Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest 2013 Wet Hop Ale

Crofty's Beer Blog

Day 21 and after so many recent domestic ales I figured I better change it up and grab an international one. Every year Sierra Nevada produce a Southern and Northern harvest Ale showcasing the fresh hops of the year.

The beers are “Wet” or “Fresh” hopped forgoing the normal drying process which can drive off volatile oils which provide a greener flavour. Naturally they have to rush the hops to the brewery and this Northern brew features hops rushed from Yakima hop fields to the brewery within 24 hours of being plucked from the bine.

The beer pours a gold to coppery colour, generous head threatening to overflow the IPA glass.

The aroma is fantastic a testament to the quality of SNs production as this beer is coming up to 9 or 10 months old. Pine mixed with some grassy notes, the malt backbone coming though on the nose the…

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