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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: This is a damn good beer. Pours a 2-finger frothy, rocky, creamy off-white head. Beer itself is a bronzed copper. Looks like it got some time in the sun (but not really, because that would ruin it lolz). Lacing is insane.

S: Hop oils, grassy, ever-so-slightly sweet and malty with a bit of caramel. There might be some slight alcohol aroma and taste, but it blends so well with the beer that it doesn't detract from the experience at all.

T: Well-balanced between a snappy bitterness and its malty, slightly grainy side. A bit of breadiness comes out, especially as the beer warms.

M: So smooth, creamy, moderately full but not heavy by any means. Definitely a more filling beer than some IPAs, but that could be a result of being about 20 oz. into a 24 oz. bottle (worth it).

O: Find this, savor this, enjoy, repeat.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bomber style while watching Iowa St. dismantle Notre Dame in March Madness 2013.

The appearance intrigues. Copper colouration with a majestically thick, lacy head. I see this beer. I want this beer. Furthermore, not only do carbon bubbles ascend, but some sorts of fragments descend. Hops? Unsure. The mouthfeel also intrigues. Initial carbonation gives way quickly to smooth silkiness, even when gulped rather than sipped. The nose is much as the taste: bright, nutty malt matched with subtle hop over/unders. Complexity abounds. No. Hemis. Wet Hop demands digestion of both the mind and stomach. All-important aftertaste leaves one satisfied, but desiring a bit more. Intriguing.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a truly wonderful brew. I look forward to drinking the NH and the SH Wet Hop Ales seasonally.

It's very drinkable and is more balanced and has more flavor and character than say their Torpedo.

It looks great, a nice dark copper with a fabulous hopyy smell.

It can be a session beer despite it's high abv.

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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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