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DevESTATEtion - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

535 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mverity on 09-07-2013)
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-03-2013 19:03:01 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Greywulfken

New York

3.86/5  rDev -1%

A: brown poured into pitch in the glass, full-as-ya-want-it head of tan foam.

S: deep roasted dark malts and chewy dark bread, sweet with molasses; hoppy pines and musks and earth-tones

T: as with the nose, lots of flat roasted malt and dark chewy bread, mildly bitter and with touches of wet char, some bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened; herbal and woodsy elements at play as well

M: medium-bodied, mildly coating, mildly bittering; slightly sticky; feels mildly carbonated

O: a nice black ale/black IPA, seasonally appropriate and well-crafted, perhaps of particular interest for fans of the style, a hoppy-ish take on the American black ale, described on the bottle as a "black IPA"

11-03-2013 17:47:51 | More by Greywulfken
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MystikCelt

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-03-2013 05:20:32 | More by MystikCelt
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-02-2013 23:24:44 | More by Morey
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-02-2013 14:03:39 | More by tbryan5
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-02-2013 14:02:00 | More by ChipMurray
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-02-2013 02:41:36 | More by kmos27
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themanilow

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-02-2013 02:29:45 | More by themanilow
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-02-2013 01:35:18 | More by xdefeatsy
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-02-2013 01:29:32 | More by LouDogg114
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev +2.8%

750 ml bottle, going by the date code printed on the bottle it was bottled on September 25, 2013. Served in a Dogfish Head IPA glass, the beer pours dark reddish/brown with an inch light tan head that stays around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, citrusy hops, coffee and some dark bread. It tastes like roasted malt, citrusy and earthy hops, dark bread, coffee, and some dark chocolate. There's a nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and slick with a good amount of soft carbonation. To me it seems more like a hoppy porter than a black IPA, but I'm not complaining. I think it's a good brew. $8.99 a bottle, definitely worth a try.

11-02-2013 01:06:21 | More by bluejacket74
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itsthepleats

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-01-2013 23:45:10 | More by itsthepleats
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-01-2013 23:28:02 | More by jongullotti
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

It makes me kinda angry how underrated this beer is... it kind smells like guiness, and idc what any1 says guiness is a classic, underrated beer on this site also. Its not the best black ipa but it sure does have an interesting taste and definitely gotta say to RIP to the barley

11-01-2013 08:16:42 | More by Stum-pub
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

This brew was unusual and while it took me a little bit to warm up to it, I found myself coming around in the end to really enjoy this...

Wouldn't mind seeing this one become a seasonal effort... like a really hoppy porter... lots of roasted malts... hops are citrusy in nature... big finish of roasted malts and coffee...

Glad they decided to do something a little different with this offering this year... I dug it

10-31-2013 22:37:56 | More by Tilley4
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-31-2013 06:01:42 | More by twelveinches
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babaracas

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours a clear reddish dark brown with billowing head. Smell: mild pine and citrus, earth, mild roast and brown bread. Taste: sharp but messy citrus focused hopping typical of the fresh/wet hop IPA style, acidic and a bit oily, marble rye. It's alright, not great.

10-31-2013 04:29:31 | More by babaracas
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-30-2013 20:36:32 | More by RMoeNay
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leckart

California

3.26/5  rDev -16.4%

I love black IPAs. This one strikes me as a little watery and somewhat bland, which makes sense given the color: it's not nearly as dark as I would expect from a black ipa. 21st Ammendment's black ipa isn't the best I've had but it's better than this

10-30-2013 01:44:15 | More by leckart
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dbkdev

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-30-2013 01:36:37 | More by dbkdev
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured from a 1 PT., 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on day 267 (September 24) of 2013. 2013 DevESTATEtion Black IPA Almost Homegrown Ale.

Appearance: Pours a rich dark ruby with a thick toffee colored head. Very robust looking. This monster head is going nowhere and is present past the last sip - creamy and long lasting like a stout.

Smell: Citra, Citra, and more Citra! I love the aroma because I am a huge fan of this hop. Tropical fruits, slight citrus orange rind. If you can wade through the hop aroma, you can pick up a bit of coffee from the dark malts.

Taste: Less hoppy and more dark malt flavor than the nose suggests. I tend to think that the wet hops are less intense, yet somehow smoother and better tasting - which may lose their impact in a black ale. Strong coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy, smooth and stout-like.

Overall: I drink this with the lament and heavy-heart that it is taking the place of this year's Estate Homegrown Ale, one of my all-time favorites. I am not a huge fan of dark ales (or roasted malts in general), but this does taste good. I like the fact that Sierra Nevada was able to salvage a semi-homegrown ale with an organic twist by using their homegrown hops. I look forward to next year's return of their traditional Estate Homegrown Ale!

10-29-2013 23:36:50 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-29-2013 22:24:02 | More by SawDog505
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-29-2013 17:26:51 | More by ToddThompson
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-29-2013 03:29:49 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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PerHops

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-29-2013 00:27:02 | More by PerHops
DevESTATEtion from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.