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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Ratings: 3,639 |  Reviews: 1,518
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of dannydetox
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A choice offering from a little brewery in chico, ca....nicely done sierra. Pale copper color on the pour with plenty of lacing left in my glass. I get tons of pink grapefruit in the nose with a bit of floral/piney qualities as it goes down. Smooth mouthfeel leads to a crisp, dry finish with more grapefruit aromas and pleasing bitterness. This is the kind of beer I could sip on all day.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a prodigious tan head topping it off. Lots of lacing and a truly amazing amount of retention. 20 minutes in there is still a thick layer of tight foam.
Smell is piney, floral, slightly woody with a faint cardboard note. Not an olfactory assault of hops like so many west coast American IPAs.
Taste is a well-balanced attack of hops and floral notes with a relatively noticeable presence of malt and caramel flying escort.
Medium-bodied with a somewhat subdued effervescence. Aftertaste is simply a reduced version of the taste with no notes trying to stand out, exactly what it should be, just a slow fade.
A light coating of the palate as it warms.

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3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium copper color with a nice fine head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Light herbal aroma with a bit of caramel showing through.

Grainy maltiness is balanced with a fairly bitter herbal hop attack.

Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation and mouthcoating maltiness.

A nice fresh hop ipa although the hops are not any near as complex as they are in many other IPA's with either fresh or dry hops.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: This pours a dark, transparent bronze color with a very elegant eggshell head. The head retains through the whole glass and leaves a thick coat of lace down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aromas blend so well together. Sweet and bitter intermingle very nicely. Caramel and grapefruit, honey, pineapple, and pine provide for a very nice aroma.

Taste: The flavor is full and smooth, blending the sweet and bitter together. Caramel malt flows into pineapple, grapefruit, and a bit of pine hop bitterness. There is one layer of sweetness and three of juicy hop bitterness. The finish has a pleasant bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy, with a very light graininess. The carbonation is full, but creamy and feels light. The body is medium.

Overall: It's hard to believe that Sierra Nevada makes three delicious wet hop beers, but it's true. I would drink any of their wet hop beers whenever they are available.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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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