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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,276
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 63
Gots: 132 | 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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Ratings: 1,276 | Reviews: 538
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada curved pint glass

A: Huge head, nice retention, and lots of lacing. Solid, clear copper color.
S: Mild and muted pine hop scent.
T: Just a mild, standard IPA to me. Nice and clean finish though, and balanced.
M: Just a bit frothy, but overall very soft.
O: Underwhelming and not worth the high price point, IMO. Their other fat bombers are a much better deal, and taste just as good if not better.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid but not exceptional. Pretty dank and a bit spicey but nothing really jumps out at you. The hops are interesting, slightly piney, somewhat grapefruity. Maltier than your typical IPA. A nice beer overall.

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A - Crystal clear amber body, incredibly effervescent, and nice bubbly off-white head rises easily. Very good retention and lacing.

S - Subtle hops with big tangy cherries and apricots and caramel malt sweetness.

T - Taste just like the aroma. Nice hop bitterness upfront; citrus, pine, and potpouri. Fruits flavors are much more subtle, and malts are much less sugary. Nice dank earthy flavors resolving to nice hop finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very resinous yet slick and in no way sticky.

O - What a quality brew as expected from Sierra Nevada. Nice and dry, drinkable, and bitter. I'll certainly be coming back to this.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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A: clear; burnt orange in color; 2 finger khaki head that receded slowly to a thick cap; nice, long lasting lacing;

S: restrained; earthy, a bit of caramel, and I think I get a touch of cascade hops in the background;

T: restrained up front, then a blast of flavor that tapers off at the end; that blast is filled with earthy hops and tart grapefruit; not picking up much malt; low to medium bitterness at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: the blast of flavor after a subdued start was both a surprise and really good;

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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