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: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a wax-topped 22 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a tan, light brown color with a large foamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Smells hoppy with strong citrus notes. Also has a significant malty aroma.

Taste: Starts off significantly hoppy with some grapefruit and piney notes. Finishes hoppy, malty and spicy. Honestly reminds me of a beefed-up version of SN's Torpedo.

Mouthfeel: A little thin for a SN beer but not bad.

Overall: A good beer but not different enough from their Pale Ale or Torpedo Ale to warrant paying the extra money for the wax-topped bottle. Skip this one, you won't miss much.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL wax-dipped bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Deep amber body with a beautiful off-white head. Sticky lacing all down the glass. Consistent foam atop the body. Dark, but otherwise beautiful.

Smell - I really don't get a tremendous hop aroma from it. Light lemon and some grapefruit, but it's all rounded out by a hefty malt bill. Caramel sweetness in the background overpowers most of the hop presence.

Taste - Great balance, which is a way of saying it's not a typical west coast hop bomb (bummer). Hop flavor is more pronounced than the aroma. Grapefruit and other citrus up front and a nice malt backbone. Not sweet, but malty enough to balance the hops. I didn't notice much of a hop bite to it, but now that I think about it, it is pretty bitter.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and delicious. That malt really brings it together as a smooth body. Low carbonation, despite the frothiness of the beer. Very nice. Surprising and somewhat out of character for an IPA, but nice.

Overall - A well-constructed beer that doesn't wow in any way, but delivers in the way Sierra Nevada always does.

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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