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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
3,661 Ratings
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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Ratings: 3,661 |  Reviews: 1,526
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

1 pint 8 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is a lovely amber color with soft orange highlights. The three fingers of off-white head are rocky in appearance and have some staying power.

S - I get some citrus, caramel malt. I also smell some wet grass which is interesting.

T - The taste is a lot more bitter than the smell suggests. I'm assuming some citrus or something else would come through if this beer were fresh. I do get a little caramel malt, but the bitterness is overpowering.

M - It is kind of thin for an IPA and lower in carbonation than expected.

O - This beer is all bitter. That is not my favorite approach to an IPA. I doubt I would like it much better fresh. I am impressed that it held this much flavor for a fall seasonal IPA.

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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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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,661 ratings
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