Friday, August 5, 2011
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Fresh Hop Harvest
I ordered a glass of Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Fresh Hop Harvest from Al’s of Hampden. The beer pours a caramel color with a frothy white head. The aroma consists of the expected fresh hops, lemon, pine, rain, and caramel. The taste is sweet with lots of caramel as a base and a great lemon flavor which is similar to lemon cake. There is a pine and pepper finish that dries out the tongue. The alcohol content is 6.7% ABV. I’m not going to lie, I love fresh hops. With the Southern Hemisphere Fresh Hop Harvest, Sierra Nevada found a way to bring a fresh hop beer at another time during the year, and I want to thank them for that. The lemon flavors in this beer were unreal and overly enjoyable, and the aroma was heavenly.