Harvest Single Hop IPA - Equinox Hops
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Harvest Single Hop IPA - Equinox HopsHarvest Single Hop IPA - Equinox Hops
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 9.84%
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
428
From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  13
Gots
  53
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews by burnerfinger:
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burnerfinger from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

bought this as soon as I saw it - first sign of impending autumn (still late summer)
poured from the 22 oz bomber into my new belgium goblet:

A: honey color - nearly eggshell white head about 2 fingers but settles with a nice lace.

S: a real DREAM to the nose: somehow sweet - nice strong hoppiness

T really more bite than I had hoped - but real good. the hop bite lingers well after the swallow

M healthy 6.5 abv fully masked by the hopiness

D beautiful. NOT a session brew. LOVE

Aug 23, 2014
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Haybeerman from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Nov 28, 2014
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Dafixa from California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Nov 10, 2014
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mikerieder from South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Aug 23, 2014
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nkelley77 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

Aug 30, 2014
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curlybird from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Aug 02, 2014
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ricecracker420 from California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Aug 04, 2014
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ms11781 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Aug 28, 2014
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Benvarine from Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Nov 16, 2014
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jakecattleco from California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Aug 09, 2014
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JMFP from Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Aug 03, 2014
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superdoopersauce from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Aug 21, 2014
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lochef81 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Sep 03, 2014
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mattknueven from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Sep 05, 2014
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Odyssey300 from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Aug 30, 2014
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TheSixthRing from California

4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear, brilliant golden orange with an off-white 2-finger head. Good retention, leaving a fair layer of surface suds and some clingy, soapy strands of lacing around the glass.

Smell - Herbal quality and spice abound. Black Pepper and, like the descriptor on the bottle, bell pepper character makes it's presence known. Touches on dank and faint citrus.

Taste - Follows the nose. Black pepper spice and a bit of bell pepper herbal sweetness. Some woody dankness peaks through mid-taste, then finishes with a fair amount of orange pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, almost silky, and stupid drinkable. Semi-dry finish.

Overall - This is a nice, mellow IPA, but don't mistake mellow for lack of flavor. This exhibits a multi-layered complexity that's well constructed, yet goes down with brilliant smoothness. Sierra Nevada doesn't often wow me with their beers, but this one is methodically seductive, and quite original. I digs it. I digs it a lot!

Jul 30, 2014
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SD-Alefan from South Dakota

3.9/5  rDev +1%

Poured into an IPA glass, this is a slightly hazy gold in color with a two-finger head that condenses to a dense, thin layer of foam that leaves plenty of lacing down the glass.
The aroma is dank with citrus and lemon behind.
The taste is citrus and pine and some dankness with some caramel mid-taste and a lingering piney bite at the end.
Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat sticky.
Another interesting and tasty single-hop IPA.

Oct 17, 2014
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snaotheus from Washington

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

24 ounce bottle at fridge temp poured into a large mug. Packaged on date was early July, but I don't remember the exact date.

Poured clear yellow golden with a huge beige had and lots of carbonation. Smell is grassy and clean.

Taste is very bitter, in a way I'm not sure how to describe. Some lemon zest. Very crisp. Very long bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is quite dry. Overall, pretty good.

Sep 28, 2014
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Voja from California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Aug 04, 2014
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stephensinner from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%

Oct 20, 2014
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 20, 2015
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 23, 2014
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mnredsoxfan69 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

The latest single hop varietal from Sierra Nevada is Equinox Hops. It pours a medium, clear amber with a thick, rocky, ivory head that slowly settles to a light film and an eighth inch ring with lots of foam sticking to the glass.

The aroma is lightly resinous, piney and hoppy. The taste follows, bitter and resinous with almost no malt character. It's out of balance, but one doesn't expect balance from an IPA. It's medium bodied with a creamy feel and a light hop buzz, not a tongue ripper.

Overall, it's very good, but not great. I much preferred last years Experimental Hop #291 with its big grapefruit aroma and taste.

Very reasonably priced in a 24 oz. bomber compared to a lot of IPA's I've seen.

Sep 10, 2014
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Gatordaddy from Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Aug 09, 2014
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Knoxrb12 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Sep 01, 2014
Harvest Single Hop IPA - Equinox Hops from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 428 ratings