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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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop AleEstate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

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."

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,759
Reviews:
561
Ratings:
1,456
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
198
Trade:
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Photo of MeIquiades
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.66/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mlk822
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Segelstrom
3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle, no apparent freshness date. Brilliant copper colored ale with a dense frothy ivory head that holds incredible retention while leaving thick lacing on the glass. Earthy & herbal nose with grass, grain, and light caramel. Flavors are similar to the aroma with notes of caramel, rye bread crust, grain, earthy, piney hops, a bit fruity and a bit citric. Medium and resinous body, finishing dry and bitter. It's cool that they grew the organic ingredients on site, but it's good not great in my opinion.

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4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a clear golden amber color with a full creamy head, lots of lacing, very little retention, and lots of tiny bubbles streaming up the glass's side.

A: Hops are faint with aromas of grapefruit, citrus peel, spice, and a light earthy, herbal note, light sweet malts on the backed with a touch of caramel.

T: Grapefruit, citrus peel, pine, touch of pepper and spice, earthy, herbal notes, bitterness is moderate with a mix of grapefruit peel and slight pine, malts are stronger than the hops, toasted caramel sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and dry finish.

O: This hit my area late and I can tell because the hops have faded. I suspect its at least three months old. I imagine fresh the grapefruit and pine are more noticeable and have great balance with the malts.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
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Photo of mempath
4.76/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

good grief....wonderful...! color is a bright/deep gold...clear as a bell...smell is fresh, subdued hop citrus with...a muscadine note? scuppernong? all good. primal grapes. canaan. fresh raw honey. onwards to the taste...wow...it's both sweet and hoppy...that is, the sweetness bursts forth as the hops come in to disrupt any cloying...and vice versa...the hop bitterness asserts but in a flash, it genuflects to it's counterpoint of sweetness...total DYNAMIC balance in motion...as it warms (taking my time here), it melds into melted buttery malty biscuitness...even better is the thickish (and buttery) mouthfeel...wow.2...jeez, go get your bottle now!

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4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gold, clear, great carbonation and head. Aroma is dry biscuit, amber malt & just a gentle kiss of grassy hop. Taste isn't super-hoppy - more like a subdued red IPA, with a good amount of bready malt with dashes of hop flavor (fresh grapefruit pulp, mango purée, earthy undertones) as more of a cherry on top. Gentle and cajoling, it is an easy sipper that highlights both elements of the IPA equally well.

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2.57/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
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3.41/5  rDev -17%
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,456 ratings