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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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1,267 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,267
Reviews: 537
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 61
Gots: 126 | FT: 1
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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Photo of Belekinbeer
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PirateCraft
3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_Squires
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this one, beautiful color sucks its not coming back.

Photo of BillCheck
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickPiezzo
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LandonClark
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enormous amount of lacing, awesome redish-orange color, and really all around one of the best tasting IPA's I've ever had. Bravo, Sierra Nevada.

Photo of CaptBreadbeard
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michiganbeerdrinker
2.76/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Overall, not bad but not great. Not a repeat beer for me.

Photo of csustar001
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had no hop aroma or the flavors I look forward to in wet hop ipa's.

Photo of hreb
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big (750mL) bottle served in chalice. BA says this is American IPA, which coming from Sierra Nevada is not a surprise, although the label offers little more than "organic wet hop ale @ 6.7% abv". Beer pours nicely reddish orange, clear, with an ample off-white head. Bright and floral hop aroma, very pleasant. Flavor is alpha hop up front but quickly fades to a deeper note which proves this beer is not without malt backbone. I get a grainy, unmalted barley flavor. Overall: relatively drinkable, and quite enjoyable, West coast IPA.

Photo of rramsey
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dogleg
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BraveMountie
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice try, Sierra Nevada. You made a good one.

It is a dark AIPA, bordering on DAIPA, with loads of lacing. The aroma is a bit stanky, with loads of nasty hops shining through.

The taste is a bitter hop bomb. One of the best "balanced" yet too bitter and hoppy. It is very drinkable.

The aftertaste is all bitter. This brew definitely works and SN should be commended for producing this quality product.

Photo of rydev24
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AirBob
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 11/10/14. (2014 ed.)

A- Four fingers of rolling off white head. Plenty of visible carbonation. Amber-red body. Excellent retention and lacing.

S - Subdued sweet floral and malt notes. Nice, sharp citrus and pine behind.

T/M - Well balanced and tempered fresh floral hop notes balanced by citru (lemon zest and grapefruit) and a little pine. Solid sweet malt backbone. A little citrus bitterness in the finish. Carbonation is low-medium.

O - Excellent fresh hop ale. Really, really well balanced and full of all the best flavors that I've come across in the other fresh hop beer that I've had the privilege of tasting.

Photo of abrodsky
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charlesjwinkler
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandoneil
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark amber in color. Rich and smooth flavor. Overall amazing IPA.

Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,267 ratings.