Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop AleEstate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone IRS snifter

A - This beauty pours a deep reddish amber. A vigorous pour produced a tremendous white fluffy head. Moderate retention with very impressive lacing. There is no hint of haze in this beer... It is crystal clear and clean.

S - Big earthy resinous hops are the primary characteristic. A bit of grapefruit shines through. Also some roasted cereal malt flavors on the nose.

T - Plenty of hops up front... Not a hop bomb per se, but it is certainly the dominant characteristic. Lots of bitter pine and resin with some citrus in there as well. The really surprising part of this beer is the balance with the deeply roasted malts in the middle. Almost a bit of smoke and hickory bark mixed with cereal grain roast flavors. Lots of sharp bitter hop on the finish.

M - This beer has a solid moth feel. The carbonation helps to bring out the flavor without distracting. Extremely dry on the finish, lending to the sharp bitterness on the end.

O - The perfect example of what a wet hop IPA should be. It's earthy, fresh, hoppy, balanced, and delicious. It's a beer that drinks bigger than it's 6.7% ABV.

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 1,433 ratings.
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