Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - Idaho 7

This 6.5% ABV India Pale Ale uses the new Idaho 7 hop varietal. It is from the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company of Chico, California. It is part of their yearly Harvest series that feature single hop, fresh hop, wet hop and wild hop IPA's.

The beer pours a light amber and copper in color. There is a tall, thick, foamy white to off-white head that leaves curtains of thick lacing down the glass. The aroma is fruity, citrus, grassy, tangy, with jasmine tea.  The taste follows the aromas, drinking bright and brassy, herbal, ending in a dry grapefruit and quinine pithy bitterness that is quite intense.  The beer drinks smooth, yet with good carbonation. 

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