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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
93
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1,040 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,040
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-22-2013 16:57:07 | More by SGToliver
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Louisiana

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Lingers. Plenty of spiderweb lacing. Very persistent.

S: Strong hop, with plenty of honey, and orange citrus.

T: Rye bread, bitter hops, a little butterscotch and honey, and a bit of smoked wood chips.

M: Hearty and syrupy body. A little sweetness lingers throughout. Crisp and pristine hop. Bitter, pungent aftertaste. Dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really strong. Dark hue, tight foamy head, and pervasive lacing. Nose is hoppy and citrusy with a bit of sweetness. Pungent bready flavor with some hints of sweetness and some wood chips, balancing out a full-on smooth hop bite. Full and robust. Overall, this is a great quaff.

Serving type: bottle

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Conceptuallogic

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-07-2013 16:19:28 | More by Conceptuallogic
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-30-2013 23:52:58 | More by smartassboiler
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2013 01:01:35 | More by ADTaber
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-14-2013 00:01:53 | More by pathman
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Vigilante

Nevada

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful copper-orange color with two fingers of white head which lingers leaving a large ammount of lacing.

S: Hops, sweet malt, tropical fruit

T: Taste follows the nose. Begins with a blast of hops and finishes sweet. Grapefruit notes.

M: Medium to full bodied. Good amount of carbonation.

O: I enjoyed this one a lot. I love the story of this beer as I have gone to Sierra Nevada multiple times and seen the fields where they grew the ingredients.Great beer.

- Poured into a tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 06:38:33 | More by Vigilante
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Indiana

3/5  rDev -27.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2013 17:57:16 | More by JamLand
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California

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-28-2013 04:10:21 | More by bird22
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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-23-2013 16:29:03 | More by bsnone
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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-14-2013 00:57:48 | More by Lukass
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Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Florida

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-
Fantastic, half a finger of off-white head. The color is a hazy fire orange.

Smell-
Complex, but not a strong aroma. Each smell yields hints of different styles of beer. First I got an IPA, then a lager, then a saison.

Taste-
I can see why my nose was jumping from style to style. Starts with a sweet buttery hop, but melds to a wonderful grassy tea flavor for the majority of the taste. It ends with a pleasant bitter hop wall.

Mouthfeel-
Very small bubbles, feel nice. The hops have giving it a oily feel on the palate. It makes me yearn for a overcast spring day, looking out at a forest expanse.

Overall-
I appreciate these kinds of entries, because it demonstrates that beer doesn't have to be produced with such a large footprint. The ultimate in local, inspiring to start ones own small beer making farm.

Serving type: bottle

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Arizona

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New Jersey

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Arizona

3/5  rDev -27.7%

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,040 ratings.