thehurt01 (261) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 .
MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...
alexsdad06 (5368) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
rcasta (832) - EL SALVADOR - AUG 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Stine (1546) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glassy copper appearance and a stick yellow tinted foam. Biscuits with wildflower honey in the nose, rested in grass and mineral bitterness. There’s a distant twinkle of tropical fruit rinds that really highlights the softness of the hops. Nice and leafy, good and green, reminiscent of artichoke and avocado in place of the vegetal crunch a fresh hop can effect. Shimmering clean and fresh and relaxed.
Flavor still glowing green. Pineapple rinds, tarragon leaves, feathery white tea leaves, and avocado. Needly and fresh and bitterly mineral. The blatant pine and earth-forward bitterness sometimes seems too plain, even with all those shades of flavor it offers, because they’re all of the same stripe. There isn’t much tang or brightness of citrus or any vitalizing tropical flavors, and when they’re there, that blanket of green stays good and heavy. And even though it seems to bank itself firmly on that one dimension, the greenish bitterness is so fresh that almost seems sweet. Pretty nice! The balance of a healthier amount of pale malt to thicken the dough of the beer would be perfect.
Medium palate, moderate to high carbonation, smooth. Finish of wildflower honey and its sticky herbal sweetness, at great length. A somewhat enigmatic experience with a depth of textured flavors that at the same time seem somewhat distantly brittle, as it’s consistently obvious that a little more malt could just do wonders for it. Likeable, though.
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear copper to amber color, nice off white head with some very sticky lacing
The malt character isn’t too powerful with just a light refreshing sweetness at first that lingers into the bold but tingling and satisfying hop finish. Slightly bitter, and very floral. Delicious