Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Estate Homegrown Wet Hop AleEstate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale
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4.11/5
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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
Ranking:
#2,013
Reviews:
560
Ratings:
1,451
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
195
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,451 |  Reviews: 560
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

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

Photo of khargro2
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Arkrebel
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ikeithbot
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A little late in the game for the 2015 brewing of this beer. Seeing that this has been on the shelf for 5 months didn't affect it much. SN does it again. Such a great beer. Tastes VERY close to their wet hop release from earlier this year. So good. Thank you SN!

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

Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,451 ratings
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