Liam Deegan

Beer Review: Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale

In American IPA, Hops, Reviews, Wet Hopping on October 20, 2010 at 11:09 am

You can tell I’m behind in my posts.  The Northern Hemisphere Harvest is out, and I’m just getting to the Southern Hemisphere Harvest from half a year ago.  Well after reading this you can go try the one that’s out now, and look forward to the next release of Sierra Nevada’s Southern Hemisphere Wet Hop Ale. Here’s my review:

The beer is copper colored with a tight creamy off white head and very sticky lace.

It is very herbal and floral to the smell.  There are notes of lemon and grapefruit, with orange peel.  Overall, very fresh smelling with some caramel and biscuit.

Upfront the beer is malty, with some grain, and then a citrusy grapefruit burst in the center with a grassy bitter finish.  It has a resiny stick, and is highly quaffable.  The fine balance of biscuity malt and bittersweet citrus makes it intriguing and delicious.  Grab a bottle when it comes out this spring!

Style: American IPA

ABV: 6.7%

Cheers!

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