Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPANorthern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA
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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPANorthern Hemisphere Harvest Wet 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: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale

Added by jmatthew on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,910
Reviews:
1,543
Ratings:
3,729
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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Photo of Jalle
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent looking beer. Amber in color. Thick creamy head. Lots of lacing. I got lots of floral note in the aroma. Taste is citrus and pine. Great mouthfeel - almost perfectly carbonated. Would purchase again at a more reasonable price point.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenDorigan
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange/amber/copper with light to medium head. Lighter, pleasant aroma fortells a less aggressive hop presence, which is nice. This is a northwestern IPA that doesn't clobber you with thick, bitter hops. "Balanced" is the word that comes to mind. Solid malty backbone (not too sweet) with sly hop profile, this brew is deliciously bringing something new to the table. Very good.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber/copper color with visible carbonation. A fluffy foamy head displays excellent retention.
Aromas of pine and grass dominate, as well as bright citrus pith and a touch of berries.
Taste opens sweet and fruity. Flavors of grapefruit, tangerine and berries amidst a firm malt backbone that features caramel, graham cracker and honey. Citrus pith flavors, in particular, dominate the early palate. However, an assertive bitterness begins to develop, and earthy hops flavors soon become the focal point. Flavors of grass, verbena and pine resin stand out.
Medium bodied with a soft and silky mouthfeel. Very smooth and fluffy with a relatively gentle carbonation.
A truly tasty IPA that highlights leafy hops flavors and a nice malt balance.

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Photo of Thecalmdrinker
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daliandragon
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have been keeping an eye out for this one for years and it finally started showing up in local stores recently. Pours gorgeous, with a big off white head and lace with a balanced, citrus forward nose.

Very solid IPA. Not a ton of bells and whistles, but a dry, balanced hop flavor matching pine and citrus against biscuit and honey notes from the malt. Low on carbonation, and a smooth body. Really pleasant medium bitterness in the aftertaste. Worth the wait.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMcGrath
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ProNR
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmartin
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice to exceptional. Actually, the best beer I've had from SN this year (not counting an Alpha Hop). Wonderful hop and malt flavors balanced nicely. Very dreamy carmalized, piney finish. Better than this year's Big Foot, Narwhal, or Celebration; gasp! Compares well with something like Lunch from Maine Brewing, which is probably a hair better. Bottle I had is about 2 months old, and has held-up well so far. Nice one!

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darker caramel opaque look to this beer. Piney yet hoppy citric nose to this one. Caramel driven flavor with a nice finish. Good beer. After many East Coast IPA’s. Not a bad change.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear caramel color with a huge pillow a head that refuses to give up. Great lacing. Aroma is hop forward, pine and citrus. Flavor is caramel malt and finishes with a decidedly pine hop bite. Feel is medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall a decent wet hop beer.

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Photo of Pstone530
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Lures Bar & Grille. I hate to say it, but this comes across as a pretty standard IPA from Sierra Nevada. Very similar to Celebration, which isn't a bad thing, but it doesn't differentiate itself. Lots of pine with some citrus. It's a tasty beer but blends into the (Sierra Nevada) crowd.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Teeth scraping hoppy delicious

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Photo of Korbynlehr
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.27/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

solid brew, just too pampered with all the advanced NEIPAs, IPA, Porters, Brown, etc. out there today.

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Photo of jkblr
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 9/28/18 (41 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 6.7% ABV. The beer pours bright light to dark copper in color depending on lighting with sticky, prolific khaki head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is mild to medium with pine being the first thing along with floral, earthy & citrus notes. The taste is toasted caramel with citrus and pine intermingled with an earthy medium bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Not sweet or cloying, however the oils keep it from finishing dry. Overall, very good. Really nice old school west coast IPA.

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Photo of grapeshops
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gefinley
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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