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RATINGS: 1445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This ale marks our journey to the only place on the planet where fresh hops are harvested in our spring, the Southern Hemisphere. Our task was daunting-we needed to get the hops picked, dried, flown halfway across the world and into our brew kettle in a little over a week’s time. The result is a North-by-South fusion of fresh New Zealand hops blended with the finest North American malts. Its robust hop character presents an intriguing floral-citrus aroma leading to layers of fresh-hop spiciness. Enjoy!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at OBrians. Pours cloudy deep orange with a lacing light tan head. Mild spiced and hoppy fruity aroma. Light liqourice lik hops flavour. Solid hoppy and mild spiced. A bit dense on the hoppy side and dry caramel malty. Goes slight more smooth into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle. A amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma is of hops/floral/citric. The taste is malty and of hops/floral/citric. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehurt01 (261) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
bottle. The beer poured a nice amber color with a huge beige head the left a lot of lacing. The smell is of nice floral hops. taste is a citrus lemon with a lingerin bitter the is refreshing, a slight malt present. good carbonation .

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Amber color with a medium to thin ivory head. Aroma is big citrus resinous hops. Flavor is definitely more on the bitter than malty side - lots of hops in this beer - citrus orange and lemons, and a good malt presense - abiscuity, lightly roasty, but crispy sides of my tongue in the finish...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5370) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
24 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small white mostly disappearing head. The aroma is earthy and fruity hops, light toasty caramel malt, and dry. The flavor is more earthy hops,biscuity, malty with mild sweetness, and very light citrus. Fresh, dry, and enjoyable. I think I like the original harvest ale better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
A rich, dark copper pour producing a slowly, diminishing khaki colored head. Lots and lots of blanketing lacing is left around the glass, this looks very welcoming. Served slightly below cellar temperature, a robust aroma of fresh green hops permeates just above the body. Biscuit and caramel malt scents are evident, but soon become overshadowed by a wave of fresh evergreen and citrus aromas. Medium bodied and rather filling, there is a good bitterness on the taste buds. A nice sticky, bitter aftertaste lingers on and on. No doubt that this is an IPA, very well balanced for the style. Plenty of bittering and flavorful hops, but they are not overpowering. Gritty pine and puckering grapefruit give way to a hearty malt content displaying flavors of fresh bread, caramel and grass. The overall effect is real similar to opening a fresh packet of hop pellets and sticking your face in. A little more of a noble presence in this one compared to their other Fresh Hop Ale. Nicely done, I enjoyed this large 24 oz. bomber thoroughly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale--1st Release--2008--12 oz. Bottle--6.70% ABV--66 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Harvest Ale--Rich dense lacy head. Clear rich bright amber color. Floral malt Southern hop front. Malty mild sweet toasted caramel Fresh Hop infused crisp caramel toffee body. Mild balanced hop spice end. Very nice New Southern Hop flavor. Sampled 5/10/2008. $4.99 Each. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale--2nd Release--2009--24 oz. Bottle--6.70% ABV--66 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Harvest Ale--Foamy lacy big rocky white head. Clear bright thin pretty amber color. Mellow toasted subtle rich fresh hop aroma. Smooth mild sweet crusty light toasted caramel bisquit mild earthy fruit hint body. Smooth mellow hop spice clean refreshing end. Big smooth ESB. Sampled 6/13/2009. $4.69 Each. Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale--2010 24 oz. Bottle With New Tall Ship Old World Map Graphic. 6.70% ABV. 66 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Rich "1/2" foamy lacy off white head. Very pretty clear bright amber red color. Earthy aromatic floral hop mild toasted front. Slightly creamy cloying mild sweet caramel hop resin doughy smooth fresh hop body. Balanced mild hop spice citrus hint delicious end. Fresh. Sampled 5/22/2010. 2 @ $6.00 Each. Highly anticipated Seasonal lives up to expectations.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (832) - EL SALVADOR - AUG 3, 2008
Bottle. Poured a clear reddish-amber hue with a fluffy off-white head that retained nicely and left decent lacing. Spicy, floral hop aroma with some soft fruitiness including soft apricot and a light pineapple. Spicy, floral hop entry with some undertones of soft tropical fruit transition into a leafy, earthy hop hit with a hint of pine and moderate bitterness. Pretty nice fresh hop brew

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Hazy copper body with a frothy small bubbled tan head. Loads of citrus up front with sweet malt in the background. Smooth malty body with bitterness building till the end. A little rawness from the fresh hops but not too much. One of the best Fresh Hop beers I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Bottle. Poured a clear reddish-amber hue with a fluffy off-white head that retained nicely and left decent lacing. Spicy, floral hop aroma with some soft fruitiness including soft apricot and a light pineapple. Spicy, floral hop entry with some undertones of soft tropical fruit transition into a leafy, earthy hop hit with a hint of pine and moderate bitterness. Pretty nice fresh hop brew.


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