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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop AleEstate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale

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BA SCORE
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1,276 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,276
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 63
Gots: 133 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 1,276 | Reviews: 538
Photo of BKotch
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours a clear dark copper with a thick foamy off-white head. Outstanding head retention with equally good lacing.

Aroma is understate but full of dank hops with plenty of piney notes. Just a touch of grapefruit stuck in there.

The flavor is nearly all hops up front with plenty of spiciness along with resiny pine. There are some touches of tropical fruit but they are more understated. A good malt base with a little bit of roast and biscuit. Bitterness is quite high and lingers long after a slightly sticky finish.

Overall, a very good beer but it stops short of being outstanding. I love the fact that it is a wet hop ale and all the ingredients were grown on site.

Photo of abex44
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefdave37
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eulerthegrape
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,276 ratings.