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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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4.16/5
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3,674 Ratings
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:
#1,371
Reviews:
1,529
Ratings:
3,674
pDev:
9.62%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
Wants:
243
Gots:
294
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,674 |  Reviews: 1,529
Photo of BB1313
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 9/21/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours amber with awesome clarity and transparency; huge chunky light khaki head that falls very slowly leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. The aromas are have hints of caramel and apple. It kind of smells like a "Red IPA". Malts are there. The flavors are very crisp. Hints of pine and fresh grass. Some citrus in the mix. More caramel. Nice hop bitterness. Malts are there, but the hop bitterness shines. Alcohol goes unnoticed for the most part although it finishes with a mild warmth. Mouthfeel is great. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very fluffy and smooth.

This is a pretty solid IPA. It has that classic Sierra Nevada craftsmanship. It's clean, crisp, refreshing and fun to drink.

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Photo of TwoBeers
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A slightly hazy, red/amber, with a big, khaki, foamy head, that leaves a thick lacing down the glass. The aroma is a bit piney, lemon, grapefruit, and caramel malt. The flavor is lemony citrus, grapefruit, caramel, and bready malt. The feel is average carbonation, sticky, dry, and medium body. Overall, a quality hoppy brew.

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Photo of JCaweinstein
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dillinger
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TSuthard
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two finger, bright white head. Great carbonation. Reddish brown body. Just a fresh beer without being overpowered by bitter hops.

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Photo of meanmutt
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(12 oz bottle, packaged 09/21/17... poured into a shaker - unfortunately no better glass available where I am at this time)

L: near crystal-clear, cedar-amber liquid; inch-high stand of doughy, creme-colored foam - looks lovely overall... retains a sloppy cap and laces like a champ

S: raisin, cannabis, tobacco... burlap, dried berry... no overt alcohol scent and the malt has a slight toasty, dark (bone dry) caramel note, but is otherwise rather clipped and mellow... the variety of oily green aromas is quite intriguing... perfumy, earthy, musky - lovely, but I'm not getting much potency for some reason

T: oh wow... vaguely exotic spice; fresh or slightly air-dried earthy tea-leaf and herbal bitterness humming long into its dry finish... bit of lingering black pepper and white grape notes... hints of dried grapefruit, mango, and (I dare say) potpourri by the third and forth sips... the malt sits rather firmly below the hop swarm above, with subtle nutty/woody notes, adding dimension to the overall 'autumnal' or 'harvest' flavor image I'm seeing... not much underlying sweetness, but it's perfect and something I'd expect from SN anyway

F: biting on the palate but a thoroughly enlivening... the back-end dryness is superb and (again) something the younger breweries need to learn how to copy... the level and presence of alcohol is damn near perfect - the bitterness enhances its attack mildly, but everything altogether at the optimal levels - nothing overdone

O: really a fantastic beer - criminally under-hyped... lucky to have (finally) stumbled across it at the perfect time (usually I'm a couple months or more late in noticing it on shelves)... easy choice of a six-pack grab over the next week or two, and next year round this time

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber body with small off white head.

Flavors are a hop assault; its citrus followed by pine interspersed by buckshot bready/sweet malts. Maybe some rye? Carbonation is medium and good.

It's pretty good.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark clear amber with a white head. Smells of pine, hops, citrus, and some light malt. Tastes of fresh and bitter hops, some citrus zest, tons of pine, and very trace malt. Medium in both body and carbonation. Overall a pretty good wet hopped IPA, just not worthy of the very high score in my opinion.

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Photo of DavetotheB
4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Mad max with Leah's parents. By this time of the night, I've had too much food to really taste this one accurately.

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Photo of amesetz
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Picked it up at the gift shop in Chico today, and its the first day of this years release. Packaged 4 days ago (9/21/17)... So this beer is incredibly fresh. That wet hop usage really comes through and tastes super green and really rosy and floral. Happy that I got the privilege to try it so quickly. A pretty well rounded and awesome IPA. Cheers!

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Photo of Plonk
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adam36
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2009 backlog. 24 oz bottle. 13th release. Aroma of citrus, apricot, pine. Nice amber hue, good head retention and lacing. Nice even balance between malt and hops. Pleasant bitterness. Not as much character as I was expecting, however. Tastes pretty mild for the style. Good IPA, but not as good as their Torpedo or Anniversary Ales (both of which are in the IPA style as well). I was expecting something better than those given the size of the bottle and the touting of the label, but it’s much milder than those beers. Definitely good, just not excellent.

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hasse67
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,674 ratings
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