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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,041 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 46
Gots: 64 | 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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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber with a beautiful label and wax dipped cap.

A: Hazy orange in the glass with a head that won't stop & thick lacing throughout.

S: FLORAL. The hops hit my nose the second I pried the lid off the bottle. Also: pine, dark soil, malt, earthy.

T: Incredible. Grapefruit/semi-sweet citrus, pine, malt, caramel, toffee.

M: Chewy & oily & bright (oh my!).

O: From the packaging to every aspect of the beer itself, a wonderful and surprisingly complex ale. Easily one of the more memorable brews I've had of late.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 18:54:38 | More by Mantooth
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-29-2012 10:10:07 | More by Texasfan549
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DavidST

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass, don't know when this was bottled but I just found it, 2011 version. This pours a hazy copper/tea color with a massive off white head. The smells are very hoppy, lots of pine and citrus, a little caramel. The feel is medium with a mouth coating bitter hop resin. The taste is great, loads of hop bitterness, some grapefruit and citrus, some malt sweetness, this beer is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 03:59:47 | More by DavidST
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demgoth

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-29-2012 03:54:22 | More by demgoth
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-28-2012 16:30:17 | More by sparx1100
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-26-2012 18:45:34 | More by savagepm
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-26-2012 02:56:47 | More by ridgeline23
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spinstah

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-25-2012 02:15:03 | More by spinstah
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nowhereman47

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-24-2012 02:34:26 | More by nowhereman47
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-23-2012 00:58:52 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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willbrown

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-22-2012 14:22:02 | More by willbrown
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sethmeister

New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy copper colored brew with a foamy cream colored head. Sheets of sticky fluffy lace cover the glass. Gorgeous.

Fresh bread and caramel waft immediately from the bottle as I pour. Spicy and grapefruit hops jump out as I bring the glass to my nose and a mild garlic note appears later.

Taste is exquisite. Strong juicy grapefruit hops. Vivid flavor of grapefruit pulp and bitter white pith. Spicy earthy hops. Fresh mint leaves. Fresh warm bread.

Mouth is creamy.

Drinkability is ideal.

Beautifully executed IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 03:00:04 | More by sethmeister
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2012 07:10:44 | More by InfernoBoss
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NeutroMan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2012 01:08:26 | More by NeutroMan
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-19-2012 18:03:57 | More by kiki3drt292
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-19-2012 00:01:43 | More by ralphw56
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jk3

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-17-2012 19:23:19 | More by jk3
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at Lazy Boy.
Pours a hazy golden with a thick white sticky head. Sticky sticky lacing...did I mention sticky?
Great hop aroma, with pine and a fruity sweet note.
Taste is really great. Again, hops dominate, but they taste sweet and crisp.
Very very good IPA...I am upset I have never had this before. This is truly a great IPA and worth a try anytime anywhere!

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2012 21:59:14 | More by DrinkSlurm
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jackiechan2700

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-16-2012 05:05:46 | More by jackiechan2700
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JaredKent

Rhode Island

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A nice head on the initial pour, approximately one fingers worth. The residual head is amazing. A nice "crema", for lack of a better word, throughout the entire tasting. This poured a dark amber with a hint of red. Anywhere between a 16 and 18 SRM.

Scent: Immediately the first thing you get is a punch of hops. Both floral and citrus aromas from the hops; very inviting. There is a level of freshness coming from the hops that isn't quite present in all IPAs, in this case I believe it is coming from the use of wet hops. Though the hops are prominent no IPA is complete without a maltiness to balance it out. Underneath the hops are aromas of caramel and pale malt sweetness. Very well balanced.

Taste: Once again the hops are the star player. I dont get as much citrus coming through, but I still get the floral notes with a hint of pine. I think the malt is a background player on the flavor. It's not as prominent, but works wonderfully to push the hops to the forefront. A hint of bitterness on the finish from the hops, not an overpowering bitterness though. This is a smooth bitterness that crawls in at the very end to remind you that it's there.

Mouthfeel: I would say that this is a well-balanced, medium bodied beer. The carbonation is perfect and the body perfectly compliments the flavors being conveyed to your mouth.

Overall: I've been on a bit of a malt kick for the past 6 months. Drinking strong, malty Belgians mostly. I was craving something hoppy and this really hit the spot. Maybe it was my deprivation of hops, but this really hit the spot. The wet-hopping added a freshness to the beer that I haven't seen in too many IPAs. Very well-balanced, the malt and hops play very nicely with each other.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 03:00:51 | More by JaredKent
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-15-2012 21:58:19 | More by Stouttyme
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specialiste

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-15-2012 07:05:36 | More by specialiste
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-14-2012 23:59:06 | More by GennyCreamAle
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -27.7%

01-14-2012 20:07:15 | More by GrindFatherBob
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-14-2012 19:27:53 | More by JAHMUR
Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.