Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sierra Nevada Wet Hop Harvest Ale

This is a wet hop ale, meaning that the hops are added to the wort before they're dried. The idea being that the resins on the flowers aren't dried yet so they should bring out extra flavor. I can't say I noticed as much of the hop flavor since it was a pretty evenly balanced beer. Most of all I taste a heavy malt flavor. It has a beautiful color that reminds me of Rogue's American Amber, but it certainly doesn't have the same bite. Seems like a great late summer sipping beer although I wouldn't mind some added bitterness. Very smooth and even across though.

Wet Hop Harvest Ale: ***1/2

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