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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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPANorthern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Gingerman in New York. It poured a deep copper color with a tan fluffy head. The head left a nice delicate lace as I sipped the beer. The nose has a lot of citrus hop aroma, a little bit of hop flower with mild caramel. Citrus and floral taste. Nice mild caramel back. I have the Celebration Ale in the bottle, and this is a more subtle beer. Fresher taste (I realize a fresh tap should be that way), but I really like the way the hop flavor comes across without a huge amount of bitterness.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good all around, this pours a dark amber with persistent white top and some lacing. Aroma is subdued, but nice - earthy and resinous. Flavor is similar with a good balance from malt sweetness. Somewhat bitter, but very palatable finish, never too dry.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served up a beautiful copper amber color with a parchment head. The head fits your classic wet hopped characteristics to a "T" and is slick looking with great retention and lacing qualities.

The aroma is bursting with classic "C" hop character. It is predominantly grapefruit with slightly pithy citrus and some floral grassiness. The malt aromas are rich with a nice amount of caramel malt like qualities.

The flavor has a very nice hop bite to it with slightly pithy grapefruit being the main flavor my tongue is picking up. The malt background has a very nice caramel character to it and it does a good job of standing up to the dank hop flavors. This beer is quite bitter, but not out of hand. I would say that it is definitely leaning on the hoppier side of the scale without going too far off the deep end.

The body is medium with a character that is smooth up front and nice and dry on the finish. With wet hopped beers you sometimes get a crazy hop oil finish that just doesn't quit, but this one is not bad at all.

This is a very drinkable fresh hopped ale, and of all of them I have had I think it might be one of the best to have with food. If price is a concern I would definitely take this one over more expensive examples from SN or other breweries.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

A = Crystal clear, great head and awesome lacing

S = Great hoppy bouquet

T = Crisp clean tastes, hoppy, but not overly so

M = Very clean mouthfeel - not a bunch of lingering bitterness typical of IPAs

O = A nice balanced IPA Not a hop bomb. Nicely done!

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 3,639 ratings
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