Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Estate Homegrown Wet Hop AleEstate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #361
Ranked #5,819
4.11 | pDev: 10.71%
Jul 31, 2022
Oct 04, 2010
Estate Homegrown Wet Hop AleEstate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale
Notes: "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."
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Rated: 4 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Batch from 2011. Drank in 2011. Bomber poured into a 10 oz tasting glass.
L: dark amber with some sticky lacing, 1.5 inch creamy head.
S: resinous hops, grassy, yeasty cracker crust.
T: SN malt center and backbone, sweet and spicy hops, pine resin, light honey, black tea, quite bitter.
F: lightly crunchy, oily and dry in the finish.
O: A fantastic tasting American ale that is very bitter and hop forward. Excellent in it's style.
Oct 14, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by aasher from Indiana

Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania

Jan 16, 2021
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 17, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by BarrelAgedG from California

Apr 26, 2020
Rated: 5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 07, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 02, 2020
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Rated by cratez from Canada (ON)

3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Rating from notes. Consumed Summer 2012. "Solid"
Jan 25, 2020
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Rated by BilleGibbons from Pennsylvania

2.41/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Was amber in color. Nice carbonation. Hops started out nice but finish was blah. I would not get this again.
Nov 29, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Ssitron from Michigan

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by MeIquiades from Illinois

Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by TheCrowsEye from California

May 17, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by JoeyJellico from Kentucky

Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 4 by avisong from Virginia

Feb 03, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by TheIPAHunter from California

Jan 30, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by GlennWB from West Virginia

Jan 24, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Jan 22, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois

Jan 13, 2018
Rated: 4.66 by King_Lich13 from Mississippi

Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by mlk822 from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2017
Rated: 3.51 by Segelstrom from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Dec 15, 2017
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

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.
Dec 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Brolo75 from California

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.
Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 4 by DoctorRobert1969 from California

Dec 05, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by jmh21 from Minnesota

Dec 02, 2017
Rated: 4.7 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2017
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Reviewed by mempath from Pennsylvania

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'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 DYNAMIC balance in it warms (taking my time here), it melds into melted buttery malty biscuitness...even better is the thickish (and buttery), go get your bottle now!
Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by FBarber from Illinois

Nov 17, 2017
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

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.
Nov 16, 2017
Rated: 2.57 by RollDamnTide from Florida

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by JuiceMan818 from California

Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 3.41 by locoformavs from Colorado

Aug 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by jnorris404 from Alabama

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by MjBrewhouse from Idaho

May 01, 2017
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish tulip

L: Cloudy dark golden orange pour. Two fingers of foamy white head... ridiculous lacing.

S: Peppery hops and resinous pine. Definite vegetable aroma with some sweetness on the nose.

T/F: Grainy and dank. Sweet pine and peppercorns... cooked greens in the background. Cracker and citrus. Lots of flavor. Interesting mix of mild sweetness and resin. Moderately bitter. Medium in body and well carbonated. Finish is grainy and floral.

O: A solid beer... and organic to boot. Different flavor profile from most of the Sierra Nevada lineup... so props for doing something outside their usual comfort zone. Still strongly prefer a 'Torpedo', but glad I tried this one.
Feb 26, 2017
Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 1469 ratings