Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPASierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA
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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPASierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV: 6.7%
Beginning gravity: 14.7 Plato
Ending gravity: 3.9 Plato
IBU: 66
Malts: Pale and Caramel
Yeast: Top-fermenting ale yeast
Bittering hops: Pacific Halertau
Finishing hops: New Zealand Motueka and New Zealand Southern Cross

Added by Todd on 05-07-2008

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Ratings: 3,090 |  Reviews: 1,344
Photo of Sludgeman
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bomber purchased for $5.99. Poured into a chalice.

A good beer, an excellent beer for the price. Reminds me a bit of Firestone's Wookey Jack. A decent beer. One that I would be willing to drink again.

A - Pours a clear BRILLIANT dark amber with a half-finger of head, which quickly dissapates. Average lacing.

S - A sweet floral hoppiness with a bit of spiciness.

T - Barley maltiness, some slight carmel sweetness all balanced with a lasting bitter finish.

MF - A smooth creaminess quickly morphing into a sharp bitter finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of elNopalero
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased and enjoyed the same weekend, May 2013. I’m assuming it was just released.

This pours a caramel auburn color with great cottony foam. There’s an aroma that’s slightly peppery with a somewhat earthy caramel note to it. Tastes of caramel and pine with some earthy peppery characteristics and a dry finish. The hops in this don’t “stick out” in the way I’d expect from a fresh-hopped ale, nor do they exhibit the vibrancy I’ve come to expect from Southern Hemisphere (New Zeeland) hops. Reminds me of a SNPA with more malt/caramel and an earthier hop character.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of mactrail
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark orangey amber in the Crooked Line tulip. The usual SN professional-strength head and fine carbonation. Smells like apples, lemons, and marmalade. Very attractive with a long-lasting foam. Some fruit and sweet malt to start. Pears and Schweppes Bitter Lemon.

This is all about the hops, which I find are Southern Cross, Pacifica and Motueka from New Zealand. They are all new varieties to me, but it's a bitter blend. Spicy and on the acidic side. Almost severely woody, like it was strained through leaf mold. Drinkable enough, but not a brew to gulp. Medium body. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Barons Marketplace in San Diego.

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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85.9% out of 100 with 3,090 ratings
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