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

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Harvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus VarietalHarvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus Varietal

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by tkdchampxi on 11-17-2014

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Ratings: 514 |  Reviews: 114
Reviews by Thezapper:
Photo of Thezapper
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, tropical hop flavor. Perfectly balanced.

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is melon rind, cactus rind sweet earthy crisp gritty.Not broad or leafy.A flower petal and perfume. Light sweet citrus peel. Melon, tropical sweet grass and damp sweet earth.

Appearance is hazy golden yellow with a shy orange blush on it. A stream of bubbles makes it's way straight up from the bottom to meet the creamy rocky moussy head of off white foam that is clinging and falling slowly.

Hops have a catty potential you can smell it in the background. First impression is nectar.

There's no real juiciness of that fruit just it's sweetness. It's unfathomably light as though the fruits evaporate on the palate quickly and leave behind sweet earth, and a sweet herbal. There's a hint of dank or catty flavor and I like it but then just a dry fruity sweetness with pith and lots of it from grapefruit. A bit of pepper at the very last. The bitter is moderate and this drinks so well. Finishes dry and with a touch of carbonation.

I like it. It is a unique IPA.

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Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an imperial nonic a hazed orange tinged sunshine color with a frothy half finger white head that leaves a few broken patches of lace behind.Tropical fruitiness in the nose along with some caramel/biscuit,love the fresh fruity notes from the hops.Sharp almost acidic-like hops on the palate with mildly sweet biscuit malts showing thru.This is a fruity and lightly puckering IPA,I am enjoying it.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopticalDeployment
2.92/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Good, but not aces. A bit light for a wet hop effort.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely golden color with an off-white head and some spotty lacing.
Nice aroma with citrus and grassy notes and maybe a hint of spice.
This IPA hits the tongue with a surprising array for a single-hop beer. I get pineapple and apricot, maybe some orange pith. There's are even hints of sweet mango and some spicy/herbal notes. Nice bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is fairly thin.
Overall, just plain tasty and easy drinking.

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Photo of petewheeler
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewdanks
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of rsquared59
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotpauko
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep gold to light copper in color. A quarter inch of rocky off white foam sits on top. Light Brussels lacing. The nose is orange marmalade with a slightly earthy note blended in. The flavor is initially citrus and then goes off inch a pine like direction. There's a slight metallic note towards the end of the fade. The mouth is a bit sticky and yet dry. The hop burn is prevalent.

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Photo of pat61
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought this on tap and the Pig & fiddle. The beer pours brilliant gold under a ½” white foam cap that produces light sheets of lace. Has a vegetal, herbal nose with some light fruit notes. On the palate the hops suggest a wide range of fruit flavors such as melon and citrus along with herbal and resiny notes and a light vegetal astringency on the finish. The malt is not big here suggesting that Sierra Nevada dialed back on the malt flavors a little to better show case the hops. The hops are unusual and very interesting. The body is a little light and crisp with slightly above average carbonation.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A juicy, floral, and spicy hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus fruit, pine, and spice. Upfront scent of citrus fruit with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, melon, mango, apricot, and lemon. Floral, spicy, and earthy hints with some dank pine and grass. Background hints of pale malt with some caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A really nice juicy aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a very juicy, floral, and spicy hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit, pine, and spice. Big taste of citrus fruit with upfront notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, apricot, melon, and lemon. Also some good spicy, floral, and earthy hops notes with some grass and pine. Soft background presence of pale malt with notes of grains, cracker, caramel, and yeast. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: Another very good Harvest IPA from Sierra Nevada. Really good juicy citrus notes along with the floral and earthy flavor.

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Photo of DrKarl
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsonta
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap on New Year’s Eve in the NC Sierra Nevada Taproom.

Clear bamber body topped by a fine head that has excellent retention and leaves sheets of lacing.

Aroma: tropical fruits and faint bread

Flavor: the aroma is nice but didn't prepare me for the complexity, fruitiness or strength of the flavor. This is a really nice hop variety put to excellent use!

Feel: Near medium body and medium carbonation.

Overall: fine example of a style that is not one of my favorites.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank fresh on tap at the brewery. Nice one finger head, orange/Amber color, fairly clear. Nice fruity aroma, along with a slight bit of biscuity malt notes. Nice tastes of melon and tropical fruits, with a slight orange flavor as it warmed. Slight sweet notes as well. Medium bodied, with nice carbonation. I like this beer a lot.

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Photo of KrissyKat6
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Auraan
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous cloudy orange amber body with a half-finger bubbly white head. The perfect IPA appearance. Fantastic. Scents of tropical fruit, with pineapple dominating, alongside lovely aromas of apricot and melon, honeydew mostly, with a bit of cantaloupe, lightly acidic berry aromas, light biscuit-like malt, sweet floral aromas in the background and mild hints of tangerine flesh. Overall impression is aroma is of an amazingly bright and fruity IPA, very pleasant and not at all what I expected from a wild hop. Wonderful. Flavor begins with notes of melon and light apricot, mingling with citrus, particularly sweet tangelo and tangerine flesh. Bitterness is medium-high with light notes of pine resin. Middle continues to be fruity with notes of citrus continuing and medium-high bitterness with medium-light notes of pine resin. Finish is high in bitterness with notes of citrus peel, medium-light levels of citrus flesh and melon and moderate amounts of pine resin. Lightly sweet malt backbone pervades in the background throughout. Aftertaste is bitter with notes of citrus peel, pine resin and light biscuit-like malt. Overall impression of flavor follows aroma; a bright and fruity IPA that brings a wealth of fruit flavors from all across the spectrum, mingling with a bit of pine resin and malt. Very well done and again, a very pleasant surprise. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a slick, oily hop feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a fantastic fresh IPA, no complaints. Overall this is an amazing IPA. Bright and fruity, it defies what I expected and is a balanced, hoppy, well done example of the style. A very interesting experiment that turned out fantastic.

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Photo of BraveMountie
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of samtrillo
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of RichardMNixon
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fascinating beer, hops have a cinnamon red-hot character to them. Don't know that I could handle a growler of it, but glad to have tried it.

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Photo of Ors55
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

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