Harvest Single Hop Idaho 7
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Harvest Single Hop Idaho 7Harvest Single Hop Idaho 7
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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 8.71%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
297
From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  7
Gots
  50
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 297
Reviews by hickmancase:
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4.64/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"On our never-ending quest for exciting hop flavors we stumbled upon a pioneering hop grower in western Idaho working with a handful of new and interesting varietals. One of these captivating hops, Idaho 7, headlines the first of five bottles in our 2015 edition of the Harvest series. Complex fruity aromas of orange and apricot mesh with hints of black tea-like character and a pleasant fresh herbal bouquet. This IPA kicks off our 2015 series exploring diverse hopping methods: single hop, fresh hop, wet hop and wild hop." Brewed in the style of an American IPA featuring Idaho 7 hops. Available in 24 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 24 oz. bottle to a Sierra Nevada tulip glass. Served above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy froth head of a cream white color over a medium hazy honey amber tone with light, fine sediment and limited carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) The Idaho 7 varietal generates forward notes of mild citrus and tropical fruit, moderate grass, some peppery spiciness, delicate herbal characters atop a lightly malted body of pale and mild biscuit malts. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) The hop profile generates big flavor and modest bitterness, with significant tropical and summer fruit character, lemongrass and herbal tea. Bitterness is light and the malt profile is fairly transparent with simple pale malt base and a touch of crystal malt for body. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is silky, moderately slick, clean and medium dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a light frothiness and a lightly crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is very slightly bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) The Idaho 7 hop generates a wide range of middle fruit flavor along with a grassy, herbal backbone, but not much bitterness to craft a balanced IPA. It works for this beer in particular as the malt profile is simple and not too sweet, but in a more assertively-bodied IPA, it may need to be paired with a stronger bittering hop. I really enjoyed the potential that this hop creates and look forward to seeing it debut as a promising session IPA hop candidate. 3.75

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s
Harvest Single Hop IPA: Brewed with Idaho 7 Hops
3.74/5.00

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Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 1 PT. 8 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. PKGD on 02/23/15 in Chico.

Look: Pours a light clear orange body with a fluffy white head. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: This beer displays almost a skunky/grassy/metallic Euro lager aroma. Light biscuity malts. This beer smells thin.

Taste: The taste is also a bit thin. Watery black tea flavor.

Feel: Just a thin, watery IPA all around with a slightly harsh back-of-the-tongue aftertaste.

Overall: I am usually a fan of Sierra Nevada's IPA ventures (and anything Sierra Nevada, at that), but not this time around.

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.14/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours the color of a gold coin with a massive three-finger, rocky, white head. Large rings of lacing.

S - Very mild aroma of white flour, orange peel, grass.

T - Grass and hard to define fruitiness (if you try real hard you can identify apricot and apple) supported by light pale cracker-like malt. Tastes closer to a hoppy Pilsner than an IPA. Herbal, tea like finish. Not very well balanced.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bone dry finish.

O - Not a big fan of this one. The malt and hop bills just didn't seem to support each other very well.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 bomber. Pours a clear light medium amber (copper gold). World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Very weak aroma, although complex, of apricot and orange over biscuit.

Light medium body with a somewhat smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.

The outstanding flavor profile is fairly intense, rather complex and very well balanced. The nice hop flavor is unique - I can't think of anything to compare it to. It begins with a blend of orange and apricot that separate in that order. The middle brings a rind like mild bitterness over a biscuit sweetness that just manages to balance. As it progresses towards the finish, a final orange note materializes over a bitterness that is flavor shifting towards bitter black tea - a rather nice complex trick, actually. The finish is an effervescent burst of light black tea bitterness that lingers over a receding biscuit sweetness that is somewhat dry.

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Photo of mattcrill
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma: Tea-like hop aromas with a bready malt base. Clean fermentation character. Musk melon notes and other stone fruit as the beer warms up and is swirled.

Appearance: Hazy amber pour with golden edging. Low white head with good retention. Effervescence noted in the glass.

Flavor: Bitter earthy flavors. Tea like hop flavors with mild muskmelon notes. Balance is bitter. Aftertaste lingers with a peppery bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. The peppery spiciness persists long after each sip.

Mouthfeel: Light medium bodied with high carbonation. No alcohol heat, astringency, or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: A light, fairly unsubstantial IPA. I was hoping for more. Nothing off and always well crafted. Just pretty forgettable.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mageek52
4.49/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24oz bottle for $5.79. Bright orange color, huge head. Aroma is hoppy but odd, fruits I guess. Flavor is hoppy but has the signature Sierra Nevada character to it. It feels like outside of Torpedo, Hoptimum, Northern Hemisphere (original Harvest) and Celebration the rest of their IPA's almost all taste too similar. That can't be right because they are using different hops so maybe it is the yeast?

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Photo of ucmike11
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of midlifec
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy bright white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and a thick coating of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of tea leaves and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, except the tea-like flavors are stronger and the hops contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Hints of grassy hops are also perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down very easily and is rather drinkable. The hops impart some interesting flavors, and seem like they are a wild variety.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of sporklift87
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of casapy
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattymystique
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of argock
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. No easy to find freshness date. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear lightly orange amber with rocky off-white 1-2 finger head with good retention and thick craggy head.

S: Herbal nose with weedy aromas, nearly garlic-onion but not quite, very grassy and black tea with orange, lemon, and peach sulfur notes. Crackery maltiness. No yeast or alcohol notes.

T: Flavor is also very raw and earthy with big planty, herbal grassy flavors with some black tea and tannins in the finish intergrated with softer orange and lemon citrus. The peach-stone fruit in the aroma is less prominent in the flavor. THe malt component is crackery and very German pilsner-like. Yeast esters are not detectable. Bitterness is medium at least.

M: LIght bodied with very dry finish accentuated by the tea-like tannins.

O: An interesting beer but one of these is plenty. It is like an American hopped German pilsner.

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Photo of BdM
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass. 2015 first of five Sierra Nevada beers. Interesting hop but enjoying the tea-like finish. Pkgd 02/23/15 16:28.

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Photo of K-Dog
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not much smell to this. Very underwhelming beer. Not a drain pour just not very good. Rather plain and boring.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the Lazy Dog
Deep clear golden color with a decent sized off white head. I'm looking for the fruit on the nose, but get more tea, herbal, earthy, and spicy notes. The malt is light crackery pilsner like. Nice IPA but again not horribly fruity like advertised.

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Photo of offandennui
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Harvest Single Hop Idaho 7 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 297 ratings