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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

2,921 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,921
Reviews: 1,436
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 147
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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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-13-2012 05:53:18 | More by hippityhophead24
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uziangis

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-13-2012 02:56:58 | More by uziangis
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-12-2012 20:34:39 | More by johnhenryconway
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erlenmeyer

Maine

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-12-2012 12:33:26 | More by erlenmeyer
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furthurgone

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-12-2012 06:49:30 | More by furthurgone
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-11-2012 21:22:38 | More by bonbini26
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cirtap

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-11-2012 21:14:36 | More by cirtap
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Omer4176

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-11-2012 20:32:40 | More by Omer4176
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-11-2012 05:16:21 | More by TexAggie011
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-10-2012 14:14:56 | More by jriggins6
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall: As easily enjoyable IPA that serves to remind you don't need to be over the top with the IBUs to be good.

Appearance: Wood brown color, like mahogany. Heavy, creamy head with a good lace. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Orange peel; hops; bread, pine; bitters. Nothing slight of traditional.

Taste: Clean hoppy taste topped with citrus zest and black pepper. Gentle on the front of the palate, followed by a sharp bitter aftertaste that reminds you that it's an IPA.

Sampled from a Samuel Adams pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 12:47:04 | More by sailorastro
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N8DAGR8

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-09-2012 14:18:56 | More by N8DAGR8
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smutty33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-09-2012 00:09:42 | More by smutty33
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ipcolling

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +19%

01-08-2012 23:50:53 | More by ipcolling
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THFCBeerBQ

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

01-08-2012 19:56:37 | More by THFCBeerBQ
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I pulled a 24oz. bottle out of the beer fridge tonight and headed to BYOB Italian joint in town. Good move.

A- pours a nice golden brown / orange color with a healthy 2 finger or better head. The lacing is as good as it gets.

S- citrus,pine,grapefruit. Hoppy. I asked my wife to take a whiff and she exclaimed, "Wow, that's fruity!".
T- The citris comes accross along with some malts for balance. Plenty of hop generated flavor. Not too bitter.

M- a full body and good carbonation. Hopped up aftertaste and some lingering alcohol.

O- an excellent wet hop ale. I'm glad that I have another bottle left.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 02:22:13 | More by NiceTaps
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pigc

Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a chestnut light brown with two finger head.

S - Pine, citrus, grapefruit, light bready malt.

T - Starts out with a malty wave of breadiness followed by a wave of citrus hops. Pine, orange and some alcohol comes through in the finish. Dry, sharp bitter finish.

M - Medium body with abundant carbonation.

O - Great fresh hop beer. This one may have been a few weeks from being spectacular as the hops have faded a bit on this one. Another great IPA from SN.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 01:22:26 | More by pigc
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-07-2012 13:38:12 | More by bhir
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rdb4942

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-07-2012 09:34:11 | More by rdb4942
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chodinheaven

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy golden orange colored beer with a good amount of visible carbonation. The off-white head billows to an easy 3 fingers and sticks around for a good long time, leaving tons of sticky lacing on the glass as it goes. A gentle citrus in the aroma from fresh and resiny hops, distinctly yakima. Somewhat soft and not quite as in-your-face as I thought it would be, but what is there is fantastic and fresh.Light bit of bready malts as a backbone.

Superbly hoppy. There is a delicate balance between resinous hops and grapefruity citrus, a bit of pine, and a light backbone of bready malts that stay out of the way to let the hops shine. The citrus stays up front and lightly tickles the palate, and then swiftly moves into an aggressive resiny bitterness in the middle and back. Pine makes its mark in the middle with a sprucy, almost minty taste. This aggressiveness soon gives way to a juicy burst of more citrus and malt in the back that evens the whole taste out. It then becomes more aggressive again in the finish with a big bitter and resiny bite to send it away. Finally, the aftertaste lingers on for a good while as a citrusy and piney bitterness. The mouthfeel is prickly from a tad of alcohol and the plethora of hops.

There is no doubt about it: Sierra Nevada knows their way around hops. This is a fantastic IPA, very complex in its use of hops. There are so many one-note IPA's out there and this is not one of those. Highly recommended for any hopheads, as is their Southern Hemisphere when that comes around again.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 04:53:12 | More by chodinheaven
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Stoffel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-07-2012 03:54:21 | More by Stoffel
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gabedivision

New York

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber to a pint glass.

Pours a deep orange/red. Big fluffy two finger head with tons of lacing and legs. Sticky hops fill the nose, grapefruits, a tad grassy. Big juicy hops on the tongue, wow, citrus hops, bittering lemon zest, juicy juicy hops, this tastes great. Medium bodied, and light in the mouth, easy drinking, smooth, hoppy as hell and bitter on the finish. Overall this beer is a home run, hops are out of control on this sucker, SN did a great job on this one, much better than the southern hem. IMO. The price on this was great too, real cheap, excellent choice.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 03:11:05 | More by gabedivision
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XanderCruz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

01-06-2012 19:39:36 | More by XanderCruz
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Steimie

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-06-2012 18:56:11 | More by Steimie
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Ghizmo

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-06-2012 03:15:35 | More by Ghizmo
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,921 ratings.