Craft Beer Review – Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest 2012 Wet Hop Ale

Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest 2012

Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest 2012: Brewed in California at strength of 6.7%, this wet hopped Ale or IPA with 67 IBU’s and was enjoyed at home in a 22 oz Sam Adams perfect beer glass.

Aroma and Appearance: It pours a dark cloudy copper with a good 3 fingers of foam and lots of bubbles in the middle of the brew. The aroma is caramel, tropical fruits and biscuit.

Flavour: I get some nice bready malt with lots of herbs and pine upfront, in the middle I found that the mango and tangerine shine and finally the finish is dry, bitter and again herbal with a touch of grapefruit.

Overall Impression: A two year old wet hopped be shouldn’t be this good, but it is!

Rating: I give it a 8/10 as in excellent, with every sip you want more and more, it develops as you drink it and the balance is perfect. I wish I had a fresher bottle, will look for one.

Food Pairing: The brewer suggests crab cakes and I agree, throw a bit of spice on their and you have a great pairing here.

I haven’t a lot of their stuff, any suggestions on what to pick up next?

 

4 thoughts on “Craft Beer Review – Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest 2012 Wet Hop Ale

  1. Yes! The Ovila Belgian style ales by SN are terrific. I also really liked the Yakima single hop IPA they put out earlier this year (the same series as the beer in your review, I think). Check out my blog for more info, cheers! phirx

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