.

Brew produced a nice sharp carbonation that was both welcoming and exciting, it really gave this beer a whole other dimension.

Very very good drinkability. The finish is fantastic and begs the drinker for another sip. Thoroughly enjoyed this IPA.

Foxtrot, Jan 10, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mrchrisray, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

BaronRogue, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Loco_Joe, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

PappyVans, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 15, 2013
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GennyCreamAle, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

LostHighway, Nov 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

BillRoth, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Bin33chef, Jan 14, 2013
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JC88, Oct 15, 2012
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blbarnett3, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Dolfan907, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Trizzle
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Trizzle, Jan 11, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Tayloraphilips, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of joe1510
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

24oz Bottle
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.

joe1510, Aug 18, 2013
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JaBes, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

logicerror, May 11, 2013
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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