Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Estate Homegrown Wet Hop AleEstate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale
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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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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1" tan coloured head that left a nice lacing over a cloudy deep amber liquid.

S: Pine and citrus hops.

T: Citrus, honey, and some caramel malt up front which transitions to a mostly pine and underlying caramel malt finish.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: A good wet hopped IPA.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle (with a lovely label and appealing green wax seal) into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Vintage 2011.

A: Finger of head. Plentiful clouds of bubbles. Good retention. Clearish amber. Pretty hue.

S: Unsurprisingly, excellent. Lots of pungent hops, Cascade among them. Loads of pine. Not precisely strong, but powerful enough to be compelling.

T: A good beer. Drying, piney hops dominate and provide a superb, moderately drying end- and aftertaste. It's like a better version of Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale...Nothing special, but every element is individually superlative.

M: Meh. Moderate carbonation. Lightly dry hops. Fairly mediocre.

O: A fantastic beer to be sure, but grossly overpriced. I understand that the homegrown, organic ingredients are in shorter supply, hence the price difference, but purely based on taste, it is directly comparable to the Pale Ale or the Torpedo. Accordingly, I can't recommend it. Wouldn't BUY another one, but I'd drink them free of charge until the cows came home.

EDIT 10 November 2012: Poured from a 750mL bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass. I pretty much stand by my original review, only it's slightly cheaper (and fresher?) this go around.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers worth of fluffy light khaki colored head comprised of mostly large bubbles... A bit of a rocky top emerges as this one settles a bit... Solid retention gives way to a full layer of creamy lacing... The color is a warm inviting copperish amber... Mostly still with just a couple of sluggish stray carbonation bubbles... A bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - Earthy... Lots of doughy bread malts... The hop component is muted and takes on a slightly pungent character... Flour...

T - The nose was good indication for the palette... The hops aren't at the forefront, but rather blend in to create a beer with surprising depth and complexity... Earthy in many respects... A very strong malty base... Pizza crust... Some light orange zest... Perhaps some ultra faint lemony notes...

M - A sturdy medium bodied offering... Clean and crisp... Dry to the bone... Limited carbonation... Even and consistent sip after sip... An unpretentious subtle sophistication...

D - An interest brew from Sierra Nevada... The hop presence is certainly dialed down more than I expected, but this brew is loaded with intricacies, depth, and character... Nicely done...

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88% out of 100 with 1,436 ratings
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