Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jampics2:
3.78/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap @ the Winking Lizard. Served in a pint glass.
Estate is an amber color with some gold and ruby highlights. The beer has little head retention but great lace. The appearance is attractive and pleasant but just doesn't stand out in the crowd.
Immediately, some sweet malt greets my nose followed closely by nice citrus and pine hops, and a touch of noticeable alcohol. The greeness of the hops doesn't really come out. The citrus is reminiscent of orange and grapefruit with a touch of mint. The malt base is backed up with some booze that is noticeable but not overwhelming. I'm not getting a ton of difference between this and the other "special" "harvest" whatever Sierra beers.
The two flavors that Estate features the most are, you guessed it, sweet and hoppy. The hops are pretty expressive but not terribly bitter, taking on more of a citrus taste, like grapefruit and orange, is this cascade at work? A touch of pine also shows up along with a touch of funky earthy hop. There is a slight toast on the malt, with some caramel and toffee tastes too. A bit of booze in the finish. Doesn't ruin the beer but makes it feel just a bit too big for it's britches.
The mouthfeel is comprised of a medium body, low carbonation and some slight stickiness. There's a moderately bitter finish. This beer is drinkable and enjoyable. It has some decently heavy malt to balance the hops. But I really was hoping this would be special and instead I got what I consider to be the average Sierra Nevada bomber. I also think a harvest ale should have more pizzaz and this is just muted and old tasting.
Serving type: on-tap
11-17-2010 23:13:59 | More by jampics2
More User Reviews:
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
4.88/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
1pt. 9.4 fl. oz's. bottle with green wax cover
Amber and gold color, bright and clear look. A massive, chunky mountain of sea-foam caps off the liquid in grand style. wicked sticky, clumpy lace sticks all around the glass.
Robust, complex hop aroma! Citrus tingle, earthiness, tangy, wild, fresh and exciting. Malty-sweet in the back ground.
Well, it's a wet-hop bomb! Fresh, complex hop flavor's, some of the very best i'e ever experienced. These guys are the masters of the cascade hop, and as usual the blend and balance of flavor's is a work of art. Organic barley, malt and hops, wet-hopped, ultra fresh in flavor. Sublime.
This beer really brings it in the hop department. A masterful work of one of the grandest, American styles, the IPA.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2013 03:30:37 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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