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

24oz. bottle

Pours a clear copper color with a creamy off-white head that maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is hop dominated, but still some nice caramel malt aromas manage to sneak in. Hop aromas are floral and citrusy, with a slight grassiness.

Floral and citrusy upfront, a nice malt backbone also manages to hold it's own. Midway through, an aggressive bitterness bites down and lasts through the dry finish and well beyond.

Medium body, creamy texture.

A nice treat to have a fresh hop ale coming out in the spring. I don't know if they has planned to brew this for a long time, or if it was an idea spawned by the hop shortage - but it's a fantastic idea no matter what.

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

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

A medium amber color with hints of gold along the sides of the glass. A half inch head forms, that is cream in color. The head shows tremendous retention. The scent of grass and earth are the strongest at first sniff, that is followed by a touch of citrus at the end. The taste surprisingly malty, with very mild bready flavor. The malt last till halfway where a grassy and citrusy bitterness takesover, it blends nicely from the malt and is not ovewrpowering. A medium bodied feel at the front and thinning out at the end. The back of the palate is left dry, after each taste. An evenly balanced beer, though it states it is fresh hopped beer. The title makes you expect more intensity in hops, though it does not reach those expectations, it is a very good beer.

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

With a good hard pour I got a huge pillowy head and a turbid tawny orange body. Good retention here and gobs of lacing all about the glass. Floral aroma, earthy, grapefruit, piney, zesty and vibrant on the nose. Bottle is a bit older but I still expected more on the nose in terms of potency than what was given. Solid dry malt body, caramel and toasted bread, solid hop bite, grapefruit an pine. Not very sweet, body is fairly average, with not a rich smoothness to it. I found this beer to be brighter than the northern hemisphere in its hop/beer focus.

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

2008 version. Poured from the bottle a bright and clear orange-yellow with a small but frothy off-white head.

Aroma of citrus and piney hops, and sweet malts.

Taste is very sharp and hoppy. Citrus mostly, with a good malty balance. Aftertaste gives off a bit of bitterness.

Medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

This is a mighty fine APA from Sierra Nevada. Clean, sharp, yet full-flavored and very easy to drink.

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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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