weebs (17) - USA - OCT 24, 2006
Wow. Just...wow. Feels like an IPA at times, finishes incredibly...easily the best Sierra Nevada offering I’ve ever had. Zeswaft (1785) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2006
This is a super hoppy pale ale. Doesn’t have that farty grass smell like most fresh hop beers. strong citrus hops and a good balance of malt. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Had this on tap at the BrickStore Pub after the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival. Amber-Orange in color. Hops are very presentt in the aroma. They must have used a good amount. Fresh hops are all through the palate. Very green. You could really pick up the fresh hop flavors. I hope that more of S.N. will continue to make hopped up beers like this or even Celebration!! erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Pours a deep clear amber with a lasting white head. Aroma is huge caramelly malts, and lots of delicious hoppy citrusy goodness. The body is med. and well balanced. The flavors are nothing too complex, just perfect. Big caramel malt backbone, lots of fresh dry hop juicinesss, and a touch of alcohol warmth. A lovely pale ale if I have everhad one. ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2006
On tap at The Map Room. Pours a copper/orange with a medium sized rocky white head. Solid NorthWest hop profile with sharp pine notes grabbing you from the start. Very clean, crisp and the bitterness lingers nicely.
Sammy (12967) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2006
Balanced and smooth. Good understated piney, bitterness, grapefruity and fruity. Brownish, Some lacing, finally caught up with this, fresh at Pizza Plant. Drying finish though Full mouthfeel and satisfying.
shigadeyo (3817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 PSmith (35) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2006
10/18/2006: Deep orange/cooper color, clear. Big foamy, lasting ivory colored head. Lots of nice lattice-like lacing. Aroma has some light toffee malt and lots of fresh hops (orange with some pine). Flavor is even more citrus/grapefruit and pine hops and slightly sweet. The hops are fresh and pretty mild overall. They are balanced by the smooth, even underlying toasted malt (toffee with some caramel). The mouthfeel is quite smooth. This beer is not overly thick or syrupy. This is a very enjoyable brew. I love Harvest Ales!
22 oz draught, $4.95 at the Winking Lizard Tavern - Crosswoods (Columbus, Ohio).
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11/02/2010: Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest 2010 Wet Hop Ale... Aroma: Loaded full of juicy citrus hops! Fresh-pressed clementine; blossom honey, Appearance: Beautiful pour of shiny coppery orange liquid that is transparent and sparkling; flurry of tiny carbonation bubbles feeding upwards to a pillow of fluffy beige foam; great head retention and lacing. Flavor: Sweet toasted and toffee malt very quickly gives way to a heap of fresh hop flavor and a generous bitterness; hop flavors include leafy green hops (slightly floral too), tangerine peel with tinges of grapefruit and pine sap, subtle spicy grassiness as well; the bitterness is strong, but has a soft edge to it that makes it so enjoyable and a reason why I love Harvest Ales. Palate: Medium-full; mellow and soft; very nice. Overall: Fantastic! - it hits the spot right now! Easily sessionable... I always enjoy the SN Harvest Ales; plus they are always available at a really reasonable price (especially for a 24 fl oz bottle!).
1 pt. 8 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 6.7% by Vol. / 026620939) from The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Rating: 3.9
Draft, a beautiful orange/ amber color with a good head. Beautiful Northwest hops. A great beer from a great brewery, beer hits you at the end with HOPS and is not that what it is all about. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Tap at Waterfront. Clear amber/orange with a frothy off-white, mostly lasting head, leaving thin stripes of lacing. Bright aroma of orangey and floral hops. Light cookie malt flavor with tingling hoppiness up front, but the hops really shine through on the finish-- with a character of fresh vegetable/grass, green bell pepper and tea. Nicely done. kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2006
This is a very decent beer, but perhaps I was expecting more. I found this on tap at none other than the Toronado in San Fran. A very good beer and was glad to finally sample it.