I rarely go to the movies. Since I have Netflix, I usually wait for whatever I want to see to come out there and watch it in the comfort of my own home. But, the other half really wanted to see “Catching Fire” in the theater. So, we went on opening night and we grabbed a quick bite to eat at Uno’s in Hamilton which had a really good beer list. This was my selection for the night that was left over from their recent Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale is the beer that launched the ‘wet hop’ craze here in America. Brewed with wet hops plucked straight from the fields in Yakima, WA, and into our brew kettles within 24 hours of growing on the vine, Northern Hemisphere does not take shortcuts. Because hops are incredibly perishable, using hops ‘wet,’ or un-dried, preserves all of the precious oils and resins for a unique drinking experience.”
Random: Although I really liked the movie, it was very, very long.
This brew poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly, which left a good amount of lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy amber color with moderate carbonation present. The nose was rather mild, but had notes of fresh grapefruit hops followed by some floral notes and sweet malt. The taste was even better. It started with juicy grapefruit notes and pine resin and quickly transitioned into sweet malt after. For a fresh hop, this was exceptionally balanced and rather malt forward, considering others that I’ve had. The bitterness wasn’t overwhelming and married well with the malt. The body was towards the light side of medium with moderate carbonation. The finish was rather quick with the sweet malt that was at the end of the sip. This was a really enjoyable fresh hop that I wish I could have all year long. I would definitely have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0