Harvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus Varietal
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Harvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus VarietalHarvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus Varietal
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
Black IPA
3.91 | pDev: 9.46%
Oct 07, 2020
Nov 17, 2014
Also known as Harvest Single Hop IPA 2016.

Our hunt for rare and exciting hop flavors led us to a bizarre wild hop. This is a new sub-varietal of Neomexicanus— a wild hop indigenous to the U.S.— named FZMR2, lovingly called “Frank Zappa” for short. It has a deep, herbal and “dank” flavor with notes of stone fruit, melon and apricot all showcased against a hint of roasted malt in this new black IPA.
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Ratings by Molson2000:
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Rated by Molson2000 from Canada (ON)

3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 03, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.47/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
We're almost done closing out our reviews for the Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Hop Harvest festival Sierra Nevada put on in Chico, CA. Gonna channel my inner Joe Biden here and correct something that is clearly wrong here on BA: "Here's the deal, you know, the thing (this beer), its um, where am I? oh anyways, its not a black ale (most years, I guess there was this version in a black ale once).

Pours golden to light amber. 1/2" white head. Most noticeable thing about the aroma is the caramel, even though its pimped as a wild hop beer, the barley leads the way aroma wise. Allegations of stone fruit smack of a commercial tug job that does not match reality.

More of a bitter citrus vibe along a caramel current not unlike SNPA does it in both taste and mouth feel. Carbonation was good. These aren't big time hops in any way. They're like a milder version of Cascades essentially. Might be nice for a one off, but probably not going into full scale production anytime soon.
Oct 07, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 3.33 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Mar 04, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Jeremiah_Nelson from California

Aug 20, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by johnarush from New Hampshire

Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by billbeers from Pennsylvania

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by CaptainHate from Ohio

May 29, 2016
Rated: 2.4 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

May 19, 2016
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Reviewed by thegodfather2701 from North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I had this on draft at the brewery in Mills River. Pours a pale yellow with a bright white head. I can only describe the nose as skunky with a hint of lemon. The flavor consisted of skunky and citrussy (lemon) hops and some malt to balance it out. The flavor reminded me of a hopped up Heineken/skunked Corona. The mouthfeel was thin for the style. This was a one and done for me. I was disappointed in this beer-a rare miss in my opinion from Sierra Nevada.
May 12, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

May 08, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by Kurmaraja from California

May 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: orange in color with a 1" head that falls to a spotty surface covering.

Smell: floral hops and some citrus rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, mild grapefruit, some lemon zest, a bit of earthiness along with floral notes.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Mild dry finish.

Overall: this was a very easy drinking IPA and was refreshing also. Nice flavor profile.
Apr 23, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by BdM from Netherlands

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by freewill35 from Indiana

Apr 05, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by budgood1 from Minnesota

Mar 25, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by johlac66 from California

Mar 15, 2016
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Rated by EuellGophar from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
If you like your wild mild perhaps but I expected more from SN.
Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 3 by Mattymystique from Massachusetts

Mar 09, 2016
Harvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus Varietal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 518 ratings