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

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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a light copper color and has a plentiful, spongy head.

S: Smells more like bready malts with the hops lingering in the background as well as some light fruitiness.

T/M: The hoppiness here is light, not as potent as a lot of other IPA’s.

I’m not sure what I was expecting but it’s very traditional tasting. The best part? It’s cheap as hell. For a beer that flies its ingredients around the world, I’d expect the price to correlate, but you’ll find no argument here. Even if it was crap, a few bucks for a giant bottle of IPA is totally worth it. The fact that it’s decent is that much better. This won’t take the cake for king of the IPA’s, but it’s probably the best value per ounce you’ll find anywhere. And its ingredients are richer than you are.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am a big fan of Sierra Nevada. I had no idea they made another beers… let alone three or four other beers! Heck, they could make ten others. I was just aware of their regular Sierra Nevada, and their Torpedo that I discovered while in Kentucky for Thunder Over Louisville. But I wasn’t aware of the Harvest. Let alone that the harvest was a series of beers.

The beer pours out like an IPA… smells like an IPA. This beer better tastes like an IPA.

The beer is VERY smooth on the front of the palate. It then starts to get carbonated about halfway through, then smacks your mouth with bitterness toward the end of the swallow. Then you wait… you wait for the bitter aftertaste to leave. But it doesn’t. And that’s okay… The bitter aftertaste is what I expect from an IPA.

The beer doesn’t have a big ABV, but that’s okay. Not all beers need a big ABV to be good. Having had the regular Sierra Nevada, I still think that one is better… but still, this beer is good. I just can’t get over that aftertaste. Maybe one of the longest aftertastes I have ever experienced. Good stuff!

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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 3,099 ratings