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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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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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The color is a really nice deep copper color.

Right away off the nose, fruity hops. It smells like a nice India Pale Ale. But the taste is much different. It has a really nice malt backbone. Chocolate, rich malts, with bitter hops on the way down. A really good beer. A little bit of alcohol comes through once the beer starts to warm up.

It feels more like and American Strong Ale than an IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance - A copper-orange color with an enormous head upon pouring. This very slowly fades leaving some wonderful lacing.

Smell - A piney aroma is most potent upon pouring with a lighter more fruity grapefruit hop smell mixed with a bit of floral. As it sits the potency of the pine seems to diminish a bit while the floral and fruity hop aroma come through more.

Taste - A bit of sweet from the citrus hop and some malt begins the taste profile. The pine comes in heavy in the middle and fades a bit toward the end, which is when the floral and the citrus return to finish off the taste profile.

Mouthfeel - A good mouthfeel with a nice sturdy body. Smooth and very drinkable. The only thing keeping the mouthfeel down a bit is the carbonation. It seems a bit under-carbonated almost as though all the carbonation runs from the brew upon pouring to form the beautiful head that is formed.

Overall - This is a very spicy and refreshing beer. One to enjoy.

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3.34/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a copper colored beer that smells like a citrus grove and candy.

Taste is simple, light pine and bitterness at the start fading into an oily bitterness. I am pretty biased against hoppy beers, so I will stop here.

Mouthfeel is airy with bubbles but not a lot of fizz. Swish it around and you will get a cloud of foam in your mouth but not a bunch of tingling.

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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows piney, resinous hops, grapefruit and soft peach characters. Soft clean malt underneath, very sweet smelling.
Some sweet fruit shows as a flavours too initially, reminiscent of peach and orange jelly. Then a big piney, resinous burst rolls through bringing along a sharp, aggressive bitterness. Only a very small amount of faint clean malt is present. A bit too brash.
Great moderately high carbonation.

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,662 ratings
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