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.
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