Sierra Nevada – Hop v Hop

Let’s have a hop battle. Which do I like best from Sierra Nevada?

Celebration in one corner and Northern Hemisphere in the other.

Both the Wet Hop Northern Hemispher and the Fresh Hop holiday beers pour a nearly identical deep orange color.

Both are very malt forward. More red ales in my estimation. Both again are very dank and woodsy in Hop bitterness. I almost get like a cedar note from the NH and a toasted malt note from Celebration but I blind tasted this duo and thought at first that my wife had tricked me and poured the same beer in each taster glass. This were the only tiny differences in the beers.

Celebration wins in the end by a small amount due to that malt touch that adds a little sweetness to the strong woodsy bitterness.

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