Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Philousa:
4.45/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
From a 750ml capped bottle to a New Belgium globe.
Pours crystal clear with oak type wood color and one inch dense, creamy sand colored head. The foam sticks to the glass thinly, but evenly. I could watch the bubbles drift up from the etching at the bottom of the glass all day. Definite strong crystal malt aroma. Lots of almond or other hearty nut and browned biscuit with syrup in aroma. Wet hops are definitely evident: slight citrus with lots of pine and pitch. Lots of depth to the hops in this one, as the grapefruit is light and the pine needle is strong, supporting the other. The malt is very prevalent in the taste: buttered biscuit, caramel, toasted wheat bread, and slight toffee. The bitterness fades in green like fresh cut grass and gets stronger with time. Bark and earth are strong underneath a somewhat soapy hop oil. Feel is very creamy and balanced. The yeast does wonders to this beer. Scratch that: the brewer does wonders to the beer with this yeast. Slightly dry in the finish, making you salivate for another taste.
This is one hell of a beer. I was put off by the $10 price tag, thinking SN was just doing a cash grab. Now I feel that they just know how much the market will pay for a quality product. The malt and hops are balanced and it's full of flavor. The mouthfeel is the star of the show, though. I've never had such a creamy beer that wasn't on nitro. While this isn't the most hoppy beer or the highest in alcohol, it's a great beer that I look forward to having again next year.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2012 05:06:05 | More by Philousa
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4.9/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Cracked this open on a wonderful summer night a few days back! Golden, Hoppy, Fresh, perfectly balanced! Foamy, creamy head! Year 2011. Aging in my fridge. Loved drinking, but sad, I will not be able to find this beer again. It was perfect! If I find this beer, anywhere, it will go home with me! Even, my friend liked it and he is a stout man.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 15:14:38 | More by Jaunty
Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.