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Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - Equinox

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A complex and versatile new hop.

Our history with Equinox hops stretches back well before this newly developed varietal ever had a name. We were the first brewery in the world to get our hands on the intense and nuanced hop. We fell in love with the complex aromas ranging from bright and citrusy to herbal and woody, with a top note of fruity, garden-fresh bell pepper. Equinox is part of our five-bottle Harvest series, which features single hop, fresh hop, wet hop, and wild hop beers.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (777) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 21, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark gold with a white head. Taste hop, sweet, pine. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (915) - Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft at Madrones in Frederick, MD. Served in a tulip glass, clear orange-golden color with off-white head. Aroma of strong fruity citrus/pine hops; some grass and floral notes. Taste is more fruity/citrus hop bitterness and some pepper/herbal notes. Light-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, oily, dry with fruity/citrus hop bitterness lingering. Strong yet simple IPA, good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a cloudy apricot with foamy off-white head. Smells grassy, piney, and citrusy with a bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as robust, and without the grassiness; still enjoyable though. Smooth on the palate with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. An enjoyable single-hopped IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2136) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Nose is grassy and lemon like. Pour is cloudy light orange. Small white head. Taste is grassy with some citrus. Lightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4094) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 11/23/14

Aroma: The aroma has some citrus hops, it is earthy as well, with some floral notes
Appearance: The color is orange, with a clean sheet of beige head that leaves spotty lacing
Flavor: Flavor-wise, it has a mild sweetness, an earthy mid-palate, and a lasting bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth feel, average carbonation, and a long, dry finish
Overall Impression: I found this to be plenty solid. This one is not quite as good for me as the normal Southern and Northern Hemispheres, but still a beer I enjoyed quite a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at Stone Escondido. Pours Amber copper. Some white head aroma is some pine. Really dry beer finishes clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Draft pour at sheffields. Orange and cloudy with sticky white head. Sweaty aroma. Hoppy and fruity and good but it was somewhat of a let down.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1108) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is fruity the taste is an orange citrus bitter taste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3637) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with a thick white head. Fruiry nose. Grassy flavors. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1112) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Overt pine with moderate citrus. Clear orange with moderate white head with slight webbing. Taste is forest, pine, and slight citrus. Moderate high bittering.


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