Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -3.8%
Fantastic, half a finger of off-white head. The color is a hazy fire orange.
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.
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.
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.
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.
05-28-2013 17:39:40 | More by Rope
4.24/5 rDev +1.9%
Drank a couple months ago.
A: amber color. Bit hazy w sediment that swirl then settle. Frothy head.
S: earthy hops. Caramel sweetness.
T: caramel. Earthy hops. Hint of peppery spice. Apple cider. Figs. Tangy finish.
M: medium body, more than usual for ipa. Some butteriness.
O: A malty, earthy ipa. Not like regular westcoast, but more earthy. Caramel sweetness makes this more of a Scottish Ale with more hops. Still amazingly drinkable, never cloying. Serve on special occasions, maybe with an apple pie.
04-25-2013 16:54:30 | More by jibbyvonjibb
4.48/5 rDev +7.7%
Appearance: It has a beautiful hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down very slow and leaves nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of piney resin, grapefruit, citrus, floral hops and sweet bready/caramelly malts.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some nice grapefruit and citrus notes, with some piney resin, sweet caramelly malts and a touch of breadiness. Great balance.
Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. This beer has held up very well considering it's age, I can just imagine it fresh!
04-05-2013 20:45:18 | More by SebD
Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,046 ratings.