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

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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPASierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA
BA SCORE
4.04/5
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3,091 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPASierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,871
Reviews:
1,344
Ratings:
3,091
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
224
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,091 |  Reviews: 1,344
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled just under a year ago

Poured into a Grand Cru Tulip

Blood orange in color, a bit hazy, head still solid and lacing fantastic as SN's brews usually are.

S - Hops have faded quite a bit, malty sweet peppery grapefruit and grass. Kind of a damp cave smell in there as well. When warms, lots of oranges become apparent which are welcomed.

T - Malty at first but as the beer warms, grassy malty grapefruit makes itself known along with a damp cave-ish flavor. Malty citrus with that house SN finish.

M - SN always does well here.

O - Unfair review with a bottle this old. Not bad as I was given this bottle as a gift 2 days ago, but I would never buy one this old. Fresh on the other hand...yes I would buy and revisit...and revise my review when that happens. For the record, I have had this beer fresh a coupe years ago and remember it being noticeably better. Not many IPAs I can think of that hold up better than SN's after a significant amount of time IMHO for what it's worth.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast...

Poured a dark amber colour. Light tan head poured quite loose and faded quickly to almost nothing... barely any carbonation and very little lacing...

Aroma - Grassy and piney hops, good caramel maltiness, faint nuttiness, some light buttery traces, ground pepper, floral honey notes, some herbal hints, some saltiness, grapefruit and citrus fruitiness...

Taste - Quite malty first then the piney and grassy hops come to the fore... some sweet honey traces, grapefruit and orange fruitiness, toasted bread traces, quite floral, some saltiness, the faintest of metallic notes..

M&D - Quite crisp and dry... light / medium bodied... Very refreshing and drinkable and pretty sessionable...

Overall - A very good IPA - nothing groundbreaking just a good, clean well made IPA... recommended...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear medium to dark orange amber, nice two finger white head with excellent retention and nice lacing. A great presentation. Piney and herbal fresh hop aroma with a hint of malt. Creamy and medium bodied. Nice hops up front with a modicum of malt support. The finish is piney, herbal hops, slight earthiness with a quiet malt base, which presents the hops nicely. I like sweeter malt bodies on IPAs, but this seems nearly perfectly balanced. A very nice IPA. Will definitely buy again.

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Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,091 ratings
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