Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPANorthern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #176
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,972
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 9.62%
Reviews:
1,563
Ratings:
3,794
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 26, 2023
Added:
Oct 15, 2001
Wants:
  253
Gots:
  317
Formerly Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by blackcloud from Alaska

Feb 27, 2023
 
Rated: 3 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.15 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 29, 2023
Photo of Siriusfisherman
Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from New Hampshire

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
What was once a relatively easy find, is now one of the rarest treats in the brewing industry. This ale is the pinnacle of the floral, pine/citrus hop character that old school Sierra Nevada IPAs exhibit. Notes of earthy pine resin, grapefruit and peach dominate with a drying burnt sugar, caramel malt backbone that balances out the bitterness. No one makes beer like this anymore, which makes it so special when you find it.
Dec 19, 2022
Photo of maddogruss
Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: pours orange amber body with small white head with ok retention and lacing.
S: slight malty and earthy hopness.
T: earthy, hop notes with a balanced, sweet biscuity taste; slight vanilla aftertaste.
M: medium bodied and slightly crisp and refreshing.
O: nice feel and taste combo; pretty good overall..
Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by Curt3 from Ohio

Feb 24, 2022
Photo of JohnniEMc
Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It is a beautiful pour from a tap into a clear pint glass. Dark copper-amber in color, it also brings with it a modest and enduring light biege head. It's mildly aromatic, with solid earthy and malty notes. That also describes the flavor, which is malty enough to provide a little sweetness and a decent body. The hops add flavor without being overly bitter. This is truly a wet hopped IPA. Earthy throughout the drinking experience, even the finish doesn’t approach the expected IPA hoppy dryness. Not that this lacks a good bitter hop inclusion, it's there, just well balanced by a really good malt body.
Jan 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Dec 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.95 by infuturity from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 11, 2021
Photo of Specialmick
Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look... brown, brown, brown, copper and with ample carbonation and a white head. transparent
Smell...nonexistent light hop citrus with some maltiness
Taste...Resinous , slick, peppery but none of the kind of fresh hop experience that lagunitas has with their wet hop. Good but for me very reminiscent of celebration in taste and color.
Feel...a carbonation that dictates the bitterness in the back end very nice. much lacing
Overall...This is a nice beer but get a lot of the same notes from Celebration fresh hop and there are many sierra beverages i like a little more... they are a victim of all of their previous successes.
Its good why not try it!!!
Nov 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by lic217 from Connecticut

Nov 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by Nitty703 from Virginia

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by hopley from Massachusetts

Oct 31, 2021
Photo of izraelc
Rated by izraelc from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I had this many years ago. I remember it being excellent. A great balance of hops and malt. One of the most well balanced IPAs I've had.
May 30, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
355 ml bottle, vintage 2015, in Nevada City. Amber to copper colour, large white head. Pleasant aroma of fresh hops, herbal and fruity notes. The flavour is also well hopped throughout, but the bitterness is not extreme for an IPA. A very decent and enjoyable beer.
May 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Mar 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 3794 ratings