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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
3,675 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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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Very dark, almost amber but with some orange tinge as well. Head is fairly large, leaving lacing behind. Smell is of pine trees – a pine forest in fact. Taste is naturally piny but there is much more to it as well. Some sweetness, perhaps apple, in the middle that bridges the two waves of bitterness. The ending is much more citrusy. Mouthfeel is chewy but not overly so. Very complex, very good.

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

From notes on 11/01/11:
No freshness date; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Very clear appearance; Slightly darker than copper; 3-1/2" light tan, fluffy, clumpy head with a vigorous pour; Nice head retention; Excellent sticky lacing as well

S - Not bold by any means, but pleasant; Nice, wet hop and overall humid aroma; Very citrusy with a subtle hint of earthy malts

T - The taste is much stronger than the smell leads on; Moderate bitterness in the beginning; Lots of citrus hops and a good bit of pine too; The bitterness does last throughout the taste; I also get a slight earthy malt that becomes caramel-like sweet as the beer warms

M - Just a touch above medium bodied; Slight carbonation feel; The finish is a little dry; Also feel a thin oily coat on the tongue that continues to get sweeter

O - Man, was I sad to see this beer end. It's silky smooth and goes down very easy. I thought the bitterness and delicious hop flavors were nearly perfect. The hints of caramel-like sweetness as the beer warmed was a nice surprise too. As long as I can find this beer, I will definitely keep coming back for more.

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Another nice brew found at "Plan B" in Milford. Clear copper coloring with a decent off-white head and a mess of lacing! The aroma is piney-citrus hop and yeasty malt. Taste is also pine and citrus hops over mildly butterscotch malt. Apple pumpkin and sweet vanilla. Solidly medium bodied with pleasant carbonation and a fairly luscious feel. Very beautifully balance with IPA qualities that are highly drinkable. Another bravo to SN!

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,675 ratings
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