Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by brewdoc75:
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Beautiful deep amber. Crystal clear. Moderate carbonation. Lovely 1 inch, ever-lasting head in my Duvel tulip. Sierra Nevada can truly craft a beautiful beer. This looks like something epic. I love deep amber color the most.
S: Grassy, citrusy, and plenty of floral aromas. If you have ever smelled a hop on the vine, you will get a little of that same aroma in this beer. Some tea-like and herbal aromas too. But wait, there are some malt aromas as well. Light caramel and a sweet grainy aroma is present. Very nice aromas, but would have liked a bit stronger hop presence.
T: Wonderful flavors here. The hops are the main showcase with plenty of citrus, some grassiness and even strong tea-like herbal flavors in the end. The citrus fruits are more of the grapefruit variety. Maybe even a hint of pine. The malts balance this out nicely with solid caramel malt flavor. It ends with a touch of breadiness that compliments the tea-like hop flavors. Bitterness is spot on and not too overpowering.
M: Light-medium bodied. Crisp and clean as ever, just like every other SN brew I've had. Finishes with a slight resinous feel in the back of the throat from the hops. A little less dry than some IPAs, but pretty damn solid.
D: What can I say, this is another great Sierra Nevada beer. I really like some of the tea-like and herbal flavors from the hops. As always, Sierra Nevada doesn't forget about the malts and balances this out nicely. If the price tag wasn't $9.99 a bomber, I may be after this one more often. An excellent beer overall.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2010 00:28:19 | More by brewdoc75
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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.