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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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Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 510
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 51
Gots: 82 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"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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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

bird22, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

tjdrewry, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

SFC21, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

2013 - 3.0

2014 - 3.75

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of LDemarais
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

LDemarais, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

bvermilion, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

demgoth, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Retsinis
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Total wines for $4.99. With a $2 coupon, came out to $3. Just for that alone it's worth a try. ( the manger said it was the best price around, and I agreed)
As the picture reflects, it is waxed sealed, nice touch for the price.

Poured from 25.4oz bottle into Bruery Tulip.

Amber to Orange color, almost dull gold, about two inches of head that fades to just less than one, that sits like cream on top.

Aroma was not as hoppy as I've come to expect from Sierra Nevada. ( but maybe I've just been having too many DIPA's lately)
Though there are nice herb or earth notes, citrus, and sweet malt

Flavor is also earthy, herbal with hints of caramel, hop bitterness and some citrus. Not too complex, some what mellow, but fairly well balanced. I let this warm up for while, and the hops came through a lot more.

Light to medium mouth feel, with some bitterness, but a smooth pale ale finish. The abv is not that high, but given the size, one bottle in a sitting is more then enough with this flavor profile..

Interesting brew. I like the concept, and the land around the brewery certainly gives a unique flavor to this IPA, though maybe not a great one. (not bad either) A Solidly brewed, but less hop bite that I've come to expect and anticipate with SN. My guess is that maybe they just didn't have enough of their hops to do that.

Retsinis, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of jbertsch
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

jbertsch, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

JAHMUR, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Kristenagrady, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

EyePeeAyBryan, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

fredmugs, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

bertram, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

grannaniwa, Mar 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

jstewart1130, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

William123, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

BoRaeCho, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of peabody
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a slightly cloudy ice tea color with two fingers of off-white foamy suds that stick to the side of the glass.
Smell is sweet hop and sugar malts. No alcohol.
Taste is kind of blah where the taste of the hop is hidden by the malts.
Mouthfeel is a bit sticky and malt heavy.
Drinkability is only OK. Nothing great here, mediocre like all of Sierra Nevada's brews are.

peabody, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of Lerxst
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear amber with a nice one inch head that has good retention and leaves good amounts of sticky lace.

S-Very tame and subdued, but pleasant. I would've liked the nose to be more prominent. I'm picking up earthy, grassy hop notes along with bready malt in the back.

T-Slightly sweet bready malt really comes through here, really pushing the hops out of the way. The earthy hops try and fight their way back in the middle and finish, but can't overcome the malt.

M-Just on the light side of medium body, crisp carb bite, somewhat dry finish.

D-As with any SN product, it goes down easily. But this is a one and done for me.

A solid and respectable effort from the good folks at SN, it just didn't knock my socks off.

Lerxst, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of THECPJ
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: orangish brown with a finger white head

smell: malts, with some hops,

taste: sweet malts, finishes with a dry bitterness,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body

Drinkability: not bad but also not great. I like what there trying to do here. Just wish it had a little more hop action.


the CpJ

THECPJ, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of cokes
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Misty burnt orange bodied with a thick buttercreme head that sinks towards the liquid leaving thorough lacing.
Bits of tangerine and honey on the nose, but primarily a dank, earthy herbal and pine hopping with backing hard toffee and roasted nuts.
Begins through the mouth with a sturdy, gritty maltiness of burnt toast, roasted almonds, with a touch of caramel sweetness. Some applesauce fruitiness arrises midway, and joins whispers of blood oranges and limes and melons. The fruitiness is beaten back with a whallop of forest floor earthy bitterness, full of pine needles, wet bark, damp, dead leaves, and astringent banana slugs.
Medium+ bodied with a carbonation that fades over time, leaving it feeling fatter than it is.
It's a robust and balanced Wet Hop Ale. Though the brightness I associate with the style is missing, replaced by a dank and claustrophobic earthiness. It's not my favorite, but it's worth a shot for its concept.

cokes, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of philbertk
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2012 25.4 oz. Bottle Purchased for $8.99 + Tax at Fremont, Seattle PCC. No sediment. Lacy half inch lingering white head. Clear dull amber gold color. Lightly toasted herbal earthy aromatic fresh hop front. Earthy mildly sweet light toasted caramel medium textured body with a malty ESB flavor, fruit hints, and a touch of resinous hop oil. Crusty earthy odd minimally bitter fruit hint end. Complex refreshing smooth, but no longer class of Fresh Wet Hop Harvest Brews. (3.75 / 5.0) 6.7% ABV--66 IBU's.

philbertk, Dec 11, 2012
Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.