So, craft brewing pioneer Sierra Nevada releases two different "Harvest Fresh Hop Ales" per year. Northern Hemisphere features specially-harvested fresh hops from Yakima, Washington, while their Southern Hemisphere Ale, reviewed here, utilizes fresh hops from New Zealand. This is as delicious of an IPA as one can enjoy, in my humble beer-critic opinion! On to the review...
SIERRA NEVADA - SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE HARVEST FRESH HOP ALE (Chico, CA) - 4.25 (outstanding)
Pours a clean amber, with a huge, frothy, and creamy off-white head. Delicate, intricate lace. Top! Nose is exquisite citrus, tropical pineapple hops goodness. Tastes well-balanced, with the malts up front and a tropical citrus/grapefruit twang at the finish.
Absolutely superb and well-enjoyable, and a great value at the price (As I remember, $4-5 per bomber).
This is only bottled and released once per year, so if you see it out and about, do yourself a favor and invest!