Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 53
Gots: 107 | 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:
"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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25.4 oz wax sealed bottle poured into a snifter. Green wax, 2012 on the back label.

A: Pours a crystal clear amber with a dense 2 finger white head. Leaves a lot of lacing as it spends a few minutes dissipating. Not too much visible carbonation. Looks very nice throughout both glasses.

S: A real earthy aroma of hop and spicy malt. Can get grapefruit as well as a skunkiness from the hop. A bready malt aroma with some toastiness.

T: A very balanced and authentic tasting IPA. Doesn't blow you away with crazy hop, but instead as a well balanced and pure tasting ale. Still has the patented Sierra Nevada taste to it, guessing from the yeast as it has a hint of spice.

M: Light to medium on the palate with average carbonation. Maybe a hint sticky on the mouth but nothing that offends.

Overall I am impressed. Been avoiding it for the last few years due to its price tag but glad I spent the extra few bucks. Authentic organic taste and a real pure flavor.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of davey101
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage. 24 oz green waxed bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a nice and clear dark amber color. Two finger off white head with excellent lacing and retention.

S - Oranges, caramel, and pine. There is an odd sweetness that lingers. Its almost like candy and brown sugar.

T - Huge amount of burnt caramel which leads into some orange citrus hops with pine and grass. Very very sweet with a present but low bitterness. Creamy and smooth with great carbonation.

O - Very tasty and unique. I've never had an IPA with such a caramel presence while still retaining some fresh wet hop notes.

Photo of acevenom
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours copper with a thick, white head that dissipates very slowly. There are a lot of tiny bubbles visible in the beer. The retreating head leaves lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is of spicy, pine, and citrus hop smells. I pick up that sweet malt in the background as well. The hop notes offer some nice spice, pine, and citrus on the tongue. The piney aftertaste lingers. The malt backbone has a nice crusty bread type of flavor with some caramel sweetness. The hops aren't overwhelming, but the hops are allowed to shine here. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry with strong drinkability. This is an excellent IPA.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of PacNWDad
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 offering poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter. Lots of head with bubbles of all sizes, that linger for a long time after the pour. Reddish tinge to the head. Color in the glass is reddish-copper. Piney, sprucey and lemony aromas from the liberal dose of hops . Also roasted malts. Taste is an excellent balance of sweetness from the malt and bitterness from the hops. Decent amount of body and carbonation. Overall, a great beer!

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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ruby amber with a luxurious head of ridiculous retention. Looks amazing good. 5.0

Aromas of pine and citrus are coupled with a creamy softness and touch of a toasty malt. Almost tangy in the nose. 3.5

Supple and delicious. Floral, after all, with pine and spicy hop prickle. Accompanies the dry caramel malt backbone nicely. All I can think about is how great of a dry IPA this is. No crushing bitterness or messy aftertaste. Dry sherry in the tail, I kid you not. Clean and complex. 4.0

Easy to start and easy to finish. Nice rough carbonation dances up a boring medium body. 4.0

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a dark golden body with a thick white head that slowly fades and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

S: There is a nice fresh hop smell, which is a mix between citrus and piney. I am also getting a nice amount of sweet malt.

T: Man this is a nice tasting beer. There is a nice mild amount of hops, not too overwhelming and it tastes so fresh. I also love how it is sweet malt at first, but then it turns its focus to the hops. The hop flavor lingers for a very long time too, but never get annoying.

M: The beer is super smooth and has a nice creamy body. Pretty thin too and goes down with ease. There is a tiny bit of crispness on the back of the throat and the tip of the tongue.

O: This is an absolutely delicious beer. I have been pretty bored of basic IPAs, but man this beer hits the freaking spot. So nice

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.