Sierra Nevada Harvest Wet Hop Ale

Very nice, I enjoyed this on tap at Taco Mac in Marietta, GA.

Initially I was not expecting much from this as I am generally not a huge fan of SN products. Don’t get me wrong I like them, but not to the extent that many other BA’s seem to enjoy them. However I was delighted at what I found.

Great, clear, copper colored pour with a decent head and some lacing and retention. Good crisp clear hoppy aroma, but the initial mouthfuls are sweet malts. Then the hops kick in in a clean and sharp way that is much less oppressive than this beers’ more brash, big brother, the Celebration Ale. The hops are just as obvious here, but the seem to be tempered by the better balance that this beer achieves. Still some metal in the finish though.

Good refreshing mouthfeel, and all in all well balanced and really rather good. One of the better SN products.

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11/07/2005
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 6.7 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.1
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