Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
1,436
Reviews:
556
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
192
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Clear copper. Lightly bubbly. The head is huge, frothy, and creamy beige. Retention is superb and sheets of lacing are left behind.

S: Smells Noble-hopped. Grassy, floral, and herbal-smelling. Hints of orange pith and grapefruit flesh, but mostly floral and herbal aromas. Hints of caramel malt sweetness. Pleasant but not particularly gripping.

T: Very crisp, clean, and refreshing. A good mixture of citrus, floral, and herbal. Tastes a bit more citrusy than the nose would indicate. Juicy blood orange, red grapefruit, and lemon peel. Still tastes largely Noble-hopped, though, with crisp floral and vegetal notes reminiscent of a good pilsner. On the finish, you get some sweet biscuit and caramel malt, but then it ends hoppy, lightly bitter, and clean; with lingering orange peel and grass.

F: Medium-bodied, smooth and slick in the mouth, with boisterous carbonation to make it thirst-quenching and eminently drinkable.

O: A solid and quite enjoyable IPA. Very good beer overall.

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Photo of arizcards
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 24 oz. bottle from Craft Beer Hop Stop in early October for $7.77. Bottling date smudged.

Beer poured amber orange with a gorgeous white head that is leaving all sorts of lacing with each sip.

Nose suggest fresh floral hops but it is not as pungent as hoped.

Taste is very well balanced between floral and citrus hops and the caramel and pale malts. Finish is a light pine bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a very good beer that i am glad i finally tracked down fresh!

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Photo of sd123
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Petegrieco
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ElGallo
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masters
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCgolfpro
2.95/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DBosco
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobTheKnob
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msscott1973
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JKasten988
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Big_V
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 09/03/16:

Fairly clear to almost opaque depending on where you’re at with the pours, dark copper-amber, looks gelatinous with chunky suspended haze. Buttery tan head of excellent retention, fluffy, fine, thick, and lacier than all get out. Caramel, earth, leaf matter, resin aromas. Tastes like a slightly more dank and leathery English Pale or English IPA, definitely has the earthy and tea-like qualities. Resin and bitter rind as well, with subdued caramel backbone and slightly peppery finish. Medium body, middling effervescence, parts creamy and parts sudsy, astringent. Decent, but an extra level of “acquired taste” beyond a regular IPA or dry-hopped ale.

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Photo of Tim725
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thgreatrandini
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EnronCFO
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Earthy, malty in a good way with some pleasant citrus hop flavors. Really balanced and drinkable. Thirst quenching. Easy drinking. Nice bitter dry finish makes you want to keep sipping. Solidly made beer.

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 1,436 ratings.
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