Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 VarietalSierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Yakima #291 Hops

Added by lordofstarside on 02-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
633
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I reconsidered this beer. upon my first experience with it I felt it was just OK or even kind of lackluster. however I detected that this is a kind of "table beer," which to me implies that it goes well with food. last night I bought some sushi grade salmon to sear, with steamed rice and kale salad. I opened a second bottle of this single hop IPA and it seemed to work much better for me.

I would not call this the most complex IPA, it seems sort of one dimensional, simple almost, elemental. but that one dimension, it's really good, it's not a slam you in the head kind of beer, it's subtle, it's refreshing, it's characteristically Sierra Nevada. this beer is damn well crafted, and I revise my score from ordinary to exceptional and bordering on a cult beer.

I am going with 5 stars with this one. I wish more beers would focus on balance and quality of brew and less on being as extreme as possible.

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of rob4719
4.76/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

i don't usually like single hop IPA's but this one is fantastic. the aroma is amazing, full of grapefruit notes and this 291 hop is certainly destined for bigger and better things. i can't wait to try the full series of these single hop ipa's from sierra nevada, once again, the standard bearer comes through with flying colors.

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Photo of Auraan
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous semi-cloudy golden amber color with a one finger white head that receded slowly and left abundant lacing. Small bubbles of carbonation rose up the mug. Quite appealing to look at, like a good ale should look. Scents of light breadiness, grassy hops, peach, blueberry, and light citrus and slight malt sweetness. A very good, fresh, and fruity aroma profile, with a bit of malt and bread to balance it. Very crisp and inviting, though quite light in aroma compared to other hop varities. I still like the fruity and grassy aromas of these Yakima #291 hops and hop that they stick around. Flavor begins with fruity flavors of fresh blueberry, malty sweetness, faint hints of black pepper in the background, moves into some citrus, slight pine resin and more abundant floral hop flavors alongside some further blueberry and caramel malt alongside more pepper in the middle and finish. Also some biscuit malt in the middle and finish, carrying into the aftertaste. Aftertaste also includes floral hop bitterness. Melon-like flavors also appear as it warms. While filled with good herbal, fruity and peppery hop flavors the overall level of hop bitterness is moderate and doesn't overpower the malt backbone. It is balanced and quite easy to drink with an intriguing and well done hop flavor profile courtesy of the #291 hops. I look forward to seeing these in more IPAs if this is what they add to the flavor. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with low carbonation and a good resinous mouthfeel. A good, easily drinkable IPA mouthfeel, if not revolutionary. Overall this is an excellent IPA with a great unique aroma and flavor profile courtesy of a new variety of hops. The mouthfeel wasn't as different from other IPAs, but it was true to style and compliments the other aspects. It was unique from many of the other IPAs I've tried as a result and I recommend trying it if you can.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA- 291 Varietal has a medium, slightly off-white head, a semi-clear, orange-gold, bubbly appearance, with powdery, tan sediment suspended throughout, and a single, lacy residue left on the glass. Aroma is of sweet, white bread and a touch of mild hop oil and citrus. Taste is of the same things, and the bitterness is subdued and mellow. There is a black pepper aspect, as others have mentioned. Mouthfeel is medium, and Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA- 291 Varietal finishes somewhat crisp and highly drinkable. Overall, this is an outstanding effort.

RJT

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3.84 out of 5 based on 633 ratings.
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