Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
93
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3,636 Ratings
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPANorthern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,636
Reviews:
1,517
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
Wants:
240
Gots:
282
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,636 |  Reviews: 1,517
Photo of jkn09
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber color with a white head that dissipates slowly leaving a thin layer of foam on top of the beer. Beer is completely clear.

Smell has notes of pine, lots of grass, some floral notes and a caramel malt backbone peaks through.

Taste follows the nose with lots of pine and grass up front. Lots of bitter hops. Solid malty backbone provides some nice balance.

Feel is really nice - smooth crisp and easy drinking. Medium carbonation.

Overall a nice IPA. Really does a great job capturing the fresh hops.

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Photo of Jblackfish
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber color w/ good carbonation. Aroma hoppy. Taste is a hoppy pine-grass with very little malt presence and a lasting bitter finish. It's a fresh, enjoyable brew - not SN's best but up there.

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Photo of hit728
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Pours perfectly clean bright Amber color, two finger fluffy off-white head just sits there, eventually leaving some coating lace. Good looking brew. Fresh hop grassy aroma. Taste starts a little malty sweet but plenty bitter grassy piney hops step in and take over. Lasting bitterness well past the swallow. Just a touch of herbal notes and mild astringency. Medium soft slick feel. Very good brew by Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of zestd
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prager62
3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A single bottle purchased for $2.49 at my local place that was selling it that way. A bottle date of 9/28/16 poured in a 13oz. tulip glass.

Look- Pours a deep amber color with a fat finger of light tan lingering foam. A bit of lacing is left behind.

Smell- Heavy pine, a rye-like spice and some floral notes. Sweet caramel malt and brown sugar appear in the back.

Taste- Resiny pine and bitter grapefruit take center stage. Some floral notes are next and are quickly extinguished by a healthy dose of caramel malt. A bit if toffee comes out in the finish.

Feel- It begins resiny and turns quite bitter with a very dry finish.

Overall- My store did me a favor selling this by the single bottle. As wet hop ales go, this one is down the food chain. A bitter spicy profile that quickly turns to a caramel malt mess. Nothing to see here, move on to Celebration!

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Photo of msscott1973
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MeLoynes
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattyrubes
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ledouge
3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjd722
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With a fairly hard pour into a frosty pint glass, I get a generous foamy head with sticky lacing. Color is clear copper and feel is medium bodied. Strong hop taste that stays around for a long time. Very enjoyable beer - glad I bought a six pack, and it was on sale for $7.99!

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Photo of thebeers
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber with modest white head that leaves sheets of lacing. Pine and orange in the aroma.

Sweet tea, rose petals and cherry malt stand out in the taste, with piney hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied and fairly creamy. Relatively low carbonation.

A bit on the sweet side to my taste, but still pretty good.

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,636 ratings.
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