Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Estate Homegrown Wet Hop AleEstate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale
BA SCORE
88%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 1,436 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,908
Reviews:
556
Ratings:
1,436
Liked:
1,264
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
10.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
192
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,436 |  Reviews: 556
Photo of msscott1973
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JKasten988
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Big_V
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.78/5  rDev -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 -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of EnronCFO
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Photo of FortyouncestoFreedom
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I drank hundreds of dollars worth of this when it first came out. I loved it. The mix of hops with the citrus was unlike any others I had back in the day. Soon others followed suite if you ask me. This was a great IPA in its day. First one I had was the year it was released, kept going back for more.

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Photo of ledouge
3.49/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Element1290
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakecattleco
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy amber with 2 finger head and great lacing. Smells earthy, touch sweet, and subtle hops. Tastes fairly bitter hops on back on end of sips, minor tea leaf as well. Good carbonation and drinkability. Not a fan of earthy bitterness that lingers on this one, would be a 1 glass then switch if done again.

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Photo of stevoj
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent from the get-go, mellow, soft hoppy aroma with a nice billowing head, clear amber body, lots of sticky lacing. Resinous hop flavor, not too much, not too little, just perfect.

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Photo of Happyyb
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kplummer82
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ipamadness820
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is true, organic beer is incredible..the best organic IPA on the market

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They know how to make a pretty beer, this was one of the first orange colored ipas I remember. Gives off a run of the mill C hop earthen vibe. Good, but not to be distinguished from almost all their other hoppy pale ales.

Taste again offered more of the usual c hops, ample bitterness (but not one dimensional) kicking down grapefruit and caramel throughout.

One of the pricier bottles in their hop arsenal. Not worth it for repeat performances. Worth trying once.

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Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of watchnerd
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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