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Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - Equinox

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle:   Looks great, nice head and lacing.   Soft pepper and tea/tobacco leaf aroma.   Same on the tongue.   Smooth, soft bitterness.   Crisp and clean.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Soft earth, pepper, tea, and tobacco leaves on the finish.   Solid IPA.   Not real flora or citrusy, but a nice spicy tea/tobacco leaf example.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10492) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Herbal and slightly vegetal aroma. Definitely a unique hop variety. Flavor was fresh with lots of subtleties. Not a favorite, but nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4560) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, hops and straw. Sweet flavour, straw, quite bitter. Finish straw and hops.
(from draught @ GBBF 2014, London)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (45196) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - Equinox ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, open and frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, grass, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sharp hops, citrus, grass, dry, fruity hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140814]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrol (265) - - JUL 1, 2015
Pours a dark golden, slightly cloudy. Aroma has pine and grass. Taste has lots of hops, pine and grass. Has a nice balance, slightly astringent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (815) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from The Drinkery, Londonderry NH. Aroma is malty bread. Appearance is hazy light golden brown with finger-width foamy head with poor retention and foamy lacing. Taste is mildly sweet initially with more bold bitter back half and finish. Palate is medium body with thick texture and lively carbonation at the tip and sides of the tongue. This was not drunk fresh (in first 100 days after being born) so may not be the best reflection of how the beer is meant to be had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Fruity hoppy grassy citrus aroma. Fruity sourish citrus grassy flavour.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2015
I did not enjoy this beer, for an IPA there is zero hops on the nose, it pours like a miller lite w extra head. Absolutely no bitterness or hop flavor whatsoever, Almost had a seltzer water aftertaste, very disappointed, main stream breweries cant quite get the IPA style down properly, I would keep Sierra Nevada WAY out of the micro brewery category.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
[Bottle (660ml)] Pours a lightly hazy golden-orange with a large lasting foamy white head and some lacing on the glass. Spicy hop aroma, a bit grainy, floral and earthy too and backed by caramel malt. Flavour follows but is more fruity then spicy. Medium bodied. Not one of my favourite hops but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9411) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap at the Woodman, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, some slight lemon, earth, bread, touch of orange. Taste is a mix of orange, grass, bread, some slight lemon into a bit of earth, grain, finishing bitter, dry,


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