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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,255
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 56
Gots: 119 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2010

"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."
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a darker copper color. The head is two fingers high, with an off-white shade. Retention is quite good (as is typical of many SN beers), and the thick texture leaves behind nice rings of lacing on the glass. Sierra Nevada's IPAs almost always look amazing, and guess what? This is no exception to that rule. (4.5)

Smell: I wish I could say that I pick up vibrant, defined fresh hops...but I don't. Seriously, where's the freshness? The hop notes seem rather subdued, only bringing generic and non-descript pine and flowers. Luckily, these qualities gain some more definition as the beer opens up. Grapefruit and lemon are very mild. There is some caramel malt popping through, too. Man, I'm disappointed in how mundane this wet hop ale comes across, plain and simple. (3)

Taste: Thankfully, it tastes better than it smells. It opens up with notes of earth and grapefruit. Some milder melon flavors near the finish seem to balance things, as well as the malt backbone. The mid-taste, in particular, features a powerful pungency I like the prevalence of the malt here: it's there, but not ridiculous. Maybe it's not balanced in the traditional sense (the hops definitely overpower the malt), but it's balanced in my book. And the best part? It still tastes very fresh. Very, very fresh. (4)

Mouthfeel: It doesn't seem to be particularly sappy - while it has a decent body, it's also crisp and dry. Only a slight amount of malt sweetness lingers, as well as a touch of hop resin. Easy to drink and decently carbonated. (3.75)

Overall: SN's Northern Hemisphere Wet Hop IPA was quite good, so the hope was there that this would be impressive as well. The nose threw me for a curveball, but otherwise it's every bit the IPA the former was. To me, this is a bit more balanced and malty. Still, it does a good job of bringing the wet hop goodness I enjoy. This one is well worth anyone's time, especially for those who love big, bitter IPAs. (3.75)

3.75/5: Sierra Nevada makes some rock-solid IPAs...and this is another one of them

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A: Pours deep amber with a creamy off white head that laces well.

S: Citrus and tropical fruit hops, a little pine, and a touch of sweet malt.

T: Citrus hops, grapefruit and a touch of orange, a little mango, some pine, well balanced with sweet caramel malt.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I've been wanting to try this one for some time and it didn't disappoint. Very tasty.

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A - Crystal clear copper, thick off-white head. Fades slowly and leaves heavy lacing.
S - Hops, earthy, piney, lightly floral. Malt is light caramel.
T - Well balanced and with a slight edge to the malt. Spicy, medicinal hops, sweetness from the caramel. Maybe a little biscuit in there, but ever so light. Aftertaste is light fruitiness.
M - Medium/thick body, low carbonation. Moves cleanly across the palate.
O - A wonderful ale. Freshest fresh beer I've had. I"m surprised this is an IPA, it drinks more like a straight up pale ale to me, but maybe my hop tolerance has increased.

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,255 ratings.