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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,044 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,044
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 46
Gots: 70 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"Taste fresh-from-the-field flavors with this handmade, homegrown, and completely natural ale. Made with organic wet hops and barley grown at our brewery in Chico, this remarkable ale is the only one of its kind."

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2010)
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Excellent packaging, I actually had a couple bottles of last years version recently that held up exceptionally well possibly even better than they were fresh. The new 25.4 ounce bottle green wax seal adds a finishing touch. Copper amber crystal clear no haze, large foaming head rises above the rim of my pint glass. Head is light beige in color and lacing really coats the sides of my glass.

Aroma may be the best part perfect floral citric notes bound out of my glass into my nares, underlying malt base adds hints of fresh baked bread and caramelized sugars. This smells of fresh hops it's just green a bit of chlorophyll liveliness without excess vegetable or harsh accents.

Flavors simply excellent the best harvest ale I've had in years it's green with fresh hops, perfect blend of malt and hop interplay. Assertive west coast citrus/floral/a touch of earthiness. This is excellence, they weren't supposed to master the Estate ale on their second release, but they did.

Mouthfeel is resinous lively carbonation, with hop oils gliding across the palate. Stand up medium bodied ale brings it with each sip, I just had one of the most sought after West Coast IPAs yesterday and this competes and in it own right beats that heavily hyped beer. I haven't heard much buzz about this year's release and after last year's I was a bit pessimistic. I'm so glad I picked it up price range isn't bad 8 to 11 bucks locally I will find more this stuff is heroic.

Drinkability reaches a plateau of perfection other beers especially USDA organic ales are going to strive to compete with this. Ken Grossman and company have done it, they are a staple forever within the beer industry forget about the "craft" beer industry these guys have made it. So easy and enticing to drinking between sips you want another one it makes you feel good.

10-30-2010 21:10:03 | More by WVbeergeek
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Purchased from local liquor store at room temp in Liter sized bottle. Chilled to appx 40 degrees and poured into a chilled pint glass.

Pour gave way to about a two finger head. Great aroma! You can tell this is a fresh made organic brew. Aroma was that of an IPA... very citrisy.

Color: Amber color. Beautiful pour into pint glass with two finger head.

Taste: One of the best brews I have ever tasted. Crips, IPA taste with an Amber Ale feel. It is almost like a "Lite" IPA. Color is dark Amber, but its not too heavy drinking. Very light feel to it with the flavor of an IPA. Very natural and crisp. Definite base of fresh hops, but not overly hoppy. And I love hoppy IPA's, this had the perfect amount of hop to it.

After taste: Hint of hops on the back of tongue. Smooth finish. Again, feels like a lite IPA with the flavors and colors of a big IPA.

Bottom Line: One of the best beers I have ever drank!

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,044 ratings.