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Sierra Nevada Harvest Wet Hop IPA - Northern Hemisphere

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RATINGS: 1742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Each fall, hops reach their peak flavor- bursting with aromatic oils that give ales layers of complex flavor and aroma that can only happen at harvest time. For us, fall comes twice a year- once in each hemisphere. This Harvest Ale features "wet" or un-dried whole-cone hops from Yakima, WA that are plucked from the bine and delivered to our brewery within 24 hours of picking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Served on-tap at The Fridge into a standard pint.

A - Pours deep amber orange with a nice two finger tall white head leaving concentric rings down the entire glass.

S - Smells of toasted caramel malt, citric and grassy hops, and some dulled citric fruit. This one is pretty malty already and it doesn’t seem to be dieing down...

T - Starts off with quite a bit of sweet caramel malt slowly giving way to a mix of dulled citric hops, light fruit, and some light spice. The sweetness is really starting to take over but the hops are still trying to hold on. The finish is a mix of sweetness and light hop bitterness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, slightly bitter, malt that clings to the pallet.

O - I have always enjoyed this beer but when it goes down hill it goes down quick. Luckily this one was still teetering off the cliff so it was still pretty good. It is still a little too sweet for me but, when fresh, it is a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (345) - HUNGARY - SEP 12, 2014
Rézszínű ital vastag, hosszan megmaradó, kenhetően krémes habtetővel, már a szemnek is élvezet a vele való találkozás. A címke szövegének tanúsága szerint azt a főzetet tarthatjuk a kezünkben, ami az első amerikai sör volt, melynek elkészítéséhez száz százalékban frissen szedett, úgynevezett "nedves" komlót használt fel a sörfőzőmester. Ennek eredményeképpen egy kiegyensúlyozott, szépen fejlődő, elegáns illatokkal rendelkező, fenyőrügyes, füves-szénás, keserédes aromájú ital képe kerekedik ki egy karcsú, mikroszkopikus szemű szénsavbuborékokkal tarkított testben. Gömbölyded ízjegyei simogatják nyelvünket, üde jellege friss hozzávalók jelenlétét sejteti. Utóízében az aromás komlóé a főszerep, amely nem túl intenzív, vagy éppen karcos formában, jó modorú karakterrel hosszasan búcsúzik.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (113) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
This was a nice, very hoppy IPA. However I must say that all the Sierra Nevada hoppy beers taste like variations on a theme - a very good theme, but a theme nonetheless. If you’ve had other Sierra Nevada beers it’s more of the same - don’t expect something drastically different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dervock (500) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle - pours hazy dark orange with big slightly off white head. There is. Big resiney hop hit which remind me of soap or disinfectant, this evens out to a citrus and malt aroma with a decent caramel sweetness. Big hit if sweet caramel mlt which transitions to a long, long, long dry finish right across the tongue, in the middle of all this there is also some wrmth from the alcohol mouthfeel is creamy. Nicely balanced hop with all of the characteristics making a decent showing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (139) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours hazy dark copper with thick off white head. Smell is floral hops, loads of citrus, lemon and pine aromas. Taste is bitter and resinous, with notes of pine, tropical fruit and citrus. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
The head builds up tall, thick and firm from the slow pour. . It is light tan in color and has excellent retention. A nice small cap of foam hangs on until the last sip and as it slowly slides its way down the glass it makes lots of cool lacing that sticks to the glass. Under the head lies a beautiful deep amber colored body with just the slightest protein or chill haze. The aroma has a piney resin like hop character with some citrus notes as well. Under that are some light bready/malty notes with just a hint of estery/yeasty red apple skin notes as well as a touch of raw grain. Like the Southern Hemisphere Harvest, this Harvest has a good sturdy base of bready malt sweetness with a touch raw grain. Hop flavor is also quit firm and assertive. The hop character is that of tasty piney hops with some resiny and juicy lemony/grapefruit citrus notes. The bitterness from the hops is more than equal to the malt sweetness and lasts well into the finish. The palate has a nice solid medium feel with plenty of lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (445) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 On tap. Cooper color with one finger white head. Slightly citrus hoppy aroma. Lighter grapefruit hop taste. Pretty good .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Vir4030 (515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a thickish head from a 24 oz bottle. Flavor is slightly roasted and wet hoppy, for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1236) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
Vintage Cellars bottle (14-Sep-2014) Floral berry malt aroma. Brown red colour, ok head&spider lace. Sweet biscuit malt herbal flavour. Spiced malt floral finish&vanilla herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hop_Hedonist (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Very well balanced - herbal hops v sweet toffee malt - medium bodied - very satisfying considering it’s 2013 brew - holding up well.

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