Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale

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2010 vintage 05/13/10
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Fresher hop taste and much “greener” than I remember in the past. The beer seems a little darker too, with a more bitter, metallic finish than I remember. Al in all the beer seems more aggressive and has a harder edge than in past years. Still in the 24 oz bottle, a slightly different label this year. Green’s on Ponce.
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2009 vintage 05/12/09
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Much the same as last year (unsurprisingly) and HIGHLY predictable from SN – even perhaps a little boring!
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2008 vintage
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EXTREMELY surprised to be only the second person reviewing this. Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. Standard (for this release) 24oz bottle – good for sharing!
Light orange body with good clarity. A HUGE, light and fluffy head sits atop the beer. Lace is good. Looks inviting.
Carbonation seems low, which makes the beer feel a little flat. Mouthfeel is simply soft, but the lack of carbonation makes you feel that it is a bit more syrupy, and perhaps even a little higher ABV.
Fresh West Coast nose. Tastes are prety much as expected. A metallic, bitter-sweet brew that is subtle enough to be an enjoyable, but still maintains the whole “Fresh Hop”, “West Coast” feel. Perhaps the only criticism is a lack of crispness.
Pretty much exactly as I was expecting, a nice beer, but I suspect this will be the only one I drink.

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05/08/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.7 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.5
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