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Sierra Nevada Wild Hop Harvest IPA Shows Off Neomexicanus Hop

Sierra Nevada Wild Hop Harvest IPA

The final release in Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s five bottle 2014 Harvest Series is a very special one. For the first time, the Neomexicanus hop is on display.

2014 is the first time Sierra Nevada has released this rotating Harvest Series, showing off hop varieties and hopping methods. The Neomexicanus hop originates from Taos, New Mexico, and nicknamed “Medusa” for it’s multiple heads it produces on the vine. Neomexicanus is known for melon, apricot, and citrus aromas.

“There’s a fun sense of adventure in our final Harvest beer of the year,” said Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada’s founder. “The Neomexicanus hop was a lucky find by a rogue hophead combing the wild landscape, and he’s essentially gifted it to craft beer. We’re always looking for new aromas and flavors, and when they’re unexpected, it’s all the more exciting.”

Sierra Nevada Wild Hop Neomexicanus ships nationwide in 24 ounce bottles.

Style: IPA
Hops: Neomexicanus
Malts: Two Row Pale, Caramel

Availability: 24oz Bottles. Nov-Jan

6.5% ABV