Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale

Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale

Rated 3.727 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  IPA

6.7% Alcohol by Volume

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he cornerstone of our Harvest series is the beer that started the modern-day fresh hop ale phenomenon in America, our original Harvest Ale. Created in 1996, Harvest Ale features Cascade and Centennial hops from the Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington. These hops are harvested and shipped as “wet” un-dried hops—the same day they are picked—to our brewery in Chico where our brewers eagerly wait to get them into the brew kettle while their oils and resins are still at their peak. ALCOHOL CONTENT 6.7% BY VOLUME MALTS TWO-ROW PALE & CARAMEL BEGINNING GRAVITY 16.5 PLATO YEAST TOP-FERMENTING ALE YEAST ENDING GRAVITY 4.0 PLATO BITTERING HOPS CENTENNIAL BITTERNESS UNITS 60-65 FINISHING HOPS CASCADE & CENTENNIAL

ID: 40497 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank883
Overall Percentile98.1
Style Rank50 of 4616
Style Percentile98.9
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score4.4
Average Score4.000
Weighted Score3.727
Standard Deviation0.273

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  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sierra "hops done right" Nevada does it one more time with this fresh harvest treat. Standard high quality execution. Bright citrus hops with an evergreen punch and a sharp, enjoyable bitterness. Bright copper pour, huge fluffy white head and thick lacing. Light to medium bodied and refreshing.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 4.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop has a medium, creamy, cream-colored head and a mostly clear, amber appearance, with a few bubble streams and some splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of pungent, piney hops and sweet, bready malt. Taste is similar, with sweetness and pine as the overriding characteristics. The bitterness is strong, but not too strong, nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is medium and slick. Overall, it’s pretty good, worth a try for sure.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 3.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Do fresh hop ales deserve a separate category? Maybe not this one, it's solidly an IPA, and a solid IPA as well. But... Think I wrecked my palate on some cheap, salty-ass olives earlier, but it's a treat just the same. Dark amber, touch of orange. Signature Sierra Nevada lace (yeah, I said it), and a firm handshake of flavours, notably cascade and citrus.

  • CYBERCAT 10143 reviews
    rated 4.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Richly hoppy, grassy aroma has an undertone of yeast and a hint of caramel - and it just sends me. It pours a luscious clear copper with a very thick fine-bubbled cream-white head that leaves some good lacing. Hoppy flavor has fruity and yeasty tones and a hint of caramel, and is only slightly bitter. Lively, fizzy, restless texture has average body and truly dances on the tongue and on the way down, leaving a woody and hoppy texture. Harvest indeed! Drink deeply - and responsibly.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Had this while having beer and smoked cheese in the high sierra wilderness! Nicely flavored medium body with not "toooooo" much hoppy bitterness. Hope to find some more for next year.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    another harvest ale from SN that i like better than most of their regulars. bigger, thicker body. almost chewy hops. cascades are very aromatic and the beer is well balanced between citrus bitterness and sweet malt. week old growler fill from Sierra Taphouse.

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 4.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nice slightly hazy deep orange, light copper color. A thick, creamy, fluffy white head with excellent size, retention and lacing. Some light orange and dark yellow highlights are showing at the bottom of the glass. This brew has an almost red tint when held toward the light. Grapefruit and peach notes are the prime aroma. Some biscuit malt helps balance the sweet citrus nose. Very well balanced. The smell is not as robust as some others, but that could be that the bottle is not as fresh as it could be. Still very nice though. The taste was of, again, grapefruit and peaches. I even got a bit of some pineapple sweetness. Some dry bread and dried wheat help to compliment this flavor. The alcohol is only slightly present in a good way. Medium mouthfeel. Dry, smooth and crisp. Really leaves a lot on the palate. Small amount of some alcohlol warmth. It's not distracting and really fits nicely. Another tremendous brew from Sierra Nevada. I would really like to try this at its peak freshness. I'll be sure to be on the lookout for it next year. It's still really, really good. A lot of flavor and a great mouthfeel. Easily drinkable and one that I will look forward to each year. I liked the Estate Homegrown Ale a bit better, but this is still a brew that i could enjoy drinking at any time.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    An orange tinged amber colored beer with a big frothy textured off white head. Impressive hang time settling into a nice splotching of film aside the glass and thick soapy ringlet atop the body. A well balanced nose of sweet malt, floral and citrus hops. Nothing overpowering, just nicely balanced. The body is fill, a nice carbonated crispness all coming so well crafted together. The citrus dominates the tasting. But again an excellent IPA.

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