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

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93
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3,636 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
Ratings:
3,636
Reviews:
1,518
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
283
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,636 |  Reviews: 1,518
Photo of hozersr
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear amber with a large head. The aroma features bright pine, resin, roast mango, and cannabis. The flavor is mostly full of very fresh pine, with background cannabis, grapefruit peel, cotton candy, and peppercorns. The Mouthfeel is fullish, with foamy carbonation and a sticky finish. Overall this is a very nice fresh hop beer - less oily than some - and very focused.

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Photo of madelf66
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours - Deep amber color with nice thick white head great lacing.

Aroma - Lots of pine up front, light rye very light floral notes. orange peel and hints of grapefruit.

Taste - Slightly bitter hops, caramel malt finish floral hints throughout.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated slightly dry finish.

Overall - Very solid beer, great flavors and well balanced.

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

Photo of breadwinner
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rich, caramelly wet hop ale, with some pine and spice notes, but, honestly, one that I would've appreciated more with perhaps less caramel malt and more room for those big fresh hops to shine.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 version about three months old poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic glass. Pours deep tan and a quickly dissipating white head of about three fingers. It shows lacing and some retention. Smell is fruity, citrus, and slightly dank. The flavor follows the nose with an excellent malt balance, although that may be more pronounced because of the age. There is a nice, lingering hoppy bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is heavily carbonated with some nice, thick oily feel. Overall a great, easy-to-drink beer I'll be seeking out every year.

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Photo of GatorCoop
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Burnt orange, copper colored beer. Very mild haze, nearly opaque, though definitely not turbid.
S: Light aroma, malts are somewhat doughy with cereal character. Hops are herbacious and resinous on the nose, slightly piney.
T: Has a bitter punch up front. Hits hard but finishes soft. Combo pine and grapefruit bitterness. Malts on the finish with biscuit character. Actually quite nice flavor.
F: A bit heavy, and not quite an easy drinker. I think the body plus the bitter bite upfront take away from drinkability a bit. That being said flavor is great and has nice balance. Great malt presence.
O: Absolutely a beer I would revisit. Will look out for it next time its fresh in stores.

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

Photo of mmorris15
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shy5
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seanecy
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeWard
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. packaged 9/28/16, so a little over 2 months old.

superb clear yellow amber body. thick off white head. excellent lacing.

faintly hoppy on the nose wit a slight mustiness.

very bitter. some grapefruit and piney flavors. decent malt background gives a hint of sweetness.

above medium on the mouth. tingly bitter grapefruit finish.

overall, an enjoyable drink. might be a bit too bitter for a session.

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Photo of coopdog1000
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Avatar113
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matthowland
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,636 ratings.
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