Beer Review: SIERRA NEVADA HOP HARMONY

Beer Review: SIERRA NEVADA HOP HARMONY

Publisher: DAN Beer Reviews
Genre: IPA
Print Length: Not specified
ISBN: 0

Sierra Nevada’s Hop Harmony presents itself as a testament to collaborative brewing, originating as the official beer of the Hop Growers of America’s annual convention at Sierra Nevada. This American IPA, showcasing experimental hop varieties, hints at the collaborative concoctions that lie ahead in the brewery’s future. Let’s dive into the harmony, pint by pint.

Pouring Perfection

Appearance:
Pouring this 750 ml. bottle into an imperial pint glass reveals a beer with a clear copper hue and a slowly subsiding, fluffy beige head.

Sniffing Out Sierra Nevada

Aroma:
The olfactory experience delivers a piney and grapefruit hop nose, a classic Sierra Nevada signature. It’s the kind of aroma that one could easily identify in a blind smelling session.

Sipping on Citrus and Pine

Taste:
The flavor profile unfolds with bright citrus hops, accompanied by the bitterness of piney cascade-like hops, all balanced by fairly dry toasted malt. The taste lingers for a medium duration, leaving a distinct impression.

Full-Bodied, Average Carb Ride

Mouthfeel:
Hop Harmony boasts a full-bodied texture with average carbonation, providing a satisfying mouthfeel throughout the sipping experience.

A Symphony of Similarities

Overall:
In the grand scheme of things, Sierra Nevada’s Hop Harmony, while not lacking in merit, appears remarkably akin to the brewery’s Estate series beers. A testament to the consistency of Sierra Nevada’s quality, this beer doesn’t stand out distinctly from its counterparts. Nevertheless, it delivers a delicious experience with great hop character, striking a balance without venturing into hop bomb territory. Cheers to another harmonious addition from Sierra Nevada.