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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
BA SCORE
4.16/5
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3,672 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
Ranking:
#1,375
Reviews:
1,528
Ratings:
3,672
pDev:
9.62%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
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244
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294
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Ratings: 3,672 |  Reviews: 1,528
Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adam36
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2009 backlog. 24 oz bottle. 13th release. Aroma of citrus, apricot, pine. Nice amber hue, good head retention and lacing. Nice even balance between malt and hops. Pleasant bitterness. Not as much character as I was expecting, however. Tastes pretty mild for the style. Good IPA, but not as good as their Torpedo or Anniversary Ales (both of which are in the IPA style as well). I was expecting something better than those given the size of the bottle and the touting of the label, but it’s much milder than those beers. Definitely good, just not excellent.

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hasse67
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggtriksta
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TripleSun
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dated 9/28/16 poured into my Stone IPA glass

L - Bronze/ruby red with a good inch of head
S - Nice wet hopped aroma with the pine aroma
T - caramel malt and easy, crisp mouthful of hops
F - Medium bodied, very drinkable

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear amber with a large head. The aroma features bright pine, resin, roast mango, and cannabis. The flavor is mostly full of very fresh pine, with background cannabis, grapefruit peel, cotton candy, and peppercorns. The Mouthfeel is fullish, with foamy carbonation and a sticky finish. Overall this is a very nice fresh hop beer - less oily than some - and very focused.

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Photo of madelf66
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours - Deep amber color with nice thick white head great lacing.

Aroma - Lots of pine up front, light rye very light floral notes. orange peel and hints of grapefruit.

Taste - Slightly bitter hops, caramel malt finish floral hints throughout.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated slightly dry finish.

Overall - Very solid beer, great flavors and well balanced.

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

Photo of breadwinner
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rich, caramelly wet hop ale, with some pine and spice notes, but, honestly, one that I would've appreciated more with perhaps less caramel malt and more room for those big fresh hops to shine.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 version about three months old poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic glass. Pours deep tan and a quickly dissipating white head of about three fingers. It shows lacing and some retention. Smell is fruity, citrus, and slightly dank. The flavor follows the nose with an excellent malt balance, although that may be more pronounced because of the age. There is a nice, lingering hoppy bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is heavily carbonated with some nice, thick oily feel. Overall a great, easy-to-drink beer I'll be seeking out every year.

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Photo of GatorCoop
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Burnt orange, copper colored beer. Very mild haze, nearly opaque, though definitely not turbid.
S: Light aroma, malts are somewhat doughy with cereal character. Hops are herbacious and resinous on the nose, slightly piney.
T: Has a bitter punch up front. Hits hard but finishes soft. Combo pine and grapefruit bitterness. Malts on the finish with biscuit character. Actually quite nice flavor.
F: A bit heavy, and not quite an easy drinker. I think the body plus the bitter bite upfront take away from drinkability a bit. That being said flavor is great and has nice balance. Great malt presence.
O: Absolutely a beer I would revisit. Will look out for it next time its fresh in stores.

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Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,672 ratings
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