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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
3,674 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: 3,674 |  Reviews: 1,529
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Vec2267
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Lots of carbonation. Nice lacing that lasts to the end.

S: Floral hops.

T: Citrus, grapefruit, pith, just a little malt to balance. But a hop bomb no doubt.

M: To the point of chewey.

O: This beer has no complex agenda. It just delivers a big blast of juicy fresh hops.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of MrELovesBeer
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well played, Sierra Nevada. Well played...a light brown opaque body, exceptional head, solid lacing with residue remaining on the side well after the pour, delicious juicy hop flavor, slightly citrusy and very bitter that just cleans the palate and leaves you wanting more. Great with quesadillas and rice & beans.

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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%

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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%

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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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,674 ratings
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