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
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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:
#3,150
Reviews:
1,344
Ratings:
3,098
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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95
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Ratings: 3,098 |  Reviews: 1,344
Photo of RockAZ
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2015 batch, bottled 60 days before opening. Not what I was expecting, instead is malty, biscuity IPA with plenty of the more subtle hops, weak hops imho. I don't like this beer very much, but still glad to see SN doing this project with far away hops. Well carbonated, cloudy amber in color, firm bubbles and lacing. I just think there is too much malt presence for my preferred styles of IPAs, not a West Coast style, that is for sure and usually I love fresh hops beers. SN did put a lot of hops in this, but as I said, they are bland hops, they don't really punch out the aromas (to me), and of course they do provide bittering so this is an IPA. Maybe you will like it.

Just read some of the other reviews and one guy nailed it - nice beer but "surprisingly dead nose". Thats exactly how I feel about this years batch.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
2.99/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of thgreatrandini
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therubicon
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Highbury09
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leantom
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well, this was very different from what I expected. Here goes:

A: Good. Clear, light brown with an adequate head. Also leaves sufficient lacing. Carbonation is also quite good, with small bubbles rising to the top of the glass.

S: Definitely not what I was expecting. Nothing like a West Coast IPA. Hops only impart mild grassy/floral scents, and these are eclipsed by a strong caramel malt background. Beer smells of toffee and brown sugar.

T: Follows the nose, which is somewhat disappointing. Grass is somewhat more pungent, but it really doesn't make the beer taste any better. Caramel and brown sugar coat the palate, and mild grass lingers on after consumption. Alright.

F: Smooth and crisp. Good.

O: An OK beer. Prefer SN's other IPA's to this one, as those are more focused on hops.

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Laugookneetuss
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gefinley
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KevChiTown
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty solid, wasn't expecting the strong malt backbone. Good beer, good company

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Photo of Jconradt
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sticksroom107
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Therealfootball
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aquazr1
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ctylinebeer
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a bottle shop. Packaged date 4/25/2015. Quite bitter for a citrus-IPA.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoudRed
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chicksdiggit
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured center from 1 pint 8 oz bomber into a snifter. A lot of pressure released as I cracked the cap. Dark copper color with two fingers of thick dark egg shell white head of mixed size bubbles. Slowly receding head that leaves thick soapy lace. Thick retention, numerous streams of slowly rising bubbles across the entire glass.

Green vegetal hop aroma with toffee notes.

T: Buttery body with toffee. Dry lime hop finish that sticks to the palate well after swallowing.

F: Zippy citrus mouthfeel and a dry ginger ale type finish. A little heavy in the stomach over time and drinkability is reduced for me.

O: I'm not big into IPA's so this isn't something I'd reach for continuously. A little on the simple side for me but still well brewed.

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Photo of schoon
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raiderob
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bomber into pint glass.ice tea like color brownish foamy head with nice lingering lacing .caramel aromas and freshness you can taste...Prost❗

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Photo of ta_hagen
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,098 ratings