Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPANorthern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #210
Ranked #3,927
4.16 | pDev: 9.62%
Apr 03, 2022
Oct 15, 2001
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPANorthern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA
Notes: Formerly Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale
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Photo of maddogruss
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by maddogruss from New Jersey

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
3.88 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Feb 24, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

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
4.25 by steverx8 from England on Dec 24, 2021
3.85 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2021
3.95 by infuturity from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2021
4.48 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 11, 2021
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3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Specialmick from Connecticut

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
4.05 by lic217 from Connecticut on Nov 03, 2021
4.05 by Nitty703 from Virginia on Oct 31, 2021
4.21 by hopley from Massachusetts on Oct 31, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by izraelc from New York

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
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

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
4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina on Mar 21, 2021
4.08 by GaryM6 from New York on Jan 28, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by redresonatedragon from Washington

Sierra Nevada came through with just what the beer Dr. ordered for my jangled nerves. I wholly appreciate how this dank herbal brew is kind of the opposite of so many IPAs on the scene here in the PNW. It has a pretty substantial caramel malty backbone that is distinctive like Rueben’s but less marmalade. The sweetness is mellowed by the bitterness, but it’s not too resinous, thick, but far from watery either. Somehow, this ABV is perfect for a nice buzz but way more sessionable than many IPAs out, maybe that’s a good thing if your planning a hangout outside with your buds. This herbal/malt profile also seems more aligned with this winter season so there’s another positive point. I did get this on tap so I’m not sure if I’d appreciate this as much if it sat around for more than a month and several weeks in the shelves. At this price, it would be hard to pass if I was looking to purchase a pony keg for the man cave

Jan 14, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by blazerkor from Nevada

This one smells extremely bright and hoppy. It has no trace of malts in the smell.

The taste starts out with a citrussy and dank hoppiness.  Soon after it all turns very beery with a ton of sweet malts balancing everything out.

It feels foamy and smooth in my mouth. It leaves behind a lush and bitter aftertaste.

Overall it's a really good IPA.  It's got a similar taste to other Sierra Nevada IPAs but there's something more full about it. I give it a 4.7 out of 6.

Jan 08, 2021
4.42 by evanwoertz from California on Dec 04, 2020
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4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mushroomcloud from Texas

12oz bottled 9-15-20. Opened 11-14-20.
2 finger dense, off-white head. Excellent retention.
Deep amber-gold color IPA. Bright, with a bit of initial chill haze.
Big nose of pine resin, grapefruit, caramel, lemon, and a leafy/spicy hop character. Sticky.
Cigar, pine, some citrus, earthy flavors.
The hop characters are dominated by earth and less by fruit and it works very well here.
Medium body, low-medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Lengthy hop-fueled bitter finish.
Delicious, I really appreciate the leafy/earthy aspect of this beer.
Very unique in relation to the IPA category readily available today.

Nov 15, 2020
4.12 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Nov 14, 2020
4.03 by Budlum from Maryland on Nov 13, 2020
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4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania

I am not the biggest fan of this brewery. That being said, this beer is really good.

Nov 09, 2020
3.88 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 09, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by TheBricenator from Oregon

Look: Semi-clear dark reddish amber with a huge off-white head that billows and holds at two fingers, slowly receding and leaving sticky lacing behind
Aroma: Cut grass, rose petals, grapefruit-led citrus notes, floral hops, and bready, rich malt
Taste: Grassiness, a huge flower bouquet, and sharp citrus come crashing in on the palate followed by rose and an awesome, doughy (almost sourdough), bready malt base that tries to keep the hops tethered. Good clean hop bite on the finish
Mouthfeel: Full bodied but not chewy at all and lighter than both the look and taste would lead me to believe, medium-high carbonation, clean, and mild dryness on the finish
Overall: This is delicious. As both a Sierra Nevada and fresh hop fan, this is an easy one to get behind but it is really tasty and obviously well-made. The wet Centennial hops are very prominent in the taste and aroma (flowers, citrus, grass, and rose) but this beer’s delicious malt base is equally tasty and apparent, even in a beer meant to showcase hops. Reminds me of a fresh hop Celebration Ale but I can tell it’s a fresh hop plus the malt profile is not only different tasting but lighter than Celebration. Outstanding and recommended

Nov 09, 2020
4.02 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois on Nov 08, 2020
3.81 by lsudduth from Ohio on Nov 07, 2020
4.36 by chris826 from Mississippi on Oct 27, 2020
4.01 by CharlesForbin from Pennsylvania on Oct 21, 2020
Photo of DCH
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by DCH from New York

Look is dark orange/red with a good size head of foam. Smell is grass earthy hop, slight pine and citrus. Taste is hop, bread crust, slight fruit rind bitterness on the finish. Overall an excellent beer, doesn’t try to push the envelope and stands out for what it is- a 6.7% IPA that leaves you with an enjoyable beer without an overly bitter palette explosion.

Oct 10, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bluecrow from New York

-optically clear golden-amber bottle pour with a 1 cm foam cap and a fresh, yet earthy hop aroma.
The flavor is full with balanced malt and hop elements. The hop influence is not sharp, but is very full. It has SN Celebration aspects and is very much appreciated.

Oct 09, 2020
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Oct 04, 2020
4 by BarrelAgedG from California on Apr 26, 2020
Photo of Act25
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Act25 from New Jersey

SN never disappoints. This is one of their best.
a) Copper dark body sporting dense head with huge lacing splash. Extra points for color hue.
s) Features a fresh sawn wood, cedar, pine, sharp, spicy, and citrus.
t) Follow, with more wood shop, toast, rose, orange rind, delicate wood sap sweetness. Layered complexity.
f) Resiny, grassy, Yes clean and sharply bright.
o) Sum is greater than the parts too .

Mar 28, 2020
4.23 by PatrickCT from Connecticut on Mar 17, 2020
4 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 04, 2020
4.03 by Skabiski from Maryland on Feb 22, 2020
Photo of josanguapo
4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by josanguapo from Spain

De Labirratorium. En copa Teku. En almuerzo, cumple de asun hija (9 años) Con bacalao dorado de calamocha + filetes de pollo. Version de 2019. Sobresaliente aun con unos meses encima. Herbal, resinosa y acaramelada, de una manera suave pero asertiva. Deja con ganas de mas

Jan 26, 2020
4.27 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Jan 25, 2020
4.08 by Idahoman from Minnesota on Dec 13, 2019
Photo of Squire
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Squire from Mississippi

Clear amber gold color with good white cap and lacing.

Aroma of solid, clean malt with enticing hop high notes of sweet citrus and pine.

Taste of fresh bread and caramel malt with a solid hop punch. Malt has good and flavorful depth with remarkable staying power and hop influence is equally present with further notes of grapefruit, lemon zest and an herbal essence that just underscores hop richness. Good flavors with great complexity and balance.

Full texture with balancing carbonation.

Overall it's a first rate expression.

Nov 27, 2019
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 3789 ratings