New to Shelves this Week: Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere

Sierra Nevada gives us another opportunity to try a wonderful brew. This week their Southern Hemisphere hits the shelves around Eastern Iowa. Southern Hemisphere is a fresh hop IPA which means the hops that were used in this beer where used rather quickly after they were harvested. Expect flavor of wood, floral hops with a nice bready malt finish. Here is the description from the brewer:
This ale marks our journey to the only place on the planet where fresh hops are harvested in our spring, the Southern Hemisphere. Our task was daunting-we needed to get the hops picked, dried, flown halfway across the world and into our brew kettle in a little over a week’s time. The result is a North-by-South fusion of fresh New Zealand hops blended with the finest North American malts. Its robust hop character presents an intriguing floral-citrus aroma leading to layers of fresh-hop spiciness. Enjoy!”

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