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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
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1,046 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,046
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 46
Gots: 71 | 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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Ratings: 1,046 | Reviews: 505 | Display Reviews Only:
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ackeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-31-2013 05:35:00 | More by ackeeper
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-30-2013 22:23:46 | More by craftbeerasian
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Rope

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

05-28-2013 17:39:40 | More by Rope
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tzieser

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-27-2013 06:36:15 | More by tzieser
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-22-2013 15:23:38 | More by InspectorBob
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Smitty1988

Arizona

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-21-2013 19:40:43 | More by Smitty1988
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searsclone

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-21-2013 04:05:24 | More by searsclone
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-20-2013 17:32:52 | More by touchmeimsac
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jmtpi

France

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-15-2013 03:17:56 | More by jmtpi
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MCDub

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-10-2013 14:33:09 | More by MCDub
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-09-2013 00:10:04 | More by cadaugherty
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-08-2013 23:54:43 | More by Joshgonzales79
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Dr_S

Alabama

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-07-2013 03:25:06 | More by Dr_S
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-30-2013 00:08:45 | More by scottbrew4u
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jibbyvonjibb

California

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
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slickerryan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-25-2013 02:41:00 | More by slickerryan
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timontheroad

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-21-2013 14:12:06 | More by timontheroad
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-20-2013 14:01:42 | More by drgonzo2k2
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jreindl

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-20-2013 05:35:53 | More by jreindl
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-15-2013 01:26:39 | More by MacStinson
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-14-2013 23:52:18 | More by NickSMpls
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Skott1123

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2013 21:04:05 | More by Skott1123
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-12-2013 23:48:19 | More by Cdunk11
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-07-2013 15:42:23 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

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.